Kansas City Eco-Devo Mania After COVID

From hipsters to politicos . . . Everybody loves new buildings and hopeful projects mostly subsidized by taxpayers. 

Accordingly . . .

We share a quick peek at more than a few developments, irrational exuberance and outright speculation from the local construction scene . . . 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Developers prepping vacant hotel near Arrowhead Stadium for 2026 World Cup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The FIFA World Cup is bringing excitement to the metro, but it may be speeding up some projects, including one near Arrowhead Stadium. It will host the 2026 World Cup. The Adam's Mark Hotel has been vacant since Community Builders of Kansas City acquired it in 2020.

Former hospital property along streetcar corridor to get overhaul after concerns from neighbors

A new developer will take over a former hospital property riddled with concerns from neighbors who bought into a dream of luxurious condominium living only to get frustration and court battles in return.Northpoint Development, of Kansas City, will take over the Park Reserve condominium project near Baltimore Avenue and West 31st Street in Kansas City, turning it into a 385-apartment complex called Arrive KC.

Shawnee pitches new TIF district to support infrastructure upgrades

SHAWNEE, Kan. - The City of Shawnee could soon create a new special tax district to support future infrastructure upgrades. Next month the city council will host a public hearing to consider creating a tax increment financing (TIF) district on roughly 1,648 acres in the western portion of the city.

EPA's Most Productive Laboratory Gets 20-Year Facility Lease, Reduces Footprint While Maintaining Analytical Capability and Jobs | US EPA

EPA Region 7's Science and Technology Center in Kansas City, Kansas, employs over 50 personnel and provides over $4M in environmental analyses per year with the General Services Administration (GSA) to reduce the facility footprint by moving entirely to the first floor of the two-story building and reconfiguring cubicle spaces, while fully retaining the original laboratory space.

Block's Country Club Plaza high-rise will wait until construction prices drop - Kansas City Business Journal

Block Real Estate Services LLC still plans a "spectacular" apartment project on the Country Club Plaza, but after interest rate increases drove a $10 million bump to the cost, the developer has shifted into a lower gear.

Governor Laura Kelly Cuts Ribbon at URBN Distribution Center

400M investment fuels 2,000 Kansas Jobs~ TOPEKA - Governor Laura Kelly today welcomed some of America's most iconic retail brands - including Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie - at a ribbon-cutting for URBN's new 1.5 million square-foot omni-channel fulfillment center in Kansas City.

Developers may unlock significant projects at these seven Kansas City land sites - Kansas City Business Journal

Despite the presence of cranes, construction and roadwork in Kansas City, there are still plenty of vacant lots. Two weeks ago, the Kansas City Business Journal shared the five biggest projects reshaping Downtown. As a follow-up, this week we're sharing seven prominent vacant lots in Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods that have potential to blossom into major development.

Downtown KC Office Summit to explore 'Place Matters' on Nov. 16 - Downtown Council of Kansas City

The Downtown Council of Kansas City will welcome nearly 400 area business leaders and public officials next month to explore Place Matters at the 6th annual Downtown KC Office Summit in The Gallery event space. Sponsorship information and tickets are now available.

Historic Rialto Building may begin $73M hotel conversion in late 2022 - Kansas City Business Journal

An Arkansas hotelier soon might kick off its planned $73 million transformation of a 109-year-old historic building along Grand Boulevard after an apparent disagreement over city construction goals. Beechwood Pinnacle Hotels of Little Rock is expected to start construction on its conversion of the 13-story Rialto Building at 906-910 Grand Blvd.

Back on track: A story of revival for Kansas City's Union Station - Prosoco

The sounds of trains and travelers had died away. The vast lobby and cavernous waiting room were silent but for the occasional echo of pigeons and the furtive skittering of rats. The enormous arched windows stared lightlessly at the city which had once revolved around its beautiful, bustling Union Station.

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