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by UrbanKC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 851

Highways to Boulevards

So the city has proposed decommissioning the North Loop and turning it into an area for redevelopment. Other successful projects like this have been in San Francisco (most notably), Seattle, Boston and a few other cities. There seems to be a direct correlation between the economic vitality of an urb...
by UrbanKC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50026

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

ldai_phs wrote:Does anyone have any updated pictures of this project?


Took these during First Friday this month:

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by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

Believe these renderings to be of the condo portion of the plan, I believe these buildings will be on the west side of McGee Trafficway and on the southern side of 27th between McGee and Warwick. Renderings from Draw Architecture's website KCDowntown It's just my personal opinion, but black brick i...
by UrbanKC
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 193252

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

If it's easy to make buildings pedestrian friendly, why don't developers do it more often? Money etc... If you put in stores, that takes out parking stalls and requires you to add another story of parking. This jacks up the cost because you need to add even more concrete and structure to the cost. ...
by UrbanKC
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1564
Views: 111818

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

That project looks amazing, though I don't like the idea of a tower that tall in the city market area. Also, the design of the tower leaves a lot to be desired. But the idea of an open market is great. Honestly, I think they should do a big renovation of the current City Market. On the property betw...
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 69
Views: 6291

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Any updates on this project in the past year?
by UrbanKC
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Cordish projects in other cities
Replies: 72
Views: 11484

Re: Cordish projects in other cities

When every mid-size city in the country has a downtown LIVE area of mediocre touristy blah, what will make our downtown LIVE area of mediocre touristy blah special? Does it have to be? What I mean by that, is although it's called the same, and owned by the same company, it doesn't necessarily need ...
by UrbanKC
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 52
Views: 2883

Re: Six Light

What's the purpose in Cordish throwing out Fives and Sixes whenever they aren't yet willing to give details about Three and Four? Are they just trying to get the locals to salivate? Probably all in negotiations with the city, and discussing market, funding, land ownership, other deals etc... Things...
by UrbanKC
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 252
Views: 39924

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Current apartment/loft/condo projects to open this year or in coming years: Total: 3,976 units Looks like we are on track to smashing the city's goal for 2020. So according to this 2015 downtown housing report (sure would like to see an update)... http://www.downtownkc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/0...
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 252
Views: 39924

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Current apartment/loft/condo projects to open this year or in coming years: City Club Apartments/Midwest Hotel: 295 units The Gallerie @ 27th & Gillham: 359 units East9: 260 units River Market West Phase II: 112 units Mark Twain Tower: 154 units ARTerra: 125 units 1923 Broadway: 225 units 531 G...
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 52
Views: 2883

Re: Six Light

You're kidding? Haha... wow
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 252
Views: 39924

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Current apartment/loft/condo projects to open this year or in coming years: City Club Apartments/Midwest Hotel: 295 units The Gallerie @ 27th & Gillham: 359 units East9: 260 units River Market West Phase II: 112 units Mark Twain Tower: 154 units ARTerra: 125 units 1923 Broadway: 225 units 531 Gr...
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1548
Views: 55765

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Any chance that this could tank the legitimate plan to extend to UMKC? Also, what is with his obsession with Swope Park, Truman Sports Complex and Penn Valley Park? It seems pretty obvious he hasn't actually lived here in a long time if he thinks those locations would be key. No doubt the former two...
by UrbanKC
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1482
Views: 109046

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

rxlexi wrote:Great to see more residential proposed for Westport. It may actually become a real urban neighborhood someday soon.


FTFY!
by UrbanKC
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 191
Views: 12625

Re: New Broadway Bridge

When downtown population doubles as well as workforce doubles, the N Loop may be more needed than today. But should cap it, maybe dig deeper underground. Is possible better metro transit with commuter rail could reduce the need but it wouldn't hurt to keep N Loop and go further underground as a lon...
by UrbanKC
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 191
Views: 12625

Re: New Broadway Bridge

The Broadway interchange is, but you're just shifting where traffic is at. All the best freeway removals are unnecessary urban loops that just provide a detour route. The north loop is currently two major cross country freeways, both on the same segment. That's obviously different. What we need is ...
by UrbanKC
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 191
Views: 12625

Re: New Broadway Bridge

the northloop has all the ramps. removing it is nice for urban development but it will have two effects that would need to come with more general redesigns 1. drive more northland residents to work in joco, since 635 would be easier to get to than downtown. the fix for this is to redo the east loop...
by UrbanKC
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station
Replies: 110
Views: 7661

Re: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station

DaveKCMO wrote:it's waiting on an infusion of capital -- public or private.

IMO they should just create a conservancy and make it a really well programmed park.


Yes, once they develop that extra land, they can't ever get it back. It's a good size, they just need to figure out how to redo it.
by UrbanKC
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2005
Views: 86549

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

I just disagree. We need a high class hotel for KC residents, not just out-of-towners coming for a convention. Proms, business meetings/parties, couples celebrating anniversaries, etc. If it's merely a box to stuff convention attendees, it's design matches it's boring function. It could be more. He...

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