New England #605

Distinctive New England studio for only $1,080/month! 

Don’t miss your opportunity to live in one of Downtown KC’s most iconic apartment buildings, The New England at 112 W 9th Street.  This beautiful studio apartment will not last long!  Apartment #605 at the New England provides a seamless blend of old world charm and modern convenience.  Unique loft features include a decorative cast iron fireplace, restored oak trim, a walk-in bankers vault that has been re-purposed as a large closet, gorgeous modern finishes like slate appliances, granite counter tops and more.  This spacious studio also features a nest thermostat and is wired for Google Fiber. The New England’s amenities consist of a modern fitness studio located within the building’s central vault, the Howard Hughes Lounge, the North View Nooks, grand marble hallways, attached garage parking, resident storage and Google Fiber. Several neighborhood amenities such as restaurants, bars and coffee shops are mere steps away via walking while popular destinations such as the Power & Light District and venues such as the Midland Theater, the Sprint Center and the Municipal Auditorium are located a few blocks south of The New England. The River Market district, another immensely popular destination to the north, features both locally-grown fruits and vegetables and more exotic fares such as ethiopian, vietnamese and brazilian cuisines. The north and southbound Streetcar stations connecting you to both of these areas can be found on Main Street, just two blocks east. For more information please contact us directly at 816-842-6544 or visit The New England page on our website:
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No vacancy: This historic downtown KC hotel has ‘micro’ apartments for $525 a month

BY SARAH GISH June 14, 2018 05:30 AM In 1915, Hotel Bray opened at 1114 Baltimore in downtown Kansas City. At nine stories tall and just 25 feet wide, the 100-room hotel had the whimsical look of something you’d see in a Wes Anderson movie. The New Yorker features 29 affordable units, most under $1,000 a month. The century-old building once housed the Hotel Bray and, later, The New Yorker Inn. The building’s new owner, KC Loft Central, preserved its quirky character while converting it to a modern apartment building.  The New Yorker opened June 1 with 29 compact units with prices ranging from $525 for a 350-square-foot “micro studio” to $1,250 for a 745-square-foot apartment with one bedroom and two bathrooms. John Bennett, executive vice president of KC Loft Central, says the project was designed to appeal to downtown dwellers who want to live in the center of the city without paying sky-high prices.  Three out of four New Yorker apartments cost less than $1,000 per month. All are occupied.  Bennett says there’s a huge demand for affordable downtown apartments.  “Everyone’s building luxury,” he says. “There’s nothing for the guy who’s a bartender at Hotel Phillips.” Service industry workers are increasingly getting priced out of the area, which is in the midst of a luxury apartment boom.  Two Light, a residential high-rise that opened last month at 1444 Grand Blvd., has 296 apartments with rents ranging from $1,200 for a one-bedroom to $6,000 for a penthouse.  Union Berkley Riverfront, which also opened in May just north of downtown, offers 407 units.  The most expensive penthouse has three private balconies with eye-popping views of the river and downtown. Around 25 percent of units are leased. Both luxury developments were built with financial incentives from the city and aim to attract residents with amazing amenities, from swimming pools and state-of-the-art gyms to dog parks and rooftop decks.  KC Loft Central did not seek tax abatements from the city for The New Yorker, which cost around $3 million to renovate. The building offers modest amenities: a small fitness studio, a hangout room with a TV and wet bar and a coffee shop on the ground level.  Made in KC Cafe sells espresso alongside salted caramel brownies and other baked goods from Heirloom Bakery in Brookside. The coffee shop, which has the original hand-laid floral mosaic tile from the Hotel Bray, is working on adding a taproom that will serve local beer, wine and spirits. The New Yorker’s units are modern but not over-the-top fancy. The kitchens have stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and subway tile backsplashes. The floors are polished concrete with bits of the hotel’s original hexagon tile floors peeking through.  Some of the building’s interior brick walls are painted white, and exposed pipes line the ceiling. Those design choices kept costs down while lending a raw, industrial look.  Units do not have washers and dryers, but The New Yorker offers a free laundry room on the fourth floor. The building doesn’t have parking, but residents with cars can rent spaces in neighboring garages. Bennett says many tenants don’t have cars — they walk or take the streetcar, which is one block away. And some residents who have cars leave them at work.  You have to be willing to compromise to get a good deal on a downtown apartment, Bennett says.  “You’re not going to get an affordable apartment with all the bells and whistles.” KC Loft Central manages 700 market rate apartments in the downtown area. The company’s average rent ranges from $850 for studios to $1,630 for two-bedroom apartments. To qualify, residents must make at least three times the price of rent.  That means residents of The New Yorker must make $18,900 a year to qualify for the least expensive studio, or $43,200 to live in the priciest one-bedroom. The building would be considered “affordable” under the city’s new definition, which states that “affordable” apartments must cost less than 30 percent of the median household income in Kansas City.  According to current U.S. Census numbers, Kansas City’s median household income is $47,489 — which means apartments must cost less than $1,319 a month to be “affordable.” Bennett says KC Loft Central is “filling a void” by creating more affordable apartments in the city center.  “What I see is a bigger piece of the pie downtown,” he says. The developer adds that although The New Yorker has no vacancies, there are still plenty of options out there for those willing to give up luxurious amenities, fancy finishes and square footage for a home in the heart of the city.  Those renters, he says, are sort of like hotel guests: They want to explore the city, not hang out in an apartment all the time. “You have to get out on the street and jump on the streetcar.”

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Airy Two Bedroom Loft at Library

Library Lofts #904 –  $1,510/month

For a limited time only this June at Library Lofts…Apartment #904 is now available for only $1,510/month.  This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner apartment has lots of natural light, two walk-in closets and is perfect for roommates.  Two large bedrooms with private baths are separated by the living room and kitchen providing excellent privacy between bedrooms.  Amazing views of the historic library district and the beautiful New York Life Building.  This lovely loft will not last long so contact us today to schedule a tour. Library Lofts is a pet friendly building that sits diagonally from the beautiful Kansas City Public Library and across the street from the ‘Community Bookshelf’ mural; exhibiting literary classic book spines on the Public Library’s parking garage. Unique interior loft designs offer spacious closets, large windows, original hardwood floors and skylights. Residence at the Library Lofts is complete with a fitness facility as well as a Social Lounge with a pool table and indoor putting green. Several neighborhood amenities such as restaurants, bars and coffee shops are mere minutes away via walking while popular destinations such as the Power & Light District and and venues such as the Midland Theater, the Sprint Center and the Municipal Auditorium are located a few blocks south of the Library Lofts. The River Market district, another immensely popular destination to the north, features both locally-grown fruits and vegetables and more exotic fares such as ethiopian, vietnamese and brazilian cuisines. Highway access to other areas of Metropolitan Kansas City is swift using the Broadway Bridge to major thoroughfares such as I-70 and I-35. Additionally, the north and southbound Streetcar stations can be found on Main Street just one block east. The Library Lofts is not just a place to live but a place to celebrate living and enjoying the best of what Downtown Kansas City has to offer. Location, aesthetic and affordability set this comfortable residence apart from the rest. Don’t miss out on exciting urban explorations and the meaningful connectivity that city dwellers dream of. A variety of chic floor plans are now available.  Mention this ad and we will waive your application fee! Contact us today for more information (816)-842-6544.  Click here to learn more about Library Lofts –      

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One Bedroom Lofts at Stuart Hall Starting at just $1,150

Rent now and get $300 off your first month of rent on select apartments*

These apartments feature lofted bedrooms, original hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and large warehouse windows offering breathtaking views of the City.  Stuart Hall is a pet friendly building and all the apartments have washer and dryer hookups and Google Fiber. As one of the tallest structures at the southern edge of the Crossroads District, the Freight House Lofts at Stuart Hall stands as a testament to the rise of Kansas City economy after the turn of the century. The buildings original purpose was to serve as a production plant for the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) in 1910. Chicago’s A.G. Zimmerman acted as the original architect and based the design on utilitarian and industrial concepts of the era, known as Commercial Style or Chicago School. The massive brick ovens still remain as a historic ode to this use. The Stuart Hall Stationery Company later acquired and operated the building until the 1980s. The Freight House Lofts at Stuart Hall is part of the historic Freight House District within the Crossroads. The historic Freight House District, is a converging commercial and passenger rail corridor that serves the beautiful Kansas City Union Station. Today, the Freight House District is home to upscale, local foodie spots such as Lidia’s Italian Restaurant, Jack Stack Barbecue and Grünauer, which serves german fare. Moreover, several other bars and restaurants are within walking distance and the area experiences First Fridays, where every first Friday of the month features food trucks, performance art, exhibits and live theater productions on public streets and sidewalks. The Freight House Lofts at Stuart Hall has all the unique combination of historical uses and modern-day amenities in addition to exciting nightlife and events. When you live here there’s never a dull moment!


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Downtown Spring Homes Tour This Saturday!

Join us on Saturday, June 9th for the 2018 Spring Urban Homes Tour, and get an inside look at the Downtown Kansas City properties that many call home.


Saturday, June 9th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is a self guided tour Maps and refreshments will be available at all properties. KCLoftCentral Properties on this year’s tour are: –Fountains Lofts, 408 W. Eighth St. (CONDOS FOR SALE) –Board of Trade Lofts, 127 W. 10th St. (PENTHOUSE APARTMENT FOR RENT)  –Stuart Hall Lofts, 2121 Central (PENTHOUSE APARTMENT FOR RENT)
Spring Urban Homes Tour Includes Three New Downtown Projects

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