Construction has begun! Expanding on the award-winning success of building popular homes in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood of Kansas City, UC-B Homebuilders is partnering once again with stellar local architecture firms to bring a planned community to life.
Mount Prospect will be located in the area of 23rd Street and Tracy Avenue, and comprise of 31 single family homes.
DRAW Architecture and HJM Architects are designing homes ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. DRAW offers an approach that integrates a variety of disciplines, including architecture, interior design, urban design, urban planning and cutting-edge resource impact analysis. They utilize this radically resourceful toolkit towards a purpose of creating authentic, inspired places for people to gather and connect. HJM Architect’s mission for each project is to create meaningful spaces, to design affordable structures, and to create efficient/flexible plans.
We are currently taking lot reservations. Use our plans or build your own – and as a master planned community, a Homeowners Owners Association will be in place to manage your investment, leaving you more time to enjoy life in the city. UC-B Homebuilders is happy to work with home buyers to customize their home for presale. Take a look at homes UC-B Homebuilders has already brought to the Beacon Hill neighborhood and Contact Us for more information!
Native of Kansas City, MO. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 with a degree in Latin American Studies. Joined the Peace Corps and worked in Colombia for two years as a volunteer before joining the staff in Washington, D.C. After 3 years in the U.S. Army, moved back to Kansas City and joined the investment firm of Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley. After 33 years, retired in 2002 to devote full time to rebuilding the urban core. Community work included Historic Kansas City Foundation (President 1980-1983), founding member Kansas City Architectural Foundation (1985-2010), served on the board of Kansas City Repertory Theater. Serves on the board of The American Jazz Museum, Boys and Girls Clubs, Harmony. Founded Arts Alive (1999-present), founded Kansas City Camerata (1991-1998). Started Urban Coeur Development (now Urban Coeur Properties (2002-present). Projects include 40 Penn Row, Summit at 16th, East Market Row, 30 Gillham Row, Battery Lofts, Triangle Townhomes and Cherry Hill Row. Restored the Filling Station at 30th and Gillham and helped owner establish a strong business model which now includes five locations in the metro area. Restored five buildings in the Gillham area and brought the neighborhood back as a viable, vibrant new community. In Wyandotte County built Boulevard Row and three award winning single family residences at 4409, 4445 and 4460 Rainbow. Current projects include 7 custom homes in Beacon Hill, 6 custom homes in Longfellow, 22 apartments at 29th and Gillham and 23 apartments at 36th and Gillham. Future projects include new construction of 110 market rate apartments between 53rd and 55th and Troost. Jointly owns the entire west side of 55th to 56th on Troost. Restoring facades and improving tenant mix along Troost.
Lance Carlton has been active in real estate for the last 14 years facilitating commercial transactions, and developing and building apartments and single family residential. He was a 1998 graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape design/horticulture before moving to Boston and then Kansas City to begin his real estate career. Lance is committed to building quality properties and is focused on developing projects that revitalize urban neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. Lance oversees all projects from the initial phases of due diligence from acquisition to entitlement, financial modeling, finance, equity raise, development, general construction, and management/leasing. Lance has a strong initiative and a unique ability to listen to colleagues, associations, neighbors and vendors allowing him to solve complex urban problems when other typical real estate professionals may not. Lance’s career started in Boston in 1999, working in commercial real estate brokerage interacting with landlords, tenants and negotiating transactions with many local, national and global clients. After 12 successful years working in Boston, Lance moved to Kansas City where his wife Lynn, a native and urban planning specialist, is the Director of Planning for 360 Architecture. Lance began Bridger Properties to develop, build and manage assets focusing in the urban core of Kansas City. Soon thereafter, Bridger Properties partnered with Urban Coeur Properties, founded by his father in-law John Hoffman, to create UC-B Properties and continue the mission to develop and build quality, high design, and award winning projects in the urban core.
I represent buyers and sellers throughout the Kansas City metro (including Brookside, Waldo, Fairway, Westwood, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Briarcliff and Parkville), but I’m uniquely qualified in the urban Kansas City market. I embraced the urban lifestyle over 20 years ago and my passion for it has only continued to grow. I’ve experienced firsthand the rebirth of downtown Kansas City, from the creation of the Power & Light District to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center to the Streetcar, and I’m proud to call downtown Kansas City home.
UCB Properties have been building residential and commercial properties in the urban core since 2002 and continues to develop single family homes and apartments and commercial properties in historic Kansas City neighborhoods. Our vision is to create ongoing growth and revival opportunities to attract individuals and families of all backgrounds to the Urban Core. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality products and services with integrity and respect. We are visionaries who are committed to blending modern design with historical concepts. We stay true to our mission and to revitalizing and highlighting Kansas City’s hidden gems and delivering properties reflective of neighborhood needs.
Beacon Hill is designed as a mixed-use, new-urbanist neighborhood located in Kansas City, Missouri within walking distance of Hospital Hill, Crown Center, and Union Station. Covering almost 90 acres with a rolling terrain and panoramic view of downtown, the neighborhood has direct access to Bruce R. Watkins Drive. The project is a 353 Redevelopment Area with 25-year tax abatement (100% for 10 years; 50% for 15 years).
Beacon Hill offers building sites for single-family houses, attached and detached, in addition to traditional and historic Kansas City houses.
Beacon Hill is designed as a traditional Kansas City neighborhood with a pedestrian orientation and streetscape, rear lanes for garage access, open space and neighborhood amenities such as a community center, retail live/work spaces, and commercial lofts.
Mount Prospect is currently under construction. If you would like to learn more, please complete the form below for further details and information on ownership opportunities. Please stay tuned for more information to be posted regularly.