Downtown UMKC Arts Campus Idea Revived, Barney Allis Plaza in the Mix

By Kevin Collison The possibility of a UMKC arts campus in downtown Kansas City is being floated again and this time Barney Allis Plaza is...

Embassy Suites Anticipates Mid-2020 Opening in Old Federal Reserve

By Kevin Collison The long-awaited redevelopment of the historic Federal Reserve Bank building into a 321-room Embassy Suites hotel is back on track and is...

Fall Completion Expected for $65M Traders Apartment Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison A $65 million redevelopment of the historic Traders National Bank Building at 1125 Grand into 201 apartments is expected to be completed...

Landmark Western Auto Sign to Dazzle Downtown Skyline Again

The iconic Western Auto sign is expected to light up the downtown skyline again by late summer following a major repair job by the...

Restored Savoy Grill is Centerpiece of New 21c Museum Hotel

By Kevin Collison First off, breathe easy Kansas City history buffs. The inner sanctum of the Savoy Grill, that 1903 time-capsule of dark oak woodwork, terrazzo...

J. Rieger Pursuing Ambitious ‘Electric Park’ Project in East Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The co-founder of Jacob Rieger & Co. distillery is pursuing a visionary concept to renovate the historic Heim Brewery Building in the...

Innovative Second and Delaware Apartment Project Expects to Resume Work this Summer

By Kevin Collison The stalled Second and Delaware apartment project in the River Market, designed to be one of the most energy-efficient in the world,...

Sweet Scoop: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream Coming to River Market

By Kevin Collison Betty Rae's Ice Cream, an instant success when it opened in Waldo in March 2016, is opening a second location in the...

Restored 1887 Mansion Offers Unique Airbnb Stay on Downtown’s West Side

By Kevin Collison The 130-year-old Queen Anne Revival Victorian mansion on downtown's West Side charmed Megan Duma the moment she saw it listed more than...

ULI Panel Offers Bold Concepts to Energize Barney Allis Plaza

By Kevin Collison Barney Allis Plaza, a dreary downtown centerpiece, could be lowered to street level and transformed into a large event lawn flanked by...