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by horizons82
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 443
Views: 53280

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: 2249
Views: 193199

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: 3706
Views: 340178

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: 3706
Views: 340178

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: 3706
Views: 340178

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...
by horizons82
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3706
Views: 340178

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The hotel that was proposed south of the plaza got a thumbs down from the planning commission. Apparently they're still pursing the project though. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article220104565.html "Won't someone think of the quiet streets????" What is in the water south of ...
by horizons82
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 164
Views: 49756

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

My bet is McFadden's then, which is 1330 Grand.
by horizons82
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 164
Views: 49756

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

It says he's going into the Live block, is something closing? They just announced that Karaoke bar, so where's the available space?
by horizons82
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Keystone Innovation District
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Keystone Innovation District

This sure seems like it lines up with what KCATA was looking for for their site (bold, dense, etc). Would not be surprised to see it go there.
by horizons82
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Johnson County Transit (The JO)
Replies: 328
Views: 32015

Re: Johnson County Transit (The JO)

Seems like lateral moves rather than any sort of improvement. I wish JoCo would step it up with some BRT routes and <30 min headways...or at least late night/weekend service
by horizons82
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3706
Views: 340178

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Thanks for all the pics! Looking thru them I'm surprised how many exposed power lines are still in place. I would have thought the city would make the developers bury them. Developers have nothing to do with the transmission system, which is what you're seeing. The developer would just run conduit ...
by horizons82
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3706
Views: 340178

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Thanks for all the pics!

Looking thru them I'm surprised how many exposed power lines are still in place. I would have thought the city would make the developers bury them.
by horizons82
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 578
Views: 44495

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I'd love to know if the zoo have ever re-polled JoCo about joining the district. Anecdotally, most of the JoCo folks I know have a vastly different view of the zoo than they did when the district was formed. I think it could potentially pass now. Surely that would provide a major funding boost for t...
by horizons82
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12823

Re: 1800 Walnut

These design documents don't do a great job of displaying the ramping in the garage. It appears to me that adding retail in the space you suggest would require removing the ramp in the garage. The garage is so compressed that it appears there are no logical additional spaces to add retail. It appea...
by horizons82
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12823

Re: 1800 Walnut

Active frontage would qualify as habitable space for people with that's visible with either glazing or open-air. So lobbies, offices with clear windows, retail, patios, etc, would all work. IMO, just reclaiming this small portion of the garage would do wonders for activation: https://i.imgur.com/tUn...
by horizons82
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12823

Re: 1800 Walnut

Looks nice but that Walnut design is god awful, there should be activation along at least 50% of the streetfront. If it's left as is, coupled with the Corrigan garage, Walnut will be dead through there.
by horizons82
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 71425

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

I almost feel like the person responsible for demolition permits should be an elected position, on the ballot for everyone to vote for/against. They almost have as much power for the future direction of the city than a council person. That'd probably create more problems than it'd solve. I could ea...
by horizons82
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 697
Views: 59506

Re: Capping the Loop

You have to wonder if there are already discussions to do something else with the baltimore/wyandotte block. If they're saying Lowes would be an equity partner, you would think they'd want that block covered.
by horizons82
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Is there anything in the remaining theater space at Crown Center? That'd be a relatively cost effective takeover.
by horizons82
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3706
Views: 340178

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Name me one developer who cares about non-wealthy people! You were the one alluding to this not being true with Nichols. Most developer just aim to build something as cheaply can, cramming as many units into the property as possible. My point is that Nichols developed the area for aesthetics. The h...