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A Bird's Eye View
Photos and article about Brian Williams' loft apartment at 20th and Grand. Article describes benefits of "city living" and lofts as living spaces.
A Bold New Portal for KC: Paseo Bridge Design Picked
November 15, 2007
A design has been chosen for the new Paseo Bridge and includes a 300-foot diamond shaped tower and six lanes for traffic. The $245 million project will replace the 53-year-old bridge and also widen the...
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....
A Can-Do Mood in Condo Market
September 18, 2005
Article describes real estate agents who havew pinned their hopes on the condominium "boom" in the downtown area. It also discusses who is buying the condominiums. A map shows clusters of condos in the...
A Card for You Today
Photos (of several old Hallmark cards), illustrations, and article about the set-backs (especially the headquarters burning down in 1917 in Downtown Kansas City) and growth of the Hallmark Cards company...
A Central Part of the East Village
December 16, 2006
J.E. Dunn Construction has unveiled the design for its new downtown headquarters and a revised plan for the East Village redevelopment plan. The five-story building, designed by 360 Architecture and BNIM...
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Change of Space
Article describes the conversion of warehouses, lofts, and historic buildings in downtown Kansas City into condominiums and apartments.
A City in a Square: The Story of K.C.'s Newest Downtown Development
Article about the new City Center Square building at 1100 Main Street, called a "vertical suburban shopping center," designed to help revitalize Downtown.
A City of Glass
Article provides information on the glass in the new Sprint Center as well as other buildings downtown which contain a lot of glass. For the Sprint Center the following information is provided: 2,204 panels...
A City Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A Club Founder Dies
Death notice of the founder and first president of the club established in 1917 for women's Downtown meetings and luncheons.
A Condemned Man
November 25-December 1, 2004
Article describes the offer of Kansas City, Missouri to compensate Paul Thomas, owner of the Justrite Stamp Company for his property at 1301 Grand. The author reports that the city has offered Justrite...
A Conversation with . . . Tom Hoenig
July 1, 2006
Brief interview with Tom Hoenig, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Hoenig discusses the movement of the bank to an area just southwest of Crown Center, from its Downtown building,...
A Conversation with the Mayor
Interview with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes on the occasion of the passage of the "arena tax" in August, 2004. The campaign for passage of the tax was one of the most grueling, and rewarding, of Barnes'...
A Conversation with..Tom McDonnell
Interview with the CEO of DST Systems Inc. about the company and its commitment to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
A Dazzling, Delicious Galaxy of Stars
Photos and reviews of new local restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's (on the Plaza), Fiorella's Jack Stack ("located in the Freighthouse, which is part of the Crossroads District on the border of...
A Dollar Short
Article describes recent attempts by the city to regulate temporary employment agencies downtown. Complaints of disorderly behavior by transients and drug dealers have precipitated a new policy stipulating...
A Downtown Landmark Shuts Doors
December 30, 2003
After almost 80 years serving downtown Kansas City, the Italian Gardens restaurant closed its doors. A family-owned restaurant for five generations, Italian Gardens served many of the city's prominent...
A Facelift for the "City Beautiful": Urban Renewal in Olathe
Extensive article about the history of Olathe and its urban renewal. In 1965, Olathe had established its Urban Renewal Agency and made public its tentative plan for the redevelopment of the downtown area...
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