KCATA Backs Two Big Transit-Oriented Apartment Projects

By Kevin Collison The KCATA has jumped into transit-oriented development in a big way, approving bonds this week for two apartment projects totaling $190 million...

KC Streetcar Extension Reshapes Midtown Real Estate Market

By Annie Jennemann Flatland The KC Streetcar extension along Main Street isn’t just about moving people – it’s about creating a new framework for development in...

Protected Bike Lane First Step to Fulfill ‘Making Grand Grand’ Vision

By Kevin Collison The City Council has approved funding to plan a protected bike lane on Grand Boulevard between the South Loop and Crown Center,...

Proposed Greenline Trail Price Tag $80M, Plan to Seek Federal Funding

By Kevin Collison The proposed Greenline recreational trail loop around downtown now has an estimated $80 million price tag, according to backers who plan to...

Big Apartment Plan Proposed for Prominent Site Near Penn Valley Park

By Kevin Collison A $122 million residential project is in the works for the prominent, five-acre site of the old Trinity Lutheran Hospital complex by...

North Loop Among ‘Freeways without Futures’ in New National Report

(Editor's note: This article originally appeared in CityScene KC June 2, 2021) By Kevin Collison The downtown North Loop is among 15 freeways throughout the country...

KCATA Briefed on Tower Plan for 10th and Main, Work Could Begin in 2023

By Kevin Collison A mixed-use tower with up to 240 apartments being proposed for KCATA property at 10th and Main could break ground by summer...

Plan to Cap Freeway Dividing Downtown Wins Strong Fed and Private Support

By Kevin Collison Federal elected officials joined Mayor Quinton Lucas Friday to say they're confident funding can be arranged to build a four-block park deck...

KCATA Pursuing Ambitious Mixed-Use Tower Concept at Tenth and Main

By Kevin Collison The KCATA's development arm is pursuing a potential 26-story mixed-use tower at its former transit center at 10th and Main, but the...

Downtown Complete Streets Study Holds Open House

By Kevin Collison A proposed redesign plan that's intended to introduce bus and bicycle lanes on two major downtown arteries, 11th and 12th streets, will...