Union Hill debuts newest luxury lofts, retail tenants

The Campbell building features luxury finishes like granite countertops and wood-burning fireplaces.

Another piece of Bob Frye’s vision for Union Hill is coming to fruition.

Yesterday, the preservationist developer cut the ribbon to the latest set of apartment buildings in the midtown neighborhood. Located at 3000 Gillham and 3020 Gilham, respectively, the “Platinum-lifestyle” Campbell and loft-lifestyle McCoy buildings bring 75 new apartment home units to the area.

More importantly, the debut signified the completion of the multimillion-dollar Founders Phase 2 development. For decades, Frye has transformed Union Hill piece by piece, ushering in a mix of living options with street-level retail.

The Campbell building features a stone façade and consists of 23 one- and two-bedroom luxury units with granite countertops and wood-burning fireplaces. The building boasts modern finishes and fully-wired capabilities for all service providers.

The McCoy building, on the other hand, consists of 56 loft-style studio to two-bedroom units. Each loft has large, open floor plans with exposed metal ductwork, contemporary kitchen finishes, and balconies. The building also has 9,000 square feet of street-level space for retail, restaurant, or professional users.

Both buildings are equipped with tech including Nest thermostats and Google Fiber internet. Amenities include a concierge service, valet, dry cleaning, and private parking garages with keycard access and security cameras.

The Campbell was named after John Campbell, one of the 14 purchasers of the old Prudhomme Estate, the original town site for Kansas City. Similar to the platinum-lifestyle Ragan and Taylor buildings in Union Hill, the Campbell is based on Lincoln Park in Chicago, reflecting classic architecture among the historic homes, townhomes, and apartments within the neighborhood.

The McCoy gets its name from another original purchaser of the historic Prudhomme Estate, John Calvin McCoy. McCoy came to Kansas City in 1830 to help establish Cantonment Leavenworth, a large military reservation. Later he helped plat the original town of Kansas.

The Campbell and The McCoy are just two of the latest highlights in a string of milestones for the 100-year-old Union Hill neighborhood, which stretches 16 blocks between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road to the east, the 31st Street corridor to the south and 29th Street to the north. The district serves as a home base for more than 1,000 residents as well as a handful of Kansas City’s biggest employers.

Other recent additions to the neighborhood include Underdog Wine Co. and Café Europa, located the McGee building. Currently, Union Hill is exploring options for a handful of concepts for the remaining 1,400 square feet of retail space. A new tenant announcement is expected in the coming months.