Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby mykn » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:49 am

moderne wrote:Remarkable how this relatively low rise pre fab building dominates the streetscape in the thirties of Main, which is a stretch of low rise and surface lots.
Might be some nice views from the upper floor units.


For me it's really changed the feel of main street traveling south right around there. Put another on that BK lot & the corner of Main and Armour and we might have something here.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:17 am

The windows in the front appear a little larger than the rendering (and that is somewhat the case throughout). I'm glad to see that. The skinny windows and relatively minimal window space were my biggest concerns with this design.

I'm still a little concerned about the portion to the north the is currently being framed. I'm assuming that will be the elevator shaft and stairway. It makes sense that it would lack windows, but the mostly blank wall fronting the project doesn't look great.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby mykn » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:22 am

Just heard from MAC on twitter, the retail space has been created with a cafe or restaurant in mind.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby earthling » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:40 pm

The MAC 'pod' constructed apt building has opened up. All 2 bedrooms leased out in a few days. They look pretty basic inside but much better isolation per unit. Wonder if we'll see more in KC, perhaps a little taller. Is there an elevator? Anyone have the construction time compared to a traditional building this size?

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ar ... 11519.html

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby earthling » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:56 pm

With 2200 sqft restaurant space MAC could perhaps offer a period of free/reduced rent to Burger King in this building in exchange for selling the BK lot next door. BK (franchiser I assume) apparently doesn't want to sell to MAC. Then perhaps give BK option for reduced rent in retail space for whatever project goes in that lot if BK wanting more space. Allowing BK to use parking spaces may be a challenge depending on design and ideally MAC would talk them out of a drive through (P&L BK has none). Midtown may not be ready yet for certain biz with no parking until streetcar goes through.
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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby shinatoo » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:53 pm

Article mentions an elevator.

This project turned out great. We could make a whole village of these in the east loop.
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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby JBmidtown » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:44 am

As always I need to ask: any update on Mac Properties' plan for Armour and Troost?

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby tskev » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:37 am

They are still working on gaining control of the properties...

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby moderne » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:27 pm

The old duplexes and apartments on the north, west of Baltimore are coming along great. They are in the process of installing new exterior columns and ironwork railings. Going to look perfect to the period, great save.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby kcjak » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:49 pm

moderne wrote:The old duplexes and apartments on the north, west of Baltimore are coming along great. They are in the process of installing new exterior columns and ironwork railings. Going to look perfect to the period, great save.


Agree - I couldn't be happier to see how they're turning out. I also noticed that the cool old building directly across the Gilham from Mother Earth Coffee has been fenced off. Does MAC own that property, too, or could we be looking at a demo?

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby FangKC » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:35 pm

It's owned by an LLC listed under its' street address. No other ownership information. Permits have been filed for renovation of the building, and SWD Architects is overseeing the alterations. They have much experience doing historic properties.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby flyingember » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:35 pm

FangKC wrote:It's owned by an LLC listed under its' street address. No other ownership information. Permits have been filed for renovation of the building, and SWD Architects is overseeing the alterations. They have much experience doing historic properties.

The address for 100-118 W ARMOUR LLC is the same as other MAC properties

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby tskev » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:22 am

They're referring to 3513 Gillham. It's a developer who owns quite a few apartments in Midtown... It'll be a good renovation!

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby FangKC » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:20 pm

This building.

http://tinyurl.com/y8y7lmr9

It has been known as the Hawthorne Apartments.

http://kchistory.org/content/hawthorne-apartments-winter

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby grovester » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:24 pm

Damn, that is a fine looking building!

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby earthling » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:25 pm

Has the Bainbridge been shut down? Some friends live near there and they think it has been. It's the last Section 8 holdout on Armour. Hopefully MAC snatched it up.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:34 pm

I haven't heard anything or seen anything to indicate that would be the case with the Bainbridge (and with how hot a topic the Bainbridge is in the neighborhood, I would be surprised if that happened without much hoopla).

I did happen to recently notice a "for lease" sign on the building that I believe is new. I have no idea if that has any significance or could indicate new management.

Mac has been wanting to buy it for years. I think part of the problem is that it may be required to remain section 8 for a number of more years due to the credits that were received for renovation.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby earthling » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:54 pm

I thought it had to remain Section 8 for a while longer as well. Maybe they've managed to change the conditions for tenants are starting over with different criteria. Not sure how Section 8 works.

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Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Postby chaglang » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Bainbridge is still open. AFAIK the owner is still the same, though may have cleaned up their act. It's far quieter than two or three summers ago.

IIRC it has until 2030 or so before it can return to market rate.


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