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by FangKC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1994
Views: 227654

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

Doesn't the developer post on here occasionally?
by FangKC
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 87
Views: 12719

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

KC Council to take up incentives for River Market mixed-use project The Kansas City Council on Thursday is scheduled to take up a long-discussed project that would turn a block of surface parking in the River Market into a transit-oriented development. On the council's agenda is an ordinance author...
by FangKC
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26858

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Streetcar Keeps Rolling Toward Riverfront Without Federal Help A multi-modal plan to extend the streetcar line to the riverfront, including a new concept to build a separate bicycle/pedestrian bridge next to the Grand Boulevard viaduct, continues to roll, but without help from Washington. The KC St...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historic Preservation in the Urban Core
Replies: 65
Views: 15106

Re: Historic Preservation in the Urban Core

Oh no you didn't. [-X SF to developer who tore down landmark house: Rebuild it exactly as it was A property owner who illegally demolished a 1936 Twin Peaks house designed by a renowned modernist must rebuild an exact replica of the home rather than the much larger structure the property owner had p...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 94
Views: 10779

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Word is the Council will vote on the renaming of The Paseo on Thursday. Last chance to have input. Ord # 180828. http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=Ngng%2fjxxU0jz3NhzlQu1btmrQYn5jUMkQTXT7dglHusqKkYU0DnhkSIM0JPihCzY mayor@kcmo.org, jermaine.reed@kcmo.org, quinton.lucas@kcmo.o...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1619
Views: 136881

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Yeah, I'm not surprised about the Wiltshire Apartments demolition. They will wait 2-5 years, and probably ask for some type of federal funding to build something there. Once it's already torn down, the federal funding rule on demolishing historic properties no longer applies. HUD funds were used to ...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 272
Views: 49020

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Progress on Quinlan Row townhouses at E. 9th and Woodland.

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Weird Stuff Antiques sold building at 901 Tracy
Replies: 28
Views: 2712

Re: Weird Stuff Antiques sold building at 901 Tracy

The building on the SE corner of E. 9th and Tracy has been demolished. Many of you will remember its' last tenant being Weird Stuff Antiques.

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 272
Views: 49020

Re: Historic Old Northeast

This house on the NE corner of E. 6th and Olive is being demolished. I think the address is 2410-12 E. 6th Street. The parcel appears to be owned by the American Sons of Columbus Club.

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 272
Views: 49020

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Some progress is being made on the Pendleton Artsblock on Independence Avenue near Olive.

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest

Today's photo update:

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 1904

Re: Plaza Residential Development

On some of the parcels, because of the narrow lot lines, it might be the only option, if you also allow for stairs into the front of the house.
FangKC wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:23 pm
On W. 45th Street.

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by FangKC
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 1904

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Five years ago I might have been fine with all these demolitions. However, the scientists who know about climate are telling us we have about 12-15 years to correct course. We always assume this means not driving cars that burn gasoline. However, our housing choices contribute as much. Tearing down ...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 1904

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Keep in mind, the 33 houses slated for demolition are houses that have had/or have people renting them now, so they must be minimally habitable. One of my best friends is a house flipper. I'm going on what he usually puts into a house to sell it. He buys what I consider to be some really run-down, d...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 1904

Re: Plaza Residential Development

The problem with your argument is that doctors who come for a short period during residency are not going to buy houses. Residents probably aren't in the financial position to buy $600,000 houses. You almost always lose money selling a house five years after you buy it, unless you live in a hyper-ex...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26858

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Take your argument to the banks. Many of the problems stem from lending institutions that require onsite parking before they will provide loans.
by FangKC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 1904

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Keep in mind Alejandro that they got all the houses for free -- donated to the hospital foundation. The only cost to renovate would be the labor and materials. If you put $60,000-$80,000 into the rehab, you could still slap a 10 percent profit on top, sell them, and they would still be considered af...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 253
Views: 37580

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

KCATA has prevailed in its lawsuit against the illegal encroachment on the the Country Club Right of Way. They asked for a summary judgment and it was granted on Friday. https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/searchDockets.do?inputVO.caseNumber=1716-CV02051&inputVO.courtId=CT16 Evidence of the cri...
by FangKC
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26858

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

It makes sense. The secondary purpose of a line is to stimulate development of real estate. Thousands of people may live and work there. Here you have a great deal of land on which to build new. A casino at the end of the line might help the hotels along the line (and the weakest casino --the only o...
by FangKC
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19235

Re: Five Light

Car entrance will be on Baltimore, but I’m not convinced that the only people entrance will be mid-block on Main. I really think that they will have that as access to the garage from Main and the glass cube will be the grand entrance for businesspeople in the tower. Why would they give up rentable ...