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by FangKC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 72
Views: 8148

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: 6375

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: 67
Views: 12792

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: 40
Views: 4706

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: 23
Views: 889

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: 254
Views: 38464

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: 40
Views: 4706

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: 23
Views: 889

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: 2193
Views: 248814

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: 254
Views: 38464

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: 2800

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: 23
Views: 889

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: 23
Views: 889

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: 23
Views: 889

Re: Affordable Housing

Kansas City Attempting To Tackle Large Issue With Affordable Housing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVxMt3jg6pA
by FangKC
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Affordable Housing

Housing Study: For Low-Income Residents, Kansas City Is Far From Affordable

http://www.kcur.org/post/housing-study- ... e#stream/0
by FangKC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Affordable Housing

Things need to change. Depending on the city, or neighborhood, anywhere from 40-50 percent of adults now live alone in cities. This fact alone can create housing scarcity, and the demand for places to live--for everyone. It puts a lot of pressure on low-income families because they are competing aga...
by FangKC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8113

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

Matt asked about Kansas City’s large amounts of lowdensity suburbs/farm fields. Response:Kansas cities and other cities don’t talk about deannexation but it’s an important conversation that will need to be had. First of all, let me say I have stated several times on this forum that KCMO has annexed...
by FangKC
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8113

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

I recently saw a statistic that in some neighborhoods east of Troost to the Blue River, up to 20 percent of households don't own a car. It might have been on FlatlandKC.org.
by FangKC
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 456
Views: 65866

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

These images were posted on a Facebook group. I don't think I've ever seen these photos, so I'm sharing them.

Streetcar coming out of the 8th Street tunnel.

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Two streetcars just outside the west tunnel entrance.

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