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by horizons82
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 20th and Walnut - Oddo Development
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: 20th and Walnut - Oddo Development

Looking at the larger images, it would appear 1/2 - 2/3 of the first floor is minimally screened parking. Hope that gets pushed back on by the neighborhood.
by horizons82
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 149
Views: 16344

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

From that video, it appears Copaken wants to close McGee from 12th to 13th streets, and create a superblock. That definitely seems to be the case. I’d be receptive to making that block of McGee pedestrian only, but having the whole thing raised up like that is a no-go. By doing that they’ve effecti...
by horizons82
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 149
Views: 16344

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

They've had a video with this site developed for a while now:

https://www.copaken-brooks.com/our-prop ... 3th-grand/

Wonder how long they've been working this deal?
by horizons82
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 939
Views: 140649

Re: Three Light

Developing surface lots should be higher priority. I mean, sure, but if this block got developed, I don't think they need to preserve the parking garage. The issue with the western building is it doesn’t really excel at either of its uses. The parking garage is too compact and the retail is too sho...
by horizons82
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4089
Views: 446307

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

wahoowa wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:52 am
are either eataly or a food hall really "entertainment" tenants though?
I wouldn't classify them that way, but developers et al play pretty fast and loose with use categories.
by horizons82
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 417
Views: 102924

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

The guy claims the Westport building, which is less than 10 years old, had challenges “due to the building’s age”

Really tells me all I need to know about how honest he’s being.
by horizons82
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4089
Views: 446307

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Give the food component, “best-in-class” claim, and the size of this place, I wonder if KC’s finally getting an Eataly?
by horizons82
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1021
Views: 105138

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

That isn't an entrance, it's a blank wall with fire exit. That could never be anything because it's the backside of the Coterie Theater. Unless the theater is moved somewhere else and an entrance and something is constructed there. https://i.imgur.com/zk6GdHY.png Buddy I've used that entrance more ...
by horizons82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1021
Views: 105138

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Unless there is more space that I'm not aware, isn't MTH Theater using all of that space? I’m talking about the old American Heartland Theater space above where halls is now. You’re talking about MTH on the same floor as halls, which used to be the cinema. Here’s an article from when Heartland clos...
by horizons82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1021
Views: 105138

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Does Crown Center have space for an Urban Target? It could be one of the better downtown KC locations. Close proximity to large office spaces, hotels, and residential. Direct transit access with plentiful parking for people coming in from surrounding areas. I never knew that was an entrance. The so...
by horizons82
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1021
Views: 105138

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Converting all of the third floor over to halls was an extremely smart move on CC's part. That said, It'd be nice to see a marquee restaurant or experiential tenant take up the old 4th floor theater space. It's a shame that large of a space is just mothballed. Overall, It's the second floor that giv...
by horizons82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)
Replies: 26
Views: 1407

Re: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)

Nice catch! Should really help to fill that block out. Between this and the (attempted) redevelopment of the McWhirter lot, 9th is really starting to come together.
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 234
Views: 17089

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Same designer as our new terminal.. Goes to show that money is everything. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/a1a09037da789c22f122fe95f5a3cdfd.jpg FWIW, that rendering is of Studio Gang’s winning design. Not SOM’s. You can watch of what SOM submitted here: https://youtu.be/8wKulkLYA8A
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 252
Views: 42338

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Then they can get concessions on that other project, and I’d hope the neighborhood would use this project against them. But this one is already permitted, bid, and past laying foundations. If the rendering set that was posted was truly from the 9th, then (in my experience) the neighborhood likely mi...
by horizons82
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 252
Views: 42338

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

^Then I'd suspect the neighborhood is SOL.
by horizons82
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 252
Views: 42338

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Doesn't appear that they've incorporated the community's feedback about that Walnut facade yet. They're going to have to really overcompensate for that aluminum cladding. Did they agree to anything before they received their permit? Or did the neighborhood just voice displeasure? Also their reasoni...
by horizons82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 118
Views: 30547

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

Nice pic, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait till those two blocks in the foreground are filled in
by horizons82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 24
Views: 2595

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

**pretends to be shocked** The Star has an editorial deriding anymore hotels receiving incentives in the core. https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article229459769.html I'm sure they feel the same way about Lenexa or Lee's Summit subsidizing hotels... The most bizarre point is at the end w...
by horizons82
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4089
Views: 446307

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

That's a shame. That'll leave only one Cinemark in the whole metro. Can't help but wonder if they'll exit the market entirely. Also can't discount that the theaters got a disproportionate share of blame for the #TeenLoiteringProblem a few years ago. Given that the new owners seem to go for the easie...
by horizons82
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 234
Views: 17089

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

As an architect you would know that if you’re value engineering close to $150 million at schematic and looking to cut more, the design isn’t going to magically get better. VE can be cut from both front of house and back of house. In a project as engineering-heavy as an airport, it's a good bet that...