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Sales taxes bump up throughout KC metro area to fund improvements

The use of community improvement district legislation, which allows imposition of additional retail sales taxes to fund improvements in specific neighborhoods and shopping centers, has mushroomed in the Kansas City area. CIDs have been less controversial alternatives to tax abatement and tax increment financing deals, but a recent CID request in Kansas City has generated greater public reaction.

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Commerce Tower becoming a 'vertical neighborhood' in downtown KC

Tour the Commerce Tower on Main at 9th and Main streets in downtown Kansas City, which the owners are calling a “vertical neighborhood.” The first phase of a $139 million renovation of the 1965 structure opens this month. Once completed next August, the tower will include apartments, retail space, offices, a bank, a university and an early learning center.

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Commerce Tower becoming a 'vertical neighborhood' in downtown KC

Tour the Commerce Tower on Main at 9th and Main streets in downtown Kansas City, which the owners are calling a “vertical neighborhood.” The first phase of a $139 million renovation of the 1965 structure opens this month. Once completed next August, the tower will include apartments, retail space, offices, a bank, a university and an early learning center.
Allison Long The Kansas City Star
Commerce Tower becoming a 'vertical neighborhood' in downtown KC 2:22

Commerce Tower becoming a 'vertical neighborhood' in downtown KC

Kemper Arena secured historic designation 2:25

Kemper Arena secured historic designation

Morningstar Youth and Family Life Center opens 2:00

Morningstar Youth and Family Life Center opens

Priorities For KC East Side Development 1:26

Priorities For KC East Side Development