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by KCMOJoe89
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 147
Views: 12241

Re: 1800 Walnut

Yes, ground floor residential! I always think back to the linked article and the conversation about having retail streets and good residential streets (conversation with pics near the bottom of the article). Makes a lot of sense if done right. I especially like the terrace idea. https://www.vox.com/...
by KCMOJoe89
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1804
Views: 208842

Re: Westport

I remember seeing the news report on the "Westport Triangle" recently. I'm interested to see the design recommendations considering I commute through this intersection every day. There is mention of eliminating a portion of 43rd St, which I would assume is that small awkward strip in front of the fl...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 56038

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Kevin Collison was on KCUR: Up to Date this past Monday discussing ongoing downtown developments and mentioned discussions for the conservatory may point to a location on the UMKC campus instead of downtown. This is the last topic of discussion on the audio for reference. http://kcur.org/post/seg-1-...
by KCMOJoe89
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NFL Draft
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: NFL Draft

https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/2/1 ... -nfl-draft

Reported draft locations in KC bid:

Truman Sports Complex
Grand Boulevard (Power & Light, Midland, Sprint Center, Bartle)
Historic District (Kauffman Center, Union Station, WWI Memorial)
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2500
Views: 215424

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I'm all for the re-greening of our urban landscape as seen in that aerial view!
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

So will the region make their proposal public now?
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 530
Views: 66738

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Drove by the BP gas station at Armour and Troost on NYE. Looked like it has gone dark and pumps removed. The businesses on the northeast corner were dark as well but could've been related to the holiday.

Any info on the condemnation process and if we are getting closer to development?
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360334

Re: We need a new airport!!!

David Hudnall gives us his perspective on the KCI MOU controversy

https://www.pitch.com/news/blog/2098657 ... ably-think
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?
Replies: 155
Views: 13585

Re: Misc Crossroads News

This is the same company that objected to losing their sight lines when the hotel was constructed, yes? correct. and the same ownership that put all of the cerner jobs on the fringe with some of the largest public subsidies in KC history. So now this ownership has completely bought into this downto...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?
Replies: 155
Views: 13585

Re: Misc Crossroads News

This is the same company that objected to losing their sight lines when the hotel was constructed, yes? Pardon me if I don't believe they have any incentive to develop the surface lot anytime soon. They've had this lot for years now and they haven't even bothered to pave and stripe it until now when...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1662
Views: 126951

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

MO side of KC region has been dominating job growth the past year or two. From September 2015 to September 2017, 78 percent of the metro’s employment growth was in Missouri. (This data is not seasonally adjusted so we need to use consistent months when calculating change to remove seasonal factors)...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 7441

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

A few things: 1. The developers of the 39th West apartments are having a meeting with the Valentine Neighborhood Association to present their revised plans. The meeting is on Oct. 30th at 7pm at the Writer's Place. The notice I saw did not say it was open to everyone but it was shared with surround...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Kerr is just pimping his site. He touts the access to the population center of KC, Lees Summit, JoCo and the Lees Summit and JoCo airports. He also said his site is already assembled and under control which would make it likely construction could start in 2019, which is in line with Amazon's timelin...
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360334

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Teresa Loar concerned that the last gate is 50% further than the current configuration, but SOM says that distance will be made shorter with a 600-foot moving walkway.

http://kcur.org/post/heres-what-new-sin ... e#stream/0
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360334

Re: We need a new airport!!!

My biggest concern with all of this is that it looks like their concourses are very narrow, lack enough room for seating, and while they appear to be pleasant in overall look/feel, the size seems off. Check out the drawing with "Gate 5" it looks like it is just stuck next to a restaurant, with no e...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 47219

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article177058541.html Site one and two both are horrible. Why would either of those spots work? I could see site three or four working, but neither site seems like a homerun. I'm with chingon, the site bound by Truman and 18th, Paseo and 71 is grea...
by KCMOJoe89
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 76085

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

Are you talking about the BBQ? I think the move to Labor Day weekend was a big mistake. It seemed the crowd Friday night was about half what it was last year. Either people were out of town, or there was too much else going on. The speedway location isn't horrible. There is plenty of room. But it l...
by KCMOJoe89
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Bloomberg article suggests anonymous Amazon execs think Boston is the city to beat. HQ2 RFP may just be forcing Boston to offer up some big incentives. Is this really an open competition? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/amazon-is-said-to-weigh-boston-in-search-for-second-headquart...
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

There is no way Boston, Toronto, DC, and in the other link NYC would make the cut, i just think the real estate is simply way to expensive to build something of this scale. Unless Amazon wants to build in Newark or Providence then it makes sense but Boston and NYC just seem unfeasible in my opinion...
by KCMOJoe89
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Wasn't Amazon one of the "big bang" possibilities quoted in the MARC study on the decommissioning the north loop? yes So how long would it take to shut down the north loop and open it for development? I wouldn't think in time for Amazon to start construction next year given all of the political/dev...