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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indianapolis Postcard

Commentary by Kevin Collison Indianapolis is considered one of the smarter cities in America when it comes to revitalizing its downtown so a recent Father's...

Omaha Postcard

By Kevin Collison Port KC rolled out its sketchy concept for the Berkley Riverfront a few weeks ago, but if anyone wants to see a...