Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

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Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:44 pm

On my way home from DC, I rode on Midwest Airlines, and they had some interesting KC stories in their magazine.  An article on coffee houses, then one on condos.  The condo article states, "Another project, Jenkins Music Building Lofts, will be located just north of the Sprint Center.  The Jenkins Music Building was a music factory and the 30's terra-cotta structure will be a series of unique 1.800 square foot, one per-floor units."  :o  This is amazing.  I have thought about how they could do this for a long time.  It is in an awesome location too.  It will be interesting to see how this is executed. 
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Post by KCDowntown » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:41 pm

There are a couple of incorrect facts in this article...the stuff about the Broadway (cancelled) and the Argyle  (McGowan sold this building).

Hopefully they are right about this though.

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Post by PumpkinStalker » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:45 pm

Good catch!  I'll have to walk by and take a look at the structure!

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Post by Midtownkid » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:27 am

Yeah, I noticed the mistakes...must have been written before those business plans changed.  Too bad they did, hu?
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Post by LenexatoKCMO » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:59 am

There have been murmurs about Jenkins becoming condo for some time without much tangible evidence - based on the other accuracy issues, I would wager that the airline rag is just reporting based on those murmurs. 

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Post by moderne » Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:06 am

Still dont see how they can put units in there without blocking the actual parking structure from access.  The parking surface and ramps are the same, plus the elevator access for the garage is through the Jenkins facade.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:27 am

KCDowntown wrote:There are a couple of incorrect facts in this article...the stuff about the Broadway (cancelled) and the Argyle  (McGowan sold this building).

Hopefully they are right about this though.

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most magazine content has to be finished about 3 months before an issue is available. that should explain the out-of-date info.

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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Post by voltopt » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:47 pm

I've been hearing about this for the past two years or so.  I know an architecture firm was working on this - but that doesn't mean its actually going to happen...
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Post by anniewarbucks » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:51 pm

The question is this: is there enough room front to back to place condos in this building? If I recall it almost looks like it is just a sliver of a building. It would be a nice location though.
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Post by moderne » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:07 pm

No, it would have to extend into the parking garage structure, which is a continuous ramp design.

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Post by voltopt » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:08 pm

Yes it is possible.
The absolute minimum for a stacked townhome would be about 12 foot, but I think 15 foot is much more managable.
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Post by LenexatoKCMO » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:13 pm

Yeah I would expect that if they ever convert Jenkins they will mostly stick to the existing floorplates and limit it to a handful of ultra premium units - perhaps multiple floors per unit.  In that location, I would think an "ultra exclusive" project could command a very premium price. 

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Post by moderne » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:19 pm

The building is a facadectomy, there are no existing floorplates.  Who would pay top dollar for a 15 foot wide unit?  It still begs the question what would they do with the 3 elevators that service the garage?

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Post by voltopt » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:22 pm

It is my understanding that the floor structure will be new, but the units will exist entirely in the remaining envelope of the jenkins building.  I'll double check with someone i know who has worked on the design...
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Post by LenexatoKCMO » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:26 pm

moderne wrote:  Who would pay top dollar for a 15 foot wide unit? 


15 foot wide - but with perhaps the entire length of the building and windows the entire way - I suspect some pretty cool spaces could be designed. 

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Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:50 pm

i think it would be far more appealing to extend the ground floor into the garage to accommodate retail space. the art installations are great, but that block could be so much more once the grocery store and condo tower are complete.

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Post by anniewarbucks » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:03 pm

How wide (north to south) is this building?
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Re: Jenkin's Building to be CONDOS!

Post by voltopt » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:21 pm

I think that it is two plats wide, which would make it roughly 100' wide from north to south.
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