Mark Twain Tower going residential?

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:20 pm

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 08220.html
The Mark Twain apartment project doesn’t need city approval and therefore does not have to follow the ordinance, Hamilton said, because it’s in an area already marked for urban renewal.

The Mark Twain renovation was also fast-tracked for approval because a new developer has taken over the $50 million project.

Two years ago, developers announced plans to redevelop the historic tower at 11th Street and Baltimore Avenue into apartments, but the project never made it to construction. Now, The Bernstein Companies — based in Washington, D.C. — are in charge.

But to take advantage of state historic tax credits granted to the previous developer, the project needs to spend upward of $5 million by Dec. 15, said Phil Aftuck of Bernstein Companies.

The company plans to create about 200 apartments with rents around $1,500 for one-bedroom units and $2,100 for two-bedroom apartments. The tower’s ballroom, large tile pool and basketball courts will be maintained as amenity space along with the tower’s historic facade.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by wahoowa » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 am

looks like no parking planned for this one other than nearby garage options per cityscene. love it.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by FangKC » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:06 am

One of Downtown’s Last Big, Empty Historic Buildings Slated for Apartments

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by normalthings » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:22 pm

“The Twain Building” project filed for a FAR variance in late May. Looks like they are adding square footage by adding floor to rooms with high ceilings..

VarenHorst is the project architect.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by mgh7676 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm

There has been some sort of construction/remediation/demo crew in and out of this building for at least the last few days. Is working finally starting to begin?

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:45 pm

mgh7676 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm
There has been some sort of construction/remediation/demo crew in and out of this building for at least the last few days. Is working finally starting to begin?
There's been an elevator construction permit since early May.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 pm

The chute has been active.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by KCPowercat » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:23 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 pm
The chute has been active.
Heeyoooo

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Post by smh » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:25 pm

mgh7676 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm
There has been some sort of construction/remediation/demo crew in and out of this building for at least the last few days. Is working finally starting to begin?
They've been out there the better part of a month from what I can tell. All usually standing outside about 6:45a waiting for the building to be unlocked. 10-20 guys in hard hats and hi-vi.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:48 pm

East entrance was open so I peaked in

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 pm

Do we know what this place will be called?

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 pm

"The Twain" I think. Very creative.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:21 pm

I hate cutesy names like that. Just call it Mark Twain Apartments. That is what people are used to calling that building. Same with that insipid The Saxon At the Midland gibberish.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by shinatoo » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:24 am

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 pm
"The Twain" I think. Very creative.
I guess that's better than naming it after the African American that assisted Huckleberry Finn in the novel.
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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by moderne » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:13 pm

Isn't there already a "Mark Twain" on the Plaza?

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by kboish » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:35 pm

moderne wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Isn't there already a "Mark Twain" on the Plaza?
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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by FangKC » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:56 pm

Then call it The Continental after one of its' former names, The Continental Hotel.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:59 pm

FangKC wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Then call it The Continental after one of its' former names, The Continental Hotel.
Like John Wick??? That could be interesting.

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Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Post by moderne » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:10 pm

And put the Bunny Club back in?

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