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by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58167

Re: KC Bike share

Ebikes are awesome. Perfect for a hilly city like KC. I like how they are trying to keep the bikes parked at dedicated bike stations even though they are dockless.
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50616

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Is there any renderings or final alignment plans for the new bridge or has nothing been decided?
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

I agree with Grid. I work downtown and have for 12 years and it still feels dead most of the day (excluding lunch). There are just no people walking around. In my building, 1KCP, Swiss Re recently moved in which pretty much has maxed out the tower. Still pissed Cerner is not interested in building ...
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

That article states that One and Two light are only around 80% occupied and some of other new properties are pretty low. This could be a main reason for Three Light taking so long to get off the ground. Three Light hasn't gotten off the ground yet because of the idiocy that the city council pulled ...
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

I agree with Grid. I work downtown and have for 12 years and it still feels dead most of the day (excluding lunch). There are just no people walking around. In my building, 1KCP, Swiss Re recently moved in which pretty much has maxed out the tower. Still pissed Cerner is not interested in building ...
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

This should be going up on the riverfront or east village or east crosssroads etc. (of course in a more urban design). The KC area already has SO MUCH suburban office space. Most metro areas are building very little suburban office space right now while downtown office towers are going up again in m...
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

https://cityscenekc.com/downtown-dazzle-urban-homes-tour-this-saturday/ With the lack of downtown jobs (especially tech type jobs that appeal to younger people) you have to think downtown is reaching that saturation point of those willing to pay more to live downtown AND commute to suburban jobs. I...
by GRID
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

https://cityscenekc.com/downtown-dazzle-urban-homes-tour-this-saturday/ That article states that One and Two light are only around 80% occupied and some of other new properties are pretty low. This could be a main reason for Three Light taking so long to get off the ground. With the lack of downtown...
by GRID
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 392039

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It may turn out fine and do its job and no matter what it will be 100 times better than the current terminals. But so far, I'm so disappointed in the renderings and basic design. It looks like they re purposed a vacant walmart for the new main terminal. This thing looks like it will be the most basi...
by GRID
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2549
Views: 234588

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Still wish this were one 40 story tower rather than two 20 story towers in an L shape. It will still be nice though. I just hope it does what it's supposed to do. It seems like other similar sized cities are still building more hotel rooms than KC near their convention centers. Indy just announced t...
by GRID
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 93
Views: 20558

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

I really like the architectural style of this. I think this will age better than some of the other stuff going up like the new apartments on the riverfront and the corner was nicely done. Hopefully this entire area builds out quickly so union hill is better connected to crown center.
by GRID
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 451
Views: 60333

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I think it turned out better than the renderings. It looks awesome to me. Very nice contrast to the surrounding brick buildings, it has some industrial charm, but it's not overdone. Very nice.
by GRID
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 392039

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Any frequent flyers think this new terminal seems kind of small? It just looks oddly small to me. Maybe it doesn't need to be any bigger, but for a major mid sized airport, it just looks small for a modern single terminal. And not having a couple of covered ped bridges from the garage to the termina...
by GRID
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 15212

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Yep saw that article from Kevin Collison. Really need some new Class A space downtown for just this type of opportunity. Most firms adding or re-locating jobs don't want to wait 24 months or so for a new tower to be built. Even a 10-15 story office tower would be a good start, anywhere between the ...
by GRID
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East Village Transit Center
Replies: 26
Views: 2579

Re: East Village Transit Center

KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:28 pm
We specialize in one block bike Lanes here sir.
Should run the cycle track all the way down and across the 12 street viaduct and then over the Central St Viaduct into Strawberry Hill. That would be a nice ride and the roads are well below capacity to make room for a cycle way.
by GRID
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 159
Views: 18097

Re: 1800 Walnut

This is a really nice project. So glad to see a modern highrise go up south of 670. I find it a bit odd that this project basically came out of nowhere and will start construction in November while Three light (which gets a free parking garage plus other incentives) keeps getting pushed back.
by GRID
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East Village Transit Center
Replies: 26
Views: 2579

Re: East Village Transit Center

Looks nice but small. I still think KC needs a large central transit center near the streetcar though, like near Union Station where nearly all the downtown bus routes can converge, including suburban commuter routes. This next statement will be harsh, but it's reality. This will mostly serve east s...
by GRID
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: H&R Block's Second Tower?
Replies: 49
Views: 12900

Re: H&R Block's Second Tower?

The garage at 11th and Main has been prepped for a tower for decades and nothing has materialized. Till there is a tower crane up, I tend to expect nothing will happen. This is not just in KC, but in just about every mid sized city, but especially KC. With Cerner building 4 million sq ft and the Spr...
by GRID
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 99
Views: 20183

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

^ nice, forgot about that place. Hotels in downtown KC pretty full all week.
by GRID
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 99
Views: 20183

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Is this hotel open? I don't see that it is online anywhere. If it's not, we are looking for an interesting place to stay in downtown on Sunday night. (coming in for the Chiefs game). Any ideas?