Construction


Construction begins on million-dollar medical complex

In the last week of June, U.S. Army officials, legislators and others met to celebrate the start of a $295 million, 52-acre hospital complex project, according to a news release from the U.S. Army. With an expected completion date in… more

Developers of luxury hotel attempt for supermajority vote in city council

After an unsuccessful attempt to approve development from the City Council last year in 2019, a five-star luxury hotel by the Kauffman Center hopes to win supermajority in efforts to build a $63 million dollar establishment. While the hotel would… more

Housing market sales reach an unexpected 16% increase despite COVID-19 regulations

During the month of March sales were declining rapidly for home market sales, yet new numbers reported from the Census Bureau saw growth and will predictably continue for the following month. Just before numbers were released showing new sales, the… more

Permits show home building is solid in Kansas City region

The good news for home-building nationwide? New Census figures that show housing starts in May were up 4.3 percent over April. But the statistics are even better for a Kansas City market starving for housing inventory: Figures from the Kansas… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

Federal funding granted to Leavenworth penitentiary

Full funding has been approved by Congress to go toward construction of a new Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) and a satellite Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Leavenworth, according to a Tuesday news release from U.S. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran’s office.… more

OSHA Revises Construction Guidelines

Two primary new rules have been issued by OSHA for those in the construction industry dealing with COVID-19. The agency said that construction firms must record symptoms of employees, as defined by CDC rules, so that contract tracing can be… more

Construction Industry Lost 975,000K Jobs Last Month

April's unemployment rate hit a dismal 14.7 percent, and the construction industry was no different. It lost 975,000 jobs over the month, in an industry that was having trouble finding workers before COVID-19 hit. Though other industries faced a tougher… more

Home Builders Confident Despite Starts Drop

Though the number of homes being built are lat their lowest levels since 2015, home builders are confident about the future, according to a National Association of Home Builders report. Total housing starts dropped 30.2 percent in April to a… more

Q&A With … Mike Boehm, City of Lenexa

Mike Boehm is the major of the City of Lenexa, which has seen major construction growth over the the last few years. Q. Have you seen any delay in the construction of City Center as a result of COVID-19? A.… more