Scott Wagner

Pendleton Flats lifts housing options for Paseo Gateway

The $4.5 million Pendleton Flats apartment community officially opened on Wednesday, adding 30 modern, amenity-rich apartment units at affordable rent rates in the Paseo Gateway neighborhood on Kansas City's east side.

“The development itself is a gorgeous turnaround for a formerly partially vacant, blighted apartment complex in Pendleton Heights,” said Brinshore Development LLC President David Brint. “Pendleton Flats has excellent access to job centers, transportation, cultural institutions, parks and amazing housing stock within a stone’s throw of downtown.”

The three-building complex at 555 Olive St. replaces the former crime-ridden Brooklyn Heights complex and represents a safe, family-friendly housing option with amenities such as on-site management, bike racks, an intercom entry system, central AC, private balconies, in-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, secure and off-street parking and Energy Star appliances. 

Chicago-based Brinshore Development served as master developer, with support from local partners including the  Housing Authority of Kansas City; Affordable Housing of Kansas City, Inc.; Kansas City, Missouri; United Way; and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)4Sight Construction Group served as general contractor, and Rosemann & Associates PC provided consulting services.

Pendleton Flats is the first project associated with a $30M federal housing grant received by the City of Kansas City, Missouri in 2015. Brinshore and HAKC will break ground over the next year on three additional replacement housing projects in the Paseo Gateway neighborhood, which covers almost one-square mile and includes approximately 4,800 residents. 

Local dignitaries such as City Manager Troy Schulte, and Kansas City councilmen Quinton Lucas, Jermaine Reed and Scott Wagner attended the grand opening, as well as Housing Authority Kansas City leaders Donovan Mouton and Ed Lowndes.

The development was designed and constructed to comply with the Enterprise Green Communities Certification standards, which aim to help improve health, economic and environmental benefits to residents.

 

Developers and local dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Pendleton Flats apartment complex in the Paseo Gateway neighborhood on Oct. 25. 

Developers and local dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Pendleton Flats apartment complex in the Paseo Gateway neighborhood on Oct. 25. 

Blue Moose prances into Red Bridge Shopping Center

LANE4 Property Group's $19 million redevelopment of the Red Bridge Shopping Center is taking shape with the announcement of three new tenants, including the addition of Blue Moose Bar & Grill. With plans to open this fall on the southeast corner of the South Kansas City retail center, the 7,000-square foot restaurant will be Blue Moose's first in Missouri and seventh in the metro area.

"We are very excited to bring our Blue Moose concept to the Red Bridge neighborhood. We have wanted to be in Southwest Kansas City for many years, and this location is perfect for the Blue Moose,"  Ed Nelson, President of KC Hopps, said in a release.

Silks & Poles Aerial Fitness will bring the coastal trend of gravity defying fitness to the metro with plans to open a 4,591-square foot location and juice bar at the Red Bridge Shopping Center this summer. In addition, Edward Jones & Co. will double its leased space at Red Bridge Shopping Center from 734 to 1,363 square feet.

The new tenants are helping boost the center's occupancy from 47 percent to 75 percent over the past year and follow the announcement that Wonderscope Children's Museum and Mid-Continent Public Library are teaming up to develop a 50,000-square foot building to house a new museum and public library. Design plans and a capital campaign are underway, with groundbreaking targeted for 2018.

The addition of the children’s museum and new trio of tenants are expected to attract new customers and offer new education opportunities to the surrounding communities, according to LANE4 Vice President Brandon Buckley.

“We are committed to making Red Bridge a unique community-oriented shopping center, so welcoming new experience-based tenants to complement Wonderscope gets us one step closer to achieving that,” Buckley said. “We look forward to releasing more new tenant announcements soon.”

The redevelopment is "a great example of collaboration with surrounding neighborhoods to bring back what residents wanted, which included a hardware store and a restaurant," said Kansas City Councilman Scott Taylor. "We now have both-- and welcome Blue Moose Bar & Grill to the neighborhood."