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by GRID
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2006
Views: 86704

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

I don't think this looks too bad. It would be nice if taller, but it will be a pretty substantial building in that location and the latest design is not bad. Also, it's near the convention center, which is pretty much a dead zone for pedestrians anyway, just like convention center districts are in e...
by GRID
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50053

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Took this a couple days ago:
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by GRID
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134220

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Has there been any reporting on the estimated increase in food and retail from a new airport, including sales tax estimates? I don't have it in front of me, but I recall the increase in revenue from all economic activity from more retail and restaurants to be something like 60-80%. KCI is probably ...
by GRID
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134220

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Great article in the KC Business Journal about KCI. The nearly 30 minute average wait time if or KCI is actually accurate. http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/03/17/airport-power-rankings-the-costs-of-keeping-kci-in.html KCI is a serious mess and it's doing tremendous economic harm to me...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 54
Views: 3268

Re: Five Light

The streetcar needs to cross the river and run to downtown NKC, not to the casino. NKC isn't interested, so that isn't go anywhere for the time being. Bummer. I know they are looking at extending to Berkley Park. Hopefully they are doing that with keeping in mind a river crossing in the future. It ...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 54
Views: 3268

Re: Five Light

No way. Casinos absolutely suck. Have you been to a downtown area that has casinos? Detroit, St Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore? Where the casinos are happen to be the most depressing areas of the downtowns. They do nothing for the vibrancy of the city, actually they hurt it. In response to the St. L...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 484
Views: 40641

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

This is still the biggest missed opportunity in the history of Kansas City. Period. Had this gone downtown, it would have put KC into a totally different league of cities. This one project would have done that. Instead, the 4.5 billion dollar project (one of the biggest corporate welfare projects i...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station
Replies: 110
Views: 7669

Re: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station

http://www.coenpartners.com/washington_square.html http://urbanangle.net/a-new-vision-for-washington-square-park/ Has anything happened with this thing since 2014? This should be one of the top priorities for KCMO. What if the city were to make this part of a bigger project to improve recreation? R...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 484
Views: 40641

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

This is still the biggest missed opportunity in the history of Kansas City. Period. Had this gone downtown, it would have put KC into a totally different league of cities. This one project would have done that. Instead, the 4.5 billion dollar project (one of the biggest corporate welfare projects in...
by GRID
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 54
Views: 3268

Re: Five Light

Could you share any details about 3 or 4 light? Still working on the financing for three light but they want to break ground before Two Light opens. I've not heard much about four light but the hotel combo or hotel only is looking to be a realistic option as Cordish has recently gotten into the hot...
by GRID
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 14 Story apartment tower - Westport
Replies: 71
Views: 4164

Re: 14 Story apartment tower - Westport

This project is goofy. Tear down buildings and for new construction and still leave the ugly surface lot to the north. Saving that 1/2 block walk to Kelly's means everything! Yeehaw Kanscity! It's about who owns the lot. I see this all the time in DC too. Maybe the surface lot is not for sale. Who ...
by GRID
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1482
Views: 109163

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

This looks like a great project for that area. The rendering shows the Tivoli staying. That strip mall thing isn't much better than a parking lot and if this is built, you can bet the parking lots will see a lot of development interest. Having said that, does a project like this have a chance in hel...
by GRID
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50053

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Would love to see more progress photos of this and other projects across the city.
by GRID
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 168
Views: 12312

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

This is an amazing project. You can tell KC is starting to get some urban architecture design input from outside the area.
by GRID
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 557
Views: 36460

Re: Capping the Loop

It would be pretty easy to get fed approval. They would only sign off on it. The problem with KC is the same old thing. There is still a pretty serious lack of leadership at city hall and marc to get stuff like this done and figure out a way to fund it in a city where residents are so anti change an...
by GRID
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 59
Views: 5588

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

River Market is HOT. Actually, urban residential is hot everywhere in KC. KC might start seeing Austin or Nashville type residential development if rents keep rising and KC's lack of urban jobs doesn't slow the momentum. I wonder if there is a limit as to how many people will commute to suburban off...
by GRID
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 557
Views: 36460

Re: Capping the Loop

a public engagement component is starting soon. cost of the 2-block segment shown below is $65-70 million in current dollars. That would be awesome. Downtown KC desperately needs green space. I love the cordish development as it's great for downtown KC, but the city should really step in and force ...
by GRID
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134220

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Streetcar to downtown NKC is about as far as rail needs to go into the Northland. You just fell into the same trap the anti-airpoint people have, looking only at the cost of one thing. Normally I would agree with you that NKC should be the terminus but there's this little development called Second ...
by GRID
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134220

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Few people use trains for airports except in the biggest cities. I went to quantify this one time and bigger cities are less likely to have an airport rail connection than mid-sized cities. Minneapolis has one, Houston doesn't. Portland has one, NYC doesn't. Uhhh two of NYC's three airports have ra...
by GRID
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 134220

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Building any sort of train to KCI is the DUMBEST idea ever. Now that would be a colossal waste of money and a "billion dollar boondoggle". Most people that are so against a new terminal would be first in line to say we need to build light rail to KCI which only proves that most people have...

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