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'KC Live' Kickoff to Light Up City
March 6, 2008
The long-awaited Power and Light District opens with a kickoff event in the Kansas City Live block at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. The Cordish Company plans 150 events that include rock, country and...
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
Armour Boulevard Renovations Advance
March 31, 2007
Buildings to be renovated into a total of 409 modern apartments are the Bellerive, 214 E. Armour Blvd.; Clyde Manor, 350 E. Armour Blvd.; Park Central, 300 E. Armour Blvd.; Yankee Hill, 3430 Gillham Road;...
Arts High School Finds Site in Downtown KC
May 2, 2008
The Kansas City School of the Arts, scheduled to open in August 2008, is negotiating the purchase of two buildings in downtown Kansas City. The buildings at 911-915 Broadway are located in the historic...
Banking on a New KC Legacy
June 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City moved into its new headquarters located near Liberty memorial and the edge of Penn Valley Park. The grand opening is scheduled for June 12, 2008. The new building...
Bannister Mall Starts to Fall
January 22, 2009
Demolition has begun at the Bannister Mall building to make way for $949 million dollar mix-use center called "The Trails." The redevelopment project at Bannister Road and Interstate 435 will include a...
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...
Brywood Update, Expansion Planned
April 12, 2008
Tri-Land Properties, Inc., owners of the Brywood Shopping Center on East 63rd Street, "is asking for $8.6 million in tax incentives, including regular TIF, Super TIF and the establishment of a community...
Building to Have Condos Soon
June 2, 2009
Article discusses the revival of the Union Carbide building condominiums at 912 Baltimore. The building will include both residential and commercial units.
City to Acquire Former Bus Site
October 10, 2008
Kansas City has reached an agreement to acquire and tear down the former Greyhound bus terminal located at 11th and Holmes in the east side of downtown. "Purchasing and demolishing the block-sized complex...
Departing Agency Leader Aided Downtown Revival
August 11, 2009
For more than 40 years Lester Siegel served on the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA). Former Mayor Charles Wheeler appointed the ex-CEO of Harzfeld's in 1967 to the PIEA board. Article tells...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
Developers Plan Condo Project Near Plaza
August 17, 2007
A 1950s-era apartment building located at 4700 Roanoke Parkway near the Country Club Plaza is to be renovated into 26 condominiums. The project has been named 4700 and the location offers a good view of...
Downtown KC's Long Road Back
May 18, 19, & 20, 2008
Series of three articles discussing and measuring downtown's progress. The three-day series "charts Kansas City's downtown comeback, compares it to recoveries elsewhere and explores what it needs to continue...
Downtown Tax Request Takes Detour
July 12, 2007
Andrews McMeel Universal wants tax incentives to renovate the historic Boley Building located downtown at 12th and Walnut. The bulding is currently part of the Town Pavilion office complex and if this...
Excellence Honor Goes to KC Plant
December 8, 2009
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies plant at the Bannister Federal Complex received the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's "highest presidential honor for innovation...
Final Act for Opera House: Demolition
March 12, 2009
The Grand Opera House is being demolished "after a two-year effort failed to turn up a viable plan for its reuse." Commerce Bank, which owns the property, had given it a reprieve to give preservationists...
Flip Side of the Tracks
June 15, 2006
A former Kansas City Southern rail yard located in the River Market area alongside the Missouri River is to be redeveloped with 325 luxury apartments. The Morgan Group wants to acquire the land and do...
Freight House Hotel Planned
August 4, 2007
The article states, "The developer of the historic Freight House building, home of three upscale restaurants, wants to complete his original plan by building a 21-story hotel and garage nearby." The 120-year-old...
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