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AWARDS

TONY KRSNICH

2012 Kansas Housing Conference Ad Astra Award -

        Innovation in Housing & Community Development

CHATHAM SENIOR APARTMENTS

2011 K.C. CREW Project of the Year

2011 A.A.K.C. Crystal Merit Award:

       Best Owner of the Year

       Best Renovation of the Year over $1 million

2011 Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award

2012 NH&RA J. Timothy Anderson Awards

        Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTC

POEHLER LOFTS
2012 Kansas Housing Ad Astra Award-Innovation in

        Housing and Community Development

2013 Novogradac Developments of Distinction Award-

        LIHTC Development that Best Exemplifies Major

        Community Impact

2013 Kansas Preservation Alliance Medallion Award for

        Rehabilitation

2012 NH&RA J. Timothy Andersion Award-Best Historic

        Rehab Utilizing LIHTC

CIDER ART GALLERY
2014 NH&RA Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehab

2014 NH&RA J. Timothy Anderson Awards

        Best Commercial, Retail or Non-Residential Proj.

        Finalist Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation

        Finalist Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse

        Finalist Achievement in Sustainability

        Finalist Most Advanced Financial Structure

2015 Preservation Action and

        National Trust-Preservation's Best Award Winner

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  • New Senior Apartment Complex,

    FOX 14 News

  • KOAM News on Fort Scott Senior Housing

  • Historic Parsons Hotel to be Renovated

    Developer Tom Larkin says there are a lot of seniors looking to downsize and be closer to amenities that are in walking distance from the Parsonian. They intend to fill that need, which in turn will help the community further their development efforts.

     

  • 1 Million Cups Lawrence: Tony Krsnich

  • 100 Pounds of Dynamite Brings

    Down Medical Building

    Developers blew up the 80,000 square foot building, which has been part of Research Medical Center's Brookside campus.  The Rockhill Greens senior living center will be built in the 6700 block of Troost Avenue on 13 acres by Research Medical Center and its developer.  The project has been five years in the making. Five buildings have been demolished on the site as part of the project.

     

  • Crews Implode KC Building

    Demolition crews brought down a building at 6700 Troost Avenue Sunday morning. The implosion clears the way for the Rockhill Greens development that includes residential housing and businesses.

     

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  • Businesses fill new Warehouse Arts District building; work begins on new bistro

    May, 2016

     

    As we reported in January, the developers of East Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District filed plans for 10,000 square feet of offices at 832 Pennsylvania St. Well, that project is now completed and has a new name: The Orpington.

     

  • Parsonian Nears Completion

    March, 2016

     

    The massive renovation project at the former Parsonian Hotel, 1725 Broadway, in downtown Parsons is progressing as planned, and the senior apartment complex will accept its first tenants on June 1.

     

  • Parsonian Open House Photo

    April, 2016

     

    People line up for free hamburgers, bratwurst and sides during Flint Hills Holdings block party on Broadway in front of The Parsonian Senior Apartments

     

  • Lawrence preps for annual Kansas Food Truck Festival

    April, 2016

     

    Food trucks all over Lawrence are revving up their engines in preparation for the third annual Kansas Food Truck Festival.

     

    “We're really excited to expand the entertainment and food possibilities that our guests will be able to enjoy this year,” said Elizabeth Keever, Executive Director of Just Food.

     

    26 food trucks are participating this year and there's something for every taste bud to enjoy.

     

  • Western Insurance Building Owner Explains Plans

    January, 2016

     

    The Western Building was once a vital part of downtown Fort Scott and will be again by the end of 2016, according to Tony Krsnich during a press conference Monday morning.

     

    Krsnich is the CEO for Flint Hills Holdings, the development company that has been working with the City of Fort Scott for 1.5 years on plans to rehabilitate the Western Building into apartments for persons 55 years and older.

     

  • Former KC hospital will transform into $40M senior community

    January, 2016

     

    Research Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health, has selected Kansas City developer Tony Krsnich and his Flint Hills Holdings partnership to redevelop the former Baptist-Lutheran Medical Center hospital tower into a high-end continuum-of-care community for seniors.

     

  • Plans filed for new office development in Warehouse Arts District; developer hopes to add row house project to area in 2016; update on East Lawrence bistro

    January, 2016

     

    It seems demand is increasing for a funky vibe at the office, but, no, that smell that’s coming from the break room fridge doesn’t qualify. Instead, I’m talking about office space in an arts-oriented district. The developer of East Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District has filed plans to add more offices to the area.

     

  • Western Insurance Building Owner Explains Plans

    January, 2016

     

    The Western Building was once a vital part of downtown Fort Scott and will be again by the end of 2016, according to Tony Krsnich during a press conference Monday morning.

     

    Krsnich is the CEO for Flint Hills Holdings, the development company that has been working with the City of Fort Scott for 1.5 years on plans to rehabilitate the Western Building into apartments for persons 55 years and older.

     

  • Lawrence Cultural District

    2016

     

    The Lawrence Cultural District is .78 square miles bound by Vermont Street, Delaware Street, 19th, and the Kansas River. The area is rich in natural, cultural, and historical assets. The largest collection of vernacular architecture, historic churches, sites important to Native American history, civil war history, the civil right movement, combine with artists’ studios, a vibrant downtown, museums and our library and arts center to make an area dense with culture. The area is the location of tremendous public and private investment in art and culture for over more than a century, with recent school, library, and arts organization investment complementing private and  federal investment at a greater level than ever.

     

  • Are Lawrence and KC poised for a food truck boom?

    June, 2015

     

    For Jay Draskovich, business really starts to roll around 1 a.m.

    Customers fiending for a late snack after a long night at the bars on Lawrence’s Mass Street are drawn in by the scintillating scents of meat on the grill and clarion sounds of electronic music to Drasko’s Food Truck, one of three now regularly settled in the college town.

  • New Four-Story East Lawrence Lofts Building to have Distinctive Design; City to Add Recycling Containers Downtown

    June, 2015

     

    East Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District already has provided us some interesting things to look at. The district's Cider Gallery and the host of art studios adjacent to it put out a lot of distinctive work.

     

    But now, we'll find out if Lawrence is ready for four-stories of distinctive. As we have previously reported, plans are in the works for a new four-story loft-style apartment building at 900 Delaware Street. That's just a bit south and east of the Poehler lofts, the converted four-story warehouse that served as the impetus for the Warehouse Arts District.

     

  • Cover Story: West Bottoms Nears a Revival

    May, 2015

     

    Three developers have unveiled plans for mixed-use projects in the West Bottoms — the first since the early 1900s — that could spark a revival of one of the oldest areas in Kansas City, a neighborhood that historically has been battered by floods and fire.

     

  • East Lawrence Residents Show 9th Street Design Team Their Neighborhood

    April, 2015

     

    Just in the last handful of years, an industrial area in Lawrence, Kansas has been transformed into what's called the Warehouse Arts District. Previously boarded up buildings, like a former grocery warehouse and a cider vinegar plant, now house a gallery, a few dozen artist studios, and apartments.

     

  • Plans for East Lawrence Bar/Bistro

    April, 2015

     

    So, I bring you news about a food truck venture we’ve previously reported on. Tony Krsnich, the developer of the popular Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, has long had plans to turn the small building near Eighth and Pennsylvania streets into a bistro that serves food from several food trucks that will be just outside the building.

     

  • KC Developer's 'Poehler expedition' turns into Warehouse Arts District

    March, 2015

     

    What happened to Tony Krsnich?

     

    Kansas Citians have been wondering that since 2011, when Krsnich made a development splash with his award-winning conversion of the old Chatham Hotel, 3701 Broadway, into senior apartments. Since then, a Krsnich partnership also has completed the Brookside Senior Residences at Rockhill Greens — the first installment of a $70 million continuum-of-care campus near 67th Street and Troost Avenue.

     

    But for the most part, the young Kansas City developer has been MIA in KC. So he thought he should explain:

    He’s been on a Poehler expedition.

     

  • Mapping Future of the Baxter Building

    March, 2015

     

    HARLINGEN — The city and a potential developer of the nine-story downtown Baxter Building have reached consensus that the first step is to outline their expectations as they continue to examine if the development of the historic landmark is feasible and in their best interests.

     

  • Owner Looking for New Restaurant to Go in at 47th and Mission

    March, 2015

     

    Demolition has begun on the office buildings at the site and is expected to be complete this week.

     

    But don’t expect construction to begin on a new restaurant yet. Tony Krsnich, president of Flint Hills Holdings, which purchased the property, told the Roeland Park City Council on Monday that he is still working to find a restaurateur for the site. He told the City Council that he has talked with restauranteurs for concepts that include a sushi restaurant or a wood-fired grill but those ideas have not materialized.

     

  • Lawrence Holds 2nd Annual Kansas Food Truck Festival

    March, 2015

     

    Following a wildly popular first year, the Food Truck Festival will return to Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District with even more food and more entertainment. Tickets are available now for the Second Annual Kansas Food Truck Festival, set for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 2. The family-friendly event will benefit Just Food, the Douglas County food bank.

     

    The festival offers something for all tastes, whether it’s food, music or art you crave.

     

  • Baldwin City Council Supports Plan to Convert Old School into Apartments

    February, 2015

     

    BALDWIN CITY — The Baldwin City Council voted unanimously Monday to support a plan to redevelop the former junior high school on Chapel Street into 30 apartments.

     

    Flint Hills Holdings Group LLC asked the city to support the plan as it prepares application for historical preservation tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. The deadline for applications for the tax credits is Friday.

     

  • City Blesses Lee Building Project

    February, 2015

     

    Salina city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to support an application from Mike Forristal for housing tax credits to convert the Lee Building, 254 N. Santa Fe, into rent-restricted housing.

     

    Flint Hills Holdings, of Lawrence, has submitted a proposal to convert the buildings into apartments, with at least 90 percent designated rent-restricted.

     

  • City Supports Downtown Apartment Project

    February, 2015

     

    Salina City Commissioners give their support to a project that would bring around 50 apartments to Downtown Salina.

    Flint Hills Holdings Group is seeking tax credits for the project. As part of the process, a resolution of support is needed.

     

  • City Council Supports Plan to Convert Old Chapel Street School into Apartments

    February, 2015

     

    The Baldwin City Council voted unanimously Monday to support a plan to redevelop the former junior high school on Chapel Street into 30 apartments.

     

    Flint Hills Holdings Group LLC asked the city to support the plan as it prepares application for historical preservation tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. The deadline for applications for the tax credits is Friday.

     

  • Flint Hills to Revitalize Baldwin City Historic Schoolhouse

    February, 2015

     

    BALDWIN CITY — The Baldwin City Council voted unanimously Monday to support a plan to redevelop the former junior high school on Chapel Street into 30 apartments.

     

    Flint Hills Holdings Group LLC asked the city to support the plan as it prepares application for historical preservation tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. The deadline for applications for the tax credits is Friday.

     

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