Save Historic Northeast's Colonial Court buildings
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Historic Northeast (HNE) has some of the most unique architecture and historic homes in the Kansas City area, which makes it a gem for Kansas City. In the last ten year, HNE has seen much of its architecture lost to neglect, absentee owners, and disregard for history. Kansas City University (KCU) is continuing this sentiment by proposing to demolish a set of architecturally significant apartments built around 1916.
The Colonial Court Apartments are historically significant due to being located in Pendleton Heights Historic District and the colonnaded architecture which is unique to Kansas City.
KCU claims that the buildings do not meet code and must come down. As a professional that has restored many historic structures, simply "not meeting code" is not a justifiable reason for demolishing.
HISTORIC TAX CREDITS could be utilized for assistance in renovations and different property could be acquired for parking lots without historic or architecturally significant structures. These apartments are located within minutes drive to Downtown, River Market and other high desirable areas for young professionals. Creative uses could be explored by KCU versus demolition.
There is no reason these historical and architecturally significant buildings should spend the rest of their days decomposing in a landfill.
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