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by KCtoBrooklyn
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 36
Views: 2259

Re: "Tower East"

There is a combo record shop/coffee shop opening up in East Tower East. Sister Anne's is now open. It seems like more of a soft open as they look like they are still getting things set up. Open 7am to 9pm seven days a week. Great addition to the neighborhood. https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Annes-R...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 152
Views: 25569

Re: Brookside

I think redeveloping or rehabbing Landing might be too much of an investment/risk for developers at this point without massive subsidies. If the momentum and development in that area continues for a few more years, then I think it might become more feasible.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 530
Views: 66633

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It is unfortunate that there won't be retail with this building. I think it would be great to have some commercial space on Armour between Gillham and Troost, and this was probably the best opportunity for that. I don't know if MAC thought that it would be even harder to get zoning approval for mixe...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 530
Views: 66633

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Also this project is blocks from Harrison Boulevard, where the most vocal group of the NIMBYs live. So they may not care because it doesn’t bring the deep, existential threat of a renter parking directly in front of their house. I actually think there are more NIMBYs around this project. Since the ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 152
Views: 25569

Re: Brookside

I believe the Brookside East development will be senior housing.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 530
Views: 66633

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The application for 520 E Armour has been submitted to CPC, so it looks like this is being split off from Armour and Troost Development. I think they are going to have a tough time getting this through as it is currently proposed. Much of the focus had been on Armour and Troost, but I think there is...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17292

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Here is an article about the new Bird scooters. Sounds like they aren't rolling those out in KC (or anywhere yet), but maybe some have made their way?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/bird- ... d-delivery
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 36
Views: 2259

Re: "Tower East"

There is a combo record shop/coffee shop opening up in East Tower East. (Ok, I have no idea of the "Tower East" boundaries, but this is as good a thread as any). On the SE corner of 31st and Campbell. I popped into the space today and it looks like they are almost ready to open, just waiting on heal...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

Noticed today that there is actual signage up for EOT Brewery (East of Troost) today. Couldn’t find any actual social presence or articles about the brewery, so still not sure if it a real place? Those are some nice looking signs, so I don't think they are placeholders. I'm thinking EOT Brewing wil...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 494
Views: 57819

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

I think the locals won't be happy about a chain, but I bet it will still do good business, drawing from KU Med.

When that Chipotle opened, it was the first one outside of Colorado, so it was barely a chain at that time.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 494
Views: 57819

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

It looks like a Panera is going into the former market space in the West 39th St Apartments building.

https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod ... 34c9c02e47
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

I just noticed in Compass KC that a replat application has been submitted for 2501 Troost. This is the site where Andrew Brain had proposed the twin towers. I don't see a lot of info available, but it does say 242 units. The original proposal included 350 units, but it is no surprise that it would b...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

I just glanced over the permits for that building and can find some for the known commercial tenants (Blip and Bike Walk KC), but I don't see anything for EOT. I'm guessing it may still be just for marketing purposes.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 11128

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Here is a rendering showing the hotel massing. I wouldn't put too much stock in this image - they probably didn't put a whole lot of time or thought into the hotel portion that may never happen - but I wonder why they appear to have it oriented more towards Valentine than Broadway. http://i64.tinyp...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

I noticed a brick worker back in action today on the Firestone building, so hopefully they will get everything repaired. Up To Date on KCUR spend a big chunk of today's program discussing the redevelopment of 31st and Troost. They focused a lot on broad issues like gentrification and didn't get too ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

That is the Acme Cleaning building. The same Colorado developer who is behind the Wonder Lofts at 30th and Troost is renovating it. I believe it will be all residential (28 units). At one point, they might have been discussing a mixed-use component, but I think that is no longer the case
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

Also, the building at Linwood and Gilliam is being worked on. The wood window coverings were removed a few weeks ago. That one could look nice. Anyone have info? I'm not sure if you are referring to the building on Gillham Rd or Gillham Plaza, because there are buildings being renovated on both of ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

It is possible that they were intentionally removed, but they look more broken off to me. You can see the Firestone logo piece still sitting behind there, so if it is going for restoration, it hasn't made it very far. There were also no signs of any work going on, or even any tools/materials from th...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 92730

Re: Troost developments

Well, the cast concrete details on the Firestone building look a lot better with the staining/discoloration gone, but I don't love the way the brick looks now. More significantly, it looks like the cleaners may have caused some considerable damage: Before: https://preview.ibb.co/d7ywre/firestone_bef...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The View at the West Bottom II (Weld Wheel Building)
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: The View at the West Bottom II (Weld Wheel Building)

It looks like Wayne Reeder has put these properties on the market:

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/Kansas-City-MO/13716847/