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900 Jobs Heading to New KC Home
December 10, 2013
Article on the decision by the General Services Administration (GSA) to relocate 900 employees from the soon-to-close Bannister Federal Complex to the Two Pershing Square building at 2300 Main Street....
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Changing Blueprint
October 20, 2010
Article describes several high-profile architectural projects of Burns & McDonnell, including large projects for the U.S. military command center. In recent years, the company expanded its portfolio to...
A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC
January 11, 2011
A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...
A Home for Artists Planned Downtown
October 9, 2013
Article reports on a proposal from a Minneapolis developer, Sherman Associates, to renovate the historic Scarritt Building (818 Grand Blvd) into an afforable living and work space for local artists. The...
A Jumbo Crowd-Pleaser Arrives
January 31, 2010
The Airline History Museum added a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar to its aircraft on display on January 29, 2010. The jumbo jet was headed for the scrap heap until an Arizona man donated the $100,000 that allowed...
A Landmark Deal, Indeed
November 3, 2011
The federal government is seeking a buyer for the three million-square-foot plant section of the Bannister Federal Complex. The plant is currently operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies,...
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
Ambitious Ideas For a Grander Route
January 24, 2012
Article on the "Make Grand Grand" project with plans to include new streetscaping and bicycle lanes. The project was initiated by the environmental advocacy group Bridging the Gap.
As Latest Boom Ends, What's Next for KC?
September 18, 2011
Spurred by the completion of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, authors reflect on building booms in Kansas City since the 1930s, each followed by a lull. Includes a timeline for Kansas City's...
As UMKC Department Moves, City Benefits
June 29, 2010
Article reports that the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will move out of its current building, the old Uriah Epperson house at 5200 Cherry....
Bannister Plan Sees a Victory
April 14, 2011
A new plan for the reuse of the former Bannister Mall site at Interstate 435 and Bannister Road by Trails Properties II was unanimously endorsed by the Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission. The...
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Big House Has More Than Size on Its Side
October 2, 2011;
Steven Huff, shareholder and chairman of TF Concrete Forming Systems, is building a 72,000-square-foot house in Highlandville, Missouri, that he hopes to be completed by 2013. The house, known as "Pensmore,"...
Big Plans Downtown
March 12, 2013
Article on the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's plans to overhaul the city's network of facilities. The organization intends to build a new Y downtown to open in 2016 and renovate the Linwood YMCA at 3800...
Big Plans for Historic Pickwick
September 19, 2013
Article reports on a plan to to renovate the historic Pickwick hotel and bus terminal complex located between 9th and 10th streets on McGee. Overland Park developer Tom Smith wants to redevelop the complex...
Biggest Benefits Will Be Intangible
July 9, 2012
Article discussing the potential economic impact of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on Kansas City. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are expected to attend events held around the city, bringing in an estimated...
Boutique Hotel to Open in a Year
January 15, 2011
The former Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand Boulevard will undergo an $11 million renovation to become the 43-room Grand Hotel. From 2000 to 2006 the building housed Club Chemical, "a nightclub...
February 18, 2009
Article describes $65 million in redevelopment projects along a four-block stretch of Broadway between 34th and 37th streets. The largest of the projects is a major expansion of Metropolitan Community...
Building Gets New Life For Artistic Purposes
May 15, 2007
The 13-story Ozark Building built in 1911 and located at 906 Grand is to become a central destination and gathering place for the arts community. The building is owned by UMB and the new name is pARTnership...
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