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September 20, 2013 11:27 PM

After years of setbacks, Beacon Hill project gets traction

City officials first announced Beacon Hill in 1998 as one of the nation’s largest urban core neighborhood revitalization projects. In the ensuing 15 years, scandal, legal setbacks and the economic downturn stalled much of the momentum. Now it’s finally moving forward in a big way, with visible progress on UMKC student housing, upscale houses and an apartment complex. And more is on the drawing board for the near future.

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