Knickerbocker Place Apartments

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby loftguy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:33 am

kcjak wrote:Wasn't the Ambassador renovated just a few years ago?


Yes. It was renovated by McCormick, Baron and Salazar and they are managing it professionally (ie-successfully)

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby chaglang » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:12 pm

I drove by the Knicks yesterday and saw that the porches had all been knocked off. Maybe that happened a while ago, but it was the first time I noticed it. If we had a Demolition Pool going, I'd put some money on the Knickerbockers coming down in the next year or two.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby DiggityDawg » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:49 am

Unless something's happened I don't know about, the current state they're in hasn't changed in years.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby chaglang » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:49 pm

That's a shame. I'd still wager on them in the Demo Pool.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby kcjak » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:31 am

chaglang wrote:I drove by the Knicks yesterday and saw that the porches had all been knocked off. Maybe that happened a while ago, but it was the first time I noticed it. If we had a Demolition Pool going, I'd put some money on the Knickerbockers coming down in the next year or two.


The porches/balconies were removed at least a year (maybe more) ago.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby longviewmo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:34 pm

Here are some pics from Knickerbocker Place last week.

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The torn down buildings became an empty dirt lot.

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West end of the standing buildings.

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The only spot where the front balconies were torn off, apparently some time ago.

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East end of the standing buildings.

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Far west end porches.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby FangKC » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:45 am

Midtown Post gives a history of the Knickerbocker Apartments as part of their ongoing series on endangered buildings from the 2013 list.

http://midtownkcpost.com/2013/07/01/knickerbocker-apartments-once-lavish-now-endangered-10734

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby chaglang » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:05 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, KC Life! =D>

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby likemacgyver » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:00 pm

What's KC Life up to today??
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guys in back spraying for utilities (at very least - they were accompanied by "suits" in polos )
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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:04 pm

check kiva!

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby longviewmo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:27 pm

Nothing issued since May.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:02 pm

i supposed it could be google fiber or some other non-threatening utility work...

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby mgh7676 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:01 pm

...still waiting for Mac Property to pick these jewels up from KC Life. Maybe after the Ambassador is completed?

Nothing has changed with the exterior since the last pics were posted a few years ago. Same with the nearby Norman School.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:41 pm

What are the chances that these apartments will eventually be knocked down for parking?

Noticed that a Partial-demo permit came through for the demo of front porches on this building. I thought most had already been demoed?
http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permit/summary/index.cfm?pid=1656680&jur=KCMO

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby FangKC » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:42 pm

Where do residents of the Ambassador Apartments park? After the renovation, there are 116 apartments.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:53 pm

FangKC wrote:Where do residents of the Ambassador Apartments park? After the renovation, there are 116 apartments.

I believe a portion of them use the parking spots on top of the strip mall next door.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby FangKC » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:29 pm

The ideal situation would be for that entire block to have a cooperative parking arrangement. I know that the owner of that strip mall, and the adjacent Uptown Theater complex to the south, Larry Sells, has proposed adding a 4-story apartment building on the parcel west of the current retail buildings--facing Pennsylvania (indicated in red on the photo). I don't know if those new units will require spaces on the roof of that garage. Sells might put the parking underneath on the current surface lot. I guess it depends on how many units would be in the new 4-story building.

That strip mall roof garage has at least 145 spaces. The Ambassador Apartments have 116 units. There is probably room for additional parking for the Knickerbocker Apartments on the roof of that garage-in addition to the small surface lot to the east of the Knickerbocker building. That surface lot and the four garage spaces in that small building on that lot could house about 25 cars alone--without the spaces on top of the retail building. The Knickerbocker looks like it has 24 units, so it might not need any parking on top of the retail building at all.

Perhaps Larry Sells could redevelop the Knickerbocker Apartments at the same time they are building the proposed apartment building along Pennsylvania. They are on the National Register of Historic Places, so historic tax credits would be available for the renovation.

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby Riverite » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:31 pm

So.... who owns this and how do we get it renovated?

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Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

Postby longviewmo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Riverite wrote:So.... who owns this and how do we get it renovated?


KC Life Insurance, aka the reason why there's a number of other vacant lots around.


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