South KC Perspectives by John Sharp

  • February 14, 2018

    Cerner Expansion

    Cerner Corporation is moving ahead with construction of the next two office towers at its Innovations Campus by the former Bannister Mall site, according to four area elected officials who attended a private briefing by Cerner officials on  January 26. City Councilman Scott Taylor announced the positive news at a...

  • February 14, 2018

    Veterans’ Tiny...

    On a cold Monday morning January 29, more than 100 of us attended a ribbon-cutting and move-in ceremony for 13 tiny transitional homes for homeless veterans on the south side of 89th St. just east of Troost. “I can’t wait to see my new home,” said Michael Koch, a homeless...

  • February 13, 2018

    Senator Blunt...

    Senator Blunt visits demolition of Bannister Federal Complex By John Sharp U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Carol Comer, Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), looked over the first building being demolished at the vacant Bannister Federal Complex and took a brief guided tour of the Complex grounds...

  • February 6, 2018

    Extension of...

    Beyond street repair, John Sharp discusses the other capital improvements earmarked for this district.

  • January 31, 2018

    Bannister Clean...

    “Our job is to clean the place up, once and for all.” That’s how Kevin Breslin, a principal owner of Bannister Transformation & Development (BT&D), described his company’s plans to clean up contamination at the vacant Bannister Federal Complex when speaking to the South Kansas City Alliance (SKCA) on January...

  • January 30, 2018

    KCI Terminal...

    Short wait times to get through security.  Quick walks to departure gates.  Fast baggage check-in and retrieval.  Ample space for curbside drop-offs and pick ups.  Convenient nearby parking.  Adequately sized restrooms.  Dining options and other amenities both inside and outside secured areas.  Enough comfortable seating.  Children’s play areas.  Technology friendly...

  • January 30, 2018

    City vote...

    The KCMO City Council removed a major roadblock to extending streetcar service toward south Kansas City January 18 by repealing a provision in an ordinance adopted by voters on August 8 following a successful initiative petition drive that required the city to prohibit its employees from causing the planning for...

  • January 16, 2018

    Tonight South...

    Edgemoor will hold a design workshop from 6-7:30 pm Tuesday, January 16, at Evangel Church.

  • January 3, 2018

    Westward Ho!

    New Transit Center murals commemorate pioneers of color Colorful murals depicting travelers on the historic trails that traversed south Kansas City and the routes of the trails have been installed on the sides of the nearly completed Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) 3-Trails Transit Center at 9449 Blue Ridge...

  • December 19, 2017

    Demolition of...

    In time for Christmas, new owners receive land title and $211 million for clean up By John Sharp Ownership of the vacant Bannister Federal Complex has been transferred to a private redeveloper, Bannister Transportation & Development (BT&D), and preparations for demolition of buildings on the approximately 225-acre site were expected...

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