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by horizons82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 110
Views: 28012

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: 2031

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: 4001
Views: 418470

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: 124
Views: 7979

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...
by horizons82
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 124
Views: 7979

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I love the comment above about wait until they get into schematic design and we have a better handle on their glazing and furniture package. That’s hilarious. I love how condescending you are. That’s hilarious. I’m saying the renderings are shit (as I’ve said on plenty of projects) and details do m...
by horizons82
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 124
Views: 7979

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

SOM is just now starting the schematic design phase, which is when the real design work starts for the most part. SD is when they'll start fleshing out finishes, furniture, glazing, food court layout, etc. Already proclaiming the new terminal a qualitative failure based off of those last renderings ...
by horizons82
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2601
Views: 339156

Re: Misc Crossroads News

There's a plan in compass for a patio to be built on Tom's Town parking lot (1701 Main St)

No plans or attachments to know how big the patio will be...Would be nice to get rid of another tiny lot.
by horizons82
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 818
Views: 124524

Re: Three Light

hubert wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Cities that are booming do not play those stupid games.
L O L

See:
Chicago + Lincoln Yards
NYC + Amazon
SF + Pretty much anything
etc

Every big city does this. It's not great, but it's an old game and developers know it. Cordish and KC will be just fine.
by horizons82
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2195
Views: 268726

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

Tangential to all this Arabia/Walnut good news, wasn't there a plan at one time to ditch the parking lots that arabia uses? The ones on Grand? I'd love to see those lots gone and given over to an active use, be it buildings or park space.
by horizons82
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

TheLastGentleman - Bravo to all your comments and rebuttals. All arguments against you are merely uninformed excuses. Great points. Ornament or other human scale details are critical to making buildings worth caring about. Every building that is built that lacks that detail will never make the city...
by horizons82
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

We should be able to design buildings that, at the very least, match the quality of pre-war architecture, if not exceed it, but we just don't I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't use the word quality. What you're wanting is the detailing of pre-war architecture. The quality of today's buildings...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 573
Views: 87799

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

This forum had a vote and outlawed 'caps'... Cool... I agree that most newer buildings constructed with “hats” look arbitrary or clunky. I’m arguing for capping the building; in this case it fits with the historical styling. Even just adding a 1ft band of light stone below the highest floor would h...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 573
Views: 87799

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It looks fine till you get to the roof. There should be a more ornate cap on that thing. All that work to match the neighborhood and you just slap 4” coping at the top? Weird move.
by horizons82
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 463825

Re: We need a new airport!!!

As of July, they showed an underground airport connection in lieu of the skybridge. Are we certain that’s not still in there? https://www.flykci.com/media/7685/19jul18-airport-committee.pdf Regardless, I’m okay with a crosswalk as long as they signalize it. Plenty of other airports do this and it se...
by horizons82
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Agree with everyone about the height. IMO they would help themselves just by raising the store up one level. Keep the entry in place, but let there be some small tenant stalls along Jefferson.
by horizons82
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 466
Views: 70152

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

It's hard to discern, but it appears to me that it's only brick for the first 2-4 floors, then it's EIFS or a panel system above. Not necesarily a bad VE choice, but interesting.
by horizons82
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2418
Views: 248852

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

grovester wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:51 pm
The next best bet after umkc is a regional plan. It's not a very good bet.
Isn't the KC chamber supposed to be working on a plan?
by horizons82
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I get the appeal of an upper-mid tier hotel, but shouldn't we have a diversity of lodging and commercial options? To me that's the lesser, but still important, compliment to affordable housing in the city. Sure, you don't want a sketchy Days Inn or something opening up; but I think there's a pretty ...
by horizons82
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Fair enough. I just find the concerns about traffic and "extra people" to be troubling to anybody trying to densify the area.
by horizons82
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4001
Views: 418470

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It’s a hotel. It’s not going to add residents/taxpayers/voters to the neighborhood. Their reasoning might not be solid but if I lived there I’m not sure how excited I would be about this either. You have tourism taxes, sales taxes, etc from everyone staying and working there, so it is adding someth...