Historic Old Northeast

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by grovester » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:42 pm

Fuck that guy. "I'm going to leave this property a shit hole until you approve my shit hole project".

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Post by alejandro46 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 pm

Reduce. =D> mandatory. =D> parking. =D> minimums. =D>

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:37 pm

So, I watched the committee meeting for this development yesterday. If the neighborhood advocate who said she was from Boston is on this board, you were amazing! The committee said they had never heard of a neighborhood asking for more density. Then, Loar has the dumbest look on her face when told, “Most of the neighborhood doesn’t have off street parking, that’s what makes it urban!”. Classic! It was a mic drop thst made the day of this nerdy development watcher. :)

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Post by FangKC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:12 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:...The committee said they had never heard of a neighborhood asking for more density. Then, Loar has the dumbest look on her face when told, “Most of the neighborhood doesn’t have off street parking, that’s what makes it urban!”....
There are people whose brains won't process not having a car, or any home or business not having its' own parking. Many of these humans have not been to a really big city.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:55 am

Brinshore continues progress on Northeast developments
Brinshore Development’s affordable housing efforts in the Historic Northeast will continue into 2019 with the completion of three new developments comprising nearly 120 combined units.

Roughly eight months after Brinshore Development held a October 2017 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 30-unit, mixed-income Pendleton Flats complex – its first Paseo Gateway housing project in the Historic Northeast – progress continues at a handful of other Brinshore projects in and around Independence Avenue.

The 38-unit Pendleton ArtsBlock project (Independence Ave. and Olive) is the furthest along, with the footings and foundation already being installed. The 57-unit Quinlan Place (8th and Paseo) and 22-unit Quinlan Row developments (8th and Woodland) are not far behind, and all three projects are expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.
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While Pendleton Flats, Pendleton ArtsBlock, Quinlan Place and Quinlan Row are part of the wide-ranging Paseo Gateway project, Brinshore has also joined an independent renovation partnership at Maple Flats (511 Maple), a three-building, 72-unit complex set to deliver refurbished, affordable units this month.

“When you’re making the kind of investments that were made in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood, you want to make sure that other buildings get redeveloped,” Brint said. “We’re trying to continue the positive momentum.”

For now, Brinshore is content with the 219 new and renovated affordable units that will be available in the Historic Northeast by the spring of 2019. That said, he didn’t completely rule out the possibility of future investments in the area, if the right opportunity becomes available.
http://northeastnews.net/pages/39992-2/

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Post by KansasCityGypsy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:21 pm

Pendleton Heights NA meeting with MAC Corp: https://www.facebook.com/161891433869/v ... 227873870/

Independence Ave. retail development continues to get pushback

By Paul Thompson
Northeast News

The developers of a controversial, nearly $2 million Independence Avenue retail project met with Pendleton Heights residents on Tuesday, July 10, though the two sides remain at odds on a project that has received steadfast pushback from community stakeholders.

An 11,000 square-foot retail development has been proposed at Independence and Prospect, in a lot made vacant by a tragic October 2015 blaze that claimed the lives of KCFD firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio. That same fire destroyed a previous mixed-use development – both retail and residential – that once stood at the northeast corner of the intersection.

Neighborhood leaders in Pendleton Heights oppose the project because it does not provide the second-floor housing that neighborhood leaders would prefer. However, the developer behind the project said during the July 10 meeting that second-floor apartment units would not be economically feasible without requiring rent of $590 for 300 square-foot studios, $916 for 510 square-foot one-bedrooms, and $1,122 for two-bedroom units that would average 645 square feet.

Though M.A.C. Corp’s estimates for turning a profit on new residential units might have seemed high to some in attendance, M.A.C. Corp President and Senior Project Engineer Robert Andrew stood firm behind his statement that second-floor apartments were not economically feasible.

“We can’t go out there, nor would any of you, and build a property with no return on investment,” he said.

Attendees also questioned M.A.C. Corp’s figures related to typical market rate housing in the Northeast. M.A.C. Corp’s research suggested that market rate in the area is $0.94 per square-foot for one-bedroom units and $0.67 per square-foot for two-bedroom units. At $0.67 per square-foot, one attendee took the 645 square-foot projection for two-bedroom units at the site to infer that market rate was being estimated at a minuscule $432 for area two-bedroom units.

Given a chance to clarify after the meeting, M.A.C. Corp Assistant Project Manager and Engineering Technician Eric Solomon said that the market rate estimate for area two-bedroom apartments was actually derived from a collection of larger units (1,000 to 1,200 square feet) located on Prospect, Montgall, St. John and Maple, which averaged a monthly rent of $.063 per square foot and topped out at $0.67. Those two-bedroom apartments charged between $600 and $800 in monthly rent, depending on size.

Andrew estimated, however, that the developer would need to charge $1.60 per square foot in order to meet the minimum return on investment required by the project’s lender.

“The $1.60 per square-foot rent was based on getting a minimum return on investment that the lender would feel comfortable with in order to finance that project,” Andrew said.

What’s more, Andrew indicated that the property owner – BA Properties, LLC, a group that also owns the Bao Anh Jewelry store at 1835 Independence Avenue – has no interest in taking on the challenges of apartment management. The issue of second-floor residential units was a popular topic at the meeting, but M.A.C. Corp is ultimately operating at the behest of the property owner.

“Their response was, ‘No, we really don’t want to be in the apartment business,’” Andrew said.

At the July 10 meeting at Kansas City University – held during the Pendleton Heights monthly neighborhood meeting – 1st District Councilman Scott Wagner served as a moderator as M.A.C. Corp answered questions from neighborhood residents.

The first question came from John Bordeau, who asked M.A.C. Corp what the project budget is, and how it’s being financed. Andrew offered up an estimated price tag of $1,984,000, and revealed that the project was being paid for through traditional bank financing. Andrew conceded, however, that the estimated project costs haven’t been updated to reflect the recent tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

“We’ve had a $25,000 increase in steel costs as a result of those tariffs,” Andrew said. “We haven’t updated it, but it’s approximately $2 million.”

Mary Cyr, Director of Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT), also questioned Andrew. Cyr, who testified against the project on behalf of the Northeast’s six neighborhoods during a June 20 Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee meeting, asked Andrew why the property owners weren’t pursuing low-income tax credits for the project.

“It’s competitive, and there’s X number of dollars allocated for those incentives, and your timing has to be perfect,” Andrew responded. “It just didn’t seem applicable to what we were doing.”

The planned 11,000 square-foot structure conforms with the Independence Avenue overlay district, the Pendleton Heights historic district, and Kansas City parks and boulevards standards. It includes more than 30 parking spots, a stormwater detention basin, a front-facing patio, solid wood fencing along the north end of the property and a fully-enclosed trash area surround by a brick wall. Developers are also intent on constructing a monument in honor of Mesh and Leggio, the fallen KCFD firefighters.

Solomon described how the floor plan would be laid out.

“We have up to nine units proposed for this building,” said Solomon. “The average size is about 1,500 square feet.”

Certain tenants wouldn’t be allowed at the development, including adult media stores, day labor agencies, taverns or night clubs, smoking lounges, payday loan stores, pawn shops and plasma center. Target tenants include businesses that offer frozen yogurt, pet grooming, bike sales, dry cleaning, tax prep, and physical activities like yoga or martial arts. M.A.C. Corp told attendees that it has already identified prospective tenants that include a coffee shop, a boutique retailer, a diner/ice cream shop, an Asian/sushi restaurant, a beauty supply store, and a computer/electronics store.

“You have to have compatible and complimentary tenants,” Andrew said. “We don’t want to directly compete; we want to complement other tenants in the area.”

Solomon and Andrew wouldn’t reveal the names of potential tenants for the site, but suggested that at least some prospective businesses have signed letters of intent, should the project eventually be approved by the City Council.

That scenario is no formality, it should be noted; now more than a year removed from gaining approval from the City Plan Commission, the project was held by the KCMO Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee last month. At the time, committee members suggested that the developers needed to do more to convince surrounding neighborhoods to embrace the project.

“If the community does not embrace a project, then the project doesn’t happen,” said 1st District Councilman Heather Hall during the June 20 committee meeting. “If it does happen, then it’s not successful, because the community will not shop there.”

Neighborhood residents who hold out hope for residential units at the site may still apply pressure on City Council members who reside on the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee to reject the proposal. That said, the project developers have previously indicated that BA Properties, LLC has no intention of selling the property, even if their current proposal is rejected.

“For the foreseeable future, she’s not looking to sell the property,” Solomon said of Anh Le Duong, who represents the ownership group. “It’s basically a giant pit in the neighborhood that isn’t doing anybody any good. The longer this plays out, the worse it is for everyone.”

If BA Properties, LLC truly is willing to play the long game – by simply holding the property as a long-term investment even without a retail development on site – then the site could remain vacant for years to come.

The proposal will go back before the City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee on July 25.

Northeast News: http://northeastnews.net/pages/independ ... -pushback/

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by flyingember » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:53 pm

Neighborhood leaders in Pendleton Heights oppose the project because it does not provide the second-floor housing that neighborhood leaders would prefer. However, the developer behind the project said during the July 10 meeting that second-floor apartment units would not be economically feasible without requiring rent of $590 for 300 square-foot studios, $916 for 510 square-foot one-bedrooms, and $1,122 for two-bedroom units that would average 645 square feet.
Their numbers sound right for new construction adding in overhead and profit. I see no reason to dispute the required rental rates.

This is good to add to the list of reasons showing why affordable housing and old buildings go together.

To save the math, the steel tariffs are adding 1.2% to the project.
“If the community does not embrace a project, then the project doesn’t happen,” said 1st District Councilman Heather Hall during the June 20 committee meeting. “If it does happen, then it’s not successful, because the community will not shop there.”
The community may grumble but if a new type of business opens I see no reason people wouldn't shop there. This is just hyperbole.

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Post by smh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks for saving the math. *whew*

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Post by KansasCityGypsy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm

In the comments of this article, MAC Corp writes that very few residents of Northeast oppose their plan for the intersection of Independence Avenue and Prospect, where the firemen were killed after the owner of the nail salon set fire to the building. That is utter nonsense. Who are they trying to convince?

https://www.facebook.com/northeastnewsk ... 0770835942

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Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:26 am

FangKC wrote:The warehouse building on the NE corner of 9th and Paseo is being demolished. The Quinlan Place apartments will replace it.

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July 13, 2018.

Looking northeast near E. 9th and Paseo.

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Looking east from Paseo.

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Looking north from E. 9th.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:29 am

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has begun construction on the new $30 million Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation on the west side of the campus facing Paseo.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:42 am

Construction has begun on the new Pendleton ArtsBlock apartments on the north side of Independence Avenue at Olive.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:50 am

Construction has begun on the Quinlan Row townhomes on the NW corner of E. 9th and Woodland.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 pm

The redevelopment of the parcel at 2600 Independence Avenue is dead for now.

PZE Committee pulls controversial Independence Ave. development off the docket

http://northeastnews.net/pages/pze-comm ... ff-docket/

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FangKC wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 pm
The redevelopment of the parcel at 2600 Independence Avenue is dead for now.

PZE Committee pulls controversial Independence Ave. development off the docket

http://northeastnews.net/pages/pze-comm ... ff-docket/
This project is bizarre. How was was city staff unaware it was awarded incentives (Chp 353 from LCRA)? That seems like a really broken incentive system if a statutory body can just award incentives (meaning redirect city tax dollars) and the taxing jurisdictions aren't even notified. Also, this developer just seems to blow off meetings and didn't show up for either of the scheduled PZE hearings. Crazy.

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Post by kboish » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:21 am

This is what the developer, Robert Andrew of M.A.C. Corp, said he is currently contemplating
1) let the property sit and “let it grow weeds” for 20 years as the parcel appreciates in value; 2) sue the City of Kansas City, Missouri for denying his client’s property rights; or 3) let his legal representation work out a separate agreement with the City.

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Post by alejandro46 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:54 pm

kboish wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:21 am
This is what the developer, Robert Andrew of M.A.C. Corp, said he is currently contemplating
1) let the property sit and “let it grow weeds” for 20 years as the parcel appreciates in value; 2) sue the City of Kansas City, Missouri for denying his client’s property rights; or 3) let his legal representation work out a separate agreement with the City.
Wow, so ignorant.

It is established judicial precedent that zoning is not an infringement on property rights.

I am less clear regarding the issue of whether the legality Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association Board authority vis a vie what the city can approve has been litigated fully. Good luck taking that one on anyways.

"let his legal representation work out a separate agreement with the City." Don't really know what this means. The city is not necessarily the issue here. It is the neighborhood Board that they really need to be talking to.

This developer really has no clue what they're doing, do they . . .

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by flyingember » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:23 pm

alejandro46 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:54 pm

This developer really has no clue what they're doing, do they . . .
They own the land and know they can legally make it into a parking lot and no one in the neighborhood can say anything.

They know exactly what they’re doing.

It’s one reason why the idea of neighborhood parking maximums is so important in some areas. If you want to maintain an urban neighborhood ban tear downs for more parking beyond a certain amount per square foot in an area.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Post by FangKC » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:22 pm

They don't know what they are doing.

I believe I read that some other entity had tried to buy the parcel from them. They should see if that offer still stands, and sell.

I think Brinshore would do a better job, and already have experience navigating the KC development process.

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Post by FangKC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:09 pm

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:42 am
Construction has begun on the new Pendleton ArtsBlock apartments on the north side of Independence Avenue at Olive.

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Update: October 10, 2018. There doesn't appear to be any visible progress since the July post.

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