UC-B Properties, a Kansas City-based developer, received a unanimous rezoning recommendation from the City Plan Commission on Tuesday for the city’s first all-micro-apartment project.
The firm plans to construct a building with 47 apartments that are 300 square feet each and will rent for about $800 per month.
Called Scholars Row, the roughly $4 million project is designed to fill a housing need among young professionals, students and visiting doctors and researchers working at nearby institutions.
Micro apartment projects are becoming popular on both coasts, and UC-B expects the Kansas City project to be popular with people who value their urban surroundings but don’t need large dwellings because they don’t spend much time at home and don’t have many possessions.
UC-B Properties, which previously developed three more traditional urban-core apartment projects, will serve as the general contractor for Scholars Row. The building, which will be clad by a mix of brick, perforated metal and laminate panels, is being designed by Kansas City-based Pendulum Studio.
Construction is expected to begin around June.
Read more: Kansas City Business Journal