John Sharp

bizjournals.com

Plans for redevelopment of the old Bannister Mall area are moving ahead. A City Council committee heard a very optimistic report Wednesday.

The committee that handles economic development approved the city's application for nearly $11 million in state tax breaks for the developer, Cerner Corporation.

Councilman John Sharp told the committee that the state development finance board has already approved the incentives and signs of activity will be seen soon.

A conflict with Major League Baseball that could have disrupted two successive “First Friday” events in the Crossroads Arts District has been resolved.

In a graphic verbal portrayal of a fire  scene in the future, a Kansas City  Council committee has heard one view of how proposed budget cuts could affect the Kansas City Fire Department.