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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…

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….