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by KCroots
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1544
Views: 110728

Re: Union Station

^^ We'll never run out of oil. We find new deposits all the time and we already produce more oil then we use in the U.S. Using 'liquid rocks' is an amazing way to produce energy. We'll just agree to disagree and leave it at that, besides getting sidetracked on a discussion regarding energy is off t...
by KCroots
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1544
Views: 110728

Re: Union Station

All those train sheds were needed when Union Station handled 200 trains a day that would require trains sitting to have luggage and freight loaded and unloaded. I doubt commuter rail would ever require that number of side rail lines, or that rail lines would require be tied up that long with a sitt...
by KCroots
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

I totally agree about WWI almost being a forgotten war but the Memorial for its park space alone is so nice to have even if people forget the actual war but appreciate the memorial grounds. Also have to agree regarding the number of visitors to Dallas and the museum in Dallas. Why does Dallas have m...
by KCroots
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

this whole dialogue just sets off my bullshit radar. And I could claim your comment here just sets off my troll indicator. If this thread truly bothers you that badly let me suggest you refrain from participating in it and go about your merry way. However if you are going to participate then be a l...
by KCroots
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Well I'm certainly glad I didn't assert that they were a "real pull for tourism", though I think you discount military and historical tourism at your peril. Face it, outside of our nations capital, tourism is driven by hedonism or natural wonder. In KC I'd say the biggest draws are foodie...
by KCroots
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

I would say that the Liberty Memorial and WWI Museum are unique to KC. I was wondering when someone would mention the Memorial and the Museum, and while I totally agree they are unique to Kansas City and are in fact a great asset I disagree they are a real pull for overall tourism. Not many people ...
by KCroots
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Funny you mention it. Kc is an amazing city for vegetarians. We have a few restaurants dedicated to only veg or vegans. In my travels,it's probably the best Midwestern city for vegetarians. I’m sure KC does have a couple good vegetarian restaurants (I’m not a vegetarian so I don’t know) but I’d say...
by KCroots
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

sounds like your friend is an asshole. There is plenty of things in KC you can't get on the coasts. It's no NYC but if somebody can't enjoy a vacation in KC its because of them, not because of KC. :lol: I'd agree but then again I think we (including myself) can all be (or have been) assholes at one...
by KCroots
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Well honestly l probably wouldn’t even have Kansas City on my radar if it wasn’t the fact I was born there and lived the first years of my life there. I have fond memories of Kansas City and still feel that special bond that’s too deep to explain with words. Often times our memories are not what the...
by KCroots
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Thanks Fang! I have to tell you I am doing a lot of general research for the feasibility of this project and at times I find sobering realities that make it difficult to think it will work. I’m also just very sad Kansas City has bulldozed so much of its history and old buildings and today is just a ...
by KCroots
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Depends on what part. Downtown is a series of rocky bluffs with filled creeks in different areas. That's where the material from the river market went. The Kauffman center warfare went, what, 4 stories down? Anything in the Crossroads along Main Street, that or Baltimore or Walnut. At least 3 floor...
by KCroots
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

Underground parking


Anyone know the soil conditions in the crossroads in terms of going subterranean? How many levels below street level can a parking garage go? Or are there any buildings with multiple underground levels in the crossroads and if so how many levels down?
by KCroots
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

I’ve decided to simply build new therefore I will no longer be considering any older buildings. As much as I would really love to save an older building there is just too many conflicts / details in considering an older building to bring it up to the needs of this project.
by KCroots
Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

It is small, definitely more of a botique store where you can get an affordable suit and proper shoes. I love your menswear store idea! Can't wait to see what you do! Thank you however let me reiterate that I’m still in the early planning stages so where it all goes is still up in the air. There wa...
by KCroots
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

Have you been to Houndstooth in River Market? I'm imagining that is the type of menswear store you're wanting to open. No I have never been to the Houndstooth so I had to Google them to learn more. This looks like a VERY small (almost sample size) version of the type of clothing store I had in mind...
by KCroots
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

I honestly think locating a stand alone commercial business like a Men's Retail store in a neighborhood like Union Hill or along Main Street or another major thoroughfare would go a lot farther in a small stand alone development than any type of shopping center. It would also greatly help the local...
by KCroots
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

Has anyone suggested the Hotel Midwest and surrounding property that sits at approx. 20th and main- directly across the street from the Reiger? It seems like this gives you the opportunity to rehab some buildings- build new on the empty parcel- and there is some parking on Walnut behind that you ma...
by KCroots
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

Thanks Fang, In my research I have discovered finding a site that fits such a project is very difficult. You find a lot or property you like and it's either not for sale, or the zoning isn't right or it belongs to the land squatters etc. Then if you do find a property then either the neighborhood or...
by KCroots
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 316
Views: 36275

Re: Union Hill Development

The developer is also the architect. This development is a good reason for you to open your diner in the Velvet Freeze building. I’ve looked at the building (only via images) and think the front “street level” commercial space would indeed make a great location for the type of diner restaurant I am...
by KCroots
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 6979

Re: Possible future multi-use development

It looks as if I am posting in two different sections of this board, originally I wanted to develop in the Crossroads section thus why I started this thread in the Downtown section of the board and I’m still open to the Crossroads for a development but I am also keeping other options open as well. I...

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