River Market West

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River Market West

Post by KCMax » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:19 am

Didn't see a thread on this.

Developer plans $16M River Market apartment building
George Birt, whose hand has been in other downtown residential projects such as Conover Place and the Bridgeworks Lofts, has discussed his idea to build a $16 million, 137-unit project near the Populous headquarters building off Wyandotte and Third streets.

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Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:56 am

KCMax wrote:Didn't see a thread on this.

Developer plans $16M River Market apartment building
George Birt, whose hand has been in other downtown residential projects such as Conover Place and the Bridgeworks Lofts, has discussed his idea to build a $16 million, 137-unit project near the Populous headquarters building off Wyandotte and Third streets.
There was quite a bit of talk of this in the River Market thread, but it does deserve it's own thread. I'm curious how the schedule is going. Birt said this:
Birt estimated that the project could start in late spring.
Although knowing how these things go I wonder spring of which year ;)

The project should certainly change/improve this view:
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Re: River Market West

Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:26 pm

I'd call Wyandotte the separator for this discussion

those two pieces of land in the image are the most notable

but I'll add another that would be a difficult spot but doable for a residential redo with a large footprint

look at 4th St west of Broadway

Reroute the power poles further towards the river, build a platform over the railroad trench, maintain the RR row to their signal controls
put parking as far back as possible with a hidden garage, parking entrances off the north and east
put residential and restaurant space facing 4th St with more residential above the parking garage. put an open air atrium in the middle

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Post by smh » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:29 pm

flyingember wrote:I'd call Wyandotte the separator for this discussion

those two pieces of land in the image are the most notable

but I'll add another that would be a difficult spot but doable for a residential redo with a large footprint

look at 4th St west of Broadway

Reroute the power poles further towards the river, build a platform over the railroad trench, maintain the RR row to their signal controls
put parking as far back as possible with a hidden garage, parking entrances off the north and east
put residential and restaurant space facing 4th St with more residential above the parking garage. put an open air atrium in the middle
I think the new development is called River Market West--hence the title of the thread. Don't think anyone is trying to carve up the River Market thread in general.

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Post by loftguy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:35 pm

flyingember wrote:that would be a difficult spot

Indubitably.

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Post by earthling » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:09 pm

^Is everything in order for a go? Downtown needs 10 more projects like this just to bump population up 2K or so.

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Post by KCMax » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:21 pm

earthling wrote:^Is everything in order for a go? Downtown needs 10 more projects like this just to bump population up 2K or so.
Said they hope to break ground in May.

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Post by Zorobabel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:31 pm

Excellent project.

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Post by KCtonic » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:47 pm

Collison's write-up on this same story in the KCStar says expected to "be open by early fall 2014"
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/29/42 ... oject.html

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Birt said the five-story development, which will have 112 one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom units, will provide the kind of new construction living space desired by the city. Most of the apartments and lofts that have opened downtown are in renovated historic buildings and lack outdoor balconies.
I think the original plan was for 147 units. Looks like it's down by 10 to 137 now.

Seems like I saw a drawing of the planned building on KCRag but can't find it now. Anyone know where to find a drawing of the planned building?

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Post by FangKC » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:17 pm

This is the image that was in a March 13 KC Star article showing the proposed River Market West project.]

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This thread should be moved to the Downtown thread, and probably added to the existing "Status of the River Market" thread.

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Post by GRID » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:06 am

Nice!

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Post by KCtonic » Thu May 23, 2013 12:46 pm

KCMax wrote:
earthling wrote:^Is everything in order for a go? Downtown needs 10 more projects like this just to bump population up 2K or so.
Said they hope to break ground in May.
Haven't seen any ground breaking thus far...

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Post by loftguy » Thu May 23, 2013 1:22 pm

KCtonic wrote:
KCMax wrote:
earthling wrote:^Is everything in order for a go? Downtown needs 10 more projects like this just to bump population up 2K or so.
Said they hope to break ground in May.
Haven't seen any ground breaking thus far...

Home Depot doesn't handle gold shovels anymore...

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Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Thu May 23, 2013 1:41 pm

loftguy wrote: Home Depot doesn't handle gold shovels anymore...
I have an old, gold shovel I can donate to the cause if needed. And it's stored closeby (in the garage at Conover) so just let me know ;)

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Re: River Market West

Post by flyingember » Fri May 31, 2013 9:49 pm

went by the lot today

no ground breaking, just a lawn care truck parking right in the middle of the lot
don't think the truck was to take care of the lot though, just free parking

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Re: River Market West

Post by KCMax » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:45 pm

River Market apartment project gets $2M green light
On Wednesday, the committee, chaired by Kansas City Councilman Ed Ford, recommended the full council "do pass and advance" Ordinance No. 130507, approving an agreement between the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Mo., and RMW Apartments that will provide a $2 million loan to assist with the development of the apartments at 228 W. 4th St.

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Post by mgh7676 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:41 pm

Not sure if it means anything, but the lot that RMW will be located has been mowed for the first time this Summer.

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Post by loftguy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:30 am

mgh7676 wrote:Not sure if it means anything, but the lot that RMW will be located has been mowed for the first time this Summer.

It means the city issued a citation.

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Post by loftguy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:30 am

mgh7676 wrote:Not sure if it means anything, but the lot that RMW will be located has been mowed for the first time this Summer.

It means the city issued a citation.

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