The team — about 30 architects and engineers from Helix Architecture + Design of Kansas City and HGA of Minneapolis — will design the proposed Conservatory of Music and Dance facilities on the block bounded by 17th and 18th streets and Broadway and Central Street.
Consumers will earn points by checking in with participating businesses along Main Street from Union Station to the River Market. Points will be good for monthly prizes and a $5,000 prize once the streetcar is ready.
Visit KC, which this week shed its old name as the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, plans to move its office from City Center Square to 1321 Baltimore Ave. It has signed an 11-year lease for the 15,000-square-foot street-level space next to the Hilton President hotel.
The luxury apartment building under construction at 13th and Walnut streets in the Kansas City Power & Light District will raise the ceilings and make other improvements to the 14 units on its 24th floor. It also is opening a new sales center and has launched a 360-degree tour app.
The offer is the latest twist in a debate about whether to replace entirely the 18,000-seat, architecturally notable arena with a smaller building. The other main option would be to remodel the arena and build a smaller arena adjacent to it.
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The 350-acre project in south Kansas City received a recommendation for a property tax break from the city’s planning and zoning committee. The council votes Thursday on the abatement, as well as zoning and planning changes sought by the proposed biotech office park.
Cityscape Residential, whose partners include Raytown native Jim Thomas, said it arranged about $82 million in financing over the last 90 days through two commercial banks and a longtime equity investor. It has announced projects in Overland Park and in the downtown Kansas City area.
The Kansas City-based architectural firm, BNIM, is moving from the historic property to the TWA Building in the Crossroads district. The TWA building is home to Barkley Inc., the Kansas City advertising and marketing company.
Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.
The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.
The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.
Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre expansion, called Fireman’s Landing, will also include four interactive play zones.
The affiliated Leawood-based firms will move their headquarters and 450 employees to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza next summer. Missouri is providing tax incentives tied to the amount of payroll involved in the move and future hiring.
The National Logistics Support Center and the National Reconditioning Center, which both support the National Weather Service by providing parts and repairing weather, computer and radar equipment, are scheduled to begin moving in fall 2015 and complete their relocation by year’s end, the U.S. General Services Administration said Monday. The two agencies, combined, have about 80 employees.
The commission reviewed Cerner’s revised plan that would add about $160 million to the overall budget for the development. The project would be built on the site of the former Bannister Mall east of Interstate 435 and generally north of Bannister Road. The Cerner campus, to be built in phases over 10 years, would be the largest office development in the Kansas City area.
VanTrust Real Estate LLC and EPC Real Estate Group LLC said work has started on the Village at Aspen Place in Flagstaff, Ariz. It will include 222 apartment units, 32,634 square feet of rentable retail space, surface parking and a five-level parking structure.
A former Superfund site north of Metropolitan Avenue and west of the 18th Street Expressway is suddenly turning into a bright spot for the neglected eastern part of Kansas City, Kan. The 41,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opening there Sept. 10 is not a Supercenter, but it will sell groceries and merchandise and employ as many as 95 people.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has offered a truce to Kansas in the states’ ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks. Nixon signed legislation Tuesday in Kansas City. Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says the state has no plans to follow Missouri’s offer, but he says he’s willing to talk.