possibly but the apartments at 909 Walnut are top notch. granite counters in kitchen and bathroom, hardwoods, stainless steel appliances, new w/d in each unit, fitness center, climate-controlled storage, on-site fitness center, attached parking in secure garage, giant rooftop terrace - all in a historic 35-story building four blocks from the river market, two from the heart of the CBD, 4 from the P+L District/Arena, and 9 from the Crossroads. if a 1-bedroom in that building isn't worth $900, i'd be curious to know what you think is worth such rent. new "lofty" apartments in lee's summit that are far inferior quality rent for $800 for a 1-bed.
I am mainly comparing it to my current place, a townhome in Shawnee built 18 months ago, nice appliances, same build quality as 909 minus the hardwood and granite, and it is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, living room, family room, garage, which totals to 1900 some square foot for $1000. The parking also costs $65 per month so it totals $965, pretty close to the townhome.
I agree that downtown is more expensive, but that just seems high. Now in another year when there is more stuff DT, then maybe but I am willing to bet that the $900 1 bed is going to go up drastically in price by then too.