An executive with Loews, the owner and operator of a planned 800-room convention hotel in downtown Kansas City, said there’s a start date ahead for construction. The hotel is expected to open in March 2020.
Amazon left Kansas City off its list of companies in the running for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. In doing so, local leaders are interpreting their decision as evidence for what large companies are looking for in cities of the future.
A joint committee voted 4-2 to advance a measure that would give ownership of sidewalks in Westport entertainment district to its owners. Proponents say it can improve safety, while critics say it’s an abandonment of rights and public assets.
Kemper Arena will continue to be named after the banking family that helped build the indoor arena after Mosaic Life Care, which planned to buy naming rights as the arena redevelops into a recreational athletics facility, was bought by Saint Luke’s.
Kiewit is under contract to buy the Lexmark building in Lenexa and consolidate its operations there. Kiewit has outgrown its current space in Lenexa and had been looking for a place to consolidate around the metro area.