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by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 105
Views: 17708

Re: Downtown office vacancy

My napkin math shows that the purchase and lease up to 85% of City Center Square will push the downtown class a vacancy down to around 9% It was unclear to me whether the 85% occupancy rate cited in the article was referring to City Center Square or the Populous building. My initial thought was the...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 98
Views: 18942

Re: Broadway

Do we have a zombie here? Is the MGE project coming back to life? Something just showed up for this address in Compass, although it is lacking any details or attachments: "Change of Occupancy Classification" "Building renovation that includes parking lot, and Public: Sidewalk, Curb, Curb and Gutter,...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 796
Views: 110804

Re: Troost developments

MAC has renovated numerous historic buildings, but they also tore down the market building for this project and wanted to demo the apartments at Armour and Wyandotte (thankfully, they were stopped). They are hardly preservationists. With this being a new construction project, my guess is they will d...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 81
Views: 13329

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Yeah, when I didn't see any restaurants with that name, I was thinking/hoping it might just be someone with some pizza money involved in the project.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 132
Views: 23787

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

A resolution for issuing bonds for this project is on the PIEA agenda this week. Perhaps work will start for real on this project soon. Issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds for the 720 Main-Flashcube Project in the maximum principal amount of $19,000,000 and authorizing and approving certain...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 796
Views: 110804

Re: Troost developments

The following item is on this week's PIEA agenda concerning the Armour and Troost project: Resolution approving the Amendmentof the Development Agreement in connection with the Armour CornersProject to add three parcels on the Northeast Corner of Armour and Harrisonto the project area. I wonder if M...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 357
Views: 88611

Re: On-going downtown development projects

The AT&T office building at 500 E 8th St is on the market and it sounds like a redevelopment plan may be coming together (and looking for incentives). The PIEA agenda for this week's meeting includes an item for conducting a blight study. I don't see any indication of the plan. Resolution approving ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 81
Views: 13329

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

The following item was on the City Council's docket last week: Reauthorizing the City Manager to enter into a Sales Tax Contribution Agreement with Plaza Hotels, LLC, or an affiliate or designee thereof, in furtherance of a hotel project generally bounded by West 46th Terrace, West 46th Street, Broa...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport High School re-use - market rate housing proposed
Replies: 36
Views: 5625

Re: Westport High School re-use - market rate housing proposed

Here are the full plans:

https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod ... 8203fc23e8

There is going to be a meeting with the Southmoreland Neighborhood Association this coming Monday.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 258
Views: 43623

Re: Westside happenings

Still alive. I have been seeing a number of docs showing up on Compass related to this project. I believe the retail/mixed-use portion of the project has been nixed, but it's going forward as residential.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 338
Views: 51816

Re: Beacon Hill

Some more marketing info on Mount Prospect:

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4400 Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: 4400 Washington

Starting to go vertical

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 83
Views: 14571

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

Current status:

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - Dorset Apartments (46 Summit)
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: OFFICIAL - Dorset Apartments (46 Summit)

This project is now called Dorset Apartments and will be 55 and over senior housing (I don't recall that ever being mentioned before).

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 138
Views: 18902

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Here is the financial analysis for this project that confirms all of the changes that KCDowntown listed: http://edckc-meetings.s3.amazonaws.com/LCRA%20Meetings/2018-12-19/LCRA%20Exhibits.2018-12-19%20-%20Ex.%205A%20-%20Muehlebach-MFH%20Financial%20Analysis%2011-26-18%20%2800207423xA7821%29.PDF Anoth...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1619
Views: 139367

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Van Trust has a contract to purchase the apartment building at 10th and Holmes and plans to tear it down. This is from the minutes for last month's LCRA meeting: 8. Eastside Urban Renewal Area - Consideration of Termination and Release of Conservation Agreement (Brian Engel) (Ex. 8A-8C)  Van Trust ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 796
Views: 110804

Re: Troost developments

moderne wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Is that fourplexes or colonnades on Forest?
Those will be 4 story, 16 unit buildings. (The last rendering above).
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 796
Views: 110804

Re: Troost developments

No retail for this project. I believe the Botwin development for SW and SW corners of 27th and Troost is stalled. I think it was supposed to be mixed-use. Here are renderings for this project. http://i65.tinypic.com/106yo14.png http://i63.tinypic.com/11u9kjp.png http://i63.tinypic.com/35i93s4.png ht...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 230
Views: 43218

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Here is an interesting plan for infill at 32nd and McGee (currently vacant lot/community garden). It is for a "cottage community" with 4 "cabins". I wonder if the plan is to use these for Airbnb.

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1931
Views: 240024

Re: Westport

The north side of Westport Rd between Holly and Wiedenmann (just north of the old Berbiglia that was torn down for the new QT) is rumored to be torn down for apartments. The owner of the salon in one of the houses said they were being forced to move, and when I asked for more details she said they ...