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by chrizow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 33
Views: 1218

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

$200K doesn't go very far in the burbs either. You don't get much for that money - if you're talking Olathe, LS, Parkville, OP, etc. you might get a 10-30 year old split level, 1800-2200 sq ft, that is pretty dated.
by chrizow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 33
Views: 1218

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

To echo one of chaglang's points, i think the effects of gentrification in KC are more felt among renters than buyers. It has always been true, even in KC, that folks will seek out "marginal" areas so their money will go farther in buying a home, which can result in these neighborhoods bec...
by chrizow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22046

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

1. while i'd rather see KC on the list, than not on the list, does anyone really think this is a legitimate search? the way amazon is run, i would bet anything they decided where HQ2 would be located well before the RFP request. The RFP request is clearly marketing and not a legitimate process. even...
by chrizow
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 447
Views: 48391

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

a few years ago, I was present at an intimate meeting of the HP board (and maybe a handful of other engaged neighbors) with City personnel and a group of neighbors on a single block of hyde park who were pitching a fit over MAC tenants parking on the street. literally every homeowner had a private d...
by chrizow
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4259
Views: 271808

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I just flew KCI over the weekend. My experience was like an informercial in support of a new KCI. I walked in to the packed gate area (SWA) at about 6pm, just as the small snack vendor was closing up shop. I could hear numerous people around me complaining and grumbling over the dearth of food insid...
by chrizow
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 181
Views: 25603

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

moderne wrote:Vegan restaurant and a Thai cafe to go in the 3100 block of Gillham.


cool! which spaces? The Bitterman bldg that Butch Rigby bought? Or the vacant storefronts on 31st just W of Gillham (berbiglia and the pad sites?)
by chrizow
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1797
Views: 165529

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

Looks good - is that project actually happening or just a preliminary rendering
by chrizow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5441

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

can someone do a "STICKY" somewhere that lists all of the City Council reps' email addresses?
by chrizow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22046

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

this morning on NPR, they did a story on all the "quirky" things that cities are doing to get Amazon's attention. like Tucson sent a giant cactus to seattle. multiple mayors did cheesy videos as well. it made me feel a little better that Sly's antics are not any worse (or better) than the ...
by chrizow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 132
Views: 17994

Re: Brookside

Bella Nap for life! yep! love getting the same Le Monde pastries at Bella Napoli for half the price as Roasterie (even if sometimes they are clearly a day old). Bella Napoli also has the best nightly specials. $6 pizzas! (But they took our favorite off the menu, but we are the horrible customers wh...
by chrizow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 132
Views: 17994

Re: Brookside

KCPowercat wrote:Panera and Starbucks double barrelled across from each other? Yoga panted moms will be powerless.


i think Roasterie has the yoga pants crowd on lock. will be interesting to see how starbucks fares.
by chrizow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 132
Views: 17994

Re: Brookside

Wow, that's interesting. Not a huge Starbucks fan but Goodcents is vile, so it's an improvement.
by chrizow
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22046

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

435/blue river is an insult if it's even included in the RFP response package. like the team didn't even read, or consider, what amazon wants. i hope it's a footnote at the end of 11 pages of pitching downtown-area sites. KC's bid has always been a pipe dream, but the city at least needs to put a re...
by chrizow
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22046

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

simply speechless. on what planet does it seem like a good idea to pitch a site to amazon anywhere other than downtown KC? could the city have fucked up the RFP this badly?
by chrizow
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22046

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

what a joke. this is embarrassing.
by chrizow
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City Music
Replies: 135
Views: 17113

Re: Kansas City Music

Would love to see Slowdive at the Truman, but I will be out of town that weekend.
by chrizow
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: hyde park: believe the hype?
Replies: 514
Views: 50245

Re: hyde park: believe the hype?

wow, looks cool to me. as you say, that block is presently rather sad.
by chrizow
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: hyde park: believe the hype?
Replies: 514
Views: 50245

Re: hyde park: believe the hype?

Any renderings of the new duplexes?
by chrizow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 266
Views: 35760

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

Surprising but welcome news. Any idea when the store will open?
by chrizow
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1955
Views: 199619

Re: Misc Crossroads News

cool, i guess, but how many "event spaces" does KC need? i feel like every other new tenant is an event space.

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