<![CDATA[Business Development News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:07 CST Development 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com EPR Properties reports increases in quarterly profit and revenue http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article74529982.html#storylink=rss Net income was $48.2 million for the three months that ended March 31

Revenue climbed 19 percent in the quarter to $118.8 million

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Blight designation could pave way for development near Crown Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article74543712.html#storylink=rss KC Council approves blight designation despite reservations

Council members agree calling area near Crown Center “blighted” doesn’t “pass the smell test”

Opponents of tax abatement for project may try referendum

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:25:14 CDT

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More public financing helps YMCA/Truman Medical Center project http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article74417292.html#storylink=rss Development agency agrees to help acquire property, build parking lot

Plans for improved YMCA building and new medical clinic at Linwood and Cleveland move forward

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:08:01 CDT

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Apartments are planned for another downtown KC office building http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article74272807.html#storylink=rss Plans involve historic New England Life building

Conversion would add 32 units at Ninth and Wyandotte

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:32:34 CDT

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Northland’s Zona Rosa is for sale http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74074402.html#storylink=rss The retail, office and residential center, at the northwest corner of Interstate 29 and Barry Road, is for sale

Eastdil Secured has the listing

It also was the listing agent for the Country Club Plaza, which recently sold for $660 million

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:37:53 CDT

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Airlines to Kansas City: Get on board for new KCI single terminal http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article73988477.html#storylink=rss After years of debate, the airlines serving KCI seek City Council and public support for new terminal

Not everyone on Council is convinced, and plenty of public skepticism remains

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:31:20 CDT

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Prairie Village clears path toward Meadowbrook Park reality http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article73883787.html#storylink=rss City Council unanimously approves $19 million in TIF bonds to buy park land

Van Trust Real Estate will sell city 82 acres of former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club for park

Rest of the 45 acres will go be used for new homes, boutique inn

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Plans unveiled for Kansas City streetcar grand opening party http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article73434742.html#storylink=rss Event kicks off May 6 at Union Station

Weekend celebration runs along route from River Market to Crossroads

Timetoridekc.org has information

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Leadership change coming at Kansas City airport http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article73176207.html#storylink=rss Pat Klein, city manager’s liaison to KCI leadership team, appointed new aviation director

Mark VanLoh retiring, encountered headwinds after new terminal rollout in 2011

Switch comes as city contemplates airport election this year

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New duplexes add low-income housing on Kansas City’s East Side http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article72836742.html#storylink=rss Oak Point Partners built 30 housing units, mostly duplexes

Federal low-income housing funds assisted two developments

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Unified Government makes hotel and convention center deals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article72699572.html#storylink=rss Kansas City, Kan./Wyandotte County sells Hilton Garden Inn

Unified Government signs Reardon Convention Center contract with Brancato Catering

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KC Council members say visit with Southwest Airlines about KCI was instructive http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article72133067.html#storylink=rss In Dallas, council members visited Friday with Southwest Airlines executives

Southwest made clear its preference for a new terminal at KCI

Some council members are still not convinced

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Task force will confront Kansas City’s soaring water rates http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article71811902.html#storylink=rss The group, led by Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, will include a broad cross section of water users and constituents

The first meeting is Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the KC Water Auditorium, 4800 E. 63rd St.

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At Plaza library, Crawford Architects presents an alternative plan for KCI http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article71715327.html#storylink=rss Airport leaders recommend a new single terminal at the airport

Crawford Architects teamed with others on a rival renovation plan

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KCK commission advances a permit request to reopen The Woodlands http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article71294002.html#storylink=rss The proposal is from Phil Ruffin, a major casino owner

Commissioners voted 8-2 to send the request for further consideration April 28

A special use permit is needed for racetrack and slot machine venue

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Kansas City Fairfax assembly plant expected to build a new Cadillac model http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article71323662.html#storylink=rss General Motors declines to specify the brand or model

But GM says Fairfax will get a new vehicle after LaCrosse production ends

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Skeptics may disagree, but KCI airport experts tout convenience of new terminal http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article71343087.html#storylink=rss Officials outline new airport innovations focused on convenience

Still, some feel airports are designed with passenger last in mind

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Agreement clears a path to redevelopment of Westport High School http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article71163072.html#storylink=rss Developers can add parking for Westport Common business incubator project

They also promise community access to open space and a walking trail or track at the site

Sale of the building at 315 E. 39th St. is expected to close this summer

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KC, KCK mayors promote plan to help struggling neighborhoods http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article71151187.html#storylink=rss New $4 million fund provides loans to help urban core projects

Pre-development funds provided for market research, other studies

Funds available in both Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan.

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KCI is back on city’s radar; meetings are April 12, April 13 http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article71078847.html#storylink=rss Airport committee considers “convenience” on Tuesday

A rival proposal will be presented at the Plaza Library on Wednesday

Committee will hear the final airline recommendation April 26

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Union Station receives substantial donations toward expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article71024362.html#storylink=rss A pedestrian and vehicular bridge will connect to a parking garage

Station is within $800,000 of its $7.8 million goal

Project also includes outdoor Science City exhibit

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Plan for hotel complex north of Plaza moves forward after height compromise http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article70024892.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Plan Commission approves preliminary plan

Developers and neighbors agree to eight-story limit, down from 10

The plan for hotel, apartments, retail and open space had been criticized as too tall

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Plan expands for redevelopment south of Crown Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article70029672.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Plan Commission approves larger area as blighted and in need of redevelopment

New plan adds acreage to housing development plan centered at 27th Street and McGee Trafficway

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New plans emerge where grocery idea fizzled at 27th and Troost http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article69614147.html#storylink=rss Experienced developers are recommended to transform that corner

Mixed-use housing and retail projects are under consideration

Development contracts still must be finalized

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Apartment boom in KC metro area is unlikely to slow anytime soon http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article69420982.html#storylink=rss Several large complexes opened in suburbs and downtown last year

Occupancy rates exceed 95 percent, so demand is there

But rental rates have been rising faster than wages

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Superior Moving and Storage puts Crossroads property on the market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article69506747.html#storylink=rss Company seeks another Kansas City location

Buildings and land in Crossroads Arts District are near new streetcar line

Relocation site isn’t finalized

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Opponents of KC streetcar expansion sue transit group over open records request http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article69475737.html#storylink=rss Citizens for Responsible Government sues Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance

Alliance refused a request for records, political group says

Alliance says it is not subject to the Sunshine Law

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One of KC’s iconic ‘hair curlers’ on Bartle Hall damaged in lightning strike http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article69310442.html#storylink=rss City Council will consider spending more than $1 million to fix Sky Station

Easternmost sculpture needs to be removed and repaired

A. Zahner Co., master fabricator, asked to assist city on the project

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Kansas City’s last streetcar is expected late next week http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article69247712.html#storylink=rss Fourth streetcar should leave New York on Monday

Streetcar Authority also approves contract for “safety ambassadors”

Planning continues for May 6 grand opening, rolling street party

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NorthPoint Development begins two more speculative buildings in Edgerton http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article68865912.html#storylink=rss Fresh off Amazon taking one spec warehouse, developer announces two more

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