Historic Old Northeast

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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Historic Old Northeast

Postby KCMax » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:31 am

I don't think we have a thread dedicated to Northeast. I know there's one for Pendleton Heights, but here's one for all of Northeast.

The Pitch: Artists and performers and bargain hunters are reviving the Historic Northeast

Pendleton Heights was Kansas City's first real suburb, a once-exclusive neighborhood that has, over the past 100 years, seen more highs and lows than the Prowler at Worlds of Fun. The gossip and news shared by a couple of people sitting in rocking chairs on Poertner's front porch fit somehow into this century-long timeline, informed by history. Have you heard? they ask. One of the three Heim mansions on Benton Boulevard — once home to the beer-brewing Heim brothers, who built Electric Park, at 46th Street and the Paseo, in 1907 — has been sold.

"It's one of the prettiest mansions in the Northeast," answers Linda Fleischman, the flame-tressed massage therapist and former concert promoter. She's an unofficial cheerleader for the Northeast, an area bounded roughly by Truman Road and Cliff Drive, from the Paseo to Blue River. She loves this neighborhood in particular, and she's thrilled when she sees new faces.


Really some amazing looking houses in these hoods.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby brewcrew1000 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:22 am

I love the Northeast and would love to live in that area, i love all the hispanic bakeries, shops, food trucks and grocery stores but is neighborhood revival and gentrification only a thing that occurs when White People start moving in and rehabbing homes? Would they ever consider a poor white trash area revival or gentrification if a bunch of Hispanics or blacks moved in or would it still just be considered poor?

I love an area like Northeast because its such a melting pot but I don't think id like it if realtors started pricing out the hispanic/asian/african families and shop owners.

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Postby chrizow » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:27 am

Northeast is a long, long way from seeing true gentrification. Look at the Westside--possibly KC's only truly gentrifying neighborhood. You can't get within spitting distance of 17th and Summit for less than about $250K-350K, but even 2-3 blocks south in the more modest areas of the WS you can buy a house for like $25,000.

Other areas of the urban core that have become upscale are the same way: you can't find "bargains" in/near Janssen Place in Hyde Park or in the tonier areas of the Roanoke or Valentine neighborhoods, but you can find totally solid, large houses within a couple of blocks of these million-dollar pockets for $100-150K and fixer-uppers for less. Northeast has an even steeper hill to climb. I would guess that in about 10 years it will have a Hyde Park level of gentrification, where the mansions and nice homes near Gladstone are expensive (and they basically already are), with inexpensive to very inexpensive homes fanning out from there.

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Postby chingon » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:32 pm

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Postby FangKC » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:46 pm

Well, I'm a white person who has moved into the Old Northeast.

I can think of at least four rundown houses that have been bought cheaply and renovated into stellar homes in the past three years--all in Pendleton Heights and Scarritt-Renaissance.

KCRealtor, can you think of some more?

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433 Benton Boulevard

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313 Ord Street

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502 Olive in Pendleton Heights.

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421 Garfield(north of Independence Avenue at Garfield and Amie St.)

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There is an old thread on the NE side.

http://forum.kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17465

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Postby warwickland » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:17 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:I love an area like Northeast because its such a melting pot but I don't think id like it if realtors started pricing out the hispanic/asian/african families and shop owners.


Gentrification...the kind that people have meetings about...is not happening in the midwest save for some tiny areas in Chicago, which otherwise is a massive, cheap urban core. I wouldn't worry about that kind of thing. Midwestern urban cores could use a stiff dose of real gentrification, in any case. A BCBG Maxazria storefront isn't going to take over the last carnicería in the last affordable commercial space in the region. :)

Glad to hear that there's progress in the NE. This kind of thing is often fraught with fits and starts in the midwest, but glad to hear that things are moving along. I wish the damn recession hadn't happened, we'd all be further along...

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby FangKC » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:35 am

Old Northeast Chamber of Commerce wants to form a community improvement district (CID) along Independence Avenue from Paseo to Ewing.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2012/06/06/northeast-kansas-city-may-get-cid.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-06-06

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby FangKC » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:35 am

Northeast Home Tour this Saturday, October 20, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

http://nekchs.com/uploads/Poster.pdf

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby FangKC » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:46 am

KC Design Center puts Northeast under a microscope

Sixteen Kansas City Design Center students, now in the final year of their master’s program, are studying the Independence Avenue Corridor to create a design vision plan.


http://northeastnews.net/pages/?p=15568

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Postby mgh7676 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:45 pm

Nice Article in KC Star today about Independence Avenue

Like the surrounding neighborhoods, it’s a melting pot of menus along Indy Avenue, which some see as the best hope for improving the image of a busy thoroughfare known more for its history of prostitution than its culinary fare.

Their plan: Rebrand the avenue as an “international marketplace” in an attempt to attract foodies and others to the area’s restaurants, groceries and small shops. To help, they’re seeking City Council approval this month to create a special taxing district to pay for those marketing efforts, better landscaping and improved security.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/30/39 ... k=misearch#storylink=cpy

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby pash » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:33 pm

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby KCMax » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:46 pm

pash wrote:Good article. ... I really hope Indy Ave gets the next streetcar line after an initial extension southward. Lots of potential to be an major urban corridor if it can attract a bit more development.


Totally agree. If it can ever remove the crime and the stigma of crime associated with it, it has a lot of other assets to build off of.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby kboish » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:32 pm

Sorry, but i know lots of people who call it Indy Ave...as well as "The Avenue".

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Postby earthling » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:41 pm

Is just easier to type, but good to know the microlocal lingo for future reference.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby bbqboy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:18 pm

harbinger911 wrote:Why do people on this website (only) refer to Independence Ave as "Indy".
I understand that 99% of you are not from KC and are still learning about the city.
But it really sounds dumb to refer to it as "Indy."

The nickname "Indy" is already taken, it's a city in Indiana.

No one in Northeast or anywhere else in KC calls it "Indy."
Northeast residents and those that know Northeast or work there refer to it as "The Avenue".
It is the only street nicknamed "The Avenue" in the city.

when I was a young lad we referred to Minnesota Avenue in KCK as "the Avenue"-
as in when Mom said,"we're going to the Avenue to shop." Of course that's when there were still department stores etc. along there....
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Postby mean » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 pm

harbinger911 wrote:Why do people on this website (only) refer to Independence Ave as "Indy".
I understand that 99% of you are not from KC and are still learning about the city.
But it really sounds dumb to refer to it as "Indy."

The nickname "Indy" is already taken, it's a city in Indiana.

No one in Northeast or anywhere else in KC calls it "Indy."
Northeast residents and those that know Northeast or work there refer to it as "The Avenue".
It is the only street nicknamed "The Avenue" in the city.


I often refer to it as Indy Ave on here. It's just shorthand. I live in northeast and grew up in KC. Just saying.

Admittedly, I never say it out loud.

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby pash » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:57 pm

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby loftguy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:17 am

I have to say I have never heard "Indy" used out loud, either.

Pretty evenly heard are "Independence Avenue", (this by people not from Northeast, or people from NE speaking from someone outside of the hood), and simply "the Avenue" (used by NE'ers almost without exception, and certainly if speaking with another denizen).

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Re: Historic Old Northeast

Postby chaglang » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:17 am

I understand that 99% of you are not from KC and are still learning about the city.

:roll:

So anyway, @IndieAveCID also begs to differ with you. I've always seen it spelled with a -y, but the -ie is a nice look.

Totally, totally unrelated: is there a word for the aesthetic qualities of how a word is spelled?


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