From FOX4 News Kansas City:
By the end of the month, Pendleton Arts Block will be filled with tenants. It's Kansas City's newest mixed-income living space.
"This will be a new neighborhood for me. I came from St. Joseph, Mo. Now I'm relocating back here," freelance artist and new tenant Shamari Robbs said.
Although you don't have to be an artist to live here, they've designated some space for creative tenants. It's one of the building's main draws.
"We're calling it a commercial area, but it's really designated for the artists," said Edwin Lowndes, executive director of KC's Housing Authority. "Some are going to be artisan residents that actually have their own apartment here and other artists from the neighborhood."
The development was partly funded by a $30 million grant from Housing and Urban Development to redevelop an old housing project. Kansas City was one of five cities selected to receive the money.
Read FOX4 News Kansas City's article "New mixed-income apartments open in Pendleton Heights with a focus on local artists," featuring the Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO.