A small business was among the development projects honored with a 2018 Cornerstone Award.
The awards are presented by the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, Mo., and recognize new construction, redevelopment, capital investments and job creation or expansion projects. The ceremony took place May 15 at Union Station.
Urban Cafe at 4101 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., made a $57,060 capital investment to grow its business, which included a food truck to help the business expand. The restaurant serves locally sourced and organic foods.
Other award winners honored at the event:
- Cable Dahmer headquarters and collision center
- Cerner Innvoation Campus
- Hotel Indigo and Fairfax Lofts Apartmetns
- Hunt Midwest SubTropolis Animal Health Corridor
- KC Urban Youth Baseball Academy
- Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Sr. Community Center
- NBKC Bank
- Spring Venture Group
- Plexpod Westport Commons
Retired University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton received a Lifetime Achievement Award. A People’s Choice Award chosen by event attendees went to the Veterans Community Project Tiny Homes.
The ceremony also highlighted special projects and contributing organizations:
- Amazon HQ2 proposal (Barkley, VML and Xact Technologies)
- A Better KCI (Platte County EDC, Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Area Development Council, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and The Dove Group)
- Clean Charge Network and KCP&L Connect (KCP&L)