Beacon Hill

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 pm

There is still a significant amount of cleared land available that has yet to have anything built on it south of Beacon Hill Lane (25th Street). It appears the infrastructure is about to be rebuilt. I have seen surveyors doing work.

Here is the neighborhood plan.

Click on this link to go to the PDF if you want to enlarge the map for detail.

http://www.beaconhillkansascity.com/ima ... %20Map.pdf

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:43 pm

I've made an update map showing the development status.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:12 pm

Growing Beacon Hill Neighborhood Adding $16M Hotel to Mix
After a more than two-year effort, work on a new 92-room LaQuinta Del Sol hotel got its formal start Tuesday, the latest addition to the growing Beacon Hill neighborhood in the southeast corner of greater downtown.

“We’re thrilled we finally got here,” developer John Hoffman said during a groundbreaking ceremony. “It took 2 1/2 years to get all this figured out for 24th and Troost, an accomplishment of sticking it out and making it happen.”

The new hotel’s primary market will be serving visitors to the nearby Hospital Hill healthcare campus. The four-story building will include 2,000 square feet of retail space and should be ready for occupancy by June 2019.
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https://cityscenekc.com/growing-beacon ... el-to-mix/

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:59 pm

The hotel is not a typical canned design,” according to the release. “It was designed by Generator Studio to fit into the Beacon Hill neighborhood’s modern upscale feel.
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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by flyingember » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:12 pm

That actually does a good job of fitting the new home style as a concept.

The old ones, not so much

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 pm

It's been a frustrating time to be an architecture snob. Seems like every project that gets announced has zero imagination put into it. Nothing to even say about it.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by earthling » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:30 am

The best we can hope for is not get many of the same style in a row (like the Cordish Light buildings, ugh). These 'lego block' buildings are pretty common now but somewhat tolerable if mixed about. The one above at least has some variable texture to it, others don't. Same goes for those 'container' buildings like near Armour/Main. OK if they are mixed about around town but when you have several in a row it starts to look like 'the projects'.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by chaglang » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 pm
It's been a frustrating time to be an architecture snob. Seems like every project that gets announced has zero imagination put into it. Nothing to even say about it.
Imagination, sure. But client vision and budget to program area - especially in a white-hot construction market - are also significant challenges to any project. From the outside it’s hard to tell what specific dynamics determined the outcome. Not making excuses, just pointing out that projects rarely work out so that architects get to do whatever they want. Believe me, I wish it were otherwise.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by JLowe2018 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Land is being cleared across 71 Highway. The area between 22nd St/Paseo/71-Hwy appears to be being leveled and prepared for development. Previous Beacon Hill master plans have included this area as a mix of townhomes and detached single family homes.

Is Beacon Hill finally making the jump across 71?

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Yay!

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:24 pm

JLowe2018 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Is Beacon Hill finally making the jump across 71?
It looks like they have been gearing up for this for a while. There have been some recent revisions to the Beacon Hill master plan for the section north of 71.

Also, there is a new submittal on Compass for a multi-unit building at 2737 Forest. I don't see any renderings/plans or even number of units. It will be designed by B+A Architecture.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:49 pm

On the island north of 71, I have sort of dreamed that it might get a couple of high- to mid-rise apartment buildings instead of townhouses or single famiy houses. The views of downtown, and in all directions, would be nice there.

Since it is uninhabited, now would be the time to zone for high-density buildings like that. You would get less pushback, i.e. neighbors complaining about the buildings blocking their view, sunlight, parking, etc.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by chaglang » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:48 pm

I like that idea but I’m curious if the market would support anything taller than 2-3 stories there.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:22 pm

Probably not, but that would be a good place to build apartment towers.

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