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by GRID
Tue May 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 42
Views: 1425

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Couldn't they make the money by charging for parking? Or at least a reasonable amount? Like, why free? People here get it, but I hope city hall does too. The last thing downtown KC needs is free parking in a new garage. KC people need to understand that it cost (even if only a little by large city ...
by GRID
Sun May 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 206
Views: 11952

Re: 13th and Grand tower

The description is outdated I think. I just don't get it. This would probably be a 200 million dollar development and they can't even get the basic description of the project on their website right. They are treating this project like a total pipe dream that they know will never happen. Hard to tak...
by GRID
Sun May 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 373
Views: 41182

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I hear they plan to build two more just like it and put huge signs on top of them all that say ArtONE, ArtTWO and ArtTHREE
by GRID
Sun May 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 206
Views: 11952

Re: 13th and Grand tower

This project is confusing. The description says it's a 10 story 320,000 square feet building which it more like the size of the second rendering Copaken released last year that looks nothing like the spiral tower they keep throwing out there. At the same time, they keep showing pics of the 25 story ...
by GRID
Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 42
Views: 1425

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The old Muehlebach is in bad shape and they are doing more affordable apartments there while the KC Club building is in much better shape. I think it just comes down to numbers. This is a pretty cool project. I wonder if the four floors of office will be on top of a garage or if the four floors incl...
by GRID
Wed May 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 164
Views: 17896

Re: The Future of Crown Center

There are of course different styles of travelers depending on trip. Some are adventurous who go for AirBNB, some are biz people who just want a practical place like Marriott flags, some want a boutique hotel. I may want any of those depending on type of trip, often wanting to be in walking distanc...
by GRID
Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 18665

Re: Six Light

Bummer he left, but I saw that coming as I'm sure many others did too. He kind of brought it on himself by being somewhat the aggressor by blowing off issues we thought were important or calling people out that didn't agree with him, but when people started talking about his real identity, it was ju...
by GRID
Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 164
Views: 17896

Re: The Future of Crown Center

KC seems to be finally getting a lot of new hotel rooms downtown, but there are still some pretty big flags missing, especially the higher tier brands. I was just thinking. The Crown Center skyline has barely changed in 20-30 years. A slick 35-45 story hotel like a JW Marriott or Hyatt Grand seems l...
by GRID
Mon May 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 325
Views: 38175

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

^Agree that the free streetcar ties everything together so any lot within 3 blocks of streetcar is game - and there are many. 6th-8th/Main area has massive contiguous lots, Xroads still has far too many. RM infill is in good shape, seems most lots have some kind of plan if even early/uncertain prop...
by GRID
Mon May 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 1724

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Disclaimer: This post is for information only. I'm not trying to say Nashville is a better city than KC. I honestly much prefer KC over Nashville for a variety of reasons. However as a person that follows urban development nationally, It's pretty amazing to see what is happening in Nashville and won...
by GRID
Mon May 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 325
Views: 38175

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I'm not sure I like this idea at all. Downtown KC still desperately needs usable public spaces and that would be a great spot for some sort of signature public space. Something would need to be done to help the space interact better with the streets (like removing or putting the garage further below...
by GRID
Fri May 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

Nashville is most certainly booming. A city with leadership that envisions the region as growing into something "more" than it has been traditionally. Looking to compete with much larger SE competitors and doing so reasonably successfully thus far. KC could use some of their moxie, and jo...
by GRID
Fri May 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

KC image has grown leaps and bounds in things like hospitality industry. Yeah, but it's all relative. KC has really built up some decent hotel inventory compared to its old self of pretty much never building new urban hotels, but all cities have added a lot of hotel rooms in the past ten years and ...
by GRID
Fri May 04, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

I have never understood how places like Nashville, Indianapolis etc have such a better national image than KC does. After living on the east coast for some time now, it's been confirmed to me that KC has the absolute most inaccurate image of any major city. St Louis may be a close second mostly beca...
by GRID
Fri May 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

Speaking of Nashville, they just voted down their huge light rail plan. I was really surprised by that. Huge setback for the city. They are on their way to becoming the Denver upper south. But not if they don't improve their transit. Why are you surprised? It may be growing but it's still a pretty ...
by GRID
Thu May 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 271
Views: 35257

Re: 50s/Main development

I see a lot of cowboys in cowboy boots marching around downtown. Lots of people from the country in MO and KS come to Kansas City for things at the Power and Light and for a trip to the city. That is who is staying in them hotels. From where? Texas? People in rural MO and KS don't really even wear ...
by GRID
Thu May 03, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

KC needs to land something like this: https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/office/alliance-bernstein-moving-office-nashville-88007 Nashville is booming. KC is still a much better city IMO than Nashville. When is KC going to get some national love from companies and developers? The city seems so read...
by GRID
Thu May 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

A lot of new apartment buildings are just really ugly imo, and not just in kc. Not sure why everything has to look like a jenga set or grey shipping containers. On that front I actually commend the light towers for looking stable and being blue. The north sides of the cordish towers look great. It'...
by GRID
Thu May 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

^ it's kind of busy, but I like the general structure of it. Take away the exterior columns and roof thingy and the way it tapers at the top would play off many other buildings in Downtown like the P&L tower, One KC place, Bryant and City Hall. All I'm saying is something taller and more slender...
by GRID
Thu May 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 655
Views: 66461

Re: Three Light

Maybe they can refine it some and make it a more attractive tower for such a front and center location in the skyline. As designed, that building would look great in any other location, anywhere downtown, but I honestly think they could do better to make Three light contrast with Two light and also...

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