Beacon Hill

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:42 am

Looking northwest from E.25th and Tracy Avenue.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:27 pm

2431 Forest Avenue is for sale: 3 beds, 4 baths, 2-car garage, 25 year tax abatement, which began in 2016, $550,000.

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 0411-21978

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sat May 11, 2019 7:54 pm

New house being built at 1311 E 24th Street.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 pm

Update on 1311 E 24th Street.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm

Looking east at new construction at E. 23rd and Tracy.

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Looking north from E.23rd Street at two framed in houses.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:38 pm

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Looking east at new construction at E. 23rd and Tracy.

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Looking north from E.23rd Street at two framed in houses.
Progress since last photo.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 pm

View of the same houses, but from the Troost bridge.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:36 am

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Update on 1311 E 24th Street.

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Update on this house.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:43 am

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Looking north from E.23rd Street at two framed in houses.

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Update on these houses on E. 23rd Street.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:44 am

Looking northeast at the new houses on the NE corner of 23rd and Tracy.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by alejandro46 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:15 pm

Thanks for all the great pictures, Fang. The Beacon village looks like a really great infill development. I don't think they're going to have difficulty selling those homes. Hopefully more density in the area will follow. Lots of trees and scrub land around there.

I don't know if it was posted here, but the KC Star had a long article about the troubled Black Economic Union/Vewiser Dixon who owns the land around there and has had all kinds of grandiose plans for years, got wrapped up in a Ponzi scheme, and generally hasn't done anything to date except some initial renovations to the Vine Castle/Workhouse building.
https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 70868.html
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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Yes, I saw that article. It's a shame all those parcels are tied up in controversy. That has certainly caused problems for the 18th and Vine District because it has held back residential development that might support some retail shops there. I don't know that single family houses would be the best use of that land. Since so much of it is already vacant, it might be better to build apartment buildings. There aren't a lot of adjacent neighbors to object to density like we have experienced in Hyde Park with the Armour Boulevard developments.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by Steve52 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm

FangKC wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:44 am
Looking northeast at the new houses on the NE corner of 23rd and Tracy.

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Totally devoid of any originality and charm.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by flyingember » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:07 pm

Steve52 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm

Totally devoid of any originality and charm.
Taste varies and changes over time.

If they’re built well matters more.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by taxi » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 am

Steve52 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Totally devoid of any originality and charm.
Windows be overrated.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by flyingember » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:51 am

taxi wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 am
Steve52 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Totally devoid of any originality and charm.
Windows be overrated.
Windows are super expensive both in terms of purchasing and how green a building is.

For a company trying to maximize profits it's an easy place to cut back

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:51 pm

flyingember wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:51 am
taxi wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 am
Steve52 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Totally devoid of any originality and charm.
Windows be overrated.
Windows are super expensive both in terms of purchasing and how green a building is.

For a company trying to maximize profits it's an easy place to cut back
They're attempting to sell these for $400,000 in the East Side less than a block from non-stop highway noise.

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