108 Grand

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This is the site that was once a coal yard for the Vicinity Energy Plant. It was listed for sale a few months back. A Development Assistance Team meeting has been requested by Jonathan Arnold (2nd and Delaware) for a "mixed-income, mixed-use residential development. This is a project, and site, to watch since it's a very large parcel that borders the Grand bridge and is one of the last big development sites in the neighborhood. The site is 3.6 acres in size.

In terms of design, I expect a similar look to 2nd and Delaware, but I hope the height is a little taller to establish a presence and push density. It's at the point where new projects must go larger or else we'll be all out of land and have junk projects and density (looking at you 3rd and Grand).
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I wonder how much cleanup of the site will cost since it's a former coal yard?
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FangKC wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:07 pm I wonder how much cleanup of the site will cost since it's a former coal yard?
Supposedly most was already completed but you never really know until you do a study.
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Isn’t there a bunch of heavy duty electrical transformers and such right there? Plus other things feeding into that steam production company building on the East side of Grand. Just curious where this is and how all this elements play into it. Thinking if it is not that spot do you want a major electrical site being your neighbor
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yes, there is an electrical transformer yard to the west of the parcel.

At one point, that development site was being discussed for a parking garage.
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Like 2nd & Delaware, this site has great river and city views. Hopefully Jonathan can pull off a project of the quality of his prior work.
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FangKC wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:39 am yes, there is an electrical transformer yard to the west of the parcel.

At one point, that development site was being discussed for a parking garage.
Just a couple of floors of parking and shield that area. Shouldn't be too much of a issue. It's got great access to the park + RM.
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alejandro46 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:44 pm
FangKC wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:39 am yes, there is an electrical transformer yard to the west of the parcel.

At one point, that development site was being discussed for a parking garage.
Just a couple of floors of parking and shield that area. Shouldn't be too much of a issue. It's got great access to the park + RM.
good to know there are some options because that does make the area look more industrial and unsightly, especially if you are planning residential renters there.
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