<![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 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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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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Developer says Grand Boulevard eyesore will be ‘a showplace’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article25403599.html#storylink=rss A boarded-up building and fenced-in parking lot in the 1600 block of Grand Boulevard is to become office space with off-street parking just south of Kansas City’s downtown loop.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:19:40 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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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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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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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:59:35 CDT

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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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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
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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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:59:41 CDT

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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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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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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:45:18 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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New ThinkKC.com showcases the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article22610829.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Area Development Council has launched a new online version at ThinkKC.com, a site that focuses on the region’s livability and business attraction incentives. The upgraded site links to KCAnimalHealth.com, KCSmartPort.com, KCNext.com and TeamKC.com.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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