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What happens if KC’s West Side apartment project isn’t approved?

Kansas City’s Hispanic community is presenting a strong front against a proposed 48-unit apartment development on the West Side. Developer EPC Real Estate has been meeting with neighbors and downsized the original plan, but some longtime residents say they don’t want the project. EPC sees four options if the current plan isn’t approved.

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‘New urbanism’ development to break ground in Independence

Homes by Whittaker of St. Charles, Mo., will begin work on New Town at Harmony, which eventually could put 600 homes on 130 acres in a walkable neighborhood designed to reduce reliance on cars. Planners envision a 25-year buildout to cover 600 acres, potentially adding $1 billion in investment in eastern Jackson County.

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Overland Park OK’s BluHawk controversial plan for hockey arena, hotels and space museum

Reassured by staff reports that the area can handle the traffic, Overland Park City Council members approved the BluHawk development for an arena, hotels and a satellite branch of the Cosmosphere space museum near 159th Street and Antioch Road. The entire BluHawk development covers a 300-acre area and includes a health care facility, homes, shopping and hotels. The action Monday involved about 117.5 acres in the northern part, where developers want to put a 7,500-seat arena and a branch of the Hutchinson-based Cosmosphere space museum.

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Three projects are part of a surge in downtown KC apartments

Cityscape Residential is adding 252 apartments in five buildings centered at 12th Street and Washington and 138 units at 10th Street and Kirk Drive on a Quality Hill bluff. It’s also doing site preparation for a 221-unit apartment building in the Crossroads Arts District. But those 611 units are just part of about 2,100 apartment units under construction in and near downtown, and not counting another 1,500 units announced but not yet started.

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Downtown Kansas City grows its skyline with new hotels

Approximately 1,200 new hotel rooms have been proposed for Kansas City. The dual-brand Marriott and Hampton Inn hotels are just some of the names that have been added to the skyline. Song "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod.
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