Lee's Summit: The next hottest development corridor

Lee's Summit: The next hottest development corridor

The Lee’s Summit Planning Commission stamped its approval Tuesday evening on a vast new $225 million development project spanning more than 80 acres in Lee’s Summit. It’s the latest in a string of investments in the eastern Jackson County suburb making it the hottest area of the city and one of the fastest growing cities in Missouri.

Capital Management brings hotel to Briarcliff Village

Capital Management brings hotel to Briarcliff Village

On Monday morning, Charles Garney watched as the last remaining piece of an old rock quarry in Riverside was prepped for new development. Garney, with the rest of his Briarcliff Development staff and other local officials, broke ground Monday on the site of a future Marriott TowneSuites hotel. The 94-suite hotel will sit directly east of the already existing Marriott Courtyard, bringing the the total number of rooms on the site to more than 200.

Edgerton breaks from SW JoCo, forms its own EDC

Edgerton breaks from SW JoCo, forms its own EDC

With help from BNSF Railway, NorthPoint Development, and other local utility partners, the City of Edgerton is creating its own new public-private economic development organization. Officials hope this newly formed EDC will help the area sustain the tremendous growth it’s seen since the inception of Logistics Park Kansas City in late 2013.

Commerce Tower aims to solve downtown living woes

Commerce Tower aims to solve downtown living woes

“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.”

Sly James wants a smarter, more connected city

Sly James wants a smarter, more connected city

“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.”