Union Station gets $2.25 million in Missouri tax credits

Union Station on Tuesday was awarded $2.25 million in Missouri tax credits to encourage donors to a major improvement project at the station and Science City. The plan is to build a vehicular and pedestrian bridge and create new connections to the science center, planetarium and the Extreme Screen theater.

GSA bringing 900 employees to Two Pershing Square near Union Station

The federal government has picked the new home for 900 employees currently at the Bannister Federal Complex with the move expected to begin one year from now. The decision to lease about 140,000 square feet in the 11-story building at 2300 Main St. was made after a year-long search of downtown properties.

Developer plans River Market apartment project

KC Commercial Realty Group wants to begin construction on the $8 million project on the southeast corner of Fifth Street and Grand Boulevard early next spring. It’s an example of the development encouraged by the planned downtown Kansas City streetcar line.

French technology firm is creating 44 jobs in Crossroads

A French company that recently opened its U.S. headquarters office in Kansas City plans to hire 44 employees in the next five years. Bime Analytics, which opened its headquarters with seven employees at 1812 Broadway last month, plans to expand its workforce.

KC Council committee endorses auto parts manufacturing plan

The Kansas City Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee supported the request by Grupo Antolin for a $10.5 million industrial revenue bond. The money will be used to equip and furnish a 148,800-square-foot building at 1601 Southern Road. The full City Council is expected to approve the incentive Thursday.

Developers donate building to Truman Medical Centers

ZDG Investments LP, a development company composed of principals from Zimmer Cos. and J.E. Dunn Construction, is transferring ownership of a building at 7300 N.W. Tiffany Springs Parkway to the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation.

New auto components operation will create 118 jobs in East Bottoms

Grupo Antolin plans to open an automotive components operation in Kansas City that is expected to create 118 jobs and revamp a building in the East Bottoms. The Spanish firm is seeking a $10.5 million industrial revenue bond from the city, part of an overall $18 million investment planned for the 148,800-square-foot building at 1601 Southern Road.

KC housing sales and prices rose in October

The October report from the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors also gives the first indication that a shrinking supply is beginning to affect the market. The group reported 2,128 existing homes sold last month, up 2 percent from October 2012, and 235 new homes sold, up 26 percent.