Longfellow development

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:31 pm

I think there's room for another 2 houses at least. What they did is very odd. They cleared out all the trees and put this house on the edge of the property. I'm guessing they're just building one at a time but it would still seem like you'd want to start at the side of the property away from 27th and keep the trees until you know you're going to build the other houses.

If this is the final product of their plan. Yikes! I don't get it at all.

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:43 pm

2805 Gillham is under contract. This is the old six-plex flanked by some vacant lots.

The owner would sell outright but was also looking to explore a joint-venture development with the new purchaser. They had a concept drawn up by El Dorado that involved demoing the six-plex and replacing it with a 5 story, 66 unit apartment building over structured parking, with additional surface parking in the rear.

I like the added density of 66 units, but I would prefer if the original building could be saved and a couple of smaller new buildings constructed on either side (maybe with some first floor retail on the corner of 28th).

Here is the marketing materials with the plan:
http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/-UgJ5K9yR ... cument.pdf

And the listing:
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2805-280 ... O/8417671/

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by moderne » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:40 pm

Would hate to loose this graceful sixplex. Such an evocative name etched in stone...Narcissus.

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Yeah, it would be sad to loose. I know there are a ton of similar six-plexes in KC, but this one has a few unique touches that make it special.

I didn't notice the name on it before. It's interesting because there is a nearby apartment building on Harrison off 31st that was called The Narcissist. I don't know if that was the original name of that building or if whoever did the strange rehab (in the 90s, I believe) adding the umbrellas in front coined that name. The current rehab on that building has been dragging on for ages but it looks like it may be near completion/partially occupied.

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:11 pm

moderne wrote:Would hate to loose this graceful sixplex. Such an evocative name etched in stone...Narcissus.
ironically, that building is emblematic of our last big multifamily boom.

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by FangKC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:02 pm

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:54 pm
New house being constructed at 918 E. 28th Street.

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Re: Longfellow development

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:42 am

3035 Harrison has been renovated,and it appears to have residents living there. I'm really surprised. I thought this building would be demolished since it had become vacant and fallen into bad shape. I was sure vagrants would set it on fire. I can't believe how quickly they renovated this building, and that it got by me without notice.

The apartments seem decent. They certainly fall into the affordable category. A one-bedroom with a built-in microwave and dishwasher goes for under $700 a month. Studios are under $600. There is an on-site laundry room, off-street parking, and the building has central air.

If the UMKC Conservatory moves into former Westport High School building, students could live here and ride a bike to the campus. Same with the KC Art Institute. Hospital Hill staff could walk there and back.

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https://leasingkc.com/listing/mo/kansas ... rrison-31/

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