#KCCornerstone Finalist: Oak Point Duplexes

In Cornerstone Awards by EDCKC Staff

Oak Point Duplexes
5240 Prospect Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64130

A long-term commitment by Dr. Zavon Kanion and his wife Jacqueline of Oak Point Partners LLC resulted in the development of 30 new apartments on Kansas City’s east side for qualified low-income tenants. The developments, a $9 million investment by the Kanions’ company, are between 43rd and 45th Streets on Norton Avenue, and in the 3800 block of Cypress Avenue, a street west of Elmwood Avenue that was added to accommodate the new project.

In April 2013, Dr. Kanion and his wife, along with attorney, Herbert Hardwick (Hardwick Law Firm) assembled a team to administer plans for affordable housing developments in east Kansas City. In addition to the Hardwick Law Firm, the development team consisted of Rosemann & Associates architects, Straub Construction, Taliaferro & Browne engineers, and TSI Engineering.

The new units include 13 duplexes and one four-unit building on the Cypress site. Each new apartment provides three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fully equipped kitchens, central air conditioning and heating, connections for washers and dryers, and attached one-car garages.

It is the Kanion’s desire to place families in the units and make the new development an integral part of the east Kansas City neighborhood.

Sources: Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Star