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by FangKC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand
Replies: 92
Views: 22250

Re: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand

The Grand Adds Sixties Modern Cool to Downtown Living The Grand, one of downtown’s biggest historic preservation projects ever, opens this week following a $65 million renovation that’s transformed a 1962 office tower into a stylish “Sixties Modern” living environment. The 201 apartments in the for...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Palace Building
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: Palace Building

Historic Palace Clothing Co. Building Finding New Future as Boutique Hotel The historic Palace Clothing Co. building at 12th and Grand is slated to become a 110-room Canopy by Hilton boutique hotel, the latest entry to the booming downtown hospitality market. The planned $30 million renovation is b...
by FangKC
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1015
Views: 132210

Re: The KCMO School District

Kansas City Public Schools Could Be Fully Accredited Next Year

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by FangKC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 6894

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

We can't just tear down every building because someone doesn't like it. There are other reasons to reuse a building. Climate change. Anyone who denies this is just burying their head in the sand. When discussing demolition, we need to remind ourselves that gases from producing the concrete, steel, g...
by FangKC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36174

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

New York Should Say No to Amazon A city that thrives on the energy of its neighborhood merchants should not offer incentives and giveaways to an internet giant known for squashing small businesses. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/opinion/amazon-new-york-business.html?fbclid=IwAR30CcuJqFXbhR_nsUJ...
by FangKC
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147527

Re: Politics

I think Beto more than has the personality but not the depth. He’s probably more of a 2024, 2028 candidate. Just not enough experience or substance. He’ll definitely be a future Dem nominee. The Dems did something very smart in some races this term; they had women with military backgrounds. All of ...
by FangKC
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147527

Re: Politics

...aggregate national opinion on a broad range of issues is closer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than to Claire McCaskill, Paul Ryan, Mark Meadows, or Donald Trump. I think you’ve been going to too many communist reading groups or antifa protests. It’s time to get out into the real world. Claire McCa...
by FangKC
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147527

Re: Politics

In many parts of the USA, eligible voters who didn't vote in 2016 outnumbered those that voted for either Clinton or Trump. In Jackson County, Missouri, had "Nobody" been on the ballot with Clinton and Trump, "Nobody" would have won. Mapping Where Americans Don't Vote https://www.citylab.com/life/20...
by FangKC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 81
Views: 10172

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

They will probably just plop extra floors on top. Copy & paste. :D
by FangKC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Mulberry Lofts (905 Broadway)
Replies: 4
Views: 4645

Re: OFFICIAL - Mulberry Lofts (905 Broadway)

Mulberry Lofts Opens in Historic Garment District Building Mulberry Lofts, the latest downtown historic renovation project at 905 Broadway, has come to fruition with half of its 25 apartments already leased two weeks after the first residents began moving in. ... https://cityscenekc.com/mulberry-lo...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36174

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

It's becoming harder because of so much consolidation, and storefront retail going out of business. I don't know at what point that it will be necessary to use anti-trust laws to break up some of these companies that are getting close to becoming monopolies in some markets. For example, Wal-mart is ...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 195
Views: 31012

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

If I were the property owner, I would keep a few of them for landscaping purposes --assuming they don't need to demolish all of them for construction access. Certainly get rid of the ones in front of the doors, and on the corner that just block pedestrian flow. Since there are so few trees on Grand,...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 195
Views: 31012

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

It's possible. I think the planters were placed atop concrete slabs on the sidewalk. I can't remember when they added how it was done. They may just break them all apart to get rid of them. They were taking out one of the bomb planters today, and had two people dangling down the side working on some...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36174

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

The more I read about Amazon, the more I am determined not to buy anything on Amazon.
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3738
Views: 349122

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

fyi; there's an article in the Kansas City Business Journal today with additional renderings of the new Nordstrom store on the Plaza. I agree that Nordstrom could put a little more effort to make it fit more with the existing architecture of the area. I don't think Nordstrom is driving the exterior...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 195
Views: 31012

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

I was wondering when they would remove the bomb planters. They should keep a few of them for landscaping purposes, and donate the remaining ones to the City to place at various locations around downtown that need landscaping. What should be done with these pedestal things? Placed in parks to sit on?...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147527

Re: Politics

I agree about Pelosi. And Schumer too. Coastal liberals are not who are needed right now as the face of the Democratic leadership.

McCaskill has conceded.
by FangKC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 6894

Re: 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 Historic Board of Education Building Listed as ‘Pla...
by FangKC
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 225738

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I would think that 10 floors of apartments would rent/sell well in that location to capture some of the opera/ballet/symphony crowd.