<![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 Planned hotel cited as four large conventions choose Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article33612876.html#storylink=rss Visit KC said the bookings — the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Mothers of Preschoolers International, the American Public Works Association and Quilts Inc. — could generate more than $17 million for the local economy. “As I’ve said before, the convention hotel is a game changer,” said Ronnie Burt, Visit KC’s president and chief executive. “Usually, this type of interest doesn’t happen until the shovel is in the ground.”

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:51:57 CDT

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KC real estate firm Kessinger/Hunter cuts ties with Cushman & Wakefield http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article32995518.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City-based commercial real estate firm Kessingger/Hunter & Co. announced Monday that it was ending its affiliation with the national firm of Cushman & Wakefield. The change was made because DTZ, a commercial real estate firm that also does business in the Kansas City area, bought Cushman & Wakefield, which “created an overlap in services,” Kessenger Chairman Chuck Hunter said.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:43:09 CDT

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Kansas City development board gets new members http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article32640027.html#storylink=rss Councilman Scott Taylor, attorney Ed Ford and AT&T executive Madeline Romious will serve on the board of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:36:21 CDT

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Kansas City Council clears the way for a new hotel at 20th and Main http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article32574741.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council approved a development plan for construction of a Hilton Home2Suites hotel at 20th and Main streets. Construction is expected to start on or before Dec. 1 and finish in 10 to 12 months.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:50:58 CDT

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Unusual hotel-apartment conversion could save blighted Brookfield Building in downtown KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article32427120.html#storylink=rss The long-vacant Brookfield Building at 11th and Baltimore could become a combination hotel and apartment tower under an ambitious plan that seeks property tax abatement to make it economically feasible.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:43:38 CDT

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New apartments are planned near Kansas City’s St. Luke’s Hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article32473506.html#storylink=rss The project, named the Vernon on Washington, is to break ground in late September between 44th and 46th streets on Washington, a half block west of the Plaza area hospital. Leasing is expected to begin in late summer 2016. The owner-developers include Peter Holt, a St. Luke’s physician, and his son, Travis Holt, who is with Brush Creek Partners.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:59:28 CDT

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City expects to identify prospective developers for Kemper Arena on Aug. 31 http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article32256039.html#storylink=rss Kansas City expects to release the names of the two responders to the request for Kemper Arena proposals on Aug. 31. Foutch Brothers LLC has confirmed it submitted a plan, but the identity of the other party remains a secret.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:41:49 CDT

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Kansas City gets two proposals to redevelop Kemper Arena http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article31890519.html#storylink=rss The city will evaluate those submissions for completeness and try to determine the future of the underused facility. The city will evaluate proposals based on developers’ qualifications, financial resources and ability to transform the neighborhood.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:25:25 CDT

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Kansas City Council approves tax break to expand East Side food equipment manufacturer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31660316.html#storylink=rss The ordinance provides a 15-year, 100 percent tax abatement for Shick USA, a long-established industrial food equipment manufacturer, to expand its operation in the Blue Valley Industrial District. The tax break would add up to $755,875 over the 15 years.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:33:34 CDT

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‘Boutique’ apartments are planned for vacant Berlau Paper Co. warehouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article31659779.html#storylink=rss Redevelopers of the Berlau Paper Co. warehouse at 1509 Walnut in Kansas City received tax abatements for their project, which aims to turn the five-story structure into 20 high-end apartments.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:30:09 CDT

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Kansas City agency approves property tax breaks to renovate the Red Bridge Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31621166.html#storylink=rss The proposal to redevelop the blighted Red Bridge Shopping Center received approval for property tax abatement from Kansas City’s Planned Industrial Expansion Authority, allowing developer Lane4 to move forward to buy, renovate and find tenants for the center.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:11:04 CDT

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Developer withdraws 95th and Metcalf plan, citing differences with Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31523825.html#storylink=rss Lane4 Property Group and the Kroenke Group have told Overland Park they won’t pursue redevelopment of the 95th and Metcalf property. The developers had proposed a 60-acre, $324 million revival project for the Metcalf South Shopping Center and former KMart center.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:59:56 CDT

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$20 million makeover is planned for Overland Park building http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31383692.html#storylink=rss Tower Properties will begin major interior and exterior renovations at 6601 College Blvd. after Black & Veatch vacates the six-story building at the end of the year. Tower Properties has hired RMTA Architects and Jonkman Construction for the 6601 College job.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:08:51 CDT

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Kansas City’s restoration boom builds on a strong history of preservation http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31098152.html#storylink=rss Companies such as Plasterkraft & Mural Masters are seeing steady increases in business, thanks partly to the development resurgence in downtown Kansas City and a growing desire for revamped living spaces in the urban core.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:48:46 CDT

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With council approval, hope springs anew for Red Bridge Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article31039923.html#storylink=rss Red Bridge Shopping Center would get a much needed shot of adrenaline under a plan unanimously approved Thursday by the Kansas City Council. Lane4 Property Group has an $18.6 million proposal to buy and renovate the property and to bring new tenants to the half-empty center at Red Bridge and Holmes roads.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:58:01 CDT

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Major rehabilitation is endorsed for south Kansas City’s Red Bridge Shopping Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article30943368.html#storylink=rss A plan to overhaul the mostly vacant and fading Red Bridge Shopping Center seeks Kansas City tax incentives to reinvigorate the J.C. Nichols development. Neighbors say they want the revival to bring in restaurants, a hardware store and other services.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:25:30 CDT

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Huge sewer project moves ahead in the Northland http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article31299980.html#storylink=rss Officials with Twin Creeks development, a project of Hunt Midwest, joined with Kansas City leaders to mark completion of a $40 million infrastructure project in the Northland.

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Stifel Nicolaus will underwrite convention center hotel bonds http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article30863607.html#storylink=rss Plans call for the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to issue by the end of this year up to $160 million in bonds for the estimated $311 million project. The bonds are to be repaid with tax increment financing revenues over 30 years and special tax revenues generated by the hotel over 23 years.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:02:50 CDT

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Crossroads boutique hotel is planned for the historic Pabst and Pendergast buildings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article30397305.html#storylink=rss Developers want to convert the buildings in the Crossroads Arts District to an upscale boutique hotel that would be a destination for travelers and locals alike. They plan to open a 125-room hotel with meeting spaces, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, and a rooftop deck in mid-2017.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:47:18 CDT

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With Lenexa City Center, Lenexa sees good things come to those who wait http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article29988093.html#storylink=rss After more than 30 years, a couple of recessions and some false starts and embarrassments, the Lenexa City Center project at 87th Street and Renner appears to be paying off. When it is completely built out — and officials say that won’t be for at least a decade — it will be an area where people can work, shop and be entertained, possibly within blocks of their homes.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:12:20 CDT

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Homebuilding in the Kansas City area picked up in June http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article29960451.html#storylink=rss Area homebuilders enjoyed their busiest June in nearly eight years, helped by an increase in the number of first-time buyers entering the market. Builders took out permits for 433 single-family homes during June, up from 364 a year ago, the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said.

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St. Luke’s markets more than health care — it’s also a real estate developer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article29611525.html#storylink=rss Westport Today LLC, a subsidiary of the St. Luke’s Foundation, has invested millions in new and remodeled housing in the neighborhood west of St. Luke’s Hospital. The company is selling new townhomes and renovated bungalows in an effort to maintain the neighborhood around the hospital.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:46:09 CDT

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New apartments to open soon in the River Market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article29593240.html#storylink=rss The first tenants are scheduled to move in August into the 137-unit RMWest Apartments, a new-construction project in the River Market north of downtown. The two five-story apartment buildings are at 228 W. Fourth St.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:05:18 CDT

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Redevelopment is sought for Faultless Linen properties in the Crossroads Arts District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29107867.html#storylink=rss The four properties are 1915 Broadway, a three-story, brick masonry building with 36,000 square feet; 1923-1943 Broadway, a two- and three-story brick and concrete block building with 54,000 square feet; 1929 Central, a single-story brick veneer-on-concrete block building with 10,000 square feet; and 1805 Washington, which is 13,000 square feet of vacant land.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:34:12 CDT

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Two towers are rising on Cerner’s south Kansas City site http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article29084656.html#storylink=rss Phase one is under construction on a 10-year plan to put 16,000 Cerner workers on the former Bannister Mall and Benjamin Plaza site.

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KCI industrial park to add another warehouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28921747.html#storylink=rss A groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday morning on the third building in the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre.

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There’s a really ‘big box’ in the Metcalf South replacement plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article28659028.html#storylink=rss Plans to raze Metcalf South Shopping Center and the former K-Mart center at 95th and Metcalf are inching forward. Developers need Overland Park to approve their Central Square mixed-use development proposal, which includes a very large retail store. They also want the city to authorize public tax incentives. And they need to win public opinion and see what the market will bear.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:04:37 CDT

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After Kansas City Council vote, it’s full speed ahead for new convention hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article28434601.html#storylink=rss After more than two decades of studies and unfulfilled plans for a new downtown convention headquarters hotel, the Kansas City Council unanimously approved a financing deal to move the project closer to becoming a reality. If all goes as planned, construction could begin in the first quarter of next year.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:25 CDT

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Kansas City Council puts off vote on diocese housing plan for the former St. Francis Xavier School http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article28423024.html#storylink=rss Instead, the council called for a cease-fire between the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, which wants the Catholic student housing development at 53rd Street and Troost Avenue, and St. Francis Xavier Church and surrounding neighborhoods, which do not. The council urged both sides to work with a mediator.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:36:41 CDT

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Renewal plan could be a boost to East Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article28337026.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City agency recommends the East Crossroads Urban Renewal Plan, initiating a process that could provide tax incentives for redevelopment in a 92-acre area designated as blighted southeast of the downtown core. The eventual goal is to help replicate the resurgence of the West Crossroads area.

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