Westside happenings

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Westside happenings

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:21 pm

There are plans to build 5 single family homes at 21st and Belleview.

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This is the same developer that built 1120 Missouri in Columbus Park and the design on these will be similar. I really like this model of infill - similar density to townhomes, but you don't have to worry about HOAs. These could fit in the many narrow vacant lots in the city.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by kboish » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:47 pm

These look great. Keep em coming.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 pm

That is the right approach. Build the density of townhouses, but separate SFHs with no association fees. That is where the market would be to push townhouses in KC. No problems with banks and the 50 percent pre-sale condo situation.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by jasty5 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:15 pm

FangKC wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 pm
That is the right approach. Build the density of townhouses, but separate SFHs with no association fees. That is where the market would be to push townhouses in KC. No problems with banks and the 50 percent pre-sale condo situation.
This is exactly what is going on in the West Plaza neighborhood, sandwiched in between the plaza and stateline. I and a few other developers/builders are following this model. I have a seen a few builds that have combined lots, but for the most part the houses are vertical and feel more like townhomes with no HOA.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:50 pm

^ Some of the houses I’ve seen on Liberty seem to be too big in scale to the neighborhood. Are those yours?

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by kboish » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:21 pm

jasty5 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:15 pm
FangKC wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:42 pm
That is the right approach. Build the density of townhouses, but separate SFHs with no association fees. That is where the market would be to push townhouses in KC. No problems with banks and the 50 percent pre-sale condo situation.
This is exactly what is going on in the West Plaza neighborhood, sandwiched in between the plaza and stateline. I and a few other developers/builders are following this model. I have a seen a few builds that have combined lots, but for the most part the houses are vertical and feel more like townhomes with no HOA.
Great! Hope there are some in the works for my street!

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:30 pm

When I was looking for a house in KC, that is what I really wanted. A townhouse setup that was a SFH, but no HOA. It was impossible to find one then because they really haven't existed historically in KCMO. The ones that did were demolished. Here there are attached townhouses with common areas/HOA that are more like apartment communities. I wanted a house with no front yard, porch right off the sidewalk, and a back courtyard area that was big enough to have a small raised garden bed, and garage off the alley. These types of houses are all over cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, and DC. You can even find them in St. Louis. I wanted something with a front porch that could be set up not to have required yard work (lots of yard mowing).

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:23 pm

FangKC wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:24 pm
A new house being constructed on the west side of the 1700 block of Madison.

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1744 Madison is finished.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:31 pm

Progress at 17th and Madison.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:35 pm

A small house has been built at 1715 Madison.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 pm

Work has begun on a new house at 2123 Holly.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:47 pm

A foundation has been constructed at 1800 Mercier.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:56 pm

FangKC wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:50 pm
New house being constructed on the east side of the 2100 block of Madison.

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The house is being built on this parcel. The house with the blue porch railing has been demolished.

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Finished house at 2123 Madison.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by WSPanic » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 am

Not my favorite new Westside house.

Is the entire rooftop a deck? That would be cool.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by Midtownkid » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm

Yeah 2123 Madison is a miss. Really really unattractive.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by nickyrosstheboss » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Midtownkid wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Yeah 2123 Madison is a miss. Really really unattractive.
I agree, but would love to see the inside. I'm guessing the interior was the first thought.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by town cow » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am

Gonna build my house with tiny windows, and not too many of them...

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:43 am

Status of Westside Flats:

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by Critical_Mass » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:48 am

Are the townhomes rentals or for sale?

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by flyingember » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:29 am

Look at the windows on the ones with the lifts in front. That's how you design a home.

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