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New Bus Service Promises Rapid Without the Rail
July 23, 2005
A new bus service called the Metro Area Express, or MAX for short, began July 24, 2005. It's designed to run faster because it will run in a designated lane, have fewer stops, and is able to control red...
New Renovations Hold Big Expectations
December 30, 2008
Work is progressing on changing portions of the south bank of the Missouri River near the River Market area. It will involve restoring a portion of the area to the way it would have looked to early settlers,...
October 3, 2008
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami is spending $5 million to renovate the former Sewall Paint and Glass Company building at 1009 W. Eighth Street. Other companies are finding that restoring old buildings in the...
Old Town Historic District Boundary Expansion I
October 15, 2004
City Planning and Development Department staff review of the National Register Nomination for the "Old Town Historic District Boundary Expansion I." The nomination covers the following properties in the...
Old Town Historic District Boundary Increase II
April 22, 2005
Application to National Register of Historic Places to expand boundaries of Old Town Historic District includes description of C. A. Burton Machine Company at 136 Main Street.
On the Town
Part of a glimpse of three businesses in Kansas City includes a short biographical look at Paul Dorrell, owner of Leopold Gallery, and his work promoting outdoor art to beautify Kansas City. The other...
Ownership Map of River Market Area
Land ownership map of the River Market area of Kansas City, Missouri (section 32, township 50, range 33), identified as "Old Town." The boundaries include the Missouri River south to Independence Avenue,...
Planters Seed Co. Still a Favorite of Gardeners After 80 Years in City Market
March 18, 2004
Article appears ini the Advertising Special Section of the Star and gives history and information about the Planters Seed Co. store located in the River Market area of downtown Kansas City.
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.
Representing District 40
February 18, 2004
Article features State Representative John Burnett who represents District 40 which includes residents of Historic Northeast, the River Market area and downtown Kansas City. Includes information on legislative...
Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park
Photos, maps, and information on the 17-acre Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, dedicated in October 1998 "between the Paseo and Heart of America bridges" and named for former Kansas City mayor Richard...
River Market Builder Steps up Pace
July 12, 2005
Article relates the plans for the second phase of new construction of condominiums as well as other condo plans in the River Market area. Includes maps.
River Market Enjoys New Life in Old Neighborhood
History of the River Market area, "in the awkward zone between the Missouri River and the hubbub of the city's downtown," concentrating on urban renewal efforts following violent organized crime in the...
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.
Riverfront Visions: Port Authority Interviews Developers for 'Urban Village'
December 16, 2003
Lead article in Star Business section which relates "Now, for the third time in six years, the Port Authority of Kansas City is trying to reclaim that neglected shore of the Missouri River and leap-frog...
View of entertainer and Missouri resident Sally Rand. Photograph was taken during the opening of the River Quay area in the River Market area of Kansas City, Missouri. Others in photograph are not identified....
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