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by KCDowntown
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2294

Drury Plaza Hotel

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: 341
Views: 72163

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: 2467
Views: 202445

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: 69
Views: 7350

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: 69
Views: 7350

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: 715
Views: 80782

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: 5348
Views: 412601

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: 2467
Views: 202445

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
by KCDowntown
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179109

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Here are yesterday's presentations. I question the need for a 43rd and 45th stop. I agree it seems like overkill... Three stops in a half mile (43rd/45th/Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd) is the same density of stops as inside the loop. My first thought was if the presence of the 45th street stop is an indi...
by KCDowntown
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 7303

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I'm of the opinion that the park needs the residential development on top of it. A park is a reflection of its surroundings, and right now it is surrounded by only large single uses, which to me translates to a sporadically used park. It will have moments when its busy (i.e. lunch on a beautiful day...
by KCDowntown
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Big, empty buildings. What's left?
Replies: 108
Views: 13988

Re: Big, empty buildings. What's left?

That is the door to the storefront...here's the streetvew.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Big, empty buildings. What's left?
Replies: 108
Views: 13988

Re: Big, empty buildings. What's left?

Anybody heard anything about this? https://twitter.com/KCMarriottDT/status/978346298335289344 Guessing it is something going in the ground floor of the Muehlebach hotel along Baltimore. Last plan I know of for this space was the owners of the Cashew wanting to put a bar in here called the Acorn - bu...
by KCDowntown
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 715
Views: 80782

Re: Three Light

There's a rendering I don't think we've seen before in this document prepared for the Chapter 353 board.

FYI - It is marked as a preliminary rendering, but it has the building at approx 30 stories, and a roofline that tilts eastward over the top 4 stories

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2159
Views: 241430

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The development tracker has the general development plan for the East Crossroads Milhaus development at 19th & Oak. 3 phases to the plan, which is still preliminary: Phase 1: 70-unit, rectangular 4-5 story building facing 19th with street-level retail 78-unit, rectangular 5 story building facing Oak...
by KCDowntown
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 93
Views: 14213

Re: Broadway

KCDowntown - what did you make of the other agenda items? The Main st. project rings a bell. What about the 19th and Oak line item? This is 100% conjecture, but the only project I know of in this area is the new Milhaus development - 19th & Oak is the NW corner of that block of land they just bough...
by KCDowntown
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 93
Views: 14213

Re: Broadway

This is on the upcoming PIEA meeting docket for tomorrow, thinking it might be related to the MGE renovation project on Broadway... Resolution authorizing the PIEA to entering into a Funding Agreement with the City of Kansas City, MO and a Redevelopment Agreement with MGE Capital, LLC to provide fun...
by KCDowntown
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1971
Views: 204504

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

Looks like the whoever wanted to turn the building on the the NE corner of 5th & Grand into self-storage is moving forward...

Conveniently located on the Grand Boulevard of America's Self Storage Places.

Streetview
Permit

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2467
Views: 202445

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Based on the webcam, it looks like the mobile crane they'll use to put up the tower crane is on site. BTW - this mobile crane looks like its going to be enormous.

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 274
Views: 42190

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

A tenant finish permit was issued on the 31st for the CVS renovation. Must be getting close...

KCDowntown
by KCDowntown
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 234
Views: 36091

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Finally, some action on this. Pre-Demolition permits were issued for the buildings going down on this block on the 30th...

Old DB Warehouse at 1915 Main
Felco industrial building on Walnut
Large fire waiting to happen at 1921 Main

KCDowntown