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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