Architecture & Design


Bloch Family Keeps Giving, $21M Donation Goes to UMKC

Henry Bloch may have died earlier this year, but the H&R Block co-founder's spirit lives on in the world of philanthropy. The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation is giving $21 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, focused… more

Burns & McDonnell Wins Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

Burns & McDonnell is ramping up its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), having been awarded seven new indefinite service contracts with six different districts within the agency. One of the contracts is for work as prime… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Cerner Teams With Developer to Offer Seniors Housing Care

Cerner Corp. is partnering with commercial real estate developer LifeCenters Communities, to offer health and wellness clinics within independent and assisted-living facilities. Called VIA Centers, these facilities will have primary care physicians, dieticians, chiropractors, fitness and health coaches, as well… more

South K.C. Getting $68 Million Niagra Water Plant

Bottled-water company Niagra Bottling is building a $68 million, 420,000-square-foot production facility in CenterPoint Intermodal Center, at the corner of Highway 71 and Missouri Route 150, which is expected to create about 50 jobs. CenterPoint Intermodal is owned by Oak… more

Would Stopping ‘Border War’ Help Landlords?

The end of the 'border war' in the the Kansas City metro area that gives tax incentives to businesses to cross the state line could soon come to a close if Kansas government adopts a proposal to stop the practice.… more

K.C. Shared-Office Space Keeps Expanding With WeWork Addition

Co-working, or office spaces used by multiple different companies, is an international trend that has taken off over the last few years, and Kansas City has experienced its impact. Possibly the two most visible examples are Plexpod Westport Commons, in… more

B&B Theatres Part of Major Northland Mixed-Use Plan

A massive mixed-use development in the northern part of Kansas City, straddling Clay and Platte counties near highways 169 and 152 has a second anchor tenant. B&B Theatres is planning a 74,000-square-foot cinema-entertainment facility at what is being referred to… more

Isle of Capri Casino Trading Hands, Planned for Overhaul

Eldorado Resorts, which is in the process of buying Harrah's North Kansas City as part of its bigger agreement to purchase Caesar's Entertainment, is now selling Isle of Capri Casino.  The sale is to Providence, R.I.-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings,… more