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Transcript: This is the Kansas City Lofts.
This is a four story mixed use apartment building. We have commercial suites on the main level, and then we have three stories of apartments above that.
Our main access into the commercial suites is from the street, this is Kansas City Street facing into the building. Our residential access is going to be on the back side of the building, down below at a lower level to keep the traffic from intermixing.
So, we have dedicated entrances for the commercial suites and dedicated entrances and open space for the apartments behind.
We also keep the parking separated. We’re going to be adding on street parking along Kansas City Street here, with a little parking lot on the side for some of our handicap accessories and specific commercial access into the east side of the building.
We’ve got both the parking spaces down below to service all of the residential suites and overflow parking through this entire area.
What you’ve got for sites and views is we’re located just off of Kansas City and East [Boulevard] with St. Joe and East [Boulevard] just one intersection behind. Great views into downtown.
The project itself is a mixed use project. And, what we’ve done is we’ve tried to incorporate all of the work that the City of Rapid City has put into the East of Fifth rezoning and redevelopment of this entire side of town.
So, what we’re doing is we’re taking this new zoning code ordinance, we’re looking at the existing housing stock, and we’re seeing how can we update this to better suit the new needs of Rapid City.
We want to have better connection between the School of Mines to the downtown business district, over to the new innovation center that’s being put together by the City of Rapid City.
This is a complement to all of those projects, this is to provide the much needed housing that we have in this area.
The building itself is set up for affordable apartments.
Now, we’re not talking about affordable as in subsidized, we’re talking about affordable/work force, definitely the intended group is going to be able to afford these, they’re going to have great views, they’re going to be beautiful apartments.
But, what you’re going to get is parking spaces, access into downtown, access to the core, access to the School of Mines. We have an elevator to help move goods up and down the building, to help assist the elderly who want to live in this area, all of these great things are accomodated in this one building.
That, in addition to some commercial suites to help bring the downtown core further to the School of mines while bringing the residential aspect back into downtown.
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