Milhaus Plans $58M Apartment Project in North KC

Indianapolis-based Milhaus plans to develop a 275-unit apartment project in North Kansas City. (Rendering from Rosemann & Associates)

An Indianapolis apartment developer with a deep portfolio in greater downtown Kansas City is planning its first project across the river in North Kansas City.

Milhaus is planning a $58 million development in the One North Redevelopment area southeast of Armour Road and Interstate 29/35.  The 58-acre former industrial site was once occupied by grain elevators.

The developer sees the 275-unit project as an extension of the revitalization of downtown Kansas City.

“Seeing downtown KC grow over the years and begin to expand into nearby neighborhoods has been both fun to watch and thrilling to participate in,” John McGurk, Milhaus vice president of development, said in a statement.

“North KC is establishing itself as an ideal neighborhood adjacent to downtown.”

The One North Redevelopment area is a 58-acre former industrial area southeast of I-29/35 and Armour Road. (Map from North Kansas City website)

The development will include amenities such as local artist installations, skyline views, a bark park, a coffee + tea bar, grills and fire pits, fitness and yoga centers, a pool and sundeck and 451 parking spaces, according to a press release.

Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and is set for completion in October 2024. The architect is Rosemann & Associates. Great Southern Bank provided the construction loan for the project.

Milhaus has built several apartment projects in greater downtown including the 361-unit Gallerie project near Crown Center, the 341-unit Artistry KC project in the East Crossroads and the 186-unit Marcato on Troost Avenue near Hospital Hill.

The firm is currently building the 193-unit Tracks project in the Freight House District of the Crossroads.

North Kansas City officials, who are seeking to have their community connected with downtown with a streetcar extension, have been encouraging apartment developments in recent years.

The $49 million Oxbow development is nearing completion at East 18th Avenue and Swift. The 208-unit project is being built by Sunflower Development and GSSW Real Estate Investments.

Other big recent apartment projects include the 49-unit Gallery Lofts project near the YMCA at 1999 Iron St. and the 240-unit “The Backyard” apartment development in the One North Redevelopment area.

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