Kansas and Missouri have been giving tax incentive deals to companies for years to get them to move a few miles across the state line. The state of Kansas is giving HCA Midwest Health about $3 million in tax breaks to move its headquarters four miles from Kansas City to Overland Park.
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. This video was originally published March 23, 2017.