West Bottoms Redevelopment

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Highlander wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:49 pm Rock Island Bridge Project. I assumed the West Bottom Bridge Project was dead (I think it was proposed in 2019) but today I saw it in the Star but it was behind their paywall.

From 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woxeJz6LAm0

Same project? Don't recall seeing it mentioned on KCRAG.
All the bridge pictures I posted are of the rock island bridge. As far as I know, it’s the only bridge redevelopment idea in the west bottoms. It’s been brought up here every once in a while
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More on Rock Island Bridge, a lot of detail in the article...
https://www.enr.com/articles/52307-deve ... estination

"A project in Kansas City is drawing comparisons to New York City’s High Line and the Chicago Riverwalk."
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earthling wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:57 am More on Rock Island Bridge, a lot of detail in the article...
https://www.enr.com/articles/52307-deve ... estination

"A project in Kansas City is drawing comparisons to New York City’s High Line and the Chicago Riverwalk."
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That looks great, any idea when they are getting started?

**just saw next spring should’ve read first. Can’t wait for this to get started
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Additional Apartments, New Park, in Works for West Bottoms

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The second phase of The Yards apartment development is expected to break ground early next year in the West Bottoms and will be joined by a nearby public investment in a new park and trail along the Kaw River.

Flaherty & Collins plans to build a 224-unit apartment project on the east side of the river, which because of the area’s unique geography, is on the Kansas side of the West Bottoms.
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In fact, Cronk said Flaherty & Collins also plans to eventually build a 200-unit third phase, also on the Kansas side, at some point.

He added however, that phase two and an eventual phase three will be separate from the first project.
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As for the second phase of The Yards, Cronk said construction should begin by late winter and completion expected by the end of 2023 or early 2024.
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https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0936011 ... a=!3m1!1e3

https://cityscenekc.com/additional-apar ... _-1_OmAkEU
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FangKC wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:28 am Additional Apartments, New Park, in Works for West Bottoms

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The second phase of The Yards apartment development is expected to break ground early next year in the West Bottoms and will be joined by a nearby public investment in a new park and trail along the Kaw River.

Flaherty & Collins plans to build a 224-unit apartment project on the east side of the river, which because of the area’s unique geography, is on the Kansas side of the West Bottoms.
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In fact, Cronk said Flaherty & Collins also plans to eventually build a 200-unit third phase, also on the Kansas side, at some point.

He added however, that phase two and an eventual phase three will be separate from the first project.
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As for the second phase of The Yards, Cronk said construction should begin by late winter and completion expected by the end of 2023 or early 2024.
Location:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0936011 ... a=!3m1!1e3

https://cityscenekc.com/additional-apar ... _-1_OmAkEU
Will be a nice corner if they can get 4-5 more of these. Amenities in the area are very lacking still. I wonder if KC Kings would have fared better if they had been in downtown proper.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/kansas-bri ... oC4lbtUyEc

Wall Street Journal story on bridge.
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Liberty Street Green Space Completes First Year in West Bottoms

https://cityscenekc.com/liberty-street- ... t-bottoms/

I had no idea this existed.

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^The parking lot next door is now begging for a mixed-use development. It would make that green space better but as-is, it's pretty nice.
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More Apartments Coming to West Bottoms
Construction on the $29 million second phase of the West Bottoms Flats development is expected to begin this spring and its Cleveland developer already is contemplating a third installment.

MCM Company intends to complete the renovation of the Abernathy Furniture Co. building, at 1525 W. Ninth St. adding about 100 apartments to the 265-unit, first phase of West Bottoms Flats.
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MCM recently purchased the former Imperial Casket Building at 920 Wyoming across the street and is considering converting the 25,000 square-foot building into office or commercial space at an estimated cost of $5 million.
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https://cityscenekc.com/more-apartments ... t-bottoms/

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https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1037831 ... 312!8i6656
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I reviewed Compass and confirmed that 920 parcel includes all the way north to 9th street. Ton of junk cars, pallets, semis, etc. Hopefully they can clean up that area.

Love what these guys are doing. One block at a time.
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