Union Hill Development

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Wed May 02, 2018 10:27 am

Since these were once hotel kitchenettes they are small apartments. The only change has been to add a closet with stacked washer dryers. The living room areas all seem small and there is not much closet space. The 2 bedroom has a second bedroom in an upstairs open loft. While I am glad they recycled this into affordable housing this lot with its great views would be ideal for a low or mid rise building.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by Darlene » Wed May 02, 2018 2:47 pm

Now I do not like grave yards. Why do people want to live so close to one?

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by SimplyKC » Wed May 02, 2018 3:37 pm

moderne wrote:While I am glad they recycled this into affordable housing this lot with its great views would be ideal for a low or mid rise building.
I think there is bigger opportunity next door, Union Hill Day School. They have a long waiting list to attend and could probably use a larger location. Something nearby, but bigger, and the property they sit on is prime for residnetial (multi-floor) development once the street car comes by.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:44 am

The Springhurst apartment building at 3110-12 Grand has been demolished. Does anyone know why? It didn't appear to be in that bad of condition.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:05 am

Yay, more grass

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:55 am

It was the last building remaining in the path of the KCTV tower's ice fall shadow. Probably cheaper to buy and tear down than repeatedly fixing the roof.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 pm

Yeah, that ice shower is intense. I'd rather lose the tower.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Seems like a good place for some food trucks that can move when it's icy.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by rxlexi » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:46 pm

So the lots surrounding KCTV tower will never be developed? Does this include the nearby vacant lots along 31st?

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 pm

Probably. The city should condemn it as a dangerous nuisance and they can re-erect it next to their studios in Kansas. The so-called "station that stands for Kansas City."

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by shinatoo » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:12 pm

If they won't take it down the area should be maintained by the owner as a public space/park.
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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by KCLover » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:21 am

I'm sure it wouldn't be cheap, but maybe someday they can add some sort of heating element or deicer system to the tower surface to keep ice from forming. Sucks to have a 3 block area around the tower a dead zone.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:00 am

Doesn't KCPT also use that tower?

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:10 am

KCLover wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:21 am
I'm sure it wouldn't be cheap, but maybe someday they can add some sort of heating element or deicer system to the tower surface to keep ice from forming. Sucks to have a 3 block area around the tower a dead zone.
I believe they replaced the traditional light bulbs with LEDs and few years ago. I wonder if the old bulbs put out enough heat to stop some of the ice forming? I don’t remember this being a problem in the past.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by taxi » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:22 am

It has always been a problem. Well, mostly in winter.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by hgascoigne » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:25 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:10 am
I believe they replaced the traditional light bulbs with LEDs a few years ago.
They never raised enough money to make that happen.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by flyingember » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:05 pm

FangKC wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:00 am
Doesn't KCPT also use that tower?
Sounds like their antenna might be off 23rd near Blue Summit

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Union Hill signed contract with UMKC to house students displaced by mold in 100 units in the former residence inn.

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