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by slimwhitman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1749
Views: 192156

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

A new news video for the Mill Street painting project: http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/westport-district-increases-walkability-for-customers Volunteers in action.
by slimwhitman
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Platte Purchase Plaza
Replies: 12
Views: 3522

Re: Platte Purchase Plaza

Is no one appalled by the TIF money possibly being thrown at the nearby Costco proposal? $65M for $hitty strip retail? m TIF sought to support Costco-anchored development in Northland Jun 8, 2016, 1:03pm CDT MD Management Inc. plans to seek tax increment financing to help cover $65 million worth of ...
by slimwhitman
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1285
Views: 112049

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

This new park will become the center of city life for Mission.....not! What a ridiculous addition. http://pvpost.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/shared/content/uploads/2015/12/13174557/Gateway-green-roof.jpg http://pvpost.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/shared/content/uploads/2015/12/16140619/Rendering_Roof.jpg
by slimwhitman
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1749
Views: 192156

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

pash wrote:Do we know what's happening at the ex-Verizon pad site? I clicked back a couple of pages and didn't see anything, sorry if I missed. ...

Assuming it is for Raising Kane.
by slimwhitman
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1749
Views: 192156

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

AlbertHammond wrote:A construction fence went up with an excavator today at the old Boston Market/Verizon pad site today. Bye, bye ol' girl. You won't be missed. Though I doubt your replacement will be an improvement.

Building is gone, as of today.
by slimwhitman
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1749
Views: 192156

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Question: I seem to recall a mention here that St. Luke's recently requested to have 42nd Terrace vacated between Washington & Wornall. I can only see something from 2003 on kiva. Am I mistaken? Is it already vacated?
by slimwhitman
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development
Replies: 219
Views: 31559

Re: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development

Well now it's mid-September and still no groundbreaking for Phase Two. I wonder if the troubles with the Cinetopia theater have affected the commercial prospects of the development? Supposedly the theater is only making about half the money they expected to, due to AMC having the clout to run some ...
by slimwhitman
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Plaza Apts Being Demo'd?
Replies: 64
Views: 8943

Re: Historic Plaza Apts Being Demo'd?

The Cancer Survivor's Park will seem less lovely with these gone.
by slimwhitman
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1749
Views: 192156

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

We clearly need more parking in Westport.....
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by slimwhitman
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward
Replies: 119
Views: 18350

Re: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward

Yeah, I don't understand the Nelson's weird plans. Leave the mansions alone. If you are going to build a new hotel...look two blocks away at Main. There is huge empty lot there. Create some new energy on Main! Why not keep the mansions AND make them a hotel? Prototype here in North Adams, MA and pa...
by slimwhitman
Fri May 15, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Motel Capri
Replies: 23
Views: 2965

Re: Motel Capri

I always hoped that hotel could be renovated into a funky mid-century gem. Not many big retro signs like that left in KC.
by slimwhitman
Tue May 12, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Pie Five,AT@T,Great Clips
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Pie Five,AT@T,Great Clips

A few are relocating locally. Wendy's already did, from across the street. Great Clips is moving from across the street. There are probably others. This is mostly a shuffling of tenants from an old strip center to a new strip center or attracting minor new tenants like Pie Five that would have locat...
by slimwhitman
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 297
Views: 45340

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

Anyway, trucks could go on boulevards as long as it was going to or from a destination on the boulevard. I recall a story on the local news in the late '80s about someone that lived on a boulevard and owned an El Camino (a car with a pickup bed). Since those are titled as a "truck", they ...
by slimwhitman
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 297
Views: 45340

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

while accurate, it's worth noting the trolley trail row actually starts just SE of Westport and Mill. it's intact next to that Embassy Suites. Why did the city demolish the old streetcar bridge? If the RoW is intact on both sides of 43d street, it's almost shocking that the bridge was knocked down ...
by slimwhitman
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Under Contract
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Under Contract

http://rhjohnson.johnweb.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Grey-Oaks-Small-Shops-BRO.pdf what do you hope goes on it? Pizza Ranch? Slîms Chicken? Potbelly? Something new to area? Buffet? Ozarkland? Andy's Frozen Custard? I hope a Peter Frampton Live Theater comes in. Who wouldn't want to watch Peter F...
by slimwhitman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lane4 may redevelop Red Bridge Shopping Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Lane4 may redevelop Red Bridge Shopping Center

FangKC wrote:Dave is right. Control your environment.

Straight from the JC Nichols rule book.
by slimwhitman
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lane4 may redevelop Red Bridge Shopping Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Lane4 may redevelop Red Bridge Shopping Center

It is freaky how similar that center is to the Corinth Shops in PV. Obviously the same owner, era and architect. Unfortunate, though about the strip of poo retail across the street to bring it down. :cry:
by slimwhitman
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Meadowbrook Golf Club Redevelopment
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: Meadowbrook Golf Club Redevelopment

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/16566001006_fc5bd0b3eb_b.jpg Perhaps...this 5 minute move-around makes more sense: Single-family seems wasteful. Add a few more townhomes and parkland rather than more fenced-in yards. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16406136949_776a5b394a_b.jpg
by slimwhitman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 451
Views: 62214

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Westport Main School, Later rebuilt as Allen School. 1868 https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10415699_10204798370375643_8851448094186793481_n.jpg?oh=38502f898e7d5c6e6abb50e3733fb05c&oe=550D119C&__gda__=1426078602_6eb8b69369463b445e6542e1b27a1ac9
by slimwhitman
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: What are the Boundaries of "Northeast Johnson County"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

What are the Boundaries of "Northeast Johnson County"?

I have seen many raggers reference discrepancies of what they think of as "NE JoCo". What are the west and south boundaries in your mind? West: Roe? Nall? Metcalf? Antioch? Quivira? I-35? I-435? South: 75th St? 87th St? 95th St? I-435? College Blvd? 119th St? For me, it is Metcalf(west) (b...