A Kansas City council committee advanced a rare redevelopment plan Wednesday: one that would renovate 304 apartments in the urban core.
The issue is blight, one all too common in Kansas City's 3rd District.
Green Village Apartments along Topping between 17th and 23rd Streets were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The 304-unit complex was kept nearly full for more than 20 years, but now 70 percent of the apartments are vacant.
Roxsen Koch of the Polsinelli law firm spoke on behalf of the developer who wants to renovate the 1-4 bedroom apartments.