Filed under: Real Estate Developments
The concept of the garage condo seems to be back, at least in Kansas City. A couple of years ago I saw several of these being built around the country, complexes that provide individuals a place to store cars, boats and other toys. Wichita developer Chris Rainbolt, president of Insignia Real Estate, plans to break ground this summer on Madison Pointe, a garage condominium community in south Kansas City, Missouri. There are 17 condos in the first phase of the project which will eventually have 62 units plus a clubhouse that will be open around the clock. There are two sizes of condos, 1,118-square-foot units that can hold six cars and start at $118,000 and 790-square-foot units, big enough for four cars, starting at $79,000. Units have 18-foot ceilings, garage-door access, stubbed-in plumbing for bathroom additions and access to the clubhouse with restrooms, flat-screen televisions and a wet bar.