The Cosby Hotel

The Cosby Hotel

Location: 9th and Baltimore Kansas City, MO

Stakeholders: Historic Kansas City, Downtown Council

In 2010 the historic Cosby Hotel at 9th and Baltimore–in the middle of the Garment District–had a date with the wrecking ball.  Preservationists led by Historic Kansas City, and the Downtown Council, got involved and convinced the City to invest in the building’s stabilization rather than fund its demolition. For many months the fate of the building was uncertain, until the building was purchased in 2011 by Sunflower Development Group, who plans to renovate the 130 year old landmark.