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by GRID
Wed May 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 306
Views: 60755

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

grecobs wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 am
This is 100% my favorite project in KC right now. It's going to be massive and really change the face of Main St.
yeah, this is probably the biggest game changer to date for downtown KC. It's going to totally change the vibe of the entire crossroads district.
by GRID
Wed May 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 597
Views: 98484

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Anybody got new pics of the progress of this?
by GRID
Wed May 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lee's Summit Soccer Megacomplex
Replies: 19
Views: 3243

Re: Lee's Summit Soccer Megacomplex

I don't get the ferris wheel. I'm sure it's just for the renderings and will never happen.
by GRID
Wed May 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 395
Views: 71604

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Is is finally happening? KC going to start building up some urban recreation??? KC is literally behind every single city in the country on this type of stuff and I was wondering if it would ever get going there. This is a really nice project. It's a good start.
by GRID
Wed May 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 131
Views: 21959

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Losing Pro Teams might be the most major impact of no longer being a Top 30 metro but there will probably be many other impacts too, like when services rollout something to the top 30 markets, etc. I'm in the camp that no strong university will continue to be a major factor for comparably slower gr...
by GRID
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2785
Views: 291090

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It's turning out a lot better than I thought it would.
by GRID
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 131
Views: 21959

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Losing Pro Teams might be the most major impact of no longer being a Top 30 metro but there will probably be many other impacts too, like when services rollout something to the top 30 markets, etc. I'm in the camp that no strong university will continue to be a major factor for comparably slower gr...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2403
Views: 243758

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Weekday ridership continues to increase. Right, as it should with all the residents moving downtown. That's why I said "weekends" when I mentioned the suburban people playing on it. And personally, there is absolutely noting wrong with that either. The streetcar is exposing people to downtown even ...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 105
Views: 24830

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

This is one of the neatest hotels I have seen anywhere. I hope to get a chance to stay there in the future.
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2403
Views: 243758

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ Because it’s a streetcar, for the benefit mostly for those living alongside it. It’s not a commuter rail and never will be. It’s not going to connect to Liberty or the airport or JOCO or the stadiums. Those would all be bigger trains that would connect at some point along the line. We can see tha...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1126
Views: 112806

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

I think it's been obvious for a year that Schlitterbahn has no interest in re-opening the park. It won't open this year at all and will probably re-open under new ownership (possibly as a city owned waterpark) the following year. If it sits vacant more than a year, it will likely be torn down comple...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2403
Views: 243758

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I don't get the curb running thing. Can somebody explain why they chose to do that? It just seems to really cheapen the entire investment and permanent solidify that this will forever be nothing more than a local tram and not light rail lite. Getting caught up in traffic, parked cars, traffic signal...
by GRID
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3984
Views: 412585

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Don't think they are going away. They continue to open new ones and modernize older ones in the DC area in places like Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville, Alexandria, etc. I think theaters are still a very important part of a major dense mixed used district (urban or suburban). People that live in t...
by GRID
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3984
Views: 412585

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

That is really bizarre. Theaters are almost always a big part of a mixed use urban district like the plaza. Every single district similar to the plaza (most are downtown of suburbs), in the DC area has a major theater complex. So this will leave the entire urban core with one theater? Seems like an ...
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 102
Views: 5667

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I think the only thing that might help is the 1% for art. Outside of that, this is basically going to be the most generic airport terminal ever built. I just hope the city finds a way to apply the 1% for art in a way that actually enhances and improves the terminal and is not just a bunch of nonsens...
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 102
Views: 5667

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

^ A bigger version of Wichita's new terminal would be huge improvement honestly.
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 102
Views: 5667

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

No matter how people try to twist things or defend this design, it has to be one of the most boring, un-inspiring, uninteresting major airport terminal projects I have seen in any city anywhere in the world. There is absolutely nothing architecturally interesting about this design. The renderings ar...
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 95
Views: 16997

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Nice infill project for a very underutilized block.
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 197
Views: 39592

Re: Brookside

I recall hearing it called Brookside East when I lived in the area. I think it's more of a way of telling people what part of the city you are in than anything else. And Prairie Village is the one that should be re branded to Brookside West. PV is basically a Brookside wannabe, or at least it used t...
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2785
Views: 291090

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

^ It depends on where your flight it coming from and the direction of the wind. When I fly into KC, I will often fly right over downtown and land from the south. I think you have about as good a chance of seeing downtown KC as you do seeing downtown St Louis. By the way, the flight from DC or Baltim...