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Development

Convention hotel nearing final Kansas City Council review

The Kansas City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee endorsed the development plan Wednesday for a new convention hotel near Bartle Hall, despite lingering concerns about whether the hotel really will succeed. The measure goes to the full council April 20 for what would be the council’s final regulatory approval of the development.

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Tour the newly converted Switzer Lofts on KC's West Side

The once-dilapidated properties — five buildings in all that were the former West High, West Junior High and Switzer Elementary schools — have been reborn as Switzer Lofts after a $24 million renovation.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Tour the newly converted Switzer Lofts on KC's West Side 2:18

Tour the newly converted Switzer Lofts on KC's West Side

Side-by-side demonstration of home fire sprinklers 1:52

Side-by-side demonstration of home fire sprinklers

A block from future tiny houses, veterans help veterans 1:34

A block from future tiny houses, veterans help veterans

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong' 4:13

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong'