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DeSoto Creates Massive TIF District to advance Sunflower site proposal

In what’s shaping up as one of the biggest land-development projects in the region’s history, the city of DeSoto has advanced a $1 billion-dollar proposal that would cover nearly 10 square miles of western Johnson County with industrial space, residential… more

Contact tracing to end in Kansas starting Feb. 1

The Kansas health department will be ending it’s COVID-19 contact tracing program at the, effective Feb. 1. According to the department, the decision was made due to an influx in cases and in the hopes of reducing the strain on… more

Omicron variant decelerating

Is Omicron on the way out? It may be too soon to celebrate the end of this latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the rolling seven-day daily average case count in the U.S. peaked within the past week, at… more

Children’s Mercy to halt routine COVID-19 testing

A sharp rise in demand and subsequent shortage of COVID-19 test kits has moved Children’s Mercy to announce a break in routine testing beginning Jan. 19 until further notice. The decision was made after the hospital failed to receive a… more

Kansas bill advances to Senate, could ease healthcare staffing shortages

The Kansas House has approved a bill allowing the continuation of a temporary waiver on some healthcare licensure requirements, a help to healthcare facilities facing staffing shortages. The bill goes before the Senate for a vote on Thursday, Jan. 20.… more

$75M River Market tower plans endorsed, project advances

Plans for a 13-story apartment complex near City Market have been given the green light by a Port KC committee. Developer Flaherty & Collins Properties hopes to break ground in Fall 2022, pending approval from the full board and Kansas… more

Lenexa Council to vote on revised mixed-use proposal

Tonight the Lenexa City Council will determine approval of a 46-acre mixed-use project dubbed Vista Village. Located at Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, the developer wants to include townhomes, a condominium, and several retail buildings. Plans for the Vista… more

Longtime KC-area home building company acquired

Among Ingram’s list of Top Home Builders in 2022, Lambie Custom Homes has been acquired by an Atlanta holding company. Operating in the metro for over 40 years, the business will now go by Lambie Grand, LLC, dba Lambie Homes.… more

Missouri to soon receive first round of $484 million infrastructure investment

A new program from the U.S. Department of Transportation will soon deliver the first payout of a five-year $484 million investment to rebuild bridges across the state. In the first year of the program, Missouri will receive $96.9 million. Funding arrives… more

Canadian competitor asks regulators to force divestiture of KCS line before merger

A notice of intent from Canadian National (CN) is asking regulators to require Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) to divest the Springfield Line as a condition of their merge. The divestment would allow Canadian National to take… more