The first phase of the One Nine Vine development, a six-story apartment building with ground floor retail, is scheduled to break ground Wednesday in the 18th and Vine Jazz District.
The $25 million project planned for what’s now a vacant lot at the southeast corner of 19th and Vine will include 80 affordable and market-rate apartments, 14,678 square-feet or retail space, 30 stalls of covered parking and 55 stalls of surface parking.
“We are excited to bring this first of its kind mixed-use urban residential development to the 18th & Vine District,” Kelvin Simmons, a co-developer with the Avenir Group, said in a statement.
“The building will provide restaurants and retail space at ground level and 80 mixed income, one-and two-bedroom rental units, on the upper five levels.”
The building is expected to the first phase of a redevelopment plan totaling $68 million that calls for another 200-unit apartment building with a 30,000 square-foot supermarket in its second phase, and a mixed-use building with 60 apartments, office and retail in its third phase.
The first phase of the development is receiving $3.9 million from the Central City Economic Development (CCED) Sales Tax District.
The development also is receiving a 25-year property tax abatement, 100 percent for 15 years, 50 percent for ten, from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority.
Thirty, one-bedroom apartments are planned in the One Nine Vine project. Monthly rents for a 675 square-foot unit would be $850, with seven reserved as affordable at $726 per month, according to the original PIEA application.
Fifty, two-bedroom units are planned. Monthly rents for a 875 square-foot unit would go for $1,100 with seven set aside as affordable at $835.
Simmons said in a press release announcing the groundbreaking ceremony that the new One Nine Vine project will include new lighting and landscaping for the area.
“The project promises to bring a new vibe to Vine Street,” he statef.
“Kansas City’s art and baseball culture are essential to our design guidelines, encompassing a unique, synergetic layout, which will provide spaces for local artists to showcase their work.”
The other co-developer is Tatum Martin of MarSton Development. Other development team members are HJM Architects, Taliaferro & Browne, Hardwick Law Firm, Leigh & O’Kane Engineering, The Nash Group, ATEX Group II and PARIC General Contractors.
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