<![CDATA[Business Development News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:51 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:51 CDT Development 60 Kansas City Council gives the green light to Two Light http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18713085.html#storylink=rss The Cordish Companies expects to invest more than $88 million for the 24-story, 300-unit apartment tower that will be built along Truman Road between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard. But the city also will contribute an estimated $17 million in cash, plus tax abatement, to make the financing work.

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Longview Square Shopping Center will be sold at May 19 auction http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article18602649.html#storylink=rss The 38-year-old center at 6801 Longview Road near Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City spans 115,005 square feet and is about 71 percent leased, according to Sheldon Good & Co., the firm handling the auction.

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Kansas City Council panel unanimously supports Two Light tax incentives http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article18614007.html#storylink=rss The council’s planning, zoning and economic development committee endorsed the latest agreement with Cordish, the developer of the Power & Light District. The subsidy package goes to the full City Council on Thursday for final approval.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:05:11 CDT

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Developers shelve proposed hotel near Hollywood Casino in Wyandotte County http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article18418688.html#storylink=rss Plans to build a large hotel near Hollywood Casino have been mothballed. If the hotel is not built, the casino’s operators, Kansas Entertainment LLC and Penn National Gaming, would have to pay more than $1 million a year to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., for not following through on the promised construction.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:29:51 CDT

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Apartments are brewing at the old Folgers plant in downtown KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article18353747.html#storylink=rss Two big old brick buildings in downtown Kansas City that previously housed a Folgers Coffee plant are being renovated into market-rate apartments in a complex demolition, recycling of old equipment, historic preservation and remodeling process. The renovated Roasters Block is due to begin accepting tenants this summer.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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New 24-story luxury apartment tower is planned for downtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17976980.html#storylink=rss The Cordish Companies intends to build a $105 million, 300-unit apartment tower immediately south of the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, investing $88 million in the project, with city subsidies covering the balance.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:00:00 CDT

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Johnson County housing market had slow start in January http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article17317841.html#storylink=rss Still, the County Economic Research Institute said in its latest report that overall home sale prices climbed 8.4 percent in January to $270,800, from the same month in 2014.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:49:14 CDT

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Security firm opens office near KCI http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article17308526.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:59:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article17308526.html WireCo is the latest ‘border war’ move from Missouri to Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article18493682.html#storylink=rss WireCo WorldGroup is using more than $8.6 million in incentives from Kansas to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City to Prairie Village. The company has been occupying part of the Ambassador Building at KCI, the former Farmland Industries building at 12200 N.W. Ambassador Drive. It has signed a lease for 48,000 square feet in a building at 2400 W. 75th St.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:04:25 CDT

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Building activity climbs in KC area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article16370207.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:33:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article16370207.html
Brookridge redevelopment plan sparks emotions at Overland Park meeting http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article16170035.html#storylink=rss Overland Park Planning Commission tells developer Curtin Property Co. to tweak the plan after residents speak out in anger about the 138-acre project’s density and traffic.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:01:54 CDT

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‘Artist funky’ lofts will rise in the West Bottoms http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article15341102.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:36:21 CDT

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Kansas City downtown riverfront development inches ahead http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article15032396.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:12:41 CDT

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West Side residential project gets a nod from the Kansas City Plan Commission http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article15015422.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:13:24 CDT

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Local developer IAS Partners is buying Metro North Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article13181270.html#storylink=rss IAS Partners Ltd. is acquiring the shopping center from MD Management in a deal set to close in late April. IAS envisions replacing the enclosed mall with a new open-air center that will include local and national retailers, multifamily housing and maybe office spaces.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:18:37 CDT

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Joint venture will own Leawood’s Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article11252726.html#storylink=rss WP Glimcher recently sold 49 percent of its interest in Leawood’s Town Center Plaza at 119th Street and Roe Avenue and its across-the-street neighbor Town Center Crossing to O’Connor Mall Partners LP.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:51:16 CST

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Construction begins on KU Hospital expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article13086605.html#storylink=rss The planned Cambridge North Tower, at 39th Avenue and Cambridge Street, will house two of the fastest-growing areas at the hospital — neurosciences and surgial oncology, including ear, nose and throat programs.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:13:33 CDT

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Kansas City streetcar construction is on pace for passengers in early 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article11883995.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s downtown streetcar construction process is nearly 50 percent complete and should be finished by this fall. But then the vehicles will undergo months of testing before passengers are expected to start riding in the first few months of 2016.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:56:19 CST

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Stoney Creek lodge opens in Independence, sparking development hopes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article11880722.html#storylink=rss Independence officials hope the new Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, which opened Sunday, brings new momentum to the Crackerneck Creek development. The 200-acre district is at the southwest corner of Interstate 70 and Interstate 470/Missouri 291.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:22:28 CST

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Long-delayed redevelopment of Freight House District vacant lot has a new proposal http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article11168207.html#storylink=rss A 12-story, 116-unit residential tower with retail on the ground floor is the new plan for 2100 Wyandotte, which required EPA Superfund demolition and which has gone through 15 years of redevelopment plans. The new plan calls for market-rate studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with 153 enclosed parking spaces under the name Arterra 21.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:00:00 CST

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Two Kansas City-based companies share in new Milwaukee Bucks contract http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article11143109.html#storylink=rss Populous and HNTB joined Eppstein Uhen of Milwaukee in winning a design contract for a new sports and entertainment complex envisioned by the Milwaukee Bucks owners. Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said the team wants to create “the ultimate fan-centric arena and a year-round public space.”

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:12:30 CST

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Butler Brothers building on Broadway will become 30 one-bedroom apartments http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article10591199.html#storylink=rss The century-old building in Kansas City’s historic Garment District is being redeveloped for more downtown housing. The units are expected to begin opening this summer at market-rate rents of $1,000 to $1,200 a month.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:09:51 CST

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Suzie Aron to be honored by KC Downtowners http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article10616018.html#storylink=rss Aron, the head of Aron Real Estate, is being recognized on March 11 for her role in the development of the Crossroads arts, business and entertainment district.

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Populous joins NFL Jaguars owner to present a development plan for Jacksonville http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article10536629.html#storylink=rss Kansas City-based Populous is working with the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars on conceptual designs for a proposed 48-acre entertainment and leisure district. The plan calls for a “walkable destination” with restaurants, retail, a hotel, residential units, offices, a marina and other public spaces.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:52:56 CST

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Dairy Farmers of America plans to cross the state line to new KCK headquarters http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article9686468.html#storylink=rss Construction of the three-story building would move Kansas City’s largest privately owned company and its 325 employees to Kansas. The announcement drew the ire of Mayor Sly James, who complained about the area’s “wasteful and destructive bidding war” that fails to produce new jobs.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:44:41 CST

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Billboard deal paves way for new downtown Kansas City hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article9364013.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council voted to settle a lawsuit by the Lamar advertising company, which had challenged the city’s powers to condemn its billboard. The impasse threatened to scuttle the hotel project at 20th and Main streets. Now Lamar would give up that billboard in exchange for upgrading two other existing highway signs, while making the Main Street property available for a five-story, 110-room hotel.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:23:27 CST

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More new apartments are coming to downtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article9365702.html#storylink=rss Groundbreaking is expected this spring on a five-building apartment complex inside the freeway loop that will add 252 residential units to the growing housing market in downtown Kansas City. Construction also will begin on a nearby 138-unit apartment building by the same developer.

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Olathe Medical Center unveils big expansion plans http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article8630711.html#storylink=rss Olathe Medical Center is embarking on a $100 million-plus expansion, its largest ever, which will include the addition of a four-story obstetrics wing and neonatal intensive care unit. The projects for its 250-acre campus between 151st Street and Interstate 35 will add more than 200,000 square feet of new construction by early 2017.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:30:00 CST

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Office project is proposed for Corrigan Building in downtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article8520149.html#storylink=rss The historic Corrigan Building, named after a supporter of early rail transit in Kansas City, is linking its future to downtown’s new streetcar line. The 10-story building at 1828 Walnut St. in the Crossroads Arts District was set to be redeveloped into luxury apartments. But the developers recently decided to take the project in a different direction.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 CST

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A new name for the Overland Park trade center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article8159826.html#storylink=rss The massive facility, at 115th Street and Metcalf Avenue near the Sprint campus, is now called the Overland Park Xchange.

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