Major development activity has occurred in the Jazz District since 1997, when the current day redevelopment began in earnest under Mayor Emanuel Cleaver’s administration. Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation has delivered over $70 million in investment in residential and commercial redevelopment projects.
Jazz District Housing: # Units # of Residents
Jazz District Apartments 78 165
Centennial Senior Villa 46 60
Monarch Apartments 73 150
Jazz District Townhomes 23 55
Apartments at Highland Place 22 45
Total 242 475
Development Projects Completed
Number of Projects 17
Total Investment Value $70,000,000
Area Housing Units 475
Retail Square Feet 30,000
Museum/Arts Square Feet 77,000
Parking Spaces 800
Commercial/retail space white boxing
Streetscape and Infrastructure Improvements
Attucks Parking Lot
18th & Paseo Parking Lot
Jazz District Patio Terrace
18th & Vine Jazz DIstrict Gateway Sign
1. The partnership between the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation and the Downtown Council to work together to bring additional community and economic development services to build upon the success of the redevelopment effort.
2. The Jazz District Compact, an organization of the key district stakeholders, meets regularly to address those common goals to promote and strengthen the historic Jazz District.
The Jazz District is experiencing continued growth while breathing new life into the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. JDRC has incorporated sustainable growth and green initiatives, using smart growth tools as we undertake redevelopment projects, for both residential and commercial. The Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation continues to transform this historic and cultural neighborhood, while retaining the spirit of the Jazz District heritage!