Interactive report on Kansas City's downtown development boom

Downtown Kansas City’s rejuvenation is now rolling into a new era, with the start of the $100 million streetcar line on Main Street and 70 projects in areas that include Crown Center, the Crossroads Arts District, the Downtown Loop and River Market. We map the changes in an interactive report.

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New owner hopes to revive The Woodlands, but a return to glory won’t be easy

Phil Ruffin plans on bringing back horse races and pairing them with casino slot games, creating a hybrid called a “racino.” While supporters say a revival of the racetrack with slot machines would bring millions of dollars to Kansas, others say changing gambling laws to help The Woodlands come back to life would upset the applecart of the nearby gaming industry.