Location: 228 W 4th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Investment: $16 million
Groundbreaking: August 2013
Planned Completion: Summer 2015
Developer: George Birt and Taylor McKee
Architect: Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects LLC
Construct: Neighbors Construction Co. Inc.
Units: 137 apartments
Height: 5 floors
Transit: Near under-construction streetcar stop, walking distance to MAX stop
Tax Abatement: 15yr/75%
New apartments are preparing to open soon in the River Market
"The first tenants are scheduled to move in August into the 137-unit RMWest Apartments, a new-construction project in the River Market north of downtown.
The two five-story apartment buildings at 228 W. Fourth St. will share a parking garage with the office building next door. But it isn’t the parking space getting attention from potential residents.
“We’re getting interest because of the streetcar line that’s going in just a block and a half from here,” said George Birt, a veteran developer in the neighborhood just east of the Broadway Bridge. “The people who are looking like the feel of a walkable neighborhood.”"
The large plasticy sign facing Broadway bridge looks very tacky and cheap.
Have seen a lot of new lights on when walking by at night. Good to see new apartments being leased up. Demand undoubtedly continues to exist downtown.