Updated: Interactive report on Kansas City's downtown development boom

The Kansas City Star

Stay current on downtown's rejuvenation with our interactive report. What's new? Changes at the Savoy, the Power & Light apartment building project, Cornerstone Apartments and The Nerdery coming to the The old Western Union building at 100 E. Seventh St.

The Kansas City Star continues to update  an interactive report that displays about 79 downtown projects totaling more than $1.7 billion that either have been announced, are in progress, or have been completed since the start of 2012, with the exception of some major civic projects. Readers can access the project on their desktop computer and any mobile device.

You might be surprised by the scope of the development that dots all areas of greater downtown — an area that includes Crown Center, the Crossroads Arts District, the Downtown Loop and River Market. It also happens to be the geography linked by the new 2.2-mile streetcar line expected to be completed next year.

When you go to the Star project, you’ll see an outline of the streetcar line and its stops, and a brief description of each project, including the cost, the developer, status and completion timetable, plus the history of the building.

There also are links to previous stories on the project, photos with each building, and video in some cases.

The map is also a vivid reminder of the largely unsung but critical role played by state and federal historic tax credits in reviving downtown. More than $545 million in preservation projects are either underway or in the works.

Track these and other projects on the map at It will continue to be updated to provide the latest information on what’s happening with downtown development. Email us with information on projects we have not included or that need to be updated at

To read previous stories on the streetcar project, click here.

To see all the related videos, click here.

Watch a GoPro video of the streetcar route:

The map team

Information gathered by: Kevin Collison, Robert Cronkleton, Mark Davis, Greg Hack, Steve Rosen and Diane Stafford.

Photos and video: Monty Davis, David Eulitt, Shane Keyser, Robert Cronkleton and Mary Schulte.

Interactive design: Jay Pilgreen.

Reader response

The Star wants your help to stay current with downtown developments. Is there a project to add to the map? Or major signs of progress worth noting? Send us an email at