<![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 St. Luke’s markets more than health care — it’s also a real estate developer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article29611525.html#storylink=rss Westport Today LLC, a subsidiary of the St. Luke’s Foundation, has invested millions in new and remodeled housing in the neighborhood west of St. Luke’s Hospital. The company is selling new townhomes and renovated bungalows in an effort to maintain the neighborhood around the hospital.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:46:09 CDT

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New apartments to open soon in the River Market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article29593240.html#storylink=rss The first tenants are scheduled to move in August into the 137-unit RMWest Apartments, a new-construction project in the River Market north of downtown. The two five-story apartment buildings are at 228 W. Fourth St.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:05:18 CDT

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Redevelopment is sought for Faultless Linen properties in the Crossroads Arts District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29107867.html#storylink=rss The four properties are 1915 Broadway, a three-story, brick masonry building with 36,000 square feet; 1923-1943 Broadway, a two- and three-story brick and concrete block building with 54,000 square feet; 1929 Central, a single-story brick veneer-on-concrete block building with 10,000 square feet; and 1805 Washington, which is 13,000 square feet of vacant land.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:34:12 CDT

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Two towers are rising on Cerner’s south Kansas City site http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29084656.html#storylink=rss Phase one is under construction on a 10-year plan to put 16,000 Cerner workers on the former Bannister Mall and Benjamin Plaza site.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:34:31 CDT

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KCI industrial park to add another warehouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28921747.html#storylink=rss A groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday morning on the third building in the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28921747.html
There’s a really ‘big box’ in the Metcalf South replacement plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28659028.html#storylink=rss Plans to raze Metcalf South Shopping Center and the former K-Mart center at 95th and Metcalf are inching forward. Developers need Overland Park to approve their Central Square mixed-use development proposal, which includes a very large retail store. They also want the city to authorize public tax incentives. And they need to win public opinion and see what the market will bear.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:04:37 CDT

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After Kansas City Council vote, it’s full speed ahead for new convention hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article28434601.html#storylink=rss After more than two decades of studies and unfulfilled plans for a new downtown convention headquarters hotel, the Kansas City Council unanimously approved a financing deal to move the project closer to becoming a reality. If all goes as planned, construction could begin in the first quarter of next year.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:25 CDT

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Kansas City Council puts off vote on diocese housing plan for the former St. Francis Xavier School http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article28423024.html#storylink=rss Instead, the council called for a cease-fire between the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which wants the Catholic student housing development at 53rd Street and Troost Avenue, and St. Francis Xavier Church and surrounding neighborhoods, which do not. The council urged both sides to work with a mediator.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:36:41 CDT

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Financing for new Hyatt convention hotel in downtown Kansas City nears approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article28362166.html#storylink=rss A new downtown convention hotel deal got the green light Wednesday when the City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee voted 4-0 to recommend tax incentives and other public financing to help make the 800-room Hyatt hotel project a reality. The full council’s endorsement is expected Thursday.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:05:41 CDT

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Renewal plan could be a boost to East Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article28337026.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City agency recommends the East Crossroads Urban Renewal Plan, initiating a process that could provide tax incentives for redevelopment in a 92-acre area designated as blighted southeast of the downtown core. The eventual goal is to help replicate the resurgence of the West Crossroads area.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:47:28 CDT

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Historic former Wolferman’s warehouse gets new life in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article27512170.html#storylink=rss Hufft Projects is expanding its renovation of the former Wolferman’s Grocery plant in Kansas City’s Roanoke Park area to add 14 apartments on the east side of the building.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:37:00 CDT

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Upscale apartment conversion proposed for midtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article26996539.html#storylink=rss A three-phase plan calls for converting an office building to apartments on the 3400 block of Broadway and building a two-story commercial building next door. Phases two and three call for two new apartment buildings and 20 town homes to be built behind the former MGE/Panhandle Eastern building.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:15 CDT

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Plan calls for bridging the gap between Kansas City Crossroads and Jazz District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article26630542.html#storylink=rss A student proposal has inspired Kansas City planners to look for better ways to bring the Crossroads and 18th and Vine closer together.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:13:02 CDT

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Populous and HMC Architects team up to win Los Angeles design contract http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25969135.html#storylink=rss Populous and HMC Architects have been selected by the Los Angeles City Council to renovate and enlarge the Los Angeles Convention Center. The team won the contract, which has a top budget of $350 million, by beating out two other teams in a design competition.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:35:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25969135.html
TIF plan for convention center hotel gets first-round approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25840672.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s Tax Increment Financing Commission approved a plan that outlines city subsidies for the proposed downtown hotel and agreed that the proposed location meets the definition of blight to qualify for TIF incentives.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:05:34 CDT

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Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article25759837.html#storylink=rss The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost Ave.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:19 CDT

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Historic former Wolferman’s warehouse gets new life in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article27512104.html#storylink=rss Hufft Projects expands its renovation of the former Wolferman’s Grocery plant in Kansas City’s Roanoke Park area to add 14 apartments on the east side of the building.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:36:18 CDT

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Price tag on downtown convention hotel rises to about $311 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article25755280.html#storylink=rss The approximately $9 million increase from an earlier estimate is largely due to rising interest rates and increased bond reserves since the first of the year.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:13:38 CDT

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Two new Chartwell Hospitality hotels in Kansas City expect guests in early 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25160365.html#storylink=rss A Marriott Courtyard and companion Residence Inn continue under construction on the block bounded by Main Street, Baltimore Avenue, 16th Street and Truman Road. The plan calls for 257 rooms, a 166-space garage, a pool, a conference center and a fitness room.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:11:53 CDT

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Hunt family joint venture to focus on Texas real estate http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article25156078.html#storylink=rss Hunt Southwest Real Estate Development LLC is a joint venture between Kansas City-based Hunt Midwest Enterprises and Unity Hunt Inc., which oversees a group of companies tied to the family of the late Lamar Hunt.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:26:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article25156078.html
Park Place Village in Leawood is sold for $126.5 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25035202.html#storylink=rss A popular retail and office development at 117th Street and Nall Avenue has been sold by local developers to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III, based in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:43:57 CDT

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Kansas City Council approves Whole Foods complex near UMKC http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article24904783.html#storylink=rss After years of discussions with city and neighborhood leaders, VanTrust Real Estate won council approval for its Whole Foods mixed-use complex at 51st and Oak streets. The complex includes a Whole Foods grocery, a 170-unit apartment structure on top of the grocery, a student health center and a parking garage.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:20:45 CDT

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Troost Avenue has a new marketing push in south Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article24624526.html#storylink=rss The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District will unveil a new brand design at a party Friday in south Kansas City. The event will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Cleaver YMCA, 7000 Troost.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:41:52 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article24624526.html
Plans roll forward for 51st and Oak project, including move of Young Matrons clubhouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article24668728.html#storylink=rss 51Oak, a complex including a Whole Foods grocery, a 170-unit apartment building, a student health center and a parking garage, is expected to get the green light Wednesday from a Kansas City Council committee. The historic Young Matrons clubhouse on the site would be picked up and moved south on the UMKC campus.

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Effort is underway to save Nelle Peters apartments near the Country Club Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article24640666.html#storylink=rss The Historic Kansas City Foundation has filed an application for historic designation for the Tudor revival-style buildings tucked behind a parking garage in the 4700 block of Summit Street in the West Plaza neighborhood. It will be the first real test of a city ordinance on demolition delay.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:47:31 CDT

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Would a downtown convention hotel be a game-changer for KC or something far less? http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article24531682.html#storylink=rss Supporters and skeptics of a new downtown hotel are debating just how much the proposed $302 million, 800-room Hyatt would affect Kansas City’s ability to become a top-tier convention destination. Critics say that amid fierce competition among U.S. cities there is not enough business to go around. Supporters say such a hotel is needed to retain and attract major events.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:54:29 CDT

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Two companies expand in Overland Park, adding more than 40 jobs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article24478165.html#storylink=rss GBW Railcar Services, a joint venture between Greenbrier and Watco Companies, delivers freight car repair services and monitors railcar maintenance requirements. Berkley Medical Management Solutions is a unit of W.R. Berkley Insurance Group and provides worker’s compensation managed care services

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Second Briarcliff apartment complex celebrates completion http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article23503714.html#storylink=rss The Landing, a 340-unit apartment complex on the Briarcliff hill north of the Missouri River, is about half occupied so far.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:26:56 CDT

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UMKC begins $21.5 million science lab renovation http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article23192652.html#storylink=rss Renovation will be aided by state legislation that includes $18.3 million for UMKC’s Spencer Chemistry Building and Biological Sciences Building. The money comes from about $160 million in bond funds for use on college and university projects around the state.

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Kansas City architecture firm Populous designs for its future http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article23087661.html#storylink=rss Populous, a firm previously devoted to designing sports facilities, is expanding into other business, adding a strategic partner and creating a workspace that fits its new direction.

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