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by FangKC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A school for the arts in the Crossroads
Replies: 62
Views: 6113

Re: A school for the arts in the Crossroads

Crossroads Academy high school going into Thayer Building complex at 9th and Broadway. Crossroads Academy Finds Downtown Home for 600-Student Prep School The Crossroads Academy has found a permanent home for its long-awaited downtown high school, the historic Thayer Building at 816 Broadway. Acquiri...
by FangKC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel
Replies: 31
Views: 2157

Re: Muehlebach Hotel

This is one of the mislabeled photos in the library's collection. It's actually a photo of one of the dining rooms of the demolished Baltimore Hotel, which stood where City Center Square is now. The Baltimore Hotel had some of the best public spaces of any building in the city. The building only sto...
by FangKC
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 559
Views: 61697

Re: Troost developments

So I guess they'd rather live near sketchy convenience stores, used auto lots, and title loan businesses.
by FangKC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 476
Views: 45243

Re: Three Light

I think part of the problem Kansas City has attracting other big developers is that they can make a better return on investment building in hotter markets.
by FangKC
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 559
Views: 61697

Re: Troost developments

Hyde Park has started a committee to voice concerns about the MAC development at Armour. Led by Central Hyde Parkers and Janssen Place residents. Focused on restricting the height of the development and maximizing the parking. Someone at these neighborhood and council meetings needs to explain that...
by FangKC
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Berlin - Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Berlin - Europe

It is amazing how fast they rebuilt cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dresden after WWII, and how much investment was required. They were devastated and in 40 years were rebuilt. It took almost 10 years to clear the rubble alone. Forty years ago was 1978, and KC has blocks all over our central city...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Then please describe the very public efforts they made, and provide the examples (media clips, newspaper articles, press releases, public statements), because I'm just not seeing it. Hi, good morning. I never said it was a very public effort. However, I do know they put out an RFP for relocation an...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Slovenia for 7 nights

I've been reading a lot of articles recently about how great Slovenia is. If I were going to Europe, I'd consider a visit there. I've read that Croatia is being over-run with tourists, and the government is considering, or has, started to limit the number of visitors to the old part of Dubrovnik; as...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 476
Views: 45243

Re: Three Light

We have plenty of places to put shorter buildings in KC. In a luxury downtown high-rise, the selling point is the view. People want high floor apartments with views. Otherwise, what is the point of paying a premium for a downtown apartment? It's really stupid to invest millions in P&L, and not p...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Especially when there is a boring park across the street where it could also be created.
by FangKC
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

When you are seeking to find someone willing to undertake the move expense and effort--and since historic houses are involved, a public publicity effort is very much called for. These were not houses that had sat empty for years in neglect. People had recently lived in them. Sure, I'm told they need...
by FangKC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?

How or why does this crap even make the news? You get a bunch of people in suburbs watching this and the most likely reaction is gonna be "Well I'm never going downtown again, won't be able to park" You make a very good point. Journalism needs feedback. When you see dumb-ass stories like ...
by FangKC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Then please describe the very public efforts they made, and provide the examples (media clips, newspaper articles, press releases, public statements), because I'm just not seeing it.
by FangKC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Three Victorian houses on the 2500 block of Cherry (south of the dental school) are being demolished. They are owned by the Ronald McDonald House organization. https://i.imgur.com/kFtJAXh.jpg Google Streetview of the houses being demolished. https://tinyurl.com/y92wqzgg Link to photos showing disma...
by FangKC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

I also know that RMC worked very hard to try to relocate the houses and that dismantling them was a last resort. Smh, prove it that they worked hard at relocating those houses. I want some hard evidence and not hearsay. I don't recall seeing anything in the newspaper, or on local TV stations about ...
by FangKC
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 419
Views: 48718

Re: 18th and Vine

The link below has a video showing work being done on the exterior of the Boone Theater on the SE corner of E. 18th and Highland. Towards the end of the video there is footage of the interior of the building. I didn't realize the roof was in such bad shape. It's not so apparent from the outside, but...
by FangKC
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

The FB thread says that Powell Gardens is putting in a park there.
by FangKC
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1420
Views: 102140

Re: Politics

Yes, similar conclusions were discussed on MSNBC's Morning Joe program about the death of the tea party--at least on the national level. I think there is still influence though in many state legislatures.
by FangKC
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 100
Views: 11385

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Three Victorian houses on the 2500 block of Cherry (south of the dental school) are being demolished. They are owned by the Ronald McDonald House organization. https://i.imgur.com/kFtJAXh.jpg Google Streetview of the houses being demolished. https://tinyurl.com/y92wqzgg Link to photos showing disman...

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