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by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The pedestrian experience and entire south half of this project is literally trash. The hotel or performing arts center? Most arts centers don't have a great pedestrian experience. They are similar to convention centers. I'm sure the southside of the hotel (ballroom) is bad though and that connects...
by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 580
Views: 89379

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

One of the biggest office construction projects in the entire Midwest, if not the country and it gets pretty much zero attention here or anywhere else. That alone should say something about just how bad of a design this really is and how this walled off private single use office park will have almos...
by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Metro North Mall
Replies: 343
Views: 70375

Re: Metro North Mall

https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/plan/242433e4-6ebf-4cbb-bbb5-3a1febd9a17c This gave a good example of why parking maximums are a good idea. They're adding nearly 2000 spots more than is required based on the space. At the peak of the mall era when this was the major mall for t...
by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 731
Views: 103764

Re: Three Light

Seems like Three Light might be dead. Any time a project drags out this long, it typically dies.
by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 79
Views: 14071

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

You're next, church Save the Plaza people need to be run out of town first. Yeah! Then we can just demolish the whole plaza!! Who needs those dumb old Spanish towers anyway. We can build lots of 15 story buildings with giant garages facing the street. No more tile and plaster, I want to see cheap m...
by GRID
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

You guys are nuts. I love how it faces the south. That view is pretty amazing with Crown Center and Liberty Memorial and the Crossroads district. It really shows hos much larger downtown KC is beyond the Loop. The view from the Arts Center looking NE would give you a nice view of the P&L Tower and a...
by GRID
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 87
Views: 18759

Re: Prospect MAX

That's a lot of construction for a bus stop. Something substantial needs to go on that block and soon.
by GRID
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 79
Views: 14071

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

chaglang wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:29 pm
You're next, church
Save the Plaza people need to be run out of town first.
by GRID
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 157
Views: 25604

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Holy shit, they hit a home run with this. That looks incredible. I'm not sure why I like this so much, but it just works with the surrounding structures.
by GRID
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

This is turning out much better than I thought it would.
by GRID
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 248
Views: 45959

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

This is a little old, but still a nice video that really shows how this is a nice infill project even though it's only a few stories. The crossroads is really starting to fill in nicely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3uQ1Rs_A_I
by GRID
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: One North Development

^ I knew that opened. But the rest of the site looks like it's not really moving along since they built the road. Maybe it's on track. Just an observation.
by GRID
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 138
Views: 18217

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

So with the larger size, is that rendering still accurate? Would they be adding a couple more floors?
by GRID
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I've only been in the lobby of Crowne Plaza, seemed pretty nice and clean. The rooms I can't speak for. I thought they did a big renovation when they painted the exterior and garage? Maybe just lobby and exterior? From the reviews, it sounds like they updating rooms now. We might have gotten some o...
by GRID
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It looks like they are doing some remodeling, but that building needs at least a 50 million dollar investment to bring up to par as a 3.5-4 star hotel. It might serve a market though. It's a large hotel and affordable if you purchase on third party sites. Families coming to the city for conventions...
by GRID
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Have we seen any hotel to apartment conversions DT yet? That hotel definitely needs totally redone and apartments might be a better money maker. Decent location, plenty of parking and could bring a good amount of affordable units to the area. It looks like they are doing some remodeling, but that b...
by GRID
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 20
Views: 6172

Re: One North Development

This development looks stalled. Nothing but a road as of this week.
by GRID
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251901

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

That hotel district south of 670 is quite impressive. It's really giving downtown some density. We were in KC a few days ago and needed two rooms so I used price line to try to save some money. Ended up at the Crown Plaza. That is one tired hotel. Good lord. It's like a hi rise super 8 only probably...
by GRID
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24173

Re: Five Light

If they ever build four light, it won't matter anyway, It will be behind the wall. But Main street will become quite the urban canyon in the loop.
by GRID
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24173

Re: Five Light

Wow, I really like this design. I think it's perfect for the location. Putting the garage up above the retail keeps the street interaction intact and increases the height of what would otherwise be a rather small office tower. The design is something very new and different for downtown. Looks like a...