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Midtown developer courts the carless

Plan for the project. Courtesy of el dorado inc. Car ownership was once rare in Midtown, as people took buses, streetcars, walked or biked. In a kind of return to those roots, a Midtown mixed-use project would push for renters who don’t own ...
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Cherry Pit Collective hopes to thrive in redeveloping 31st and Cherry area

More and more people who refer to themselves as entrepreneurial artists are gravitating to a redeveloping part of Midtown – the area around 31st and Cherry. Now members of the Cherry Pit Collective – self-described as “communal ...
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Westport Presbyterian Church invites community to celebrate its rebuilding

As the Westport Presbyterian Church reopens this month after a devastating 2011 fire, the church is inviting the community into its new space.  A weekend of activities from June 24-26, billed as Westport Rising: Open House Dedication Service, ...
File photo. Officials announced plans for the Linwood Shopping Center last year.

Linwood Shopping Center redevelopment moves forward

File photo. Officials announced plans for the Linwood Shopping Center last year. Redoing the Linwood shopping center is risky, but the city is moving toward it. The planning and zoning committee on Wednesday recommended full council approval ...
The XO Club at 39th and Central, empty and covered with graffiti, could be torn down to make way for a new Mariott extended stay hotel.

Developer plans hotel on site of Westport’s notorious XO Club

The XO Club at 40th and Central, empty and covered with graffiti, could be torn down to make way for a new Mariott extended stay hotel. Westport neighbors have been meeting with a developer who hopes to make improvements to a site that has ...
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Redoing historic 18th and Vine sounds great, say council members, but …

File photo. Announcement of proposal to upgrade 18th and Vine area in April. City Manager Troy Schulte explained the plan as council members Quenton Lucas and Alissia Canaday looked on. A proposal to spend $27.6 million to upgrade 18th and Vine ...
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Land Bank seeking advisory board members

The Land Bank is looking for volunteer 2016 board of advisors members to address the city’s growing number of vacant and abandoned properties. According to the city, members of the advisory board “will offer recommendations for Land Bank ...
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Council approves tax breaks for Crossroads and downtown hotel projects

The city council on Thursday passed public financing plans for two hotel projects in a way officials say prevents any public vote against them. The council included an “accelerated effective date” in the ordinances, meaning they go into ...
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Hotel plan for Crossroads Art District advances to full council

Two long vacant historic buildings in the Crossroads Arts District could be redeveloped, unless tax break opponents stop it. The city council today could give final approval for sales tax breaks on a project that would convert the Crossroad’s ...
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Plaza area hotel, apartments and retail project moves forward

The council planning and zoning committee on Wednesday approved a compromise for eight-story hotel and apartment buildings just north of the Country Club Plaza. The rezoning of 1.5 acres goes to the full council today for final approval. The ...