UMKC Downtown Conservatory Plan Collapses After Losing Key Funding

By Kevin Collison In a major setback to downtown's cultural ambitions, the planned UMKC Downtown Conservatory has suffered a fatal financial blow, losing a $20...

Folly Theater Fundraising for Ambitious Improvement Plan and Endowment

By Kevin Collison The historic Folly Theater, a downtown cultural jewel for 118 years, is in the middle of its most ambitious fundraising and improvement...

Major Residential Project Likely for Two-Block East Crossroads Site

By Kevin Collison The laid-back East Crossroads district is about to become much livelier with the pending purchase of two blocks by an Indianapolis developer...

New Crossroads Office Project to House Three Firms, Employ 150

By Kevin Collison Construction on the latest Crossroads Arts District office project is underway, an $8.5 million renovation of the former McQueeny-Lock building that will...

River Market Men’s Clothing Shop Expands to Offer Fashion Denim

By Kevin Collison Houndstooth, a quality men's clothing shop that opened in the River Market in mid-2014, has a new wrinkle, a high-end jean shop...

Corrigan Station Addition Breaking Ground Next Month with Academy Bank as Anchor

Work on an $11 million addition to the Corrigan Station development is scheduled to begin next month now that a major tenant has been...

City Warns of Looming Affordable Housing Crunch Downtown

By Kevin Collison If you think it's tough to find an affordable apartment in downtown Kansas City these days, just wait five years. City officials project...

Opus Remains Committed to Crossroads Apartment Project

A $52 million apartment project that would replace an industrial building on the northeast corner of 20th and Broadway remains on track despite delays,...

Powerful World War I Painting ‘Gassed’ to Debut New Gallery at National World War...

By Kevin Collison "Gassed," one of the most powerful works of art depicting the horrors of World War I or any  war, will be the...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Launches Construction of Nine-Story Research Building

Construction has begun on a nine-story research building at the Children's Mercy Hospital downtown campus following record donations totaling $150 million from the Hall Family Foundation...