Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Northeast, Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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It's just exciting to finally see someone building apartments on the moon.

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It’s some nice added density especially being next to the park and those lots being wide for Hyde atm

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If this were proposed in Central HP would expect an uproar but less likely for SHP. Not a fan from renderings but depends on the materials and context.

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Yea this is a great project. I posted in another thread some Zillow links; we need more denser, perferrably 3 story townhomes in urban areas like are especially popular in Dallas .

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alejandro46 wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:14 pm
Yea this is a great project. I posted in another thread some Zillow links; we need more denser, perferrably 3 story townhomes in urban areas like are especially popular in Dallas .
I agree, this is the sort of stuff that’s going to quietly make a big difference. I love the big projects they are much sexier, and I definitely want to see more going forward, but they do take years to build and often people will sit on lots waiting for bigger payouts. This stuff allows KC to really up its density without drastically altering the neighborhoods

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Variations of the modular pod building at 34th/Main (with variations of sizes/exterior finishes as well) would be nice to see more often sporadically placed around Midtown for infill (not rows of these). At least we know how this one turned out and it doesn't suck. Has good Google reviews.

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https://www.zillow.com/b/3435-main-kans ... mo-B73y68/

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earthling wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:22 am
Variations of the modular pod building at 34th/Main (with variations of sizes/exterior finishes as well) would be nice to see more often sporadically placed around Midtown for infill (not rows of these). At least we know how this one turned out and it doesn't suck. Has good Google reviews.

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https://www.zillow.com/b/3435-main-kans ... mo-B73y68/
I agree looks decent enough that it’s nice as infill but a bit over the top if there were too many of that design, but 80 units on that lot is amazing

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^Can vary the height, finishes and sizes appropriate to lot and context to surrounding homes/buildings, but still wouldn't place these within view of each other.

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The single family home neighbors at 39th and Kenwood are fine with the design, they just want adequate off street parking behind the building because they have had problems with cars blocking in alley and even parking(trespassing) in the homeowners parking area.

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moderne wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:36 am
The single family home neighbors at 39th and Kenwood are fine with the design, they just want adequate off street parking behind the building because they have had problems with cars blocking in alley and even parking(trespassing) in the homeowners parking area.
What so they consider adequate looks like it’ll be one spot per unit

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normalthings wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:50 pm
I don't really understand why Bunch hasn't introduced any ordinances eliminating parking minimums, making these projects legal by right, or ending minimum lot requirements. Feel like I expected him to champion these types of causes and instead he tries to kill historic renovations and demands a apartment project not to be built until the city builds a bike lane
Because hes grossly incompetent and has no business holding an elected position.

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Katheryn, is that you?

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chaglang wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Katheryn, is that you?
Waddell Reed vote, Katz project flip flop, his northland constituents were pissed about the closure of the fire station up north, his idiotic support for millions of dollars for bike lanes.

The guy sucks and is in over his head.

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Goonies wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:04 pm
chaglang wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Katheryn, is that you?
Waddell Reed vote, Katz project flip flop, his northland constituents were pissed about the closure of the fire station up north, his idiotic support for millions of dollars for bike lanes.

The guy sucks and is in over his head.
I'm pro-bike lane but stopping development until they can be designed is silly.

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KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:34 pm
A 9 unit building is being proposed for 3933 Kenwood. It would replace two single family homes. This is just down the street from the 3 new duplexes (not sure if it is the same developer).

I'm sure some neighbors will flip their shit over how modern the design is:

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Continued to 9/21. Didn't get public engagement done in time.

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Kevin Collison is reporting that the ABC Storage building at 3244 Main, and the building next to it, the former Anderson Electric Car Co. dealership, have been bought by Exact Partners. They will convert the building into 60 apartments and commercial space on the ground floor.

Exact Partners renovated the Netherlands Hotel.

ABC Storage Slated to Become Lofts, Latest Exact Deal on Streetcar Route

https://cityscenekc.com/abc-storage-sla ... car-route/

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Finally. The building to the south was demolished "for redevelopment" about 8 years ago.

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Glad that it was bought by someone who has a proven urbane track record. A good chunk of Midtown/Main stretch will probably be redeveloped, property falling into the hands of the right players that develop in proper context to streetcar is the question.

Drake acquired Office Depot on Main... hopefully they redevelop properly as they are more experienced with developing suburban context outside existing acquired urbane friendly buildings.

edit: Am surprised we're not seeing any action with old Berbiglia spot at 43rd/Main. Prime spot for residential with ground level commercial space.

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Sounds promising. I really like what Exact is doing (but hope they aren't overextending themselves).

I wonder what this means for the lot to the south. I'm a little surprised it doesn't seem to be incorporated into this development. Would love to see that Subway redeveloped as well.

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earthling wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:00 am
Glad that it was bought by someone who has a proven urbane track record. A good chunk of Midtown/Main stretch will probably be redeveloped, property falling into the hands of the right players that develop in proper context to streetcar is the question.

Drake acquired Office Depot on Main... hopefully they redevelop properly as they are more experienced with developing suburban context outside existing acquired urbane friendly buildings.

edit: Am surprised we're not seeing any action with old Berbiglia spot at 43rd/Main. Prime spot for residential with ground level commercial space.
Drake has been working for several years to put together projects in Midtown. They’ll be able to put together something positive for that site.

American Century owns that entire stretch south of 43rd and Main. It took them a long time to acquire the old music store, but you don’t spend that long pulling together that much land without plans to do something.

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