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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Data Tells Real Downtown Housing Story

GUEST COMMENTARY By Bill Dietrich Maintaining existing affordable housing stock and increasing that inventory are critical for the sustainability and continued growth of greater Downtown...

Troost Developers Deserve Support, Not Criticism

GUEST COMMENTARY By John Hoffman, principal and co-founder of UC-B Properties The recent editorial in The Kansas City Star entitled "Stop the Denverization of Kansas City....

Downtown’s Revival Fueled by Youthful Energy

GUEST COMMENTARY By Kevin Klinkenberg About nine years ago, I made a decision to leave Kansas City and move to Savannah, Georgia. It wasn’t an easy...