Next Kansas City Mayor Needs to Keep the Line Moving Downtown

COMMENTARY After decades of neglect, downtown is relevant again to the metro and that's vital not only for the well-being of our city as it...

Stonehenge Dropping at Union Station, Follows Big Dinosaur Success

Union Station is going back in time again for its next major exhibition, although not as far as its hugely successful "Dinosaurs Revealed!" show...

Streetcar Extension Plan Wins Key Support From Federal Agency

By Kevin Collison Federal transit officials have rated the Kansas City Streetcar Authority's $151.6 million funding application "medium high," a vital step toward building the...

Harvey’s Whistle Stop Market Opens at Union Station

By Kevin Collison Harvey's at Union Station has opened a new food outlet geared toward satisfying the appetites of younger families with kids and...

Mac Plans to Renovate Former Red Cross Building Into Apartments

By Kevin Collison Mac Properties plans to renovate the former American Red Cross building at 211 W. Armour Blvd. into 61 apartments, the latest installment...

City Seeks Proposals for Big Overhaul of Barney Allis Plaza and Garage

By Kevin Collison The city is seeking proposals for a major overhaul of Barney Allis Plaza and its garage, following up on a study that...

Westin Hopes New Lobby Bar and Restaurant Becomes City Destination

By Kevin Collison The Westin Crown Center, a downtown hospitality fixture since 1973, has completely renovated its former lobby restaurant and bar with an eye...

West Bottoms Flats Begins Work, First to Tackle Trademark Old Warehouses

By Kevin Collison Construction is underway on the $65 million West Bottoms Flats apartment project, the biggest investment to date in the historic warehouse district...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown: Councilman Jermaine Reed

Editor's note: Kansas City voters are preparing to elect a new mayor to replace Mayor Sly James, who has reached the end of his...

New Downtown Hampton Features Balconies, Streetcar-Savvy Starbucks

By Kevin Collison The new Hampton by Hilton opening soon on the northeast corner of 16th and Main already has booked a high-profile guest, a...