Armory Block Redevelopment at 3620 Main

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Armory Block Redevelopment at 3620 Main

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Big Redevelopment Plan in Works for Historic KC Armory on Main Street
The historic Kansas City National Guard Armory at 3620 Main is slated to be renovated as a food court and boutique hotel, part of the redevelopment wave occurring along Main Street in anticipation of the planned extension of the streetcar line.

Exact Partners, which also is converting the nearby Netherlands Hotel and Monarch Storage Building into apartments at 38th and Main, plans to invest $8 million in renovating the old armory.
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It’s part of an ambitious redevelopment plan for much of the block that includes building a five-story, 80-unit apartment project at 37th and Main, and building a dozen single-family townhouses behind the old armory along Baltimore Avenue.
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The second phase–the new apartment building at 37th and Main–would begin in about two years and would replace a pawn shop currently at that location.

It calls for underground parking for 100 cars and a five-level, 80-unit apartment building above. Buland said the apartments would meet the proposed city guidelines for affordable housing.
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The third phase of Armory Block, the townhouses facing Baltimore, would then follow completion of the apartments.
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https://cityscenekc.com/big-redevelopme ... in-street/

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https://www.google.com/maps/place/3620+ ... 3848?hl=en

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This project will be transformative - this block has been a complete eyesore for as long as I can remember. I can't believe they still have the sign for Silo (electronics).

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Townhomes! The missing middle!

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Are the townhomes in the parcel that is a parking lot behind the strip mall? I checked Parcel Viewer and it said they belong to a charity of some kind. "Variety House LLC" 3626 Main St Kansas City, MO 64111.

This is an absolutely great project. Looks like an excellent combination of infill and new construction. Projects that build out not just necessarily completely dilapidated corridors but ones that also developing ones along mass transit that may be ripe for new investments that the city can leverage public policy to make more affordable and denser.

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I noticed a dumpster and some activity at this site today. I'm not sure if they were working on the Armory building, or the adjacent strip. Hopefully work on the Armory will start soon in earnest. I'm excited to see how this turns out.

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KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:06 pm
I noticed a dumpster and some activity at this site today. I'm not sure if they were working on the Armory building, or the adjacent strip. Hopefully work on the Armory will start soon in earnest. I'm excited to see how this turns out.
Parcel viewer shows that Variety still owns the theatre but EXACT owns everything between it and 37th. No permits

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Per the developer for a report I am working on, a Q2 2021 start is eyed for Phase 1 (Armory building redevelopment into a Food Hall and 36 room hotel).

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Tell me about this report...

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Critical_Mass wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Tell me about this report...
Special report for an extra class I'm taking. I'm focusing on the adaptive reuse of projects in St. Louis and Kansas City and have chosen to focus on the Armory Block and Netherland/Monarch in KC and the City Foundry and 300 South Broadway in St. Louis. Two of the projects are completed and two are underway/or planned.

The report will stay private when complete.

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Music venue being looked at here.

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Chris Stritzel wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:32 am
Music venue being looked at here.
Never happen.

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:42 am
Chris Stritzel wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:32 am
Music venue being looked at here.
Never happen.
That comes from the BizJorunal and includes renderings.
The partnership of Denver developer Ilan Salzberg and Kansas City architect Caleb Buland has received positive feedback from prospective national partners for two separate test fits for that building — an events and concert promoter for an entertainment venue with a Class A restaurant, and an operator for a food hall beneath a hotel, Buland said Tuesday.

The chosen test fit could be determined around March, after which the developer will seek to earn state historic tax credits by July and start construction in August, he added.
Music Venue rendering description...
Exact Partners also has been in communication with a possible national event and concert promoter to operate an entertainment venue in the former Kansas City National Guard Armory building.
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... 3#cxrecs_s

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You're looking at two different proposals. One is the food hall and restaurant idea and the second is a music venue. I don't see the music venue flying in that building. The food hall proposal is nice. I'd prefer to see apartments instead of the hotel, but we'll just have to see.

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