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by GRID
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

^ can't take the KC out of me.
by GRID
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:11 pm
I wasn't talking only about you grid....
I know but you gave me a chance to rant. No matter what, I will always have the desire to rant a little :)
by GRID
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Big fan of this going from one report of one place not being busy one Friday night to downtown KC is dead and nothing will make it unless we add a pro team and 10s of thousands of employees and residents. I love you KC rag. I know you always think I'm a debbie downer, but I call it being a realist....
by GRID
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

I don't think Children's Mercy is a good indicator of Metro KC's corporate community shifting back to downtown. CMH has always been committed to downtown. They would be building even if downtown was still haunted houses. But I did forget about their new building. Downtown KC needs a major migration ...
by GRID
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

^^ bringing new jobs and HQs downtown would have a similar effect 365 days a year. True, but that's mostly 9-5. Plus, even though KC is starting to see some activity for new office space, that office space won't even come close to replacing what has been lost over the past decade. Unless there is a...
by GRID
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 130321

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Last time we were in town, we stopped in there during the afternoon for lunch and it was dead. There may have been one other person in there. All of downtown KC always feels pretty much dead to me though. It's just the way KC is. But I was surprised how dead the Ice place was. The branding is pretty...
by GRID
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28501

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Someone wants to drop a 50 story in? Cool. Need it? No. Agree. It would be a "want" for sure. Hopefully these few new construction office buildings actually happen and happen quickly and they lead to more activity. Downtown KC has recently lost over 3 million sq ft of office space to re-purposing f...
by GRID
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28501

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Someone wants to drop a 50 story in? Cool. Need it? No. Agree. It would be a "want" for sure. Hopefully these few new construction office buildings actually happen and happen quickly and they lead to more activity. Downtown KC has recently lost over 3 million sq ft of office space to re-purposing f...
by GRID
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 348
Views: 45261

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

DC area having second thoughts too.

Amazon has become the poster child of corporate welfare.
by GRID
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28501

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I get what everybody is saying about filling in the parking lots, but KC could use a new 40-50 story tower just to change up the skyline a bit. I mean, the skyline really has not changed drastically in decades. A new tall building would give the skyline and the image of the city a little attention. ...
by GRID
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265047

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The people that did these renderings should send at least the 3D models of the chairs to the people doing the new KCI terminal. The KCI renderings always look like something a middle school tech ed class would come up with. Anyway, it's pretty incredible how massive this building looks even though i...
by GRID
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1298
Views: 126757

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

This project has gone through some pretty stupid versions, but the one that might actually happen doesn't look so bad. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2019/02/01/mission-gateway-ramps-up-development.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2019-02-01&u=11045158364f8ed1a577365efca62f&t=15490588...
by GRID
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 392226

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Right. It's not even the nicest church on that part of 47th (Unity is). So nobody thinks I'm trolling, I'm advocating that we be more critical about the quality of a building before rushing to save it. By that standard, we could also lose the Tomfooleries building and the Lockton building (though, ...
by GRID
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 392226

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I agree with not destroying great buildings, but this church is just not that great. It's not that old. It's not that interesting. It's not well utilized. It would be better to see the new tower built on an empty lot, but this is not a bad project. When combined with the new office tower, that entir...
by GRID
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51329

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 am
Stumbled across this footage of that building getting imploded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMT-yfplAwg
KC has lost so many great buildings.
by GRID
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265047

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Stop complaining about this hotel. It's an excellent infill project that brings a new and well-known brand to KC. The hotel market is at saturation and couldn't support a bigger hotel (e.g. 2000 rooms) yet. KC is not Chicago -- we are competing with Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, St. Louis and ...
by GRID
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 54
Views: 10482

Re: Bluhawk

So now you have two STAR bond projects in JoCo basically competing against each other. The Bluehawk and the Great Mall redevelopment. Both trying hard to find something, anything, that they can say is a "destination" so they can build out these projects in outer suburbia with tax revenue rather tha...
by GRID
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265047

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Wow, that thing is just massive when viewed from the highway. It's turning out better than I thought so far.
by GRID
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265047

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Wow, that thing is just massive when viewed from the highway. It's turning out better than I thought so far.
by GRID
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?
Replies: 31
Views: 2992

Re: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?

KC has more available parking than any major or even small city in the country. You can go downtown any time of the day and park within a block of where you are going in a cheap garage that is half full or even easily on the street with some of the cheapest short term street parking anywhere. Same w...