Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby anniewarbucks » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:27 pm

It would have  a fairly good footprint. about 10 feet longer than the longest mobile home. a 15 X 100 I could do a lot with that space.
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Postby LindseyLohan » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:33 pm

anniewarbucks wrote:It would have  a fairly good footprint. about 10 feet longer than the longest mobile home. a 15 X 100 I could do a lot with that space.


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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby PumpkinStalker » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:37 pm

I'm wondering what will happen with the short skywalk.  Will it be removed or what?  Is Jenkins storage right now?  A few snapshots for a visual.  Annie, that would be almost like having a sun-porch attached to your tralier.

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Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:39 pm

i believe that "honky tube" just connects to the one that crosses walnut and then 12th so town pavilion people don't have to go outside to get to work?

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby Gladstoner » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:15 pm

LindseyLohan wrote:I will be forever tortured, someone must prove to me AnnieWarbucks really exists....


Just look in the Topeka area for a new trailer with the floor dimensions of the Jenkins building.  :)
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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby acepiloto » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:40 pm

bahua wrote:LEEEERROOOOYY JYEEEEENNNNKINSSS!!


Oh my god... He just went in there...

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby anniewarbucks » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:55 pm

Very funny folks. I was trying to make a point that even as slender as this building is, it really has a lot of potential being made into condos or offices. There might not be very much depth to it with it being practically a front breaking up an almost mundane parking garage. there is though the width to the building creating the prime space.

On a side note I do miss my old trailer and I know that I will not get it back. This has been a hard year for me being practically homeless I hope that 2008 is better.
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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby PumpkinStalker » Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:51 pm

In walking by Friday night, there was activity in the windows.  Apparently, as part of the Urban Culture Project, there are some art students taking turns living in the street level windows of the Jenkins building.  It's very peculiar.  There was no one in them when we walked by, but I left them a note "from the outside" which I stuck on the glass so that they could read it when they returned.

A few pictures...I suggest you walk by if in the area.  Weird....

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby ignatius » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:08 pm

The building isn't listed as proposed in this report...
http://www.downtownkc.org/FileUploads/D ... Report.pdf

Given the tight rental market downtown (94-96% occupancy I hear), methinks it would make better apts than condos, unless they are under $200K.  They could always convert to condo in 5-10 years otherwise.

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Postby bbqboy » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:52 pm

Annie lives in all of us.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby Angel » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:43 am

PumpkinStalker wrote:In walking by Friday night, there was activity in the windows.  Apparently, as part of the Urban Culture Project, there are some art students taking turns living in the street level windows of the Jenkins building.  It's very peculiar.  There was no one in them when we walked by, but I left them a note "from the outside" which I stuck on the glass so that they could read it when they returned.

A few pictures...I suggest you walk by if in the area.  Weird....

I've seen them a few times.  One weekend, there was a guy playing chess in one of the spaces and people were writing down moves and taping them to the window.  Sort of like him playing the people on the street.  I've never seen them during the week, though.  But I usually only walk by during the week in the evening, so maybe they're there during the day?

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:34 pm

copaken reports today that jenkins may finally find a permanent use:

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby loftguy » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:56 pm

That's what they said eleventeen years ago...

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby FangKC » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:48 am

This could be one of the most innovative and unusual projects if they get it done.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby Highlander » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:02 pm

loftguy wrote:That's what they said eleventeen years ago...


I remember something like this being proposed when the Jenkins building was torn (all but the façade) down to make room for the parking garage accompanying the 1201 Walnut building. I think that was back in the early 90's. At that time, the demand for housing inside the loop was not very high.

It's a strange setting in that the preserved portion of the Jenkins building is not very deep. Many dwelling in urban setting are very deep but narrow - these condo's would be the exact opposite wide but shallow. It will be interesting how they handle the interaction with the attached public garage.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby FangKC » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:24 pm

Here is a link to the floor plans for the retail, and the apartments on the upper levels.

https://clientportal.copaken-brooks.com/handlers/ServeFile.ashx?FID=100001470

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby flyingember » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:32 am

FangKC wrote:Here is a link to the floor plans for the retail, and the apartments on the upper levels.

https://clientportal.copaken-brooks.com/handlers/ServeFile.ashx?FID=100001470


that's actually not a bad plan for the space available. one thing that's nice about the design is lots of natural light with all the windows.

they should partner with Ikea to show how you can furnish the space

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:41 am

Hourly rates for p&l patrons to sleep it off.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby TheBigChuckbowski » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:09 am

KCPowercat wrote:Hourly rates for p&l patrons to sleep it off.


Yeah, that's what they'd be doing with hourly rates.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Lol


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