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Welcome New ULI KC District Council Chair, Diane Burnette

Effective July 1, Diane Burnette will take on the District Council Chair role as David Brain rolls off to continue leading the organization in new and different ways. David will chair the ULI Governance Board and continue to serve on a national taskforce for the ULI Strategic Plan. Our sincere thanks to David for his two-year commitment of time, energy and enthusiasm to advance the Kansas City District Council. Be sure to extend your thanks to David when you see him next. If you haven’t met Diane, we hope you will during … Read More

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Barney Allis Plaza Project

ULI KC endorsed a proposal to transform the Barney Allis Plaza. Learn more about the project: ULI Panel Offers Bold Concepts to Energize Barney Allis Plaza – CityScene KC (By Kevin Collison) Barney Allis Plaza, a dreary downtown centerpiece, could be lowered to street level and transformed into a large event lawn flanked by garden and “adventure” playground areas, all atop a new garage, in a $63 million redevelopment concept suggested last week.The proposal endorsed by an local Urban Land Institute panel assembled was one of four options suggested and would require … Read More

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Let’s talk about KC’s Infrastructure

Kansas City is poised to become a great city. After peaking nearly 50 years ago, population growth is once again on a healthy upward trend. Our downtown is more vibrant than it’s been for generations. Private reinvestment in Midtown areas like Armour Boulevard and the Troost corridor is exciting to see. Great things are happening. Still, there is a challenge we need to face: We’ve built a city we can’t afford. Like most cities in the country, we’ve built more infrastructure in the past 70 years than we can afford … Read More

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North Loop Presentation Now Available!

Click here to view the ULI Kansas City Advisory Services Program presentation on the North Loop.

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Development of Distinction Awards – Preview Video!

Development of Distinction Awards September 26, 5-7:00pm  

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Congratulations to the 2017 PNC Women’s Leadership Series Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2017 PNC Women’s Leadership Series Graduates!

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David Brain selected as ULI Kansas City Chair

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

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Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

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

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Kansas City Business Journal – Northloop Technical Assistance Panel

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?  

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Northloop Technical Assistance Panel

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

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