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Kansas City #3 - Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a redevelopment area southeast of downtown. It's located here on Google maps. It's basically an area that had gone downhill for so long it became essentially abandoned and thus became relatively easy to redevelop. Most of it is new stuff but there's still some older houses left over and in various stages of being fixed up.

I went there over the weekend to take some pics. I might occasionally go back there for updates.

From the project's website, here is the plan. Basically the NW corner is done, they're starting things to the south, and across the highway to the north I think might be the last part.



Welcome to Beacon Hill! This is the square at the north end of Forest Ave, looking south.



The park in the square.



Some of the new houses around the square.







For sale!



I turned around, and here is the view it has.



More new houses.





They've got allys.


The block just to the east of Forest Ave has a mixture of old and new houses. Mostly new, though.



These old ones are still a work in progress.



Right across the street from above, more new ones.



Next to the old ones, a cool new one u/c.



Viewing the Forest Ave square from the south, looking north.



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Old Posted May 4, 2016, 1:15 AM
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... Cont'd.

Townhouses along the south end of the houses above coming soon. You can check out the project website at the URL shown on the billboard.



Just to the left of the pic above, here's some existing townhouses.



Might be hard to tell from this pic, but this vacant site here across Troost looks like a prime redevelopment site!



This is a row of student housing along the far NW part of the project. Students go to a medical school a couple blocks away.



Just to the east of the project is a large new-ish apartment complex (not part of the project).



Going south, this is a view of the light blue area on the map, looking from the north to the south. An ordinary street block, except that all the houses have been long torn down. Lots of room to grow!



A block to the east of the pic above is a street with a mixture of old houses, new houses and vacant lots.













A guy working on his house at the left.



At the south end of the project are these apartments, some of which are actually reproductions of buildings they had to tear down. It's a bit removed from the rest of the project, for now, and while I don't go by there often so I'm not sure, but it looked like construction had been stalled on this. Or at least going very slowly. I'll have to stop by again in a few months or so to see what's going on.

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This neighborhood looks different! I like it! Meow!
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That turn-around view is impressive and the soul of this thread.
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I haven't been in that area in several months. The houses are going up nicely. Hopefully, that continues. Glad to see progress on the east side of Troost.
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