New management of Marriott hotel at KCI plans a big upgrade

The Kansas City Council approved a new lease agreement that moves control of the operation from Marriott’s corporate headquarters to franchisee Grady Hotel Investments. The new ownership group has committed to a $16 million upgrade of the hotel, which includes redoing the lobby, kitchen and banquet spaces.


Vaccine producer Prommune is moving to Overland Park

Prommune Inc., now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, specializes in the production of swine flu and avian flu vaccines. The company will operate temporarily from an administrative office at 9393 W. 110th St. It expects to hire up to six employees in the first three years, with additional marketing and sales personnel added later.


Developer proposes $300 million soccer-centered Grandview project

The project, presented at a public ceremony Friday, is by PG Partners. The first phase involves up to 15 soccer fields, a field house and retail space, though plans allow for hotels, housing and commercial development as well. City and other government officials are working on potential tax incentives to support the project.

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