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Most endangered buildings?

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue May 24, 2016 9:26 am

Historic KC is collecting nominations for their annual most endangered building list. Whatcha got? Doesn't matter where in the metro.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby earthling » Tue May 24, 2016 9:36 am

The large apt building near 39th/Main MAX stop, next to Warwick Theatre. That might be my highest priority desire in Midtown to save.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue May 24, 2016 10:32 am

earthling wrote:The large apt building near 39th/Main MAX stop, next to Warwick Theatre. That might be my highest priority desire in Midtown to save.


hmm. i don't think it's endangered. the ownership hasn't threatened to tear it down, to my knowledge. what have you heard?

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby earthling » Tue May 24, 2016 10:40 am

Thought I've seen posts here about possibly being torn down, I might be wrong.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby smh » Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 am

From the looks of the east side of that building it appears to be tearing itself down, bit by bit.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby Eon Blue » Tue May 24, 2016 12:21 pm

Greater Downtown (North to South, generally):
Muehlebach Building (Independence & Oak)
Fire Station at Independence & Virginia
Commercial at 8th & Woodland
Lane Building (16th & Main)
Hotel Midwest (20th & Main)
West High School & Middle School
Brewery at SW Blvd & I-35 by the state line

Midtown
Anything owned by KC Life
Walt Disney's Studio (31st & Forest)
1601 E. Linwood
3200 Gillham Road
3216 Gillham Plaza
Hawthorne Building (39th & Main)
39th & Woodland Commercial Node
4325 Warwick

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby chingon » Tue May 24, 2016 12:25 pm

Is the Trolley Trail a building?

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby FangKC » Tue May 24, 2016 1:17 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
earthling wrote:The large apt building near 39th/Main MAX stop, next to Warwick Theatre. That might be my highest priority desire in Midtown to save.


hmm. i don't think it's endangered. the ownership hasn't threatened to tear it down, to my knowledge. what have you heard?


Any vacant building of that age is endangered as long as it sits empty. It's not unusual for Historic Kansas City to place a building like Hawthorne Plaza on their list. The biggest risk to it is a fire. An example of this is the Horace Mann School at Bruce Watkins Drive and 39th Street, which was awaiting repurposing before it was destroyed by fire.

I doubt the current ownership will tear it down. Because of it's size, it would be an expensive building to demolish. It will probably eventually get renovated. I would imagine it would be a building that MAC properties would be likely to acquire for redevelopment. Maybe Sunflower Development.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby FangKC » Wed May 25, 2016 2:17 am

Others would include:

Boulevard Manor Hotel, Armour Boulevard at Forest. Major risk is fire.

http://midtownkcpost.com/do-you-know-the-history-of-this-armour-boulevard-block/

Any vacant school building in KCMO.

Gillis Orphans' Home/Western Baptist Seminary, 22nd and Tracy. The building on the south especially continues to deteriorate.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=707&CISOBOX=1&REC=2

Sauer Castle, 935 Shawnee Road, Kansas City, KS. Any house that is vacant is at risk of further deterioration and fire risk.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby Eon Blue » Wed May 25, 2016 7:43 am

The building at the southwest corner of 27th & Troost.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby flyingember » Wed May 25, 2016 9:38 am

Whirter (sp?) Printers. 900 block Wyandotte.

It was supposed to be torn down to expand a parking garage that needs to be torn down and rebuilt

last I saw it in 2014 it was totally open to the environment. water poured out of the back every time it rained and birds lived in it.

the small size would make it a cheap renovation and it's two blocks from the streetcar

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby FangKC » Thu May 26, 2016 1:31 am

Eon Blue wrote:The building at the southwest corner of 27th & Troost.


I think this building is part of the Beacon Hill redevelopment zone. The City owns this parcel, and I think it is designated for renovation, but they are looking for a developer.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby Eon Blue » Thu May 26, 2016 8:02 am

FangKC wrote:I think this building is part of the Beacon Hill redevelopment zone. The City owns this parcel, and I think it is designated for renovation, but they are looking for a developer.

That's what I've heard, but as far as I know nobody has come out and explicitly said, "We are saving this building!"

Until then, I'll consider it at-risk. "We just couldn't make the financials work with a renovation..."

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby FangKC » Thu May 26, 2016 9:28 am

Eon Blue wrote:
FangKC wrote:I think this building is part of the Beacon Hill redevelopment zone. The City owns this parcel, and I think it is designated for renovation, but they are looking for a developer.

That's what I've heard, but as far as I know nobody has come out and explicitly said, "We are saving this building!"

Until then, I'll consider it at-risk. "We just couldn't make the financials work with a renovation..."


This is an example of a building that the City could justify giving incentives to make it work. It sits on Troost, and anyone can see that it's a blighted building. Granting the incentives would allow the City to add it to the list of projects on the East Side.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby grovester » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 am

Western Baptist Bible College coming down. Hadn't heard.

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby KCMOJoe89 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:46 pm

FangKC wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:
earthling wrote:The large apt building near 39th/Main MAX stop, next to Warwick Theatre. That might be my highest priority desire in Midtown to save.


hmm. i don't think it's endangered. the ownership hasn't threatened to tear it down, to my knowledge. what have you heard?


Any vacant building of that age is endangered as long as it sits empty. It's not unusual for Historic Kansas City to place a building like Hawthorne Plaza on their list. The biggest risk to it is a fire. An example of this is the Horace Mann School at Bruce Watkins Drive and 39th Street, which was awaiting repurposing before it was destroyed by fire.

I doubt the current ownership will tear it down. Because of it's size, it would be an expensive building to demolish. It will probably eventually get renovated. I would imagine it would be a building that MAC properties would be likely to acquire for redevelopment. Maybe Sunflower Development.


A possible deal in the works to finally bring this building back to life?

http://www.pitch.com/news/feature-story ... a-building

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Re: Most endangered buildings?

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Hawthorne Plaza is up for sale. I believe this is a fairly recent listing:
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20342826/3835-Main-St-Kansas-City-MO/

Hopefully it gets in the hands of someone who can actually do something with it (Maybe Mac Properties).


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