The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce recognized the real estate company as its 2013 Small Business of the Year and winner of the Mr. K Award, named after the late Ewing Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and original owner of the Kansas City Royals.
The real estate company, which was established in 1922 in downtown Kansas City, receives the Mr. K Award,. The award honors the late Ewing Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and original owner of the Kansas City Royals.
Ten years after the Downtown Council launched its successful community improvement district staffed by the now familiar yellow jackets, the organization is moving to more visible digs in the Commerce Bank Building.
The timing of the $3.6 million bridge replacement project has been accelerated to accommodate new downtown streetcar line; expected to close Main Street for 45 days
Muriel Kauffman Foundation confirms its talking to UMKC about proposed arts campus
Engineering News-Record includes 11 Kansas City-based design firms in annual top 500 list with Black & Veatch leading the pack at 14th
Ikea plans to begin demolition of the vacant Merriam Village shopping center at Johnson Drive and Interstate 35 later this month.
Truman Medical Centers will begin construction of a new Fairmount Family Medical Care facility in Independence.
The Plaza Vista project suffered millions of dollars of damage in the February natural gas explosion that destroyed JJs restaurant, the latest challenge for the unlucky development formerly known as the West Edge.
According to McGraw-Hill Construction, a national trade publication, the construction economy in metro Kansas City was a tale of two cities in the first quarter. Residential work was up sharply compared with last year. Commercial activity fell off.
According to St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Cos., more than 90 percent of the construction at the $1.14 billion national bio-defense laboratory in Manhattan, Kan., is expected to be done by regional contractors and workers.
River Market West, a $16 million development planned for 228 W. Fourth St., is expected to break ground next month and be open by early fall 2014. The 137-unit project planned by developers George Birt and Taylor McKee was approved for a 15-year, 75 percent property tax abatement Monday morning by the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority. It also has been recommended for $2 million in housing assistance from the city.
Yarco Cos. plans improvements at the development at Swope Parkway and 56th Terrace and demolish some nearby properties that had become a crime area.
A long-awaited plan for overhauling how Kansas City runs economic development is finally taking shape more than three years after it was launched. The changes in the works for the Kansas City Economic Development Corp. fall far short of the radical makeover that originated in late 2009 with then-Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
The Orion Pictures building at at 118 W. 17th Street in the Crossroads Arts District was demolished Monday despite opposition by preservationists who said it was an integral part of the historic Film Row District.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City reports that 832 single-family permits were issued in the first three months of the year. Johnson County accounts for almost half that total.
Kansas officials got some welcome news last week when President Barack Obama included $714 million in his recommended budget for the planned National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, but the project doesnt guarantee how much of the construction work will go to regional workers and contractors.
The new Ford Transit being produced at the Claycomo plant has attracted a Michigan company that plans to hire 39 people to install interiors for the commercial van.
Joe Reardon believes good government, continuity in leadership and goals helped Wyandotte County thrive during his tenure. He says the county experienced the strongest eight years of economic development in its history despite the national downturn.
In his recent State of the City speech, Kansas City’s mayor touched on downtown streetcar line as a sign of success. But public safety and its impact on bringing more people downtown remains a concern.
An Indianapolis firm is planning to build it on the southeast corner of North Locust and Northeast 70th streets.
Plans for a major YMCA in downtown Kansas City seem about as solid as any endeavor of this size can be. The clout of UMB Bank is behind the project and some pledges are already lined up, including $1 million from the Kirk Family Foundation.
McGraw-Hill reports that residential construction in metropolitan Kansas City was up 130.7 percent in January from a year ago. But non-residential construction fell 42 percent.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said February was the 14th consecutive month of increased activity. Last month, 224 single-family home permits were issued, the most since 2008.
Library Lofts East, a 118-unit apartment project at 1004 Baltimore Ave. that helped launch the current downtown housing resurgence 10 years ago, has been sold to Steadfast Income, a real estate investment trust based in Irvine, Calif.