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by FangKC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 114
Views: 9676

Re: Uptown Shoppes

We can't tear down everything we don't like. Our planet is warming. We have to be cognizant that every building that has been built, or will be built, produces greenhouse gases that added/adds to our problem. Some of greenhouse gases that were produced in building this crappy shopping center are sti...
by FangKC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 114
Views: 9676

Re: Uptown Shoppes

It was a parking lot. http://www.kchistory.org/content/parking-lot-1 http://www.kchistory.org/content/parking-lot-0 Broadway in Midtown used to be a residential street lined with houses. It changed over time to larger buildings and retail. There was another big mansion where the Kansas City Life Ins...
by FangKC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 114
Views: 9676

Re: Uptown Shoppes

It was once the site of Elmhurst, the mansion of Joseph T. and Annie Ridenbaugh Bird. After Joseph died, Annie took over as president of Emery, Bird, Thayer Company, the former downtown department store. Annie was the last occupant of the home, and in her will she ordered that it be razed after her ...
by FangKC
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 251
Views: 21207

Re: 13th and Grand tower

I'm surprised Copaken allowed anyone else to gain control of the Board of Education block (to use for parking for his 13th and Grand block).
by FangKC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

Housing Advocates in Portland Just Did the Nearly Impossible They got a key city board to recommend re-legalizing small duplexes, triplexes and affordability incentives on almost any lot. https://www.sightline.org/2018/09/17/residential-infill-project-portland-oregon/?utm_source=citylab-daily&silve...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38698

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

A good location for another drug store would be in a new development at 20th and Grand (think City Club Apartments, but developing the entire block from scratch), and building higher. Two 20-story towers linked by mid-block heights of 5-10 stories; or assuming that 27th Street gets developed with mo...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 72
Views: 8214

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Any bigger and they probably have to go looking for more parking spaces somewhere.
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)
Replies: 11
Views: 6424

Re: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

The hotel opens Thursday, September 20. https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/kansas-city/mkcdg/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-in-_-US-_-MKCDG The hotel is looking for breakfast servers and cocktail bar workers, so if you know anyone looking for that type of work, let them know. https://tiny...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 68
Views: 12964

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Hotel Indigo in the Crossroads opens Thursday, Sept. 20. It's the former Kansas City Costume Company building on Grand south of 20th Street.

https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/ ... US-_-MKCDG
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: H&R Block's Second Tower?
Replies: 47
Views: 5278

Re: H&R Block's Second Tower?

OK, I didn't know the parking garage was not built large enough for a future tower.
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

Yes, that is why all levels of government really need to get behind rehabbing some of the vacant housing stock we already have. The problem often is that many banks will not give loans on houses east of Troost--especially loans for rehabbing. Banks might finance a house purchase after the house has ...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38698

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

Developer kicks off work on futuristic $76M Crossroads apartment project [PHOTOS] This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years. The copy editor who wrote that headline should be smacked in the face with a trout.
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: H&R Block's Second Tower?
Replies: 47
Views: 5278

Re: H&R Block's Second Tower?

I wouldn't think any project--office or hotel--on this site would need incentives because the parking garage underneath it is already built, and old infrastructure issues were taken care of when the site was prepared for the retail building. Those are normally the two main issues for which developer...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

The fastest way to create affordable housing is to renovate existing vacant houses that are not too far gone. I don't know what the current count is, but the last I heard was that were up to 14,000 vacant houses in KCMO. Some are owned by the Land Bank. Renovating an existing vacant house is often ...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2202
Views: 249834

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The finished exterior looks great.
by FangKC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38698

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

Developer kicks off work on futuristic $76M Crossroads apartment project [PHOTOS]

https://tinyurl.com/yav4yj46
by FangKC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Big New STL Apartment Building
Replies: 18
Views: 2829

Re: Big New STL Apartment Building

I agree. I hated the idea they were demolishing an existing, functional building when there are still surface lots around the area. It is an attractive older building as well.
by FangKC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

The fastest way to create affordable housing is to renovate existing vacant houses that are not too far gone. I don't know what the current count is, but the last I heard was that were up to 14,000 vacant houses in KCMO. Some are owned by the Land Bank. Renovating an existing vacant house is often c...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

If You're Going to Allow ADUs, Don't Make It So Hard to Build One

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/201 ... -build-one
by FangKC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Affordable Housing

Kansas City Attempting To Tackle Large Issue With Affordable Housing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVxMt3jg6pA