“People want to see your demographics on a pie chart, and it just doesn’t work here,” Developer Michael Knight said about the $139 million project. “Because what we really have is all sorts of income brackets, backgrounds, and age groups, and the commonality between all those people is connectivity and a desire to be ‘in the mix.’ It’s a mindset, and mindsets don’t show up on pie charts. It’s much more communal, organic, and real, and you just can’t manufacture that.”
“We won’t truly become a smart city until all areas of the city are connected," Kansas City Mayor Sly James cautioned to members of KC Downtowners. "Technology is merely a tool, and we should use it to make sure that everything we do is done in the light of how it improves the lives of our citizens.”
For the last few years, Kansas City has seen a red hot industrial market. Recently, local and regional experts took part in a thought-provoking discussion on the state of the market at the 2016 Industrial Summit, hosted by MetroWireMedia. The event was supported by generous sponsors: Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, ARCO Construction, Stewart Title, GBA Architects + Engineers, Citizens Bank & Trust, Centerpoint Properties, Candid Marketing + Communications, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Cushman & Wakefield, Design Mechanical and KC SmartPort. Here’s a look back at a snapshot of that conversation.
Truman Marketplace in Grandview is rolling out several fresh new tenants following the complete remodel of the open-air shopping center. The 72-acre site sits at the intersection of Blue Ridge Boulevard and Highway 71/Interstate 49, on what was once the boyhood farm of the nation’s 33rd President, Harry Truman.