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by KCDowntown
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207114

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The next phase of work will be covered by $2 million in surplus funds from the downtown TDD and $1 million from KCATA: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/12/13/streetcar-authority-funding-main-street-extension.html What all is involved with the next phase of work that is being funded?...
by KCDowntown
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2383

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

The LCRA documents for the Muehlbach apartment/office/hotel project had some vacancy figures for some buildings downtown that I thought I'd pass along... P&L Apartments - 291 units - 10.0% vacancy (29) - Opened 2016 531 Grand - 185 units - 4.3% vacancy (8) - Opened 2017 River Market West - 137 units...
by KCDowntown
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 88
Views: 12866

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The latest LCRA meeting has an update on this project... The conversion of the KC Club to a hotel is currently moving forward, and does not need LCRA assistance. The developer is modifying their assistance request for the other projects and I found some interesting details: Developer is requesting a...
by KCDowntown
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2383

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

I think if you stepped out of your doors 12 years ago and then the next time you stepped out was today you'd be shocked by the change...seeing it every day we miss the growth over the past decade. I lived downtown from 1998 - 2012, and there is no comparison from that time to today. Downtown street...
by KCDowntown
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2383

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Today's CityscapeKC article has it at 55.7%.
brewcrew1000 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:46 pm
I'd be interested in seeing what the Occupancy Rate of the Crossroads Westside Apartments you can see from 35 are.
by KCDowntown
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2383

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

I remembered that there was another article in CitySceneKC earlier this year that mentioned the occupancy rate at the Union. I looked it up and on 6/27/2018 they had 100 units rented. As of today's article 172 units (42% of 410) are rented. That is 72 units rented in 22 weeks or 3.2 a week. At this ...
by KCDowntown
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3631

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

This project is on next week's LCRA docket.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Mark Twain Tower going residential?
Replies: 142
Views: 25568

Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

A plan for this building is on the LCRA docket for next week. This latest incarnation will attempt to turn the building into 202 apts (141 1bd, 61 2bd) along with 18,000 sq ft of ground floor retail.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 15312

Re: Downtown office vacancy

gfenn11 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:00 pm
What's OneKC place going to CPC for next week?
Pretty sure this is for street-level monument signs. Nothing exciting.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227017

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Trolley car to be turned into a Made in Kansas City.

I found a permit on the Compass KC site dated 10/10/2018 for the Tenant Finish of the Trolley Car.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 254
Views: 32556

Re: New Downtown YMCA

Scroll to the end of this PDF from the upcoming Industrial Development Authority meeting to see renderings and more information about the YMCA/Lyric plan.

Demolition starts December 2018
Vertical construction May 2019
Opening April 2021

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 357
Views: 60398

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

I was driving around the West Bottoms over lunch on Thursday and happened upon a renovation project currently underway that I'd never seen publicized. At 1225 Union is a project called the Murdock Lofts. Looks like it is being marketed as 16 1br/1ba apts or as office space/retail. I'm assuming the 1...
by KCDowntown
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 9565

Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

On this month's TIF agenda is a proposal to demolish the Board of Education building at 12th & McGee and replace it with a 242-room Drury Plaza Hotel.

Includes 5,000 sqft of meeting space and 176 space garage.

See page 7 of the agenda.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 348
Views: 83976

Re: On-going downtown development projects

I really like this map, and although the city has its development tracker that shows the whole city, it would be really nice if this map showed the whole city's development along the existing streetcar route and proposed route. I understand this might be daunting to add all of the projects, but I w...
by KCDowntown
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235831

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

http://dnpt4lt4gxlt9.cloudfront.net/uploads/2018/05/30165640/Kansas-City-Loews-980x6001.jpg I feel like this is a new screenshot. It is linked to from the architect's website . It is almost a replica of the one that appeared on CitySceneKC a little while back, other than the obvious time of day cha...
by KCDowntown
Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 88
Views: 12866

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

This is a different building than one Epoch owns around 9th & Baltimore(which became the KC Club after it merged with the University Club). The "KC Club" for this project is the one that housed the club from the 1920's to about 2000, then became the Clubhouse on Baltimore and now the Brass on Baltim...
by KCDowntown
Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 88
Views: 12866

Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

On the just released LCRA agenda there is a project that calls for the renovation of the KC Club building into a 144-room upscale hotel, the Muehlebach into 117 apartments, new construction of a 4-story office building and a 360-stall parking garage. This work is bounded by 12th to the north, 13th t...
by KCDowntown
Thu May 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 98800

Re: Three Light

This project shows up on the Chapter 353 meeting agenda on May 23rd for trying to earn a blight designation. A brief description of the project included in the notes says, "Includes the construction of a new apartment complex with approximately 300 residential units, commercial space, and related in...
by KCDowntown
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5393
Views: 446769

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

KCPowercat wrote:Not splitting the track was the smartest idea ever. Good job Dave.
I'll second that - when they were planning phase 1 I had wanted the route to be more of a loop. Having it run down the same street works so much better.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235831

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

On the live cam it looks like they are putting in the base of another tower crane on the upper portion of the construction site.

KCDowntown