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A Great American Idea: A New Town Comes to Life in Downtown Kansas City
Photos and article about the multi-use complex of Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City with hotels, shopping (including the Hallmark Cards headquarters), and apartments, etc.
A Midtown Renaissance
Article about the revitalization of Westport and/or Midtown Kansas City, including business organizations and neighborhood associations reclaiming the area after decades of post-war suburban flight, through...
Construction Starts on $115 Million Crown Center
Article about the plans and renovations involved in the huge Crown Center Redevelopment Project, with photo and illustration.
Crown Center: The Master Plan by Edward Larrabee Barnes Called for a Large Volume of Initial Construction to Create an Impact in a Decaying Area
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the construction of the Crown Center mixed-use development of shopping, hotel, and residential space in Midtown Kansas City. History of its planning since...
Eastside Urban Renewal Project
Photos, illustrations, map, and article about the "[r]ecommendations for modifying facades of 15 structures in the Eastside Urban Renewal Project area" of Downtown "bounded by the Intercity Freeway on...
For Improving the Physical Environment: Lifting the Face of Kansas City
Photo, map, and article about the urban renewal aspects of the construction of "Hallmark's Crown Center" by the company's founder Joyce Hall on the Midtown area surrounding "his headquarters building."...
Getting Up to Date on Kansas City
Brief article about the "huge building and rebuilding boom" in Kansas City with its new airport and Midtown multi-use Crown Center, hotels, and restaurants convenient for travelers.
Kansas City Says Its Time Is Here
Photo, map, and article about "the 85-acre redevelopment project of Hallmark Card Company" in Midtown Kansas City, part of the city's self-promotion as being on the cutting edge in urban development.
Kansas City: Bound to Be Up-to-Date
Article about the "rebuilding on a grand scale" of Greater Kansas City with "a variety of projects on tap: [s]tadiums, convention centers, a sports arena, a new airport, inner-city residential communities,...
Making Main Street Work Again
Article about the decline and revival of Midtown and its business heart, Main Street, roughly from 31st to 47th Streets, with photos.
Midtown Redevelopment Skips City Plan in Approval Process
Describes the redevelopment of 39th and Broadway to make way for a Walgreens Drug Store.
Midtown Redevelopment's Big Boxes Already May Be A Thing of the Past
Discusses the timeliness of the establishment of two "big-box" retail stores at the southeast corner of Linwood and Main, the site of redevelopment spearheaded by former councilman Jim Glover.
Midtown Street to Get Facelift
March 1, 2011
Developing firm Antheus Capital is planning to renovate 11 apartment buildings located on Armour Boulevard into middle-class housing. Antheus hopes their $62 million plan will be completed in two years....
More Renovations Coming
December 30, 2011
New Jersey-based Antheus Capital is planning to redevelop nine apartment buildings in midtown on Armour Boulevard. Included in the plans are the Ambassador (built in 1924) and the Bellerive (1922).
Not His Anymore
Discusses the difficulty encountered by Councilman Jim Glover in his efforts to implement his Midtown Kansas City redevelopment plan.
Outline Plan for 110 Acres
Article with photo mapping out the urban renewal section of Kansas City associated with highway development for Interstate 35 and Southwest Trafficway in western Midtown.
The Project That Grew and Grew. ..and Grew
Photo (of Donald Hall), illustration, and article about the financial burdens of Hallmark Cards of paying off and maintaining the Crown Center urban redevelopment project in Midtown Kansas City for the...
The Revitalization of Main Street
Article about the various organizations involved in the "revitalization" of Midtown business district along Main Street from 31st to 47th Streets, with photos.
To Boost Midtown, Renovate Housing
July 5, 2003
Column on development of midtown area of Kansas City describes how tax revenues from two shopping centers have not provided sufficient funds to renovate housing in nearby neighborhoods.
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