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Monthly Event Hosted via Oct’s Virtual Meeting & Teleconference

October 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for a virtual Urban Core Event with the Netherland at 39th and Main.  Our remote streaming will take place as our online location event.  The Hosts are The Netherland Apartments, Canary Bar and Bistro, Historic Kansas City, and the Monarch Building.

The Board will make a brief presentation to start and then there will be several speakers from our hosts.  Thanks to Exact Partners, Kansas City for sponsoring our October event.

Where? On the phone or computer
When? Oct 28, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (CDT)
Members, please do not show up to the location, this is a virtual meeting only.  We want to protect our Members and Hosts from spreading the disease to each other, their families and friends. This is for the protection of your health and others.

Rebirth on Main St

The year is 1928 and Kansas City Mo is approaching 400,000 population. The Republican Presidential convention held at the Kansas City Convention Hall had just nominated Herbert Hoover as their Presidential candidate.  At the south end of what was then close to the “end of Town”, construction begins on 10 story Tacoma Hotel. Originally slated to be a twin tower masterpiece this project stalled due to a lack of capital. Not long after that a firm from Holland picked up the mortgage and continued the project to become The Netherlands Hotel. The new configuration took on “U” shaped design with shops in the lower level. When completed The Netherlands/Monarch would have 164 studio units and one bedroom hotel rooms.

The address continued to be The Netherlands until 1982 when it was sold and converted to senior apartments. After 20+ years of neglect the facade began to fall onto Main St. and subsequently the building was condemned by the City.

From 2006 -2012 the current owners were unsuccessful in obtaining the funds needed to restore this grand “Old Lady” at 39th and Main St. For the next 5 years her existence hung in the balance between oblivion and what?

In 2017 Exact Partners with a $5 MM Bond from PIEA became the developers for we will see in October’s Urban Core meeting. Her new look will have 118 One Bedroom and Studio Apartments, a street level restaurant and hotel style entrance. Now that the federal government has released the 50Mm funding needed to create the streetcar extension to the Plaza, The Netherlands will have a front door access to downtown and The Plaza.

Won’t you join us for our live broadcast in two second floor spaces in the Monarch Building where the Go To Meeting portion will take place?

Some History

10 digit dialing? What about 5, sillies? It wasn’t that Long Ago.


Check It Out!

Urban Core Group’s Virtual Meeting & Teleconference

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 498-779-573
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Thank you to Susan Scott for this Rooftop photo at the Netherlands.
By Susan Scott


October 28, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The Urban Core Group


The Netherlands
3835 Main St
Kansas Cityq, MO 64111 United States
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