earthling wrote:Plans to convert to mixed use with 4 story apts. Whatever goes there, am hoping they do streetfront retail.A partnership involving Lawrence developer Doug Compton has a contract to buy the Uptown Shoppes and plans to spend up to $45 million turning the shopping center into a mixed-use property.
"The general plan is to do a four-story apartment complex on top (of the 85,000-square-foot shopping center) and possibly a hotel on a pad site," said Bill Fleming, general counsel for the architecture firm TreanorHL and Compton's partner in the Uptown Shoppes deal.
Fleming cautioned that the Uptown Shoppes deal is still "very preliminary."
"We have to work with (the LCRA) to get title to the property," he said. "We've not filed any plans yet. And we've just started the process of penciling things out."brewcrew1000 wrote:chaglang wrote:Is this when HKC shows up and tries to preserve the shopping center?
I could actually see them showing up to fight the parking issues
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... oppes.html
Unless free bus service can be pulled off, wouldn't mind seeing a TIF free garage built in the lot with streetfront retail and some apts on top. TIF is acceptable if garage is free to public, and the neighborhood should be OK with it if more spots than exists today. Perhaps charge for events at most. But would rather get free fare bus system going.