Downtown Kansas City Office Vacancy Drop Leads Nation Thanks to Conversions and New Tenants

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City leads the nation these days reducing its office vacancy rate, but not because it’s returning to its heyday as...

KC Preservationists Pursue Campaign to Document Westport Architecture as Development Pressure Mounts

By Kevin Collison New projects in the works for historic Westport are prompting a grassroots effort to survey the district’s buildings to provide a solid...

UMKC Downtown Arts Campus Funding to be Considered by Governor in Mid-May

By Kevin Collison State funding for the planned downtown Conservatory of Dance and Music, called the “largest project in UMKC history,” is expected to be...

KC Streetcar Celebrates 2 Millionth Rider and First Birthday This Saturday

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City streetcar celebrates its first birthday Saturday at Union Station and is expected to host its two-millionth rider either late...

Design for New Downtown YMCA Would Keep Lyric Facade

By Kevin Collison Backers of a planned Downtown YMCA that would incorporate the facade of the historic Lyric Theater as part of the $30 million...

Downtown KC Convention Hotel Design Connects Downtown with Crossroads

By Kevin Collison The planned $310 million convention hotel project is expected to create a better pedestrian connection between major downtown destinations as well as...

UMKC Downtown Arts Campus Receives Raves from Missouri Lawmakers

By Kevin Collison The planned UMKC Downtown Conservatory will offer students sweeping views of downtown Kansas CityAfter hitting a high note last month with overwhelming...

Kemper Arena Redevelopment at Risk as Missouri Reviews Historic Tax Credit Program

By Kevin Collison The Missouri historic tax credit program, a development tool that’s revived scores of landmark buildings, is facing its most serious challenge in...

Plan Calls for Historic Kansas City Star Building to be Sold and Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The owner of the Kansas City Star has a tentative agreement to sell the newspaper’s headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd., a downtown...

Crossroads Academy Plans Downtown Kansas City High School, Will Be Housed Temporarily in Commerce...

By Kevin Collison (Update: Park University announced May 25 it will temporarily house students for the planned Crossroads Academy high school at its downtown campus...