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by JLowe2018
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 150
Views: 16612

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The building was sold to Copaken Brooks who said they will most likely demolish the building: https://cityscenekc.com/former-board-of-ed-building-sold-to-copaken-brooks-demolition-likely/ Supposedly nothing in the works. I'm calling it... ...worst case scenario, this ends up as a parking lot for de...
by JLowe2018
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 939
Views: 140976

Re: Three Light

I support saving and renovating that building -- formerly called the IBM Building. It is one of three buildings in Kansas City to have had that name. The others being one at Crown Center, and another at 301 E. Armour. There used to be a Skelly gas station on that corner. https://kchistory.org/islan...
by JLowe2018
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 660
Views: 52060

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

So I tried to use the RideKC Drop Scooters and apparently Drop is based out of Canada, which is where you send the payment. I found this out when I tried to add my (debit) card to the app and my bank sent me a fraud alert since it detected a "foreign purchase." Therefore, (because of my bank's part...
by JLowe2018
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 660
Views: 52060

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

So I tried to use the RideKC Drop Scooters and apparently Drop is based out of Canada, which is where you send the payment. I found this out when I tried to add my (debit) card to the app and my bank sent me a fraud alert since it detected a "foreign purchase." Therefore, (because of my bank's parti...
by JLowe2018
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 346
Views: 60950

Re: Beacon Hill

Land is being cleared across 71 Highway. The area between 22nd St/Paseo/71-Hwy appears to be being leveled and prepared for development. Previous Beacon Hill master plans have included this area as a mix of townhomes and detached single family homes.

Is Beacon Hill finally making the jump across 71?
by JLowe2018
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 187
Views: 42601

Re: Hospital Hill activity

What's being built just east or possibly northeast of the Health Department (~24th & Troost)? I noticed a crane and what looked like new construction over there this morning, but I was running late for work so didn't have time to detour over to see it. I *think* that is the new hotel. You are corre...
by JLowe2018
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East Village Transit Center
Replies: 26
Views: 4415

Re: East Village Transit Center

Why wasn’t this located on a lot between 11th and 12th Streets, in order to be in the middle of the 11th/12th couplet system?

IMO this would have made a lot more sense logistically.
by JLowe2018
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4093
Views: 446905

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

About that building reno on the ne corner of Cleaver & Main. They took a boring modern building and made it more ugly. It now looks like a postwar housing project. Reminds me of Quality Hill towers. Agree, so bad. Right up there with the Country Club Bank rehab of the office building on Ward Parkwa...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4093
Views: 446905

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Shots fired outside of the new Shake Shack almost an hour ago. No one was injured.

Police are still searching the area right now for the gunman. Lots of helicopters over head.
by JLowe2018
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 660
Views: 52060

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

You don't have to buy those packs of money I realized. Just add a cc and when you scan to ride you'll be charged your actual amount. How do I get around this? Cause I’ve gotten a message that told me “I don’t have enough credits to start a ride” and I prepaid to get around it. The prepaid method is...
by JLowe2018
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2220
Views: 296459

Re: Westport

Seems excessive if not ridiculous on the surface but it's just a few hours window late Fri/Sat night that attracts a raucous leaning party crowd to begin with. Wouldn't mind seeing P&L take more of the party and bridge/tunnel crowd as they did when first opening. Westport needs to focus on turning ...
by JLowe2018
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 460
Views: 60097

Re: Layoffs at The Star

As well as those are largely more affluent areas you mentioned. I don’t think your typical middle class person around here is gonna be too interested in shelling out the money for a paper subscription when there’s all those other free or “free” methods of media and information that were mentioned to...
by JLowe2018
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4093
Views: 446905

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Yes, I know the field is not owned by the Plaza. But, it begs the questions: 1. If the demand is strong for residential on the Plaza, why the hell haven’t those lots been developed? 2. Have they not been developed because the demand is not there? If so, the more expense proposition of tearing down...
by JLowe2018
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New building in Liberty
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Re: New building in Liberty

Slobberknockers wrote:What is going in just to the south of the Chevy dealer in Liberty, thanks in advance.
I think I saw something in a magazine article about a new Home2Suites by Hilton in Liberty so it could be that because I'm sure the building you're referring to is down the hill from the new apartments.
by JLowe2018
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4093
Views: 446905

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

As an 18 year old, I can attest that it does seem like there isn't that much for teenagers to do in Kansas City for fun. Yes, we can go see a movie; go to the gym/community center; play video games at home; go to one of the two remaining malls in the metro. But I can say that often we'll just go out...
by JLowe2018
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 939
Views: 140976

Re: Three Light

Briarcliff is within the 15-minute Cerner commute. Has anyone driven from The National in the Northland to downtown during rush hour? How long does it take? My mom used to make this commute to Hospital Hill. It took her about 25-30 minutes depending on traffic. Worst part was always the stoplight a...
by JLowe2018
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2855
Views: 323140

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Tent is up for the official groundbreaking ceremony today. The site looks packed with construction equipment for today. Pretty good view of all the excitement from the webcam mentioned earlier.
by JLowe2018
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 106
Views: 22748

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

Plus a 6 story 170 unit apartment complex at 48th and Belleview that I couldn't find any renderings for. I believe that would be 4711 Belleview: http://i63.tinypic.com/9fy9sw.jpg I was poking around on NSPJ's website and I found these renderings of this project. https://nspjarch.com/wp-content/uplo...
by JLowe2018
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4093
Views: 446905

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

This new luxury senior development is being done by Northpoint Development which recently proposed (and was denied) the redevelopment of the Plaza medical building for this same use. So it is highly likely this new project will be mostly the same except at a different location. If I remember correct...
by JLowe2018
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 597
Views: 106253

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Not sure if I'm posting this image correctly, but for reference, buildings 3 and 4 are the two buildings to the right of the two recently constructed buildings in the middle of the campus. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/q9XY-h13exoxwGVFF5dSuLi2Gt6ESBXGx3iswfTpc8dMszuJ4KQMnNbt76UM8TZCe0kjtA99pP6lr...