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by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I'm still mad about the ugly facade they put up...and those cheap looking modern lights they tacked on the outside. None of it goes with the Plaza The Plaza needs regulations to protect old facades (if they are already in place). I know some blocks are newer or already have a ton of different storef...
by Midtownkid
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 10221

Re: Uptown Shoppes

I wish they would just rip it all down and start over. I drew up my own plans for this back in high school! (I grew up a few blocks away...this was 16 years ago). I would build row homes or free-standing single family homes along Pennsylvania. They would make use of the existing stone wall as a prop...
by Midtownkid
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1778

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

Creating that stair at the end of 17th Street, connecting Baltimore to the PAC is something I have envisioned for years! I'm glad it is part of this design. The building has enough setbacks to make it interesting. Hope to see more developed, color renderings sometime soon. I would love to see those ...
by Midtownkid
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 464
Views: 14535

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I love how bird is really filling in the massive pedestrian gaps we have in KC. I saw people riding through Penn Valley Park (near the lake). I've noticed people in several places were you rarely see pedestrians.

This may help deter crime as well!
by Midtownkid
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Went to Hye Dyve again on Sunday (Nick Cave abandoned church). There was a steady stream of people coming and going. My group was a bunch of coworkers from the suburbs. They loved it and kept talking about how that area will probably become gentrified and expensive someday. I think it would be great...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54831

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Theis Park is a joke, never used and is simply open space. If the right developer or project came along, the city should seriously consider the exchange. I was thinking of Southmoreland Park when I said it was well used. Still, I would never advocate for anything other than landscape improvements a...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

I've gone to see quite a few of the pieces. The concentration of pieces at Swope Park is great. They are a bit hard to find at first. The App isn't perfect. The swimming pool full of flowers is my favorite piece in Swope. Don't miss the creepy bird people in the abandoned park's office. Nick Cave's ...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54831

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The City should just give them Theis Park. Don't see how that is a good idea. That is a great park and it is actually well-used. This forum is full of ideas to get rid of parks and make every corner of the city 'dense'. One thing I love about the city (and most visitors notice) is all the great 'op...
by Midtownkid
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

La Esquina is gone?
by Midtownkid
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Without the Country Club District, could the city have fallen out of favor and JOCO taken even more citizens? White flight was not a KC-only problem and it wasn't created by Nichols. You say that, but isn't Nichols the one who got Mission Hills and Prairie Village started in the first place and bui...
by Midtownkid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Taubman mentions transitioning retail spaces to more restaurants but that's about it. They need to target much broader than that such as nightlife/cultural venues that target perhaps 40+. Like Highwoods, no mention of a neighborhood surrounding it, which Nichols always acknowledged and partly cate...
by Midtownkid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The thing is, The Plaza is/was so great because the developer had a clear vision. He really cared about well-to-do white people and how his development looks and functioned. He also had a ton of pride for his developments and for KC. FTFY Racism aside, he really was a great developer with a great v...
by Midtownkid
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I really wish Nichols company got the pre-WWII plaza buildings on the National Register of Historic Places before they sold it back in 1998. We need to get those original buildings on the register NOW! I would really hate to see the plaza destroyed in some attempt to 'save it'. It doesn't really nee...
by Midtownkid
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250568

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Peggy has her main shop/showroom in LA now, so I wonder if she will even maintain a presence in KC. I hope so!!
by Midtownkid
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Does the plaza theater's interior still exist? http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/68677/1362430293/large.PNG?1362430293 http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/68674/1362430046/large.PNG?1362430046 My understanding is that the auditorium remains with ceiling and stage i...
by Midtownkid
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330553

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I've always thought the old Theater should be restored/renovated and turned into a live theater. That would activate that intersection. It would also be great to have a little place where you could get some Spanish street food and things like churros. (like where the shoe shine once was?) With respe...
by Midtownkid
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 25
Views: 2852

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Always thought the duplex with stacked balconies was a nice looking building. They are fairly common though.

Can't wait to see that terrible landscaping (or lack there of) removed.
by Midtownkid
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brick apartments at 4529-31 Broadway.
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Brick apartments at 4529-31 Broadway.

I don't expect to see those apartments standing for too much longer. That whole area is changing fast.
by Midtownkid
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

I believe it has looked that was for a very long time. I wonder how well they will be able to match the brick when they repair that wall.
by Midtownkid
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 355
Views: 51551

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

https://i.imgur.com/RbgmYZ4.jpg I think the 'art' chandelier is really tacky! I was hoping it was just a temporary piece, but according to the front desk it is permanent. The dome was restored but it will not be lit. What a waste of a beautiful feature!! Also thought it was odd not the use the orig...