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by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing
Replies: 78
Views: 6551

Re: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing

Sleder never purchased the building. He had problems with financing. (His renovation of the Narcissist is finally done, but that took forever with many stops and starts). There was more interest in the building and one potential buyer seemed to be getting serious, to the point of meeting with neighb...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

1) Here are the developments in that area of Troost that I can think of off hand. Many of these are still in the proposal phase, so uncertainties remain: -24th and Troost - Beacon Hill hotel. Best Western was the last mentioned flag. -25th - Proposal for 350 units plus retail in two towers. Will be ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 147
Views: 16227

Re: The Future of Crown Center

Well Filling Station does call that their "Midtown" location. I would consider it Midtown, as well. I know that the city includes Union Hill in some of their expanded definitions of Greater Downtown, but I feel like that is pushing it. Longfellow definitely fits in with the rest of Midtown...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3356
Views: 281822

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

alejandro46 wrote:Does anyone know where the 4-story apartment elevations have been posted?


I haven't been able to find any renderings for this project.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 147
Views: 16227

Re: The Future of Crown Center

To me that just sounds like a new breakfast menu for the Midtown Filling Station - not a new place.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1859
Views: 177329

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

I would rather not have a storage building at 9th and Troost either, but it is a much better spot than the River Market. There is one apartment building there, but it is mostly light industrial or vacant in the area. They might be similar distances to the CBD, but the two areas are hardly comparable...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1859
Views: 177329

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

There is a proposal for a self storage facility that recently showed up on the city's Development Tracker Map at the corner of Truman Rd and Troost. That seems like a much better location for a Downtown area storage facility. Two more storage facilities on the fringe of Downtown have shown up in th...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

344 or bust. I don't know if you mean that literally, but would you rather nothing be built than 244 units plus retail? Like I said, I would be happy to see 344 built, but I would be ok with 244. That would still be a watershed development. I think the retail on all four corners (if they are succes...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

It's not a historic landmark, but I think it is a beautiful building and I would like to see it saved. We have destroyed so much of the historic fabric of this city, especially on Troost, so we need to preserve what little we have left. Otherwise, all sense of place will be lost. That said, if MAC d...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

I really hope the market building doesn't get torn down before the plans are finalized and approved. I would hate to see it demoed and then this plan falls apart. I also think that if a compromise with the neighborhood is necessary, keeping the market building might be one of the best options. Perha...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 200
Views: 29029

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

An arcade bar called Rock-afire is coming to the former Empire Room spot at Martini Corner: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article201372489.html Further east on 31st, the building on the SE corner of 31st and Campbell is being renovated (windows restored on the f...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1741
Views: 177838

Re: Westport

earthling wrote: And great that the lot is finally going away...


Do we know for sure that is happening? The Star article did say "The front patio will connect to McCoy's Public House next door". I hope that means the lot will be gone, but it seems vague.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3356
Views: 281822

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

A new PIEA Redevelopment Area proposal has shown up in the KCMO Development Tracker map for the 4400 block of Belleview, NW of the Plaza. It looks like they are calling the redevelopment area "Midtown Crossing" (isn't that the name of the Home Depot/Costco development?), but the project m...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 68
Views: 8500

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

The 2017 MSA population estimates are out. KC had a pretty good year with a projected growth 22,530 for a rate of 1.1%. The growth rate has been trending upwards from 1% in 2016 and .8% in 2013-2015. It looks like it was a good year for domestic migration with a net of 8,531.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 193
Views: 10787

Re: 13th and Grand tower

Wait, are we all pretending copaken is actually going to build something here? :D I get that Copaken has had some plans that sit around forever and never happen, but they also get projects done. Arterra and Corrigan Station are both currently under construction. 1,300 parking spaces does seem like ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59475

Re: Three Light

The forced perspective of the first rendering makes the slope appear a little more drastic than it will really be. You can get a little better view from the second rendering.

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

Wow, that's great!

Any idea what might be happening with it? MAC still interested? It seems like they have moved on, for the time being.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 193
Views: 10787

Re: 13th and Grand tower

The sale of the city-owned lot to Copaken Brooks that was announced last August is on the agenda for the LCRA meeting next Wednesday. It does say "LCRA will then transfer the Parking Lot Property to the Developer pursuant to terms of the Sale and Redevelopment and Funding Contract between LCRA ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69535

Re: Troost developments

So how do kcmo residents actively engage the council to encourage this type of density. The documents on the KCMO Development Tracker look like they were submitted to the City Plan Comission, so I'm guessing that is the next step. It takes 6 weeks after submitting the docs to have your hearing with...

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