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Jody Ladd Craig
11 River Market Buildings Are Sold
December 22, 2004
Article with map illustration and photograph detailing the sale of buildings along Delaware Street in the River Market area. Eleven of the most historic buildings in the area are being sold for a reported...
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
Long time Kansas City newsman, Charles Gray, looks back and recounts one of his biggest stories. He recalls how just 25 years ago the River Quay, now River Market area, was a war zone controlled by the...
Broken Windows Aren't All They Fix
July 12, 2005
Review of accomplishments of the Downtown Community Improvement District instituted April 9, 2003. It was noted that crime statistics had dropped in all categories. The program was launched by Bill Dietrich,...
Building in the Kansas City Tradition Is Shoal Creek Valley's FOCUS
Photos, maps, and extensive article on the new Shoal Creek Valley mixed residential and commercial neighborhood in Kansas City, North, as compared to older but similarly planned sections of town. Description...
City Market Undergoes Changes
Improvements and changes are underway in the City Market area. Customers will find more food and less gift items. Construction should start in July on a new entryway on Grand Boulevard as well as two other...
Demanding a Grander Vision
The authors outline their vision of "River Crown Plaza," an urban corridor stretching from the River Market to Country Club Plaza. The corridor would be characterized by a high-density, high-quality built...
Drawings and descriptions of plans for redeveloping the City Market area for tourism.
High Life: Downtown Goes Uptown
Article describes the movement back downtown as older buildings are converted to lofts.
Kansas City's Urban Core: Connecting the Dots
November 1, 2003
Article defines Kansas City's urban core as stretching for five miles between downtown and Brush Creek. Features reports on the River Market, Downtown Loop, Crossroads and Crown Center, Midtown/Westport,...
Lofty Ambitions: City Encourages Housing Boom around Downtown
Photos, map, and article about the growing demand for housing facilities in Downtown Kansas City, especially lofts in the River Market or Riverfront area, and including plans by Mayor Kay Barnes for "10,00...
Progress Edition 2007
June 20, 2007
Progress in the City features a Q&A session with Mayor Mark Funkhouser (pp. 2-3 and 20-21); Downtown, 18th & Vine, and River Market (pp. 4-5 and 14); Crossroads Arts District and Crown Center (pp. 6-7);...
Reality KC: From Sketches to Structures
June 22, 2005
The following Kansas City areas are featured in the 2005 progress report: downtown and its new construction of the H&R Block building and Sprint Center (p. 3 & 16-19); Crossroads and West Side (p. 4);...
Recreation, Work, Residences Part of River Front Plan
Article with architectural plans and illustrations for the "envisioned" but never materialized multi-use development on the River Front.
Redefining a Place Called Home
Article describes the development and success of urban lofts and condominiums in Kansas City. Includes a list of popular 2003-2004 developments for prospective buyers.
Map of the River Quay area during the mid-1970s, between 6th, Walnut, Wyandotte, and 3rd Streets.
Publication in the file about the River Quay's first anniversary, along with other early 1970s publications.
The New Urban Pioneers
Article about the Art Space, a "loft" apartment building converted from a warehouse at 201 Wyandotte Street, in "what was once tagged the River Quay but is now called the River Market area," filled with...
The Thriving Communities of KC's Urban Core: Including the KC's Urban Core Economic Development Report
December 1, 2002
Included in this section are the following: the River Market, the Downtown Loop, Crossroad District, Urban Core ED Report, KC's Eastside/West Bottoms, Crown Center/Union Station, Midtown/Westport, Country...
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