History

2018
Sep 18

KC Streetcar ridership hits 5 million mark

KC Streetcar ridership hits 5 million mark

Oct 05

Kemper reopens as Hy-Vee Arena

Kemper reopens as Hy-Vee Arena

Jan 22

Construction begins on 800-room Loews Hotel

Construction begins on 800-room Loews Hotel

By Kevin Collison Kansas City’s long quest to build a Downtown convention hotel culminated Thursday on a sparkling morning at a formal groundbreaking by the construction site at 17th and Baltimore. More than 200 people celebrated the construction start of the 800-room Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, a $322.7..Read More

2017
Oct 25

Swiss Re announces relocation of HQ to Downtown

2016
May 06

KC Streetcar begins service

KC Streetcar begins service

2015
Dec 08

One Light Apartments adds 315 apartments to Downtown

One Light Apartments adds 315 apartments to Downtown

Downtown’s first new residential tower in four decades, One Light Apartments opened in the Power & Light District. It was followed in 2018 by the 298-unit Two Light Apartments.

Nov 02

World Series parade draws 850,000

2014
Dec 22

Liberty Memorial officially designated National World War I Museum

Liberty Memorial officially designated National World War I Museum

2011
Sep 16

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens

First proposed by Julia Irene Kauffman in 1994, the Moshe Safdie designed twin concert hall complex debuted with an open house attended by 55,000 people.

2009
Jan 02

Cosentino’s Market brings grocery to Downtown