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OFFICIAL - Holiday Inn Express (Interstate Building)

Postby FangKC » Mon May 26, 2008 2:28 pm

Developer Matt Abbott has purchased the Interstate Building, a 7-story structure at 13th and Locust, and plans to renovate it into high end office space.  The 13th St. Bar & Grille used to occupy the restaurant space on the first floor.  Tarantino's is set to move into that space in July.

[url=http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2008/05/26/story11.html?f=et177&b=1211774400^1640373&ana=e_vert]http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2008/05/26/story11.html?f=et177&b=1211774400^1640373&ana=e_vert[/url]

You will remember Abbott as the owner of the former Law Building, which was demolished.  He also developed the Manhattan Condos on E. 8th Street.

The Interstate Building adjoins the Mutual Building to the east.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon May 26, 2008 8:12 pm

sounds like one to watch very closely.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby FangKC » Mon May 26, 2008 10:22 pm

I would think they would be more of a market for residential than office for that building.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby dangerboy » Tue May 27, 2008 8:16 am

Any bets on how long it takes him to say "the numbers just don't work" and then tear it down?

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby Thaine » Wed May 28, 2008 9:00 am

I would think that professional offices would do well there. 

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby PumpkinStalker » Wed May 28, 2008 9:07 am

FangKC wrote:I would think they would be more of a market for residential than office for that building.


Residential?  Here?  What type?  I can't see it.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby voltopt » Wed May 28, 2008 10:22 am

PumpkinStalker wrote:Residential?  Here?  What type?  I can't see it.


Apartments.  These building floor plates are much better suited for residential.
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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Wed May 28, 2008 2:56 pm

FangKC wrote:Developer Matt Abbott has purchased the Interstate Building, a 7-story structure at 13th and Locust, and plans to renovate it into high end office space. 


Just think.  This could happen while the Funk is still in office.
I may be right.  I may be wrong.  But there is a lot of gray area in-between.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby Czar » Wed May 28, 2008 3:17 pm

This is the only thing the Funk can credit for.... a whole year in office.  What a joke.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby zonk » Wed May 28, 2008 3:20 pm

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Just think.  This could happen while the Funk is still in office.


You mean a convicted epa-violator/historic-building demolisher....buying a building?  what's your point....that FLUCky is bringing down the city? 

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby Friendly Mutton » Wed May 28, 2008 3:53 pm

If this place is anything like The Manhattan it will be a joke. Abbott will hire his inexperienced family members and friends along with the least qualified contractors to do lowest quality work imaginable and then try to market it as "high end"... that is if he doesn't tear it down to build a surface lot first.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby PumpkinStalker » Wed May 28, 2008 3:59 pm

Friendly Mutton wrote:If this place is anything like The Manhattan it will be a joke. Abbott will hire his inexperienced family members and friends along with the least qualified contractors to do lowest quality work imaginable and then try to market it as "high end"... that is if he doesn't tear it down to build a surface lot first.


I haven't heard much good from the Manhattan.  They must use the same marketing firm as Founders in Union Hill.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby Thaine » Thu May 29, 2008 2:27 pm

Friendly Mutton wrote:If this place is anything like The Manhattan it will be a joke. Abbott will hire his inexperienced family members and friends along with the least qualified contractors to do lowest quality work imaginable and then try to market it as "high end"... that is if he doesn't tear it down to build a surface lot first.


Isn't one of Matt's friends still hottie Felicia from Donald Trump show fame?  She seems like she could take care of business, as long as Matt maybe doesn't get in the way.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @ 13th & Locust

Postby trailerkid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:39 am

Kevin Collison mentioned in his article on 1006 Grand that Sherman & Associates is looking at this building for affordable housing. It would create 36 new units. Sounds like this would be in much better hands with Sherman than the other guy.
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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @

Postby KCMax » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:29 pm

According to the twitters (@JamesRiceKC), a Holiday Inn Express is proposed for the Interstate Building. The developer wants Locust to go 2-way between 13th and 14th.

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Re: Abbott Plans high end offices for Interstate Building @

Postby loftguy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:45 pm

KCMax wrote:According to the twitters (@JamesRiceKC), a Holiday Inn Express is proposed for the Interstate Building. The developer wants Locust to go 2-way between 13th and 14th.



The two way on this block was approved earlier today by the KCMo Parking and Transportation Commission.

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Postby FangKC » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:27 pm

Wowsa. I wasn't expecting that.

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Postby moderne » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:07 am

Is this the old Barkett Civic Plaza bank building? Across the street Where he was going to build a 52 story where the Mo Court of Appeals is now?

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Holiday Inn Express (Interstate Building)

Postby Highlander » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:43 am

Has this been posted?

I didn't even know it was on the radar. Great location for Sprint Center and government district.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 21802.html

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Re: Holiday Inn Express (Interstate Building)

Postby kcjak » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:48 am

It was briefly mentioned in another thread. I like this development - should help clean and liven up a kind of desolate area. Zoo Bar on the street level of that building is a complete hole. I'm Glad that the Ambassador, Hampton Inn and now this can get up and running with such a limited number of rooms.


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