<![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 New ThinkKC.com showcases Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22610829.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Area Development Council has launched an upgraded marketing web site.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 12:35:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22610829.html
One Light topped out as Two Light moves forward in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article22457766.html#storylink=rss A topping-out ceremony was held Wednesday for the 25-story apartment tower under construction at 13th and Walnut streets. Meanwhile, preparation moves ahead for its companion 24-story apartment tower at Walnut and Truman Road.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 16:04:26 CDT

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Area home construction climbed in April http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22433529.html#storylink=rss The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City reported that 436 building permits were issued last month in the eight-county metropolitan area. That’s up 44 permits from March.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 12:12:00 CDT

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Makeover on Kansas City’s 63rd Street gains momentum between Brookside hub, Troost http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22271169.html#storylink=rss Developers and independent businesses are pumping new life into East 63rd Street in Kansas City, updating the link between the popular Brookside shopping area and Troost. A new three-story apartment building, renovated office buildings, retail and food establishments are included in the makeover.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 20:43:20 CDT

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Kansas City convention hotel proposal is put on fast track http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article21518865.html#storylink=rss The convention hotel proposal overcame its first hurdle Wednesday and the City Council signaled its eagerness to push it through on a fast track. The tax incentives will be reviewed June 30, and the council may approve it by late July.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 18:14:07 CDT

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New management of Marriott hotel at KCI plans a big upgrade http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21022590.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council approved a new lease agreement that moves control of the operation from Marriott’s corporate headquarters to franchisee Grady Hotel Investments. The new ownership group has committed to a $16 million upgrade of the hotel, which includes redoing the lobby, kitchen and banquet spaces.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 16:01:53 CDT

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Work is underway on a $20 million research and education building in Gladstone http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article21505239.html#storylink=rss The building will provide space for the North Kansas City school district and Northwest Missouri State University. The 90,000-square-foot Northland Innovation Campus, at Northeast 69th Street and North Oak Trafficway, is expected to be completed in May 2016.

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South Kansas City industrial park will hold groundbreaking for speculative building http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article21004740.html#storylink=rss CenterPoint Intermodal Center developers have scheduled a June 3 groundbreaking for a 450,000-square-foot speculative facility in the south Kansas City industrial park. The site at 14901 Andrews Road is at the former location of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 13:35:03 CDT

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Vaccine producer Prommune is moving to Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20822553.html#storylink=rss Prommune Inc., now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, specializes in the production of swine flu and avian flu vaccines. The company will operate temporarily from an administrative office at 9393 W. 110th St. It expects to hire up to six employees in the first three years, with additional marketing and sales personnel added later.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 10:16:00 CDT

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More tax incentives approved for Commerce Tower renovation http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20854812.html#storylink=rss Developers proposing to renovate Commerce Tower into a multi-use complex received approval from the Tax Increment Financing Commission for another public incentive to help cover cost increases related to building safety and disability law compliance.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 15:55:58 CDT

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Developer proposes $300 million soccer-centered Grandview project http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20539233.html#storylink=rss The project, presented at a public ceremony Friday, is by PG Partners. The first phase involves up to 15 soccer fields, a field house and retail space, though plans allow for hotels, housing and commercial development as well. City and other government officials are working on potential tax incentives to support the project.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 16:44:42 CDT

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Another industrial building starts ‘on spec’ in Edgerton http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article20413305.html#storylink=rss NorthPoint Development is constructing a 822,104-square-foot speculative building in Logistics Park Kansas City. The building, in the Edgerton industrial park that wraps around the BNSF Railway intermodal facilities, doesn’t have a signed tenant yet. But that isn’t expected to be the case for long.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 11:07:38 CDT

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KC to announce 800-room Hyatt convention hotel downtown http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20557803.html#storylink=rss An 800-room Hyatt hotel tower is planned to open by 2018 across the street from the Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom and diagonal from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Another downtown hotel has been a goal for the convention industry for years.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 18:59:00 CDT

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Quest for a convention hotel goes back decades http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20557908.html#storylink=rss Would-be developers have tried since the 1990s to put together a deal to build a large downtown hotel in Kansas City.

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Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel completes $10 million renovation http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article20503545.html#storylink=rss Los Angeles-based Laurus Corp., which has owned the hotel since 2012, said the makeover covered all areas of the hotel.

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Area building activity enjoys a spring spurt http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article19945587.html#storylink=rss Two measures of construction in the Kansas City area, from Dodge Data & Analytics and the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, flashed positive signs as spring weather softened the ground in March.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:17:37 CDT

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RED Development partnership acquires four shopping centers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article20448918.html#storylink=rss RED, which has offices in Overland Park, partnered with BIG Shopping Centers USA to form BIG RED. In its first move, the partnership acquired two properties in Omaha and two in Phoenix.

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Auto supply chain fuels the Kansas City economy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article19871121.html#storylink=rss An auto industry meeting sponsored by KC SmartPort attracted more than 400 people to Bartle Hall for an event touting the economic stimulation of the Ford and General Motors assembly plants and all of the supplier industries they attract to the Kansas City area.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:50:36 CDT

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Country Club Plaza owner has a strong first quarter http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article19825377.html#storylink=rss Highwoods Properties said revenue climbed to $157.3 million for the three months that ended March 31, up from $148.5 million in the first quarter of 2014. First-quarter net income increased to $19.3 million from $12.1 million a year earlier.

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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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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:59:24 CDT

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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