<![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 New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article79839897.html#storylink=rss Plan would raze Metcalf South Shopping Center and build a Lowe’s plus smaller retail stores

Future of K-Mart/French Market center across 95th Street is not yet decided

Earlier multiuse proposal was opposed by Overland Park city planners

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A glimpse of what Meadowbrook park, development will have to offer http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article79525397.html#storylink=rss Groundbreaking marks the start of construction on park, homes, hotel

Park would be largest in northeast Johnson County

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Tue, 24 May 2016 11:38:22 CDT

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Construction set to begin on 300-unit senior living project in Northland http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article79299287.html#storylink=rss Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is developing the 14-acre project

It is located at 9191 N. Ambassador Drive

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Mon, 23 May 2016 12:40:33 CDT

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U.S. transportation secretary visits KC for Smart City Challenge discussion http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article78923557.html#storylink=rss Kansas City is among seven cities vying for huge transportation grant

Up to $50 million in funds goes to selected city for futuristic approaches

The winner will be announced this summer

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:22:33 CDT

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New Red Bridge Shopping Center tenants announced at groundbreaking http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article78827202.html#storylink=rss Lane4 Property Group begins a $19 million renovation

Several new tenants are announced at Friday event attended by hundreds of neighbors

Hardware store, fitness center and restaurant will move in

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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:05:00 CDT

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After clashing, Joco park board agrees to $3.8 million center at Meadowbrook Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article78789487.html#storylink=rss Johnson County park board agrees to $8 million in park amenities

Among them: a new clubhouse, a grand pavilion, senior fitness area

Board agreed to replace the country club’s clubhouse

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Thu, 19 May 2016 23:23:14 CDT

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Three major KC redevelopment projects are greenlighted with tax abatement approvals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article78675087.html#storylink=rss Milhaus and UC-B will build large residential project south of Crown Center

Aparium Hotel project will renovate vacant Crossroads buildings

Joseph Kashani can proceed with vacant MGE building conversion in midtown

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Crowd endorses Kemper Arena redevelopment as destination sports hub http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article78506357.html#storylink=rss Foutch Brothers is preferred developer with amateur sports plan

But financing depends on historic designation, still uncertain

If successful, construction could start late this year

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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:40:26 CDT

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KC streetcars carried more than 57,000 riders in first full week http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article78067137.html#storylink=rss Ridership in first workweek exceeded average daily projections

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Developers want STAR bonds for BluHawk arena, Cosmosphere museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article78062422.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park City Council agreed Monday to ask the state if the project would qualify for the sales-tax bonds

The step is just one that the developers need to get public financing for the project

BluHawk development has begun at 159th Street and Antioch Road

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Developer plans to add a second floor to Kemper Arena http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77953992.html#storylink=rss Foutch Brothers plan for multiuse sports facility would increase court space

Kansas City officials will present the plan for public view Wednesday evening

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Mon, 16 May 2016 16:41:36 CDT

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TIF plan for Linwood Shopping Center moves forward http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77860622.html#storylink=rss Tax Increment Financing Commission approves redevelopment plan

City Council will get final say on renovation proposal for supermarket and retail shops

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City prefers youth sports plan to restore life to Kemper Arena http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article77824337.html#storylink=rss Selection committee prefers proposal from Kansas City’s Foutch Brothers

Plan is to use Kemper Arena for amateur youth and adult sports

Arena has been underutilized since opening of the Sprint Center downtown

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Mon, 16 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT

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Visit KC is about to turn 50, but it won’t dwell on its age http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77664647.html#storylink=rss Convention and tourism agency aims for “hip, cool” image

Focus on growth in regional visitors looks years ahead

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Work to begin on new residential and wellness community near Liberty Hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77657017.html#storylink=rss Developers describe the project as a “multigenerational wellness and residential living neighborhood”

The first phase will cost about $66 million

It is expected to open by summer 2017

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Group drops call for public vote on $80 million project south of Crown Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77525612.html#storylink=rss Petitioners reach agreement on tax abatement plans for project near Crown Center

Residential development Gallery Green intends to break ground by the end of the year

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Fri, 13 May 2016 16:54:28 CDT

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New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article79916652.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 17:55:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article79916652.html Hot Kansas City companies are honored by Economic Development Corp. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77245227.html#storylink=rss Honors went to 11 companies, organizations or individuals

Awards are for job creation, capital investment and redevelopment

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Thu, 12 May 2016 14:59:36 CDT

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Council green-lights two downtown KC hotel projects despite criticism http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article77315412.html#storylink=rss Both plans aim to bring life back to buildings that have been vacant for years

A watchdog group is opposed to quick-approval procedure

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Thu, 12 May 2016 18:03:03 CDT

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Downtown YMCA project gets more time to start work http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77068932.html#storylink=rss Developer has until the end of 2018 for YMCA to sign lease for Lyric Theatre building

Plan to repurpose ATA’s bus transfer site at 10th and Main also gets another year to start work

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Kansas City Council committee advances plan to renovate former Federal Reserve building http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article77050467.html#storylink=rss Tower at 925 Grand has been vacant for eight years

Reuse is primarily aimed to be for an Embassy Suites hotel

Several forms of public assistance would help $146 million project

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Kansas City completes purchase of Linwood Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article76727697.html#storylink=rss Center at Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue changes hands

Kansas City buys dormant strip mall for $950,000

Revival plan is likely to cost $15 million

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Tue, 10 May 2016 11:17:30 CDT

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Hockey arena, hotels and Cosmosphere museum get Overland Park planners’ OK http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76752837.html#storylink=rss Parts of the BluHawk development at 159th and Antioch in Overland Park now go to the OP City Council

Residents complained about traffic, hockey arena

If completed as proposed, BluHawk development would be one of the largest in the Kansas City area

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City objects, but Overland Park planners OK Brookridge proposal — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76729497.html#storylink=rss Overland Park planning commission approves rezoning for Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club at I-435 and Antioch Road

City staff recommended denial of rezoning

This is the fourth time the planning commission has approved the project but the city council has sent it back and then most recently denied it.

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After years of planning, setbacks, hard work, KC celebrates streetcar grand opening http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article76060507.html#storylink=rss Civic and elected leaders praise downtown streetcar launch

Friday marks return of Kansas City streetcars after 59 years

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Challenge mounted to incentives for development near Crown Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article76160442.html#storylink=rss Petition signatures filed with Kansas City clerk to start referendum process

Opponents say area near Crown Center is not blighted nor deserving of incentives

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KC ready for Friday’s streetcar grand opening http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article75821757.html#storylink=rss Thousands expected to ride streetcars in two-day grand opening

People should make note of street and parking restrictions

Fireworks, festivities, business celebrations will also mark the occasion from River Market to Union Station

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Mayor Sly James pulls plug on 2016 election on KCI improvements http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article75381617.html#storylink=rss Mayor Sly James says it’s too soon to seek election on airport modernization

Airlines had wanted an August election, but polling showed voters weren’t on board

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Tue, 03 May 2016 15:38:07 CDT

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Dropped Brookridge lawsuit clears a path for Overland Park project http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article75419067.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:33 CDT

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Kansas City Young Audiences buys Main Street building for its new home http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article75320997.html#storylink=rss Renovation work on the approximately $3.1 million project is expected to begin in July

Nonprofit is kicking off a $3.5 million capital campaign this month to support the project

The organization has been located on the campus of St. Teresa’s Academy for 12 years

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