One of Downtown’s Last Big, Empty Historic Buildings Slated for Apartments

By Kevin Collison One of downtown's last prominent, dormant historic buildings, the 23-story Mark Twain Tower, is slated to be redeveloped as a 202-unit apartment...

East Crossroads Mainstay ‘Thou Mayest’ Seeking New ‘Flagship’ Location

By Kevin Collison Thou Mayest, the laid-back coffee shop and tavern that has helped define the East Crossroads vibe since it opened four years ago,...

Uptown Lofts a Transformational ‘Valentine’ to Midtown

By Kevin Collison Construction on the $45 million Uptown Lofts project is scheduled to begin late next spring, a development that's expected to transform the...

New YMCA Coming Downtown After 37-Year Absence, Work Starts Friday

By Kevin Collison A new downtown YMCA, a huge civic endeavor in the making for seven years, is scheduled to kickoff construction Friday in the...

The Grand Adds Sixties Modern Cool to Downtown Living

By Kevin Collison The Grand, one of downtown's biggest historic preservation projects ever, opens this week following a $65 million renovation that's transformed a 1962...

Copaken Brooks Apartment Tower Starts Construction in November

By Kevin Collison Construction is expected to begin in November on the 14-story Copaken Brooks apartment tower at 18th and Walnut, with completion anticipated in...

Ultra-Luxury $63 Million Hotel Proposed Near Kauffman Center

(Editor's note: The Denver architect of the proposed Bravo! Hotel has merged his firm with CannonDesign. New renderings of the project have been added...

UMKC Rejects Downtown Options for Conservatory

(Editor's note: Updated with reaction from the Downtown Council and City Manager Troy Schulte) By Kevin Collison The seven-year quest by civic leaders to bring the UMKC...

Crossroads Prep Opens Downtown in Historic Thayer Building

By Kevin Collison Six years after launching Crossroads Academy in downtown with 190 elementary students, Dean Johnson and his colleagues welcomed another 190 students, this...

Our Daily Nada Opening in River Market, Joins Growing Cafe Scene

By Kevin Collison Our Daily Nada, the anticipated new River Market bookstore and cafe, expects to open this week, featuring the welcoming escape envisioned in...