The Riverside company, an active developer in the Kansas City area, acquired the 36-story, art deco office building at 106 W. 14th St. from Gailoyd Enterprises Group, based in Carmel, N.Y. Construction is expected to begin this week on converting the skyscraper into a 200-unit apartment tower.
The new agreement expands the amount of space the Marines’ information technology center will occupy in the building next to the Bannister Federal Complex. The Marines also expanded employment to 530 at the site., up from 450 in mid-2013.
The federal agency will be the first tenant in an 82-acre office park called South Pointe, near Botts Road and Missouri 150. The new 225,000-square-foot building, at 14200 Merritt Road, is being built by Kansas City-based Burns & McDonnell, which also designed it. The organization will be the last agency to leave the old Bannister Federal Complex.
Renovation of the Kansas City Police headquarters will end its “Barney Miller-esque” conditions and return the eight-story art deco landmark built during the Great Depression to a clean and modern space. Its $21 million price tag includes an expansion to handle police commission meetings and other public gatherings.
The CityPlace project — being developed by Kansas City-based Block Real Estate Services — includes apartments, offices, retail shops and a senior living complex. It covers about 90 acres near U.S. 69 and College Boulevard..
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said 347 building permits were issued for single-family homes last month in the eight-county area. That was down from 358 in July and 354 in August 2013.
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The team — about 30 architects and engineers from Helix Architecture + Design of Kansas City and HGA of Minneapolis — will design the proposed Conservatory of Music and Dance facilities on the block bounded by 17th and 18th streets and Broadway and Central Street.
Consumers will earn points by checking in with participating businesses along Main Street from Union Station to the River Market. Points will be good for monthly prizes and a $5,000 prize once the streetcar is ready.
Visit KC, which this week shed its old name as the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, plans to move its office from City Center Square to 1321 Baltimore Ave. It has signed an 11-year lease for the 15,000-square-foot street-level space next to the Hilton President hotel.
The 350-acre project in south Kansas City received a recommendation for a property tax break from the city’s planning and zoning committee. The council votes Thursday on the abatement, as well as zoning and planning changes sought by the proposed biotech office park.
The luxury apartment building under construction at 13th and Walnut streets in the Kansas City Power & Light District will raise the ceilings and make other improvements to the 14 units on its 24th floor. It also is opening a new sales center and has launched a 360-degree tour app.
Cityscape Residential, whose partners include Raytown native Jim Thomas, said it arranged about $82 million in financing over the last 90 days through two commercial banks and a longtime equity investor. It has announced projects in Overland Park and in the downtown Kansas City area.
The Kansas City-based architectural firm, BNIM, is moving from the historic property to the TWA Building in the Crossroads district. The TWA building is home to Barkley Inc., the Kansas City advertising and marketing company.
Renovation that will create more than 200 apartments is expected to begin in October. NorthPoint Development, the project’s developer, still has to complete development agreements with the authority and Kansas City, but the Riverside company does not expect any problems.
The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.
The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.
Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre expansion, called Fireman’s Landing, will also include four interactive play zones.