Beginning July 1, 2016, David Brain will take the reigns as District Council Chair of ULI Kansas City for a two-year term. Brain, former CEO of EPR (EPR:NYSE), is an active ULI member and serves on the ULI KC Advisory Board. As a member of the Advisory Board, he serves as part of the strategic leadership for ULI Kansas City District Council. Most recently, Brain co-chaired ULI’s Technical Assistance Panel to study the possible decommissioning of the Northloop. Brain’s interest in community development continues as evidenced by his involvement in … Read More
Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years. Participants shall submit proposals to the City using the RFP365 portal by no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on July 8, 2016. Winning teams will be announced in August 2016 and a public event … Read More
The Kansas City Business Journal cover story takes a 3 part approach to understanding the issues and potential impact of the Northloop Technical Assistance Panel recommendations. Closing the North Loop: A big-bang development possibility. Closing the North Loop: The freeway-removal trend. Closing the North Loop: Could it bring downtown baseball?
On January 13 and 14, a panel of 10 local experts in real estate development convened as a Technical Assistance Panel led by former EPR Properties CEO David Brain and John McGurk, a shareholder with Polsinelli in the real estate department. The technical assistance panel convened at the request of the Sponsors: The City of Kansas City, Missouri and Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The panel will met for the purpose of addressing issues relating to the future plans for and development of the area generally bound by Broadway Blvd on the west, Charlotte … Read More
Kansas City District Council membership has reached 213 members. Their expansion can be credited in part to an active Women’s Leadership Initiative (51 female members), a new Mentorship Program (16 young leaders paired with 4 industry leader mentors) and a growing recognition in the community for their Technical Assistance Programs. It also doesn’t hurt to have one of the highest member retention rates in the country!
The City of Westwood requested the assistance of ULI to gain an outside perspective to address future plans for and development near Dennis Park, 5050 Rainbow and the Entercom property adjacent to each other. Considering its proximity to the elementary school and the city’s long term goal to increase school enrollment, what is the best and most innovative redevelopment options for 5050 Rainbow & the Park property? A 10 person panel of multidisciplinary experts convened, charged with brainstorming the question brought forth by The City of Westwood. The process began with … Read More
The Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Initiative team is proud to announce an Request for Proposal (RFP) to build the capacity to implement redevelopment in Kansas City’s urban core. The scope of work includes development of a comprehensive implementation strategy, an existing or new non-profit development entity and a patient equity fund. Detailed information will be found in the RFP such as background information, a detailed scope of services and proposal requirements are included in the attachment. KC Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Scope RFP_Final Some important dates to be mindful of during … Read More
World’s Cities Largely Unprepared for Effect of Climate Change London Mayor Boris Johnson believes voters are one of the biggest obstacles to improving the city’s resilience to the effects of climate change. Speaking at the ULI Midwinter Meeting in Paris, Johnson said London has to prepare for flooding and other consequences of global warming, but “a lot [of people] worry this is nonsense.” More commentary from the ULI Midwinter Meeting | ULI’s Jess Zimbabwe on the Mayors’ Panel “How do you explain to the punters what you want to do?” asked … Read More
We welcome the following new members who joined (or renewed) in Q1,2014: Name Company Drew Bietau The Weitz Company John Brenton University of Kansas (student) Eric Clemenson Equity Bank Dominique Davison Draw Architecture + Urban Design Keith Dorrian A.L. Huber Mark D. Eisemann Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Brian Goldman RE/MAX Commercial James Grice Lathrop & Gage LLP Michelle Kaiser CBC Real Estate Group Edwin Lowndes Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri Jill McCarthy Kansas City Area Development Council Ian McDonald Polsinelli PC Stephanie Ridgway BMO Harris Bank Jim Still … Read More
This video is based on interviews with speakers at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego. As cities continue to grow up around these technology companies, new and innovative ways of local engagement are emerging. Technology startups, like Popularise and Fundrise (see video above), are being used to engage community members beyond traditional town hall meetings. These types of websites not only allow the public to create a common vision for a development, but also gives people to opportunity to become an immediate stakeholder. This changes the way we invest … Read More