Development

Building activity climbs in KC area

Dodge Data & Analytics reported Thursday that $464.3 million in nonresidential and residential building contracts were issued last month in the 15-county area. That’s up from $111.3 million in Feburary 2014.

Development

‘Artist funky’ lofts will rise in the West Bottoms

The Kansas City Council approved the View II, a five-building renovation plan in the West Bottoms for nearly 250 residential units in structures that have been vacant more than a decade. The residential loft experience should appeal to creative young people who already are attracted to the lower-cost warehouse and industrial area near Kemper Arena.

Business

Kansas City downtown riverfront development inches ahead

Part of the plan, named Union | Berkley Riverfront Park, calls for construction of luxury apartments, retail and parking facilities. The $65 million project will be developed by Flaherty & Collins Properties of Indianapolis on land owned by the Port Authority. The plat approval covers about 20 acres bounded by East Riverfront Drive on the north, Front Street on the west, Interstates 29 and 35 on the east, and railroad tracks on the south.

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