Search found 1717 matches

by normalthings
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: BMA Building
Replies: 14
Views: 9363

Re: BMA Building

They should have built a second tower when the BMA was converted to apartments, and before the units were sold. There wouldn't be anyone trying to prevent a second tower from being built had that happened. The second tower would sits closer to the street and to the southeast. A second tower wouldn'...
by normalthings
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 257
Views: 39952

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

missingkc wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Should PortKC make room available cheaply for the Arabia in the riverfront area?
Probably not. They’ve proven with Bar-K that they can add activity centers that pay rent. Arabia wouldn’t draw that many people, takes up valuable space, and would want free land/building.
by normalthings
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 828
Views: 129205

Re: Three Light

Three Light construction has been put on “hold” pending the settling of some political waters. Project is still pretty much good to go.
by normalthings
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 373
Views: 47540

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Plus I'm assuming hr block would have worked with cordish if they came knocking. Sounds like codfish wants to sit on this property until 2027 while they build out the rest of what they already control. There is a big rift going on within Cordish(Regional vs C level). The city manager outed Cordish ...
by normalthings
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 140
Views: 18136

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

What if they built an underground addition to the current museum and added a giant window in to look out over the skyline. Might get them some more visitors too Wouldn't it make more sense to built new structures instead of trying to engineer another floor below the current? How would that even wor...
by normalthings
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 257
Views: 39952

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

30% Design Package has been completed and submitted to Port KC. The Bike/Walk Bridge makes up “a significant amount” of the project cost.
by normalthings
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 619
Views: 83510

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Events Fourth of July Celebration hosted over 70,000+ visitors. Attendance expected to increase as regional communities continue to drop their own shows Pride Fest numbers have not been finalized but over 40,000+ Mac N’ Cheese festival just inked. Development 2 more deals under contract. Union + 2 ...
by normalthings
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 373
Views: 47540

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

If cordish wants to build class a office space so bad, why don't they just add it to four light, instead of trying to derail someone else. Cordish would be more competitive if they did that anyways vs building at Strata. 3 and 4 Light would offer larger and more usable office floor plates than Stra...
by normalthings
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 140
Views: 18136

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I put this scheme together for the north lawn. It calls for the leveling of the segment of hill immediately north of the existing staircase down to the same elevation as the top of the Dedication Wall (the general's faces). At the bottom of this cut would be a long reflecting pool. The grand stair ...
by normalthings
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 373
Views: 47540

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Cordish Objections Prompt Vote Delay on Downtown Office Tower Proposal Objections by the Cordish Co. that the proposed Strata office tower at 13th and Main would violate the firm’s 2004 development agreement with the city prompted the developer to obtain a delay from the City Council Thursday. Bad ...
by normalthings
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 373
Views: 47540

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I think you'll be surprised at how this will shake out... This project would probably have passed today. My thought is that the Developer needed the vote pushed back due to a major change in the project. Delaying the vote does him no favors politically - new anti-incentive council, Cordish gets mor...
by normalthings
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 175
Views: 25865

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Per Twitter - Loar and Lucas have been visiting the project up at KCI. Sounds like there may be something behind the rumors that she’s the next Airport Committee lead.
by normalthings
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 373
Views: 47540

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Strata project vote delayed again by City council and referred back to committee, this time at developer request.
Per City Scene KC Twitter
by normalthings
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 257
Views: 39952

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

The Argosy in Riverside could serve as a template for whatever ends up happening on KC’s Riverfront. The Argosy and Capri are similar in regards to site: parcel bounded by large highway and Missouri River. The Argosy offers a 250 rom luxury hotel/spa, meeting space, F&B, and of course gaming(1,800 g...
by normalthings
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 933
Views: 97647

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Imo, the artwork should be moved somewhere else, where it's still prominent. It's taking up a priority parcel needed for heavy-density along a future streetcar line. Since the west side of Main from Pershing to 27th Street is never going to be developed, you need to utilize every available parcel o...
by normalthings
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10421

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/a1a09037da789c22f122fe95f5a3cdfd.jpg FWIW, that rendering is of Studio Gang’s winning design. Not SOM’s. You can watch of what SOM submitted here: https://youtu.be/8wKulkLYA8A SOM’s ...
by normalthings
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 933
Views: 97647

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

smh wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Midtownkid wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:08 pm
'Tripple Crown' is being dismantled today. Anyone know where it is going? What is going in its place?
Hopefully a building.
It’s either a land sale or new build. My first guess would be the Crown Center Condo high rise that has been in the works for a few years.
by normalthings
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 257
Views: 39952

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

earthling wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Doesn't look tall enough to 'fit over the boat'.
At what point do they decide to just start over in a surface parking lot? This level of renovation looks to be extremely intrusive into the day-day operations of the casino
by normalthings
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd and Delaware Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: 3rd and Delaware Project

https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/47/2b/4e13298743a5a2fa5286c905f192/epoch-3rd-and-delaware-renderings-low-res-page-4.jpg While still in the pre-leasing stage, the project is seeking a best-of-breed, locally owned and managed restaurant as well as a potential fitness club on the first floor. Floo...
by normalthings
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 165
Views: 14358

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

A new boutique hotel will add 150 rooms to Kansas City’s thriving performing arts district. Located directly east of the arts-themed Civic Lawn and facing the iconic Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Hotel Bravo will serve Kansas City locals and visitors with entertaining amenities and conve...