OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by kcjak » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:16 pm

If there's a slow news cycle, why not just repackage what's already available?

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by grovester » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Does it seem to me there have been a lot of these stories lately that have no new info on them?


No new news for nerds on a development board maybe.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:49 pm

Good point

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:04 pm

Uhh we're not nerds. Development is definitely in vogue right now.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:30 pm

they were awaiting the alley vacation before starting serious work. now that it's a done deal, i'd expect to see activity soon. pretty sure they have their financing lined up.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:15 pm

Can we convince Ça Va to move across from their big brother?

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:48 am

Oh, man, that would be awesome.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by taxi » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:10 pm

Ça Va A2

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Post by kboish » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:10 pm

KCDowntown wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:Not to go off on too much of a tangent but when exactly is City Club apartments supposed to break ground? I thought financing was lined up and they were looking at a fall groundbreaking.
I've been following the permits on KIVA for this property and everything went quiet in the middle of August. A lot of their permits were getting denied on their building plan review and most of the issues seemed contingent on an alley being vacated. Hopefully they just have to have N/S alley in the middle of the block vacated for things to continue. You'd think with the city getting so good at vacating streets that this would be a breeze.

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They received a vacation of that alley on 8/24 it looks like. Hopefully that means they are able to break ground soon.

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... 547rR%2bXi

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by Critical_Mass » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:53 pm

kboish wrote:
KCDowntown wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:Not to go off on too much of a tangent but when exactly is City Club apartments supposed to break ground? I thought financing was lined up and they were looking at a fall groundbreaking.
I've been following the permits on KIVA for this property and everything went quiet in the middle of August. A lot of their permits were getting denied on their building plan review and most of the issues seemed contingent on an alley being vacated. Hopefully they just have to have N/S alley in the middle of the block vacated for things to continue. You'd think with the city getting so good at vacating streets that this would be a breeze.

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They received a vacation of that alley on 8/24 it looks like. Hopefully that means they are able to break ground soon.

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... 547rR%2bXi
Exactly, it seems that they have cleared all the hurdles (incentives, alley vacation, etc). Not sure why they are waiting. I worry about the former hotel building. Two weekends ago there was another small fire just inside the front doors that was started by a squatter in the building. The fire-starter actually put out the small blaze himself, and then KCPD finally broke a window and got the person out of the building. I think the squatter wanted out but wasn't able to figure out how. No telling how many people are living in that thing. I've witnessed a person enter the building thru a window on the third floor (accessed from the roof of the neighboring building).

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:59 am

MWBuilders has posted the bid package for this project. looks like we'll see some activity soon.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by kboish » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:40 am

I'm very excited for this project. Big, dense project right in an area that is an eyesore. Plus, it begins the march eastward to connect to the vibrancy in east Xroads.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:28 pm

squatter started a fire last night in the two-story building next to the midwest hotel (and then again early this morning, which the media hasn't reported):

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ar ... 23219.html
http://www.kctv5.com/story/37080818/fir ... crossroads

second or third time this year, depending on who you talk to. supposedly they're ready to start development and have been delayed by environmental work for the underground parking.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by tower » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 pm

Very, very, beautiful building delayed by environmental work, folks. SAD!

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by tower » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm

There is a sign outside announcing retail for lease. Looks new.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 pm

tower wrote:There is a sign outside announcing retail for lease. Looks new.
a sign has been up for awhile, but they just added the retail language.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by kboish » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
tower wrote:There is a sign outside announcing retail for lease. Looks new.
a sign has been up for awhile, but they just added the retail language.
So...progress! :D

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by KCDowntown » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:49 am

Finally, some action on this. Pre-Demolition permits were issued for the buildings going down on this block on the 30th...

Old DB Warehouse at 1915 Main
Felco industrial building on Walnut
Large fire waiting to happen at 1921 Main

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Demolition begins in April (except for the Midwest Hotel, of course).

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:36 pm

Squatter fire #4 today. I'm told we're weeks away from construction start.

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