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Kansas City Urban Development

Troost revival: Can a brewpub, retail and 670 housing units mend racial divide?

Two men standing in undeveloped building holding a metal sign reading Troost

From Startland: Kansas City’s Home for Innovation News By: Tommy Felts–   October 18, 2017 No turning back now, Ilan Salzberg said. “This is real,” the Wonder lofts developer laughed, gesturing at the freshly installed kitchen cabinetry and hardware in a model apartment unit at 30th Street and Troost Avenue. Wonder is expected to be the first…

Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters

Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters Will 300-square-foot apartments fly in Pittsburgh and Kansas City? Bedrock’s micro lofts in Detroit are small, but Dan Mullen, president at Bedrock, said the tall ceilings and windows help make it feel larger. PHOTO: ROCK VENTURES By  Laura Kusisto April 15, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET 144 COMMENTS The…

Developer plans KC’s first all-micro-apartment project

From The Kansas City Business Journal, April 5, 2017, by Rob Roberts UC-B Properties, a Kansas City-based urban-core developer, received a unanimous rezoning recommendation from the City Plan Commission on Tuesday for the city’s first all-micro-apartment project. John Hoffman and Lance Carlton, both principals with the firm, said they plan a two-story building including 47…

UC-B Properties looks to build Scholars Row apartment project at 55th and Troost

From The Kansas City Star, April 4, 2017, by Steve Vockrodt Troost Avenue in central Kansas City, an area known for its history of neglect, continued on a run of new investment when a $4 million apartment project won early approval at City Hall on Tuesday. UC-B Properties, a prolific real estate firm in Kansas…