ULI Kansas City News

Nichols Prize Laureates Highlight Ongoing Need for Housing in Cities around the World

While cities around the world face many challenges, they also play a role in providing economic opportunity and bringing people of different backgrounds together. That was the primary topic of a panel discussion among past recipients of ULI’s prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development in Kansas City, Missouri, for the J.C. Nichols Forum. But panelists said that city leaders and the real estate industry need to focus on providing affordable housing and promoting public policies and partnerships that can support it. FULL ARTICLE

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Media Coverage: KC Embracing ‘18-hour city’ Distinction

Kansas City has come a long way in the last 15 years — so says some of the participants in the Urban Land Institute’s Nichols Forum.

The day-and-a-half gathering concluded Thursday with a panel discussion on Kansas City’s emergence as an 18-hour city, a term relegated to middle-tiered cities such as Austin, Tex., Pittsburgh, Seattle and others. Read More

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Nichols Forum Schedule at a Glance

The J.C. Nichols Forum is a one-and-a-half-day event exploring the opportunities and challenges in middle-tier cities. Take a look at the schedule to see how you can participate. Read More

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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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ULI Kansas City Hits Membership Milestone

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!

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City of Westwood Technical Assistance Program

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

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Request for Proposals (RFP): Kansas City Catalytic Urban Redevelopment Initiative

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

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