Designing and Building a Better Kansas City for the Future

GUEST COMMENTARY By Kevin Klinkenberg Coming back to Kansas City has left me excited about the recent changes. The ship has turned, and there’s a strong...

Denver Postcard: Cost of Millennial Utopia, Downtown Apartments Cost Over 50 Percent Above KC

By Kevin Collison During a recent visit to old friends in Denver, I got a kick out of their 20-something son's T-shirt. On it was an...

State Historic Tax Credit Program Threatened, Major Downtown Redevelopment Tool

GUEST COMMENTARY By Elizabeth Rosin In 1998, Missouri enacted a state historic tax credit (HTC) to help property owners rehabilitate historic buildings. The impact of that legislation...

Mayor James Slams GOP Tax Proposals as ‘Crippling’ to City Redevelopment Including Downtown

Mayor James came out swinging today against Republican tax reform proposals being considered in Washington, saying they would "cripple" vital city redevelopment and infrastructure...

Mayoral Candidate Jolie Justus Discusses Her Downtown Vision

(Editor's note. Both mayoral candidates were invited by CityScene KC to write about their vision for greater downtown. Election Day is Tuesday, June 18) By...

If Historic Tax Credits Go Away, Local and National Redevelopment Will Come to a...

GUEST COMMENTARY By Elizabeth Rosin
 Have you noticed how Kansas City has changed over the past decade, how vibrant our urban core has become? It was a...

Des Moines Postcard: An East Village Model for Downtown KC

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City has certainly come a long way since its 'haunted house' days of the early 2000s, but other smaller, regional...

New Year’s Eve Reflection: First Six Months of CityScene KC

By Kevin Collison It's been six months since I launched CityScene KC and I hope you've enjoyed it so far. The plan has been to produce...

In Memoriam: Erin Langhofer

Three young men, one with a loaded 9 mm handgun shoved in his sweatpants pocket, came to First Friday to “meet friends and hang...

Arizona Postcard: Riding the Rails in Metro Phoenix and Tucson

By Dave Scott During a spring break to visit family and the Kansas City Royals in Arizona, I got a good sense of how urban...