The Mission Gateway project has been an empty field for 12 years since a New York developer bought the Mission Center Mall in 2005 and tore it down. Now he's proposing a new version of the project, but while optimistic, some are skeptical of whether he can pull it off.
Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling of the Star's Editorial Board talk about the proposal for a new, single terminal at KCI with Kansas City Council members Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas on May 24, 2017.
Oak Street, which lines up with the Heart of America Bridge and goes by the federal courthouse, the City Hall and Sprint Center, has seen unending construction over the years. Public Works Deputy Director Ralph Davis says there are multiple layers of utilities underneath the road that businesses need to access because of to the city's development and rising demand for faster communication.
The once-dilapidated properties — five buildings in all that were the former West High, West Junior High and Switzer Elementary schools — have been reborn as Switzer Lofts after a $24 million renovation.
Watch as a fire destroys an room without a sprinkler system during a live demonstration at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass., on November 3, 2011. In the room outfitted with a single sprinkler head (right), the sprinkler activated after 20 seconds and quickly brought down the flames.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James gave the State of the City Speech on Tuesday at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. James used the event to highlight successes, such as the downtown streetcar, as well as the ongoing challenges of crime and violence and lobbied in favor of an April bond vote for infrastructure.
Apartment 345 of the new Crossroads Westside complex that is currently under construction features an eye-level view of northbound Interstate 35. It's only about 20 feet from one of the main arteries into downtown Kansas City. The view from the southern windows not only features the freeway, but also a billboard and train tracks.
The 61-year-old former Broadway Bridge needs a major rehabilitation, and the Missouri Department of Transportation warns that a regional group imagining grander future scenarios for the bridge needs to speed up designing and funding a plan or the state will have to go with repairing the existing bridge.
The Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City at 5700 King St. in Shawnee is wanting to improve the experience for children and they are working with other interest groups to start a $12 million campaign to build a new, larger children’s museum and library on property near Red Bridge and Holmes roads.