Downtown Council Holiday Drive Collects Clothing and Toys for Homeless Families

The Downtown Council of Kansas City is rolling out the holiday barrels again to collect coats, clothing and toys for homeless families who use...

Historic New England Building Apartment Redevelopment 40 Percent Leased, Opening Slated For Sept. 1

By Kevin Collison The historic New England building, one of downtown Kansas City's oldest office structures, has leased 40 percent of its 32 apartments,...

Landmark Western Auto Sign to Dazzle Downtown Skyline Again

(Updated June 25) The landmark Western Auto sign is scheduled to light up the skyline again on again July 13, according to a release...

New Downtown Y Called Boost to Growing, Diverse Community

By Kevin Collison For perhaps the first time ever, downtown will be home to a high school swim team, one of many community-building opportunities cited...

Crossroads Academy Plans Downtown Kansas City High School, Will Be Housed Temporarily in Commerce...

By Kevin Collison (Update: Park University announced May 25 it will temporarily house students for the planned Crossroads Academy high school at its downtown campus...

New Spokes Peddles Beers, Bikes and Bites in Downtown Kansas City

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City is on a roll, and one of its latest new businesses is spinning a blend of bicycles, beers and...

Downtown Dazzle Lights Up Washington Square Park This Holiday Season and Expands Schedule

By Kevin Collison The fourth annual Downtown Dazzle, downtown Kansas City's holiday showcase, is decorating Washington Square Park this year with a new light show...

City Teaming with KCP&L to Provide Free On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown

Three new on-street charging stations for electric vehicles are coming online in downtown, an expansion of a program sponsored by Kansas City Power &...

Developer Plans to Renovate “Abandoned Fortress” Building into Apartments

By Kevin Collison A vacant, dilapidated brick building at 27th and Madison that was built in 1920 as a power substation is slated to re-energized...

KC Preservationists Pursue Campaign to Document Westport Architecture as Development Pressure Mounts

By Kevin Collison New projects in the works for historic Westport are prompting a grassroots effort to survey the district’s buildings to provide a solid...