<![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 BNIM pulls out of Crossroads deal http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article58492623.html#storylink=rss Company abandons headquarters plan for 1640 Baltimore

Project became focus of tax incentives fight

BNIM will look for another location in metro area.

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Kansas City convention center hotel petitioners get their day in court http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article57984548.html#storylink=rss Citizens group seeks public vote on the proposed downtown hotel

Jackson County circuit judge hears arguments for and against

Judge takes the case under advisement and will issue a decision later

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Airline consultants reject renovation options for Kansas City International Airport http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57926508.html#storylink=rss Consultant said new plan doesn’t accommodate KCI’s future needs

The plan would really cost $984 million, not the estimate of $672 million, consultant says

A recommendation to the City Council on the future of KCI could come before May 1

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:27:15 CST

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Council Airport Committee to hear analysis of KCI renovation options http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57692158.html#storylink=rss Committee meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday in City Hall

An airline consultant will discuss viability of Crawford Architects’ plan

Other options for renovating the airport also will be reviewed

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:04:16 CST

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Hopes renewed for Norman School conversion in midtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article57362158.html#storylink=rss Long-shuttered Kansas City school may finally be on redevelopment path

Vagrants, vandalism and neighborhood dissent have marked past decade

Owner Del Hedgepath’s plan for midtown apartments moves forward

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Area single-family housing permits rose 10 percent in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article57292448.html#storylink=rss Permits for single-family construction in the eight-county area climbed to 4,700 last year

Kansas City issued the most permits

Multifamily construction also was stronger last year, finishing 7 percent higher

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KC Council approves measure to try to revive 63rd Street from Oak to Troost http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57143503.html#storylink=rss Tax breaks could apply for some projects from Oak to Troost

One council member argues that incentives should focus east of Troost

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:43:00 CST

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KC plans to purchase and demolish Royale Inn to improve gateway to downtown http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article57112423.html#storylink=rss Council approves acquisition, demolition of problem property

That sets the stage to improve downtown gateway intersection

It’s seen as catalyst for renaissance of Independence Avenue corridor

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:03:58 CST

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Kansas City streetcar line drew developers to build apartments on Main Street http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article57020493.html#storylink=rss Linden Street Partners of Denver entered Kansas City market

New five-story building prepares for tenants at 1914 Main St.

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Crossroads Academy merges with another charter school, plans to open new downtown high school http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article56833838.html#storylink=rss Crossroads will merge with Scuola Vita Nuova in July 2017

The new high school will open in 2018 at a yet-to-be determined site

Crossroads also plans to open a second elementary school this summer on Quality Hill

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Hotel Indigo is planned for Kansas City Costume building on Grand http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56882768.html#storylink=rss Hotel company would operate boutique hotels downtown and in the Crossroads district

Costume company plans to relocate from 20th and Grand

Developer Matt Abbott’s hotel project gets go-ahead from city panel

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Kansas City’s downtown revives empty office towers with ‘adaptive reuse’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56744043.html#storylink=rss Obsolete office spaces are being converted to apartments and hotels

New use sometimes includes ground-floor retail and offices on lower floors

Office towers also are being saved by tax credits, property tax breaks and easier access to financing

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Kansas City Council prepares to review two competing Kemper Arena proposals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56604328.html#storylink=rss Foutch Brothers, Steven brothers offer rival plans

Selection committee plans to hear presentations in February

New use for arena could come after city bonds are paid off in April

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Work is underway on groundbreaking Kansas City River Market apartments http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56612913.html#storylink=rss Site prep started this week on the city’s first multifamily Passive House Institute-certified buildings

The Second and Delaware apartment complex will have 276 units

They are slated to open in May 2017

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West Side apartment project receives approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55926960.html#storylink=rss Development is proposed for 17th Street and Madison Avenue

Some neighbors fear higher density, more traffic

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KC Council rejects call to preserve three Plaza-area Nelle Peters apartments http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article55888480.html#storylink=rss Preservationists wanted historic status for Green Gables buildings

City sides with developer who said structures need to go

Demolition in store, paving way for new multifamily project

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Photo gallery: Kansas City’s downtown is reviving empty towers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56757918.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:14:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56757918.html Commerce Tower undergoing renovation from office building to mixed residential, education and commercial use http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56156905.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:31:20 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article56156905.html Kansas City Council allocates $1 million to assist midtown redevelopment plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55901810.html#storylink=rss Plan focuses on redevelopment of Armour and Troost intersection

Business development funds will be used for MAC Properties plan

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Crossroads hotel plan gets council approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55894795.html#storylink=rss Project seeks to reuse two vacant historic buildings

Plan includes providing community meeting space

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River Market apartments get new owner http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55723060.html#storylink=rss RMwest, which opened last year, attracts New York investors

Proximity to streetcar line added to investment appeal

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Another KCI renovation option surfaces http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article55527215.html#storylink=rss Team led by Kansas City architecture firm offers rival plan for KCI

Council members say it’s worth considering

Airline consultant reviewing for cost, viability

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Hearing set for Kansas City downtown convention hotel lawsuit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55479945.html#storylink=rss Jackson County judge schedules hearing for Feb. 2

Petitioners want hotel put to a public vote

Kansas City Council says no public vote is needed

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Johnson County industrial buildings are sold for $55 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article55432435.html#storylink=rss Clarion Partners of Dallas buys 24 industrial properties in Lenexa and Overland Park

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Highwoods expects to leave Kansas City office market, too http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article54925935.html#storylink=rss Sale of Country Club Plaza portfolio takes priority

Company plans to sell its interest in four other buildings

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Barring a late reprieve, Plaza-area Nelle Peters buildings face demolition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article54561700.html#storylink=rss Full council votes Jan. 21 but is unlikely to overturn committee decision

Historic Kansas City Foundation gathered about 800 signatures on an online petition to protect the three buildings

 

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Three Trails Industrial Park makes a mark in south Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article54478015.html#storylink=rss Speculative warehouse and manufacturing development makes gift to Local Initiative Support Corp.

Financing arrangement brings a workforce development boost

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Armour apartment row is likely to avoid wrecking ball http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article54541830.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Council is expected to authorize $840,000 for blight remediation

Four small apartment buildings are in the 100 block of West Armour Boulevard

MAC Properties intends to add to its Armour Boulevard redevelopments

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Majority ownership changes hands in Legends Outlets http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article54551730.html#storylink=rss Walton Street Capital has bought controlling interest

Legacy Development retains a minority stake

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Hollis + Miller architectural firm will leave suburbs for Kansas City core http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article54367895.html#storylink=rss Hollis + Miller will unite Overland Park and Lee’s Summit offices in the Crossroads

Firm will take top three floors in Corrigan Station at 19th and Walnut

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