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by horizons82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 543
Views: 74083

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: 543
Views: 74083

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: 4838
Views: 397316

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 451
Views: 60626

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: 2272
Views: 208098

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 54842

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: 54842

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: 10
Views: 1654

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: 35616

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 3797
Views: 366254

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: 48393

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: 159
Views: 18314

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: 159
Views: 18314

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: 159
Views: 18314

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.