Real Estate and Development


ARTerra Project Starts in Crossroads

With site preparation completed, construction has begun on the 12-story luxury residential building dubbed ARTerra--the first high-rise apartment building in Downtown's Crossroads Arts District. The project at 21st and Wyandotte is a joint development between Kansas City's Copaken Brooks and… more

Red Bridge Plan Now Includes Children’s Museum, Library

The Wonderscope Children’s Museum, based in Shawnee, kicked off a capital campaign this morning to finance a  $12 million facility in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, the south Kansas City retail center recently redeveloped by LANE4 Property Group. The Wonderscope… more

Mosaic Life Care Arena Gets Go-Ahead

The Kansas City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow a local development company, Foutch Brothers, to buy Kemper Arena for a dollar and transform it into Mosaic Life Care Arena, a two-tiered youth sports facility. The council's vote… more

KC Council Committee Backs 228-Unit Apartment Plan for Crossroads District

       The Crossroads district Downtown is about to get a little busier: The City Council's planning and zoning committee has given its unanimous approval to a project that would add 228 aparments and parking garage at 20th and Broadway.… more

Colliers Exec: ‘Expansion, Not Recovery’

In the 7  1/2 years since June 2009, the official end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain some sense of recovery, scratching out small gains in GDP most every quarter. Well, mission accomplished, says Andew… more

Merriam Kmart Site Getting New Life

Block & Company, Inc., Realtors announced today that it had purchased the former Kmart shopping center in the southeast quadrant of I-35 & Shawnee Mission Parkway. That 11.8-acre property will take on new life as a mixed-use development featuring retaurants… more

Downtown Convention Center Hotel Gains Momentum

At the end of a day that saw a major step forward for his team, Mike Burke, of KC Hotel Developers LLC, spoke with Ingram’s about plans for his group's Hyatt convention center hotel project, which received an important city agency… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

Watts Mill All Spruced Up in Time for the Holidays

MIRASON Properties, LLC, which owns Watts Mill Shopping Center at 103rd Street & State Line in Kansas City, MO, has completed renovations to the center; the project began this past August. Customers of Jasper’s Italian Restaurant, Ugly Joe’s Bar &… more

Baseball/Softball Franchise Expands into Lenexa

Kansas City loves sports and, as a World Series championship town, it has a special place in its heart for baseball. Counting on that, the team at Block & Company commercial real estate has announced that they’re helping D-BAT—a baseball… more