A sustainable developer looks to take a former Kansas City coal yard once responsible for tons of carbon emissions each year and bring it into the future with a large new residential proposal in the River Market.
Arnold Development Group is exploring a mixed-income, mixed-use multifamily high-rise project on the 3.6-acre former coal yard at 108 Grand Blvd. The property is surplus real estate owned by Boston-based Vicinity Energy.
Principal Jonathan Arnold on Monday said he is evaluating a redevelopment similar to his firm’s Second + Delaware Apartments, a $95.7 million, 276-unit community built alongside The Yarco Cos. several blocks to the west at 122 Delaware St.
The project has won accolades as the world’s Largest Passive House building, an energy efficiency standard under which it uses 80-90% less energy than regular buildings. It has 16-inch-thick walls, triple-pane windows, a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, 30,000-square-foot green rooftop and 760 rooftop solar panels.
Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal.