In 2000, Beacon Hill- once one of the most prominent neighborhoods in Kansas City’s African-American community- was a shell of its former self. Bordered by The Paseo and Troost east to west and 22nd to 27th Street north to south, the Beacon Hill neighborhood was mostly vacant lots and abandoned homes. That has changed dramatically!
Thanks to an effort between the City of Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood leadership and several community business partners, Beacon Hill has witnessed a renaissance. And now is your chance to be part of it!
Under an agreement with the City, Newmark Grubb Zimmer has 31 residential lots for sale in this historic neighborhood, beginning at $20,000. The lots are primarily located along Forest from 25th to 27th Street. Home size must be a minimum of 1,800 square feet. Newmark Grubb Zimmer is marketing the lots and implementing the master plan and design standards. Beacon Hill already features a variety of unique urban home designs, so now is your chance to create your own personal dream home in the heart of Kansas City.
“Hundreds of new residents have moved into Beacon Hill in the last few years,” said John A. Wood, assistant city manager and director of the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, “and much of the credit for the neighborhood’s rebirth goes to long-time Beacon Hill residents for their patience, persistence and perseverance.”
Once you find your ‘dream’ lot for your ‘dream’ home, Newmark Grubb Zimmer can help you find a builder or you can bring your own. Just don’t wait too long to act.
“We expect these lots to go fast,” said Daniel Musser, director of development services and a principal with Newmark Grubb Zimmer. “It’s just such a unique opportunity in such a prime location, you really want to get in before it’s too late.”
Adding to the uniqueness of the available lots, a 14-foot alley- a throwback from many historic Kansas City neighborhoods. It is one more way to link Beacon Hill’s glorious past with its exciting future!
Several new residential and commercial developments in recent years make this is a great time to live in Beacon Hill. Since 2011, more than 50 new homes have been built on once empty neighborhood ground and in 2013, the construction of UMKC student housing at 24th and Troost adjacent to Hospital Hill added 126 graduate and medical student apartments to the area. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in the summer of 2018 on a new 90 room hotel with retail space near 23rd and Troost and Milhaus Development is constructing 189 apartments with a retail component at 27th and Troost. Those two projects alone are valued at more than $32 million.
“UMKC’s student housing construction though, is what really got this wave of new residential and commercial development going in Beacon Hill,” Wood said. “It was the single largest new development on the east side of Troost and it was symbolic in crossing the racial divide associated with it.”
In the last 15 years, the City of Kansas City, Mo. has invested more than $20 million in the Beacon Hill neighborhood and when existing projects are completed, the private sector investment will total more than $150 million. More importantly, existing owners have not been displaced and many of those owners are remodeling and rehabbing their homes.
“What’s happening at Beacon Hill is truly an example of a public-private partnership working seamlessly to transform and revitalize a neighborhood,” Wood said.
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