Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FEAR UPCOMING KANSAS CITY CROSSROADS LUXURY MONSTROSITY!!!



Here's Kansas City building HYPE that deserves a critical look from our blog community . . .

The presser seyz;

"The ARTerra project will feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with first floor retail. An integrated garage is part of the development and amenities include an infinity pool with a view of Liberty Memorial, and 12th floor amenity suite with views of the downtown skyline. The $40.7 million project is being built by J.E. Dunn Construction, and is described as the first to use a light-gauge steel framing using the Prescient building system. It’s completion is anticipated in late 2018."

Developers imagine that this speculative project will meet "strong demand by millennials and empty-nesters" who are allegedly willing to pay $3K a month to fight for parking, avoid eye contact with strangers when walking around and enjoy having only one place to buy shoes in a 5-mile radius.

Good luck!!!

Maybe the project will find success or maybe it's just more Downtown area irrational exuberance.

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What kinds of tax incentives are we, the taxpayers, providing Dunn?

Anonymous said...

light-gauge steel framing

Translation - Cheap

Anonymous said...

If the rent in these cheaply-constructed apartments is really going to be $3000/month, they'll be millenial dorms with three or four baristas and servers in each unit.
Living there in "luxury" will be quite an adventure!

Anonymous said...

is it fireproof?

Anonymous said...

There are cities worth paying huge rent to live in. Kansas City certainly isn't one of those cities.

Anonymous said...

How much tax money and breaks are we throwing at it?

Retro ROCKER said...

By time the structure is built we will be in a depression in many parts of the economy. BUSINESSES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY 80,000.00 A YEAR. THE APARTMENTS WILL HAVE A 50 PERCENT OCCUPANCY RATE

Anonymous said...

7:23, I agree, light gauge steel? YIKES what if someone on the top floor has to much weight , or a car runs into it like so many are doing these days.

Also agree, that we are heading toward a financial collapse, I bet that building won't even be 50% occupied.

Anonymous said...

somebody will live there and it will be good for the crossroads.

Anonymous said...

12:06PM you're a moron. Too much weight on the top floor?? My god you're dumb. Heading towards a financial collapse?? Thank God you're a fucking geezer and out of the public way where you can't do harm.

Anonymous said...

Light-gauge steel framing!!! What happened to our environmental Mayor? This will be an energy hog!! Thanks for subsidizing this crap, Sly!!!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't live in a place that was NOT built with that steel framing. It's safer.

Anonymous said...

NOT the first use of lightweight metal studs to use in a building. That belongs to the Residence Inn on the plaza built in 2002. I know because I ran that job.

Anonymous said...

Plus, the revolving and extended stays of 3 or 4 "friends" or "babydaddies/mamas" with Wednesday and alternate weekend custody. So, 1 or 2 named on leases actually becomes rotations of untold occupants/"guests".

Anonymous said...

Nobody wants to live there except queers buttfucking other queers

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, back at Tony Botello's mom's basement.....

Anonymous said...

In 10 years you will able to buy a piece of ass there.