Real Estate and Development

Historic Weld Wheel Building Demolished for West Bottoms Redevelopment

Posted May 21, 2024 The Weld Wheel Building, located in the West Bottoms was demolished on Sunday as part of a $526.7 million redevelopment project. The demolition took place just after 7 a.m. on Sunday. The building was outfitted with… more

Netrality Data Centers to Open New 175,000SF Facility in Shawnee

Posted May 14, 2024 Updated at 1:07 p.m., May 15, 2024 Miami, Florida-based Netrality Data Centers will soon open its more than 175,000-square-foot data center in Shawnee, Kansas, further growing the KC metro region as an emerging tech hub. On… more

Olathe City Council Approves Oddo Development’s 300-Unit Cedar Ridge Project

Posted May 14, 2024 Updated at 2:14 p.m., May 14, 2024 The Olathe City Council has approved a rezoning request from Lenexa-based Oddo Development, which seeks to construct a 300-unit apartment complex near Cedar Creek Parkway. The Olathe City Council… more

VanTrust Real Estate Buys Historic Utah Building for New Regional HQ

Posted May 14, 2024 Updated at 12:30 p.m., May 14, 2024 Kansas City-based VanTrust Real Estate announced it has purchased a historic Salt Lake City building, with plans to convert it into a new regional headquarters. VanTrust Real Estate completed… more

Kansas Speedway to Add Ally Financial State-of-the-Art Club Area

Posted May 7, 2024 Ally Financial will add a new state-of-the-art club area to the Kansas Speedway, called the Ally Apex Club, opening in September. The new club section, sponsored by Ally, will be located on the fourth floor of… more

Kansas City’s Rent, Wage Gap Growth Over Five Year Period

Posted May 7, 2024 Since 2019, rent in the U.S. has grown 1.5 times faster than wages, according to a new analysis from Zillow and StreetEasy. Rents outpaced wages in 44 U.S. metro areas, including the Kansas City area. Based… more

Beloved Convenience Store Buc-ee’s Eyes KCK for Next Location

Posted May 7, 2024 The Texas-based convenience store chain Buc-ee’s might soon be sinking its teeth into the Kansas City market. Buc-ee's submitted a preliminary plat to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, outlining the layout… more

UMKC Adds “first of its kind” Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

Posted April 30, 2024 The University of Missouri-Kansas City will offer a new undergraduate degree program later this fall, allowing students to pursue a bachelor's in architecture. The new five-year program will be housed in the School of Science and… more

Developer Plans for $73.8M Redevelopment in KCK, About 470 Plus Units

Posted April 30, 2024 Indianapolis-based development group Flaherty & Collins Properties has proposed plans for a $73.8 million redevelopment project in Kansas City, Kansas. On Monday, members from the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Economic Development &… more

Report: The Cost of Buying a Home Reaches All-Time High in U.S.

Posted April 25, 2024 A new report from real estate company Redfin shows buying a home in the U.S. now costs more than ever following rates for an average 30-year fixed mortgage surpasses 7 percent. The median U.S. home sale… more