Port KC Takes New Role Steering $160M South Loop Link Park Plan

By Kevin Collison Planning for the proposed South Loop Link, an ambitious proposal to deck four blocks of the disruptive downtown freeway with a park,...

‘The Elders’ Return to Help Irish Fest Celebrate 20th Year Downtown

Irish Fest is returning this Labor Day weekend to Crown Center and to help celebrate its 20th year downtown, crowd-favorite The Elders will be...

Iconic Katz Cat to Grin Again in Downtown KC

By Kevin Collison The Katz Drug Store sign, a one-time iconic streetscape fixture in Kansas City and beyond with its happy cat sporting a bow...

Union Station Only U.S. Stop for Major Maya Exhibition

By Kevin Collison Union Station's new "Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises" exhibition vividly tells the little-known story of the ancient civilization that dominated Central America...

Boutique Hotel Proposed for Historic Workhouse Castle on Vine

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Feb. 1) By Kevin Collison The ruined former City Workhouse Castle built in 1897 to incarcerate petty criminals and...

Liberty Street Green Space Completes First Year in West Bottoms

(Editor's note: This article originally appeared Dec. 29, 2021) By Kevin Collison One of greater downtown's newer "parks" recently celebrated a quiet first anniversary, except for...

Blue Sushi Making a Splash at Power & Light This Fall

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Feb. 24) By Kevin Collison Blue Sushi Sake Grill will be splashing at a new location in the Power...

Imagine KC Strategic Plan Seeks More ‘Equitable Downtown’

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Jan. 26) By Kevin Collison A strategic plan that encompasses neighborhoods more than a mile from the skyscrapers of...

Nighthawk Lands at Hotel Kansas City

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Nov. 18, 2021) By Kevin Collison The new Hotel Kansas City, which has picked up great reviews for its...

Kaw Makeover Including New Park, Bike Trails, Opening in October

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Oct. 29, 2021) By Kevin Collison After decades of being a scraggly backwater, the Kaw River in the West...