Yearly Archives: 2015

Kansas City Area Homebuilders Post Best November in Eight Years

Kansas City area homebuilders had their best November since 2007, with 15 percent more single-family permits issued than in November of 2014. The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City reports 360 single family permits were issued last month, compared with 312 permits issued in November 2014. Click here for the Permit Statistics Report.

Building Expansion Ribbon Cutting set for January 7

Grandview Missouri manufacturer completes building expansion which increases manufacturing floor space by 60%. Burger & Brown Engineering, 4500 E 142nd Street, will have Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new 20,000 square foot addition January 7, 2016 at 9:00AM. The Mayor of Grandview MO, Leonard Jones, will be the guest of honor.

Supportive Services, Housing For Veterans Expanding at St. Michael’s Veterans Center

Groundbreaking for St. Michael’s Veterans Center Phase II, which includes a 7,000-square-foot service center open to all area veterans, is set for Tuesday, December 15, at 9:00 a.m. on the campus at 3838 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO

Summit Custom Homes to open highly-anticipated Lee’s Summit community for lot reservations

Summit Custom Homes announced this week that the new home builder will open The Reserve at Stoney Creek for lot reservations and presale contracts this Saturday, Dec. 12. Summit will host a grand opening event at their Community Information Center located at 1620 SW Whistle Drive in Lee’s Summit beginning at 11 a.m. Lot reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

House Financial Services Committee Passes Luetkemeyer Legislation to Reform Federal Housing Programs

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement after the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act with a vote of 44-10.

HBA welcomes new board president, leadership team

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will welcome incoming Board President Brenner Holland, Hunt Midwest vice president of residential development, at its annual Inaugural Celebration at 6 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 2, at Grand Street Cafe?, 4740 Grand Ave., in Kansas City, Mo.

1 in 3 KC-Area Homes Test Positive for Dangerous Levels of Radon

The dangers of radon exposure often go overlooked, perhaps due to the fact that radon is an invisible gas that has no odor or taste. However, according the American Lung Association and U.S. Surgeon General, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in an estimated 15,000-22,000 deaths each year. Locally, in Kansas City, an average of one of every three homes test positive for levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended safe level.

Luetkemeyer Introduces Legislation to Make Targeted Reforms to Federal Housing Programs

Financial Services Committee Housing and Insurance Chairman U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation today that would make targeted reforms at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (RHS).

EPA Reaches Settlement with Wayne County, Mo., Landowners for Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Region 7 has reached a proposed settlement that includes a $35,000 penalty to settle violations of the Clean Water Act associated with Wayne County, Mo., landowners Roger and Ken Williams. The property is located near Clubb, Mo.

EPA Enforcement Settlement with Home Renovation Company to Benefit Kansas City, Mo., Youth Education...

An EPA recordkeeping inspection revealed Bordner, a home renovation company, violated the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, resulting in a $21,980 penalty. About $2,200 of the civil penalty will be paid as cash to the United States. The remaining funds will be used for lead-based paint abatement of an education center at Grace United Community Ministries, Kansas City, Mo

EPA Awards Green Infrastructure Grant of $20,000 to Mississippi State University

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $20,000 grant to Mississippi State University to carry out a green infrastructure demonstration and training project.

Congressman Cleaver Announces $30 Million in HUD Grant for Housing in Kansas City

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) is pleased to join Secretary Julian Castro of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in announcing a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant for the Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) and the City of Kansas City.

Congressman Cleaver to Host HUD Secretary Julián Castro for a Major Funding Announcement to...

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) will host U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro in Kansas City, MO, on Monday to announce major funding awards that will revitalize distressed neighborhoods and increase opportunity for low-income residents.


Blunt-Klobuchar Bill Will Help More Children Find Homes Through International Adoption...

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, yesterday introduced the Vulnerable Children and Families Act. The measure would help more children living without families or in institutional care find permanent homes by enhancing U.S. diplomatic efforts around international child welfare and ensuring that intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a more viable and fully-developed option


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