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While Kansas City Voters Consider Incentives, Some East Side Development Projects Are Underway

From KCUR.ORG by KEVIN COLLISON • MAR 7, 2017   Kansas City’s East Side is receiving renewed attention this year with several initiatives aimed at attracting investment to an area that’s struggled economically for many decades. In 2016, the city council committed $7 million in public funds to upgrades in the 18th and Vine district….

Tonic for Troost: $18M redevelopment planned for Katz Drug site

From The Kansas City Business Journal, February 16, 2017, by Rob Roberts Troost Avenue, the racial dividing line of Kansas City’s past, is becoming an important part of its development future. In the latest of several recent developments along the thoroughfare, Kansas City-based UC-B Properties is now looking to turn a former Katz Drug Store…

Brookside to celebrate East 63rd Street development with new luxury residences

From The Kansas City Star, October 19, 2016, by Diane Stafford In January, homeowners may begin moving into something even more unusual — luxury townhomes just east of 63rd and Oak streets. Developers John Hoffman and Lance Carlton, with UC-B Properties, are leading the residential part of a 63rd Street renaissance that aims to stretch…

UC-B debuts New Brookside housing, expansion efforts

Autumn MorningSky October 21, 2016 A trio of local developers are making good on their plan plan to expand the legacy neighborhood of Brookside eastward toward Troost. On Friday morning, UC-B Propertiesand HOK will debut the first new construction apartment building in more than 40 years. “63Brookside represents the first step toward building new, exciting…