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Riverfront Developments Gathering Momentum

Bar K Dog Bar, a dog park, bar and coffeehouse hybrid, officially opened this week on the western edge of the Berkley Riverfront Park. It is among three new developments hitting the area within three years–Union Berkley Riverfront luxury apartments… more

Lenexa Lands eCommerce Distribution Site

Economic-development officials today announced that eCommerce retailer Turn5 would open a new distribution center in Lenexa in October, with the potential to add 100 jobs in the area over by mid-2021. Turn5 will expand its national fulfillment operations with the… more

Amazon Delivers a Downer for KC

Kansas City will not be the home of the second headquarters for Amazon.  Bested by the likes of Boston, Chicago, Denver and Columbus, Ohio, the City of Fountains was left off the list of the 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s… more

James Seeks to Salvage KCI Project

Mayor Sly James addressed a week's worth of uncertainty over the fate of a new terminal at Kansas City Airport, issuing a statement this afternoon that called for a new round of negotiations between the city and the Maryland development… more

Builder Groups Issue Call for More Infrastructure Funding in Missouri

Years of recovery in the construction sector have benefitted residential and commercial building projects, but in terms of public infrastructure, Missouri in general--and Kansas City in particular--are among the states and metro areas with the biggest construction job losses over… more

J.D. Power Ranks KCI “About Average”

With all the talk about the need for a new "front door" for Kansas City--in the form of a single-terminal construct at KCI--and the countering claims that the airport's convenience factor vastly outweighs the need for change, J.D. Power release… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Local Firms Form KCI Design Team

The drive to bring a single-terminal configuration to Kansas City International Airport took on additional business-civic overtones today as five prominent design firms from the region were introduced as partners for the proposal put forward in the spring by Burns… more

City Sets Hearings on KCI Funding Plan

Kansas City officials today announced that a proposal to use private financing for a new single-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport would be aired in a pair of public hearings this week. The $1 billion financing proposal put forth… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more