Historic commission denies demolition of Armour buildings

Old Hyde Park president Marty Phillips. By Joe Lambe (updated at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27) The Historic Preservation Commission today voted unanimously to block demolition of four apartment buildings on Armour Boulevard. The group, formerly ...
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History group to tour luxury building in Midtown

History lovers can see high living in 1914 in an upcoming tour of the Baltimore Place apartments in Midtown. The building at 3800 Baltimore, now redone as condominiums, reflects a high level of luxury from its era. The Historic Kansas City Foundation ...

Residents continue effort to save buildings on Armour

Residents of Old Hyde Park took their message to the street on Sunday. They are hoping to gather enough signatures on a petition to stop the city from approving the demolition of several buildings on Armour Boulevard. Residents of a group called ...

School board to vote on Westport Middle School proposal

The future of closed Westport Middle School will be a topic of consideration for the Kansas City school board next week. The school is one of the closed Kansas City schools being offered for sale as part of the repurposing effort. The repurposing ...

Armour Boulevard proposal: everyone favors renovation but…

Photo by Mike Sinclair Residents from around Armour Boulevard in Old Hyde Park sat down with a developer last night to consider the fate of four buildings at 100-118 Armour. Only one thing is really clear from the meeting: in a perfect world, ...

Developer wants to demolish, replace Armour apartments

The design for a new 40-unit apartment MAC Properties wants to build after demolishing four buildings along Armour Boulevard. A developer has a new plan for several buildings on West Armour between Broadway and Main in the Old Hyde Park neighborhood. MAC ...

Despite weather, neighborhood sale is on

Intrepid sellers are inviting intrepid buyers to come out to a neighborhood garage sale this weekend, despite the cold and wet. The Heart of Westport and  Old Hyde Park  neighborhoods are hosting a joint sale tomorrow, May 4 from 8 a.m. to ...

Joint neighborhood garage sale May 4

The Old Hyde Park Historic District and Heart of Westport neighborhood associations are hosting a neighborhood-wide garage sale on Saturday, May 4 from 8 am - 4 pm. Boundaries are Archibald (near Westport), north to Linwood, and from Gillham ...

Community, school district weigh proposals for Westport Schools

Are the two plans for repurposing Westport High and Middle Schools financially sound? Would it be better if the two large sites remained schools, in case the school district someday needs them again? Would the community prefer what some have ...

Old Hyde Park seeks developer to save block

The owner of this block of Armour Boulevard, from Baltimore to Wyandotte, proposes to tear down this large apartment and three smaller buildings and build a parking lot. The owner, MAC Properties, has recently renovated nearby buildings and ...