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Kansas City agency approves improvement district along 63rd Street

From The Kansas City Star, by Diane Stafford, October 15, 2015 –   A stretch of Kansas City’s 63rd Street between Oak Street and Troost Avenue has received Planned Industrial Expansion Authority approval as a blighted district, paving the way for tax abatements if property owners tackle independent improvement projects. An analysis of property conditions…

Twenty9 Gillham New apartments at 29th and Gillham continue Midtown redevelopment

Exterior of contemporary apartment building.

Twenty9 Gillham From Midtown KC Post, April 12, 2015 – A historic area of Midtown once home to auto dealers and services is coming alive again with newly-built apartments, including a just-completed new building at 29th and Gillham. Half of the 22 units at Twenty9 Gillham built by developers John Hoffman and Lance Carlton of…

The Real Deal: Developers add schools to urban renewal syllabus

From The Kansas City Business Journal, by Rob Roberts, April 17, 2015 – Development partners John Hoffman and Lance Carlton say there’s only one missing ingredient in the urban-core market where they’ve been building infill apartment buildings and single-family homes: high-quality educational opportunities. That’s why Hoffman and Carlton, principals with UC-B Properties, are raising $25,000…