#KCCornerstone Finalist: 63rd Street Revitalization

In Cornerstone Awards, Uncategorized by EDCKC Staff

Screenland Real Estate Services
601 E 63rd Street, Ste. 170
Kansas City, MO 64110

UC-B Properties
4325 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Thanks to several developers and investors, the area along 63rd Street between Oak Street and Troost Avenue is making a comeback. A new three-story apartment building, upscale townhomes, renovated office buildings, retail, and food establishments are all included in the makeover.

Developer Butch Rigby, the owner of Screenland Real Estate Services, is familiar with renovating and redeveloping faded and vacated commercial property to bring new retail and office space to life in the Troost corridor. Four years ago, all of the commercial space along the north side of the four-block stretch of 63rd Street between Oak Street and Holmes Road was vacant, and 85 percent of the space on the south side was vacant.

Rigby is committed to bringing unique and interesting new retail neighbors to the neighborhood and his vision to expand the Brookside neighborhood further down the 63rd Street corridor has meant carefully bringing in new shops and retailers that will continue to represent the unique neighborhood charm of Brookside.

Developers John Hoffman and Lance Carlton, with UC-B Properties, are leading the residential part of a 63rd Street renaissance.

UC-B Properties partnered with HOK to build a contemporary residential complex named 63 Brookside. It’s the first new apartment building in the Brookside area in more than 40 years. 63 Brookside is a three story building with 23 one and two bedroom units. Each unit has a balcony and tenants have secured surface parking in the back. The exterior of the contemporary building is made of brick and metal. Interiors feature all electric appliances, quartz countertops, and tiled baths.

UC-B Properties also worked with Blackbird Design Studio on the design of 63 Oak; five contemporary townhouses in the Brookside neighborhood. Each townhome has around 1,950 square feet, three levels, three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a two-car garage, and three private outdoor spaces.

For more information on the 63rd Street Revitalization project, please visit the following websites:

Sources: UC-B Properties, Kansas City Star