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by GRID
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 108
Views: 16557

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

https://i.imgur.com/BDigFOt.jpg This is probably the most detailed depiction of this scheme I've come across. Notice that they have to intrude upon freeway space here, even after demolishing both the flashcube and 609 central. Assuming the flashcube is kept, the only way this plan could even be pla...
by GRID
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 108
Views: 16557

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

That area should never have a ballpark. A more beneficial fantasy would be returning the grid to how it was before urban renewal, complete with the junction The space is so big it would take 1000 years to develop it all. I think a ballpark would take a good part of the space and greatly accelerate ...
by GRID
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334915

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Pretty bad renderings for sure, but you can tell a LOT has been cut from the original plans. You don't want to overdo it and over spend, but this looks extremely generic so far. More importantly is function. Baggage claim level is fine. Add some art or something. Not much you can do there. I agree w...
by GRID
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

So there is an article in the KC BJ about purchasing 9 more streetcars for the extensions. Actually 11 I guess when you include the two on order for the current line. I'm just wondering if they plan to build a major expansion of the maintenance facility or will they build another facility in a diff...
by GRID
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

So there is an article in the KC BJ about purchasing 9 more streetcars for the extensions. Actually 11 I guess when you include the two on order for the current line. I'm just wondering if they plan to build a major expansion of the maintenance facility or will they build another facility in a diffe...
by GRID
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2467
Views: 202429

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Well, this would have been amazing. I have never seen this or know what it was for, but someday downtown KC will get some really impressive or at least interesting new towers.

http://tillmandesign.com/living-icon/ds ... 8wdzc55ct7
by GRID
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2294

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Looks like a 10-story project. If they smartened up the exterior a bit from this rendering (a little more modern and urban please) I don't hate it. Is the parking garage under the building or adjacent? Hard to tell. For that prime lot, a 2-story parking garage is on par with as bad as a 4 story hot...
by GRID
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2294

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

What a drastic "reduction" in density. Dumb. They are treating the site like a suburban greenfield site. Actually most of Drury's newer suburban hotels are more dense and taller than this. And they want a tiff? This would be great project to say no to and prove the city does not rubber stamp tif pro...
by GRID
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1556

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Nice. That will have some incredible views from the rooftop too. Wonder why there is a such a large gap between it and the exiting building next door. I'm not sure that the gap is very large. I think the rendering is a bit tapered to make the building seem less blocky. look at the gap at the sidewa...
by GRID
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1556

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Nice. That will have some incredible views from the rooftop too. Wonder why there is a such a large gap between it and the exiting building next door.
by GRID
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Opus Development (formerly Faultless Linen)
Replies: 23
Views: 4232

Re: OFFICIAL - Opus Development (formerly Faultless Linen)

Is this project still alive?
by GRID
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 62
Views: 5562

Re: 1800 Walnut

I love everything about this project. Nice design! The city should basically rubber stamp this as far as the design and height goes. Hopefully the street interaction is good.

It's interesting that this project has come out of nowhere and could break ground many months before Three Light.
by GRID
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

They could use the same lane use signal control they use for reversible lanes such as these in Silver Spring MD. https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9975231,-77.0271006,3a,75y,213.88h,76.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQGdePXdtO62LhSOdNTkqoQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The parking lane would get a green arrow during pea...
by GRID
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

yes. Cool. It would cost a little more, but it would be well worth it in the long run, especially if it were designed to be easily upgraded to dedicated ROW in the future. Why not restrict parking during peak hours and not allow driving on the track lane during peak hours? That would keep four thro...
by GRID
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Are they seriously considering running center lane? That would be much better if they did that because you would have far less opportunity for parked cars, delivery vehicles etc blocking and delaying the streetcars. It would also be easier to convert portions of it to dedicated right of way in the f...
by GRID
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179075

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It would be really nice to have a dedicated right of way, but traffic volumes on Main Street are pretty low. Even during peak times, traffic rarely builds up or queues anywhere along Main Street. Also, there are not really any major venues that would cause major congestion along Main like you have i...
by GRID
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 65
Views: 7337

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Any chance at all KC could have at least the first phase of some sort of I-70 corridor rail in place by 2026? I mean, that's eight years to build 8 miles of light rail or commuter rail. It may not open all the way to Blue Springs or Lee's Summit by 2026, but it could be under construction or design ...
by GRID
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 594
Views: 67822

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Omaha has built several nice 12 to 15 story appt. towers on their riverfront. Think we should demand at least a 7 story minimum the rest of the way here. I would rather have the PortKC rendering of the riverfront over Omaha's riverfront any day of the week. Omaha's riverfront is the opposite of a d...
by GRID
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 594
Views: 67822

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Omaha has built several nice 12 to 15 story appt. towers on their riverfront. Think we should demand at least a 7 story minimum the rest of the way here. That's all I'm saying. That is such prime real estate with limited space to develop with no NIMBY's nearby. Four story buildings seems pretty ine...
by GRID
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 594
Views: 67822

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Not a fan of an entire affordable housing building next to the nice market rate building. I mean I get affordable housing can't have every Bell and whistle amenity but all affordable housing tends to turn into a mess. Yeah, they better be careful with this project. I thought the port authority woul...