Union Hill Development

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:56 pm

Bob Frye talks about Union Hill development.

http://tinyurl.com/q2uleyo

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Updated photo taken today of the building being constructed on the east side of Gillham Road and 29th Street.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:22 pm

The windows are all in and the exterior cladding is going on. Also, the buildings at the SW corner of 30th and Gillham are finally underway. The parking garage under those 2 buildings will be 3 levels as the 2 level McGee building garage is nearly full even without leasing of the retail spaces.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:17 pm

The new apartments at 29th and Gillham are now looking like Darth Vader's residence--black stucco.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:19 pm

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29th and Gillham, east side of street.
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Re: Union Hill Development

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30th and Gillham, west side of street.
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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by flyingember » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:33 pm

The 29th st design is reasonably similar to river market west in the modern colors it uses. This one shows how a design that doesn't have big flat walls and adding natural wood makes all the difference

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:43 am

One of the new townhomes on the corner of E. 30th and Grand, that replace the former apartment building on that corner, appears to be for sale.

http://www.urbancoolkc.com/listing.php?id=30713802

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Above: the former apartment building on the SW corner of E. 30th and Grand.

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The cleared lot.

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The new townhomes being constructed on the site.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:29 am

FangKC wrote:Image

29th and Gillham, east side of street.
The 29Gillham apartment building has only one apartment left for rental.

http://tinyurl.com/zgc4dtp

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:29 am

FangKC wrote:Image

30th and Gillham, west side of street.
This photo shows progress of the new apartment building being constructed on the west side of Gillham south of 30th Street.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:16 pm

I was glad to see it will have a stone facade and not brick!

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:45 pm

The building to the left(south) will have a brick front. I think they should have put the smaller building on the higher ground, as the scale between the two seems funky.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:48 pm

It looks like Bob Frye has another project in the works for Union Hill. I noticed this application for vacation or right-of-way at 29th and McGee Tfwy: http://maps.kcmo.org/kcgis/rest/service ... hments/153

This project would be on the NW corner of that intersection on a couple of lots that have been used for construction staging for the recent Union Hill developments. I don't see much info on this project, only that it will be named the Holmes Building and will include parking underneath.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:22 am

Its a very narrow lot, he will have to come up with a design differing from the 5 Union Hill Founders buildings.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:15 pm

I guess that is why they are asking the city to vacate part of the right of way. With that extra space, it looks like they may be able to squeeze in something the size of the Founders phase 1 buildings. Or, since it appears those buildings have both front and rear facing apartments, they could just split it in half and it would easily fit. But I do hope they come up with a different design to break up the monotony.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:28 am

The developer told me that he has no plans in the near future to build on this lot. Mr Frye said he plans spending the next year or so on streamlining the management of the Union Hill properties and thinks that now he has reached the total number of apartments where the income can be above expenses.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:56 pm

Cafe Europa had happy hour for UH residents this evening. Should be open for regular business by weekend.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by rxlexi » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:22 am

Per the wine thread hopefully some of our KCRag wine folks will throw some attention toward Underdog in Union Hill.

Would love to see retail succeed in this area.

I'll try Europa Union Hill this weekend, looking forward to it.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by grovester » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:58 pm

fyi, they have a $99 mixed case of wine for sale over the holidays. Perfect for know-nothings like myself.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:30 pm

Was sweet to dine at Europa last night in the middle of a snowstorm and not have to even put on a coat to walk from apartment front door to Cafe front door.
BTW concerning that empty lot to the north with the sloping hill, future plans are to put in a triangular shape office building.

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