One of the largest development projects along Kansas City’s southern streetcar route has been cleared to proceed after the latest in a series of overhauls over the past year.
Kansas City Council last week approved rezoning and a preliminary plan for Mac Properties 1 West Armor’s proposed redevelopment of much of the southwest block of Armor Boulevard and Main Street with pedestrian-oriented mixed-use , including in a pair of new mid-rise apartment buildings and a U.S. bank branch renovation.
Mac’s current iteration of the plan includes a total of 300 apartments, down from a 318-unit version recommended by the City Plan Commission in early December.
The Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee then held up the project for a month after some neighborhood officials and residents questioned whether its 191 parking spaces were enough to avoid traffic congestion from future residents.
The city’s approved ordinance states that Mac will “notify its residents, invitees and employees of the project not to park at any time” along Central, Wyandotte and Baltimore streets between Armor and 36th Streets, and along 36th from Broadway in Baltimore.
However, council members noted that that provision may not apply and that a future Comprehensive Parking Plan could better address traffic concerns by 2026, when Mac’s residential buildings are due to be handed over.
Read on in the Kansas City Business Journal.