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by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 804
Views: 118334

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 31
Views: 4710

Re: East Side Development

I believe that would be the Quinlan Place apartments. Part of the Paseo Gateway redevelopment.

https://cityscenekc.com/two-new-residential-projects-in-the-works-for-paseo-gateway-area-on-downtowns-northeast-edge/
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2152
Views: 161500

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

There won't be any midtown riff raff to worry about anymore. The streetcar generated gentrification will drive them out. Midtown will no longer be a great supply of affordable housing. The affordable housing crisis in this city is going to come to a head here. I imagine it will be many years before...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2082
Views: 226348

Re: Misc Crossroads News

So it appears that something may be happening in the W 17th St. TIF area. For agenda the PZED Committee meeting tomorrow, under "Held In Committee", there is an item as follows: "Approving and designating Redevelopment Project A of the W. 17th Street Tax Increment Financing Plan as a ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56347

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It seems like MAC has pretty well tapped out that stretch of Armour. All the remaining buildings have been rehabbed and now most empty lots are getting filled. I’m curious where they expand to next. That depends on if they are going to continue with new construction, or look for more historic build...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56347

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The CPC hearing for this project is happening this morning. I noticed a few changes in the staff reports. It looks like they reduced their recommended parking ratio for Armour and Troost to .5 (Armour and Cherry is still .7). MAC has increased the ratio to .5, so that is encouraging, if CPC follows ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1895
Views: 190878

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

The parking lots on the SE corner of 3rd and Oak (2 lots with vacant land between) have a hearing at the CPC tomorrow. Apparently, they did not have the necessary special use permit for non-accessory parking. The staff is recommending the permit not be approved, so hopefully the owner will end up se...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 274
Views: 37574

Re: 50s/Main development

The hotel project is going to CPC tomorrow and there are renderings as part of the staff report.

It is indeed a Hilton Home2 Suites and Tru combo. The design looks more like Home2 Suites than Tru.

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 363
Views: 41868

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I can't imagine how even an expanded version of the 3rd shell could fill all the needs of the Conservatory, even without including the theater department. If the original campus location were used, the 3rd shell could be a nice additional amenity, but I would think the extra expense might be prohibi...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 48
Views: 4563

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Here is a link to the full report (all 224 pages), if you want to read: https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/2026-fifa-world-cup-bid-evaluation-report.pdf?cloudid=yx76lnat3oingsmnlvzf One detail I noticed in the report that I don't remembering seeing definitively expressed before is that the numb...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56347

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Oh, there still will be parking complaints. I don't know if the meeting last night will have any impact. As far as I know, no one from the CPC was there. Quinton Lucas showed up towards the end and Justus and Shields sent their assistants, so I don't think the meeting will factor in very much. The o...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu May 31, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56347

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Yeah, it was definitely very hostile. People wouldn't even let MAC finish their presentation (which wasn't that long) before launching into lengthy rants.

There were some parking complaints, but it seems like most of the ire was directed toward gentrification/apartments being too expensive.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue May 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread
Replies: 159
Views: 31945

Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

This news is a few weeks old, but I don't think it's been posted here: Music festival pub FestPop relocating to KC, plans to create 50 jobs Music festival, travel and news site FestPop is moving its San Diego headquarters to the City of Fountains with big job creation plans. FestPop plans to create ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue May 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 4533

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

From City Scene KC: https://cityscenekc.com/proposed-office-project-would-fill-out-block-facing-barney-allis-plaza/ Another angle: https://cityscenekc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/KC-Club-office-and-garage.jpg That's a really nice looking building. Don't love the garage portion, but the office and...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat May 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 78
Views: 11299

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Here is the link to estimates for all cities. It is also good to see that the growth in KC has been ramping up (although a bit of a plateau in 2017): 2012: 2,369 2013: 2,784 2014: 3,569 2015: 4,369 2016: 6,808 2017: 6,825 This increase correlates with an increase in overall growth in the metro and ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat May 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56347

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The Abnos owned hotel building SE of the corner of Armour and Troost is currently on the market. The price is not being disclosed, but I'm guessing that they are still asking a ridiculous amount. If MAC isn't willing to pay Abnos what he wants, I doubt anyone will.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri May 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 212
Views: 31958

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Superior is a culprit because they have been holding numerous buildings and lots that are vacant. They have also torn down a few buildings. The buildings they do use are not well maintained and look ugly. I don't know how many jobs they provide, but with the massive amount of dead space they create,...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri May 25, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 212
Views: 31958

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Is impressive all the off/on underutilized spaces around Midtown for decades are now getting more substantial tenants. Corner buildings in neighborhoods getting action too throughout Midtown, like along Gilham and the one at 43rd/Walnut in Southmoreland - laundry mat, coffee shop, bakery, clothing ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri May 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 212
Views: 31958

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

I think some activity has been taking place in the Berbiglia space recently. Wasn't one of the buildings rumored to be a vegan restaurant from one of Fud's partners? I thought the rumor was that they were going into the Bitterman's Candy development. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be instead ...

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