By Kevin Collison
(Updated Oct. 19 from previous CityScene article with preliminary rendering of proposed seven-story, 87-unit apartment project. First posted on Next Kansas City)
The developers of the recently opened Centropolis on Grand apartment project in the River Market are now considering a second apartment development a block away next to the streetcar station on Third Street.
KC Commercial Realty Group, which opened the 56-unit, five-story Centropolis project last year, has acquired property at 110 E. Third St. now occupied by Paw Paws.
David Bayer of KC Commercial Realty said his firm is considering an apartment project at the location, but no final decision has been made.
“It’s right across from the streetcar stop, but the site also sits high and has good views of the city and the river, and it’s in close proximity to the City Market,” Bayer said.
If KC Commercial Realty moves forward with the apartment plan, it would join two other major apartment projects now being built in the River Market: the 140-unit 531 Grand project and the 276-unit Second and Delaware development.
Downtown is experiencing a major apartment boom and developers say the appetite for new units by millennials and empty nesters remains strong.
I am all for this, I just hope they put retail on ground floor this time.
I’d second that. Ground floor retail is vital.
Where are all the cars of the tenants going to park? Where will the cars of the customers park? The River Market has become a hellish nightmare of a place to live and work in.
Good grief SusieQ… I live right next to the city market and there is STILL plenty of parking plus many more customers in the neighborhood than ever before. If it’s such a problem for you, perhaps you should purchase a building that includes your own parking for your filter sales…
Parking is becoming an issue. They need to create garages for these projects as well as public garages especially if folks want to park & ride the street car. Doesn’t have to in River Market per say but in the area for people coming to area from abroad. Park and ride garage where city could make some money would not be a bad idea.
whining about parking still is the wrong whine. the correct one is “i cant find enough places to live near where i work SO I CAN WALK. After all see the little blue thingy in front of the building? That’s a free people mover.
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