Anyone interested in checking out the downtown housing market will have an opportunity Dec. 9 as part of the ongoing Downtown Dazzle holiday festivities.
The free Urban Homes Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 20 residential buildings will be open for touring throughout greater downtown from Union Hill to the River Market. Participants are encouraged to register for the event at www.DazzleKC.com, but it’s not necessary to sign up.
Among the properties on the tour are the newly-opened East 9 at Pickwick Plaza, the Apex and Summit on Quality Hill and the Atlas Lofts. New projects in the works include Two Light and The New Yorker.
Downtown is seeing a boom in apartment construction as many people, particularly empty nesters and young adults, see a more walkable environment.
Visitors are encouraged to ride the Kansas City Streetcar to the residential properties on the tour.
And as a bonus later in the afternoon, the streetcar will be featuring American Slim performing his alternative rock from 4- to 6 p.m. as part of its ongoing Downtown Dazzle musical series that begins this Saturday and rolls through Dec. 22.
The streetcar authority is hosting nine live musical performances in December on board the streetcars and at streetcar stops as part of Downtown Dazzle. Music will range from traditional holiday music, covers and original music performed by local artists.
As for the Urban Homes Tour, participants can get guidebooks and maps for the residences beginning at 10 a.m. at the Visit KC office, 1321 Baltimore Ave.
Guidebook holders who visit six or more properties will be eligible to win a stay-cation package that includes a one-night stay at One Light Luxury Apartments in the luxury guest suite, plus gift cards for area restaurants and entertainment.
Here’s the list of participating residential properties followed by the streetcar music schedule:
-East 9 at Pickwick Plaza, 933 McGee Street
-Board of Trade Lofts, 127 W. 10th Street
-Trolley Park Lofts, 412 W. 8th Street
-EBT Lofts, 1601 Walnut Street
-The New Yorker, 1112 Baltimore Street
-Quality Hill Square Apartments, 435 West Ninth Street, #303
-Atlas Lofts, 1509 Walnut Street
-Centropolis on Grand, 501 Grand Boulevard
-Power & Light Apartments, 106 W. 14th Street
-Roaster’s Block, 701 Broadway Boulevard
-Apex on Quality Hill, 1050 Jefferson Street
-Summit on Quality Hill, 1200 Washington Street
-909 Walnut, 909 Walnut Street
-SKY on Main Luxury Apartments, 920 Main Street
-Switzer Lofts, 1936 Summit Street
-Terrace on Walnut, 1721 Walnut Street
-The Argyle on 12th, 306 East 12th Street
-Market Station, 240 W. 2nd Street
-Union Hill on Main, 2975 Main Street
-One Light Luxury Apartments, 50 E. 13th Street
-Two Light Luxury Apartments, 1251 Main Street
And the streetcar Downtown Dazzle performance schedule:
-Saturday, Dec. 2, 12:30-2:30pm: Greg Tugman on board the Streetcar (Traditional holiday music)
-Friday, Dec. 8, 5:00-7:00pm: Enrique Chi on board the Streetcar (Latin/Folk music)
-Friday, Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00pm: Sauce at the KC Power & Light District Streetcar Stop at 14th & Main (Original hip hop/rap music)
-Saturday, Dec. 9, 4:00-6:00pm: American Slim on board the Streetcar (Original and Covers: Alternative Rock)
-Friday, Dec. 15, 4:00-6:00pm: Victor & Penny on board the Streetcar (Original Jazz Music)
-Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00-4:00pm: Crystal Rose on board the Streetcar (Original blues/soul/folk music)
-Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:00-7:00pm: KC Women’s Chorus “Heartsong” at the Union Station Streetcar stop (Traditional holiday music)
-Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4:00-6:00pm: Hailey Massingale on board the Streetcar (Original country/pop music)
-Friday, Dec. 22, 4:00-6:00pm: Cucharada at the Union Station Streetcar Stop. (Original Tango music)