OUR MISSION

Community

Our mission is to focus on creating communities in historical urban core neighborhoods through high design and new construction. Through thoughtful design in the locations that we develop, we want to leave a lasting, positive impact in those communities

We’re dedicated to Kansas City’s urban development
Our Experience
  • 29 Gillham: 22 Apartments
  • List ItCherry Hill Row (29th St): 15 Apartments em
  • Triangle Townhomes (30th & McGee): 6 Condos
  • 30 Gillham Row: 16 units
  • Beacon Hill Neighborhood: 19 Single Family Homes
  • 63 Oak: 5 Townhomes
  • 27 Campbell: 5 Townhomes
  • 63 Brookside: 23 Apartments
  • Longfellow Neighborhood: 6 Single Family Homes
  • Gillham Park Row: 23 Apartments
  • 16th & Summit: 24 Condos
  • Boulevard Row (45th & Rainbow)
  • 40 Penn Row: 11 Condominiums
  • East Market Row: 8 Condos
  • 4409, 4445 & 4460 Rainbow: 3 Single Family Homes
  • 24th And Troost 90 Room Hotel
  • 27th and Troost 182 Apartments in partnership with milhaus
  • 30th and Gillham - Gallerie 422 Apartments in partnership with milhaus • 55th and Troost 50 Micro Units

POSITION + PROMISE

Commitment

UCB is an urban developer committed to creating modern, high-quality places that have a positive impact in their surrounding communities. By collaborating with architects and reflecting the architecture of the communities, our projects honor an existing legacy while reviving the interest of people looking to be a part of a growing, urban community.

DEVELOPING EAST

What does this look like?

Restore commercial vibrancy and strength by concentrating market demand and resources to:

  • Encourage live-work and at-home innovation projects
  • Leverage the proximity to Downtown, Hospital Hill, and Midtown
  • Revitalize the greater area as a mixed-use neighborhood
  • Renew Troost Avenue as a great “main street”

Economic empowerment and commercial development – Existing community residents, organizations and businesses should gain social and economic benefit from neighborhood revitalization efforts. Build upon the cultural legacy of the District. The cultural and historical personality should not be lost due to market pressures and gentrification. Housing development without displacement – Housing developments should include an appropriate level of rental and for sale units affordable to various income levels in order to prevent displacement.

URBAN DESIGN

PRINCIPLES

Reviatlization
  • Revitalize Troost as an active neighborhood with connections to Downtown, Midtown and the Eastside
  • Identify strategic sites for residential infill and mixed-use, catalytic development
  • Reinforce Troost Avenue in this District as the area’s primary retail, institutional, and cultural node as well as a strong residential neighborhood
  • Use existing green spaces and streets to establish recreation opportunities and improve pedestrian connections
  • Transform Troost at the intersections of 31st Street and Linwood Street into a commercially viable and attractive avenue and a gateway into the neighborhood
  • Reinforce the cohesive residential character through residential stabilization and infill development
  • Create a well-planned parking strategy that supports new development while minimizing negative impacts on residents
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ELEMENTS

OF THE STUDY

Initiatives & Strategies
View of two story contemporary home in Longfellow neighborhood.

Urban Design Initiatives are projects to improve the physical environment and to leverage development.


Program Initiatives are specific projects to help the community meet its goals of improving quality of life in the area and taking an active role in its regeneration.


Non-Displacement Strategies are intended to govern development activities and public funding decisions affecting the District, in order to ensure that existing residents will enjoy the benefits of a revitalized neighborhood. The District is characterized by lower household incomes and a high percentage of renters, and these conditions make residents vulnerable to displacement as the market improves and property values increase. The Non-Displacement Strategies are designed to prevent displacement by supporting the economic selfsufficiency and housing stability of existing residents.