Developers aim to attract more residents to KC’s east side with upscale homes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A rundown area of Kansas City is now being targeted for upscale homes as developers strive to attract more people to Kansas City’s east side.

The homes, which are right down the street from Kansas City police department’s new east patrol division and crime lab, are the  latest of several projects aimed at transforming the neighborhood.

When complete, the $9 million project will  include 13 duplexes and one four-plex. Each home will have two  and a half baths, a washer and dryer and a one car garage. Developers say the goal is to provide upscale homes in the neighborhood but at an affordable price.

The project is expected to bring 30 new families to the neighborhood. Several of those families have already started moving in. Each family will go through a review process and needs to meet income guidelines to be considered.

"A lot of times there may be misconceptions about it being not so quiet but since I've been over here it is been very quiet it is been very peaceful the neighbors are quiet and very friendly," tenant Danyelle Judie said. "So it's a really quiet area."

Oak Point Partners Development Team began construction on the project in early 2014, and the development will wrap up construction in the next few weeks.

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