Government & Politics

Downtown businesses rail at Kansas City’s streetcar snarl

During the holidays, businesses that hoped to attract new patrons are now trying just to retain their loyal clientele. They knew it would be inconvenient, but they say this is worse than the city originally described. The problem: Instead of just putting in streetcar track, like some other cities, Kansas City is also replacing water and sewer lines, most of them more than 100 years old.


Cerner breaks ground for its Trails Campus in south Kansas City

Shovels struck dirt Wednesday afternoon on the seventh Kansas City area office complex for fast-growing Cerner Corp., a huge $4.45 billion project intended to house 16,000 new Cerner workers within the decade. Both Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Kansas City Mayor Sly James extolled the project’s long-term economic impact.


Mission considers a scaled-down retail plan

A 175,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store with its adjacent 4,000-square-foot garden center would be the centerpiece of the most recently proposed Mission Gateway development at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Roe Avenue. A 150-room hotel and a small retail strip also remain in the plan.

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