Kevin Collison, KCUR

Kevin Collison


Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Kansas City Leaders Celebrate Construction Of Long-Sought Downtown Convention Hotel

Kansas City's long quest to build a downtown convention hotel entered its final stretch on Thursday at a groundbreaking event next to the construction site → Read More

Forget St. Louis: Kansas City Keeps Indianapolis In Its Sights

When it comes to metros that Kansas City considers its competition for business, population growth, conventions and prestige: Forget about St. Louis. We → Read More

Wichita firm buys the Overland Park International Trade Center -

Occidental Management purchased the 650,000-square-foot building at 115th Street and Metcalf Avenue near the Sprint campus for about $20 million. It wants to transform the massive trade center into an appealing address for companies seeking contemporary office space. → Read More

Ikea plans largest solar array in Kansas -

Ikea will install 92,000 square-foot rooftop array of solar panels at its new Merriam store, described as the largest of its kind in the Sunflower State. → Read More

Council committee to review West Bottoms, future of Kemper Arena -

Kansas City Council Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee decides to take up task of prioritizing needs of West Bottoms--including the American Royal and Kemper Arena debate--itself rather than establish special committee. → Read More

Colonial Court apartments near Plaza being demolished -

Price Brothers development has begun demolition of 17-building Colonial Court apartment complex at 46th and Jefferson streets, plans to redevelop site with multi-story, upscale apartment building. → Read More

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes deserves far greater recognition -

While other past mayors have airports, important streets and major parks named after them, the Kansas City leader who arguably did more to revive downtown since Boss Pendergast was running this town in the 1930s has nothing but a big sidewalk bearing her name. → Read More

Cerner plans to expand Three Trails campus -

Cerner Corp. tells Kansas City Council members it wants to expand its Three Trails office campus north to 87th Street to allow new facilities and improved landscaping. → Read More

Kansas City police identify man killed in standoff -

Kansas City police say Isaac Sims, 26, was shot after he pointed a rifle at officers during a standoff Sunday morning at a home in the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue. → Read More

Kansas City pauses to pay tribute to veterans at Liberty Memorial -

Liberty Memorial drew thousands of people over Memorial Day weekend to honor those who served. On Monday, morning ceremony gave way to families and relatives visiting the Walk of Honor, strolling the grounds or touring the National World War I Museum. → Read More

Woman killed in Leavenworth County motorcycle accident -

Kansas Highway Patrol reports car crossed median of Highway 32 and collided head-on with motorcycle late Sunday afternoon, passenger on the cycle was killed, motorcycle driver hospitalized at University of Kansas Medical Center. → Read More

Luxury apartment complex at the Lenexa City Center will break ground in July -

The Domain at City Center is being built by ePartment Communities, the same development group that built the Village at Mission Farms in Overland Park. The first apartments are expected to be ready for lease in early 2015. → Read More

Yard House opening in Power & Light District -

Yard House, a restaurant that features a large variety of beers on tap, is opening its second Kansas City area location at 13th and Main streets in the Power & Light District. → Read More

April home construction surges 88 percent -

Big boost in home construction last month in metro Kansas City, $247 million in contracts issued, brings area back to last year’s pace. → Read More

New convention leader expresses confidence in Kansas City -

Ronnie Burt, the new president and CEO of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, is ready to compete for new business whether the proposed 1,000-room hotel is built or not. → Read More

April home prices up in Kansas City -

Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors report the home market improved in April compared to a year ago with higher sales prices and a big jump in the new home inventory. → Read More

Developer plans $50 million River Market apartment project -

Developer Jonathan Arnold plans approximately 300-unit apartment development along Second Street that would incorporate environmentally-friendly features and offer views of downtown skyline and Missouri River. → Read More

Competition for biggest Kansas City engineering firm tightens -

The latest ranking of America’s top 500 design firms shows Burns & McDonnell closing in on Black & Veatch for bragging rights as Kansas City’s largest engineering firm. → Read More

Kansas City home construction down slightly -

Kansas City metro home builders took out 441 single-family permits in April, down less than 1 percent from same month a year ago. → Read More

Kansas City Art Institute plans downtown facility -

Building at 1819 Grand Blvd. now housing the Grand Arts contemporary art center has been donated to the Kansas City Art Institute by philanthropist and alumni Margaret Silva;. The plan calls for a new graduate art program opening there by 2017. → Read More