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One Nine Vine Apartment Project Breaks Ground This Week

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The first phase of the One Nine Vine development, a six-story apartment building with ground floor retail, is scheduled to break ground Wednesday in the 18th and Vine Jazz District.

The $25 million project planned for what’s now a vacant lot at the southeast corner of 19th and Vine will include 80 affordable and market-rate apartments, 14,678 square-feet or retail space, 30 stalls of covered parking and 55 stalls of surface parking.

“We are excited to bring this first of its kind mixed-use urban residential development to the 18th & Vine District,” Kelvin Simmons, a co-developer with the Avenir Group, said in a statement.

“The building will provide restaurants and retail space at ground level and 80 mixed income, one-and two-bedroom rental units, on the upper five levels.”

The building is expected to the first phase of a redevelopment plan totaling $68 million that  calls for another 200-unit apartment building with a 30,000 square-foot supermarket in its second phase, and a mixed-use building with 60 apartments, office and retail in its third phase.

The One Nine Vine redevelopment ultimately calls for three phases covering parts of three blocks. (Rendering from PIEA application)

The first phase of the development is receiving $3.9 million from the Central City Economic Development (CCED) Sales Tax District.

The development also is receiving a 25-year property tax abatement, 100 percent for 15 years, 50 percent for ten, from the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority.

Thirty, one-bedroom apartments are planned in the One Nine Vine project. Monthly rents for a 675 square-foot unit would be $850, with seven reserved as affordable at $726 per month, according to the original PIEA application.

Fifty, two-bedroom units are planned. Monthly rents for a 875 square-foot unit would go for $1,100 with seven set aside as affordable at $835.

Simmons said in a press release announcing the groundbreaking ceremony that the new One Nine Vine project will include new lighting and landscaping for the area.

“The project promises to bring a new vibe to Vine Street,” he statef.

“Kansas City’s art and baseball culture are essential to our design guidelines, encompassing a unique, synergetic layout, which will provide spaces for local artists to showcase their work.”

The other co-developer is Tatum Martin of MarSton Development. Other development team members are HJM Architects, Taliaferro & Browne, Hardwick Law Firm, Leigh & O’Kane Engineering, The Nash Group, ATEX Group II and PARIC General Contractors.

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