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by AlbertHammond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)
Replies: 207
Views: 27178

Re: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)

it's all very nice inside, but doesn't make up for the horrendous ground-floor experience. If we want to be a great city, we cannot keep allowing this to happen. A city is not just about "density". Allowing what to happen? Making the ground floor use better would theoretically increase de...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)
Replies: 207
Views: 27178

Re: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)

DaveKCMO wrote: it's all very nice inside, but doesn't make up for the horrendous ground-floor experience.

If we want to be a great city, we cannot keep allowing this to happen. A city is not just about "density".
by AlbertHammond
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)
Replies: 165
Views: 16851

Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Sani wrote:I thought this would have gotten a more recent post. Huh. At any rate...


Us Kansans like to throw good money after bad. :( This is not STAR bond worthy.
by AlbertHammond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3120
Views: 253983

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

While I agree with your assessment of most nursing care facilities, I believe this development will be 'luxury senior living,' rather than a nursing home or maybe even assisted living. A lot of wealthy seniors live in South Plaza condos or places like the Walnuts, and I have a feeling this will be ...
by AlbertHammond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3120
Views: 253983

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Careful, chingon might call you out for stereotyping. The building comes with a large garage, won't be surprising if most drive the two blocks to Plaza. Forget it. 99% of people that live in nursing care facilities are not able to walk a block. I am not stereotyping. I have designed sites for them...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 162395

Re: Westport

Wasn't sure where to put this one....I guess the Westport is close enough. Anyone know why this building is currently being demoed? This city is getting knocked down faster than it is being built up. https://goo.gl/maps/fodpk8xnQF32 Photo taken this morning... https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4683/241...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 181
Views: 25013

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Gilham Road curves to the east at 34th Street, then heads north in an alignment on Cherry for three blocks, to 31st, before heading back west in front of El Torreon. Historically, it continued north to 25th Street and then curved into Pershing. When the flatter alignment was established on Locust f...
by AlbertHammond
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5103

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

don't fight this project because of aesthetics. if you want better, lobby for design guidelines (which we clearly don't have) or get a meeting with the developer. why give opponents the ammunition when you won't get what you want with internet chatter? taking the long view, things are improving and...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5103

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

Related: Here is the other project on the same TIF application at 3260 Main. It suffers that same problem, though not quite as bad because the larger lot reduces the dominance of the drive aprons. (click image to see better detail) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4478/23905893428_4a37d6dc31_k.jpg
by AlbertHammond
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5103

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

Why don't we force these project to have a better relationship to the public realm? I am all for the density, but jeez...this thing is bad. It is all drive aprons and a tiny lobby. How hateful! (click image to see better detail) https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4512/37049814154_7d83ea6068_k.jpg
by AlbertHammond
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Liberty Memorial Mystery Building
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Liberty Memorial Mystery Building

THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1985 THE FORMER BRUCE DODSON INSURANCE BUILDING is to be remodeled and connected with St. Mary’s hospital in a project that will be started Monday. The hospital will use the 2-story building for a medical library, laboratory, auditorium, classroom and other ...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5103

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

DaveKCMO wrote:Or put 39th on a road diet...

ditto
by AlbertHammond
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 38
Views: 3990

Re: Oak Tower

I wish this was an option for this building (don't get excited!). I recently found this image of a building in San Antonio.

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by AlbertHammond
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 5103

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

Critical_Mass wrote:West 39th Street Apartments


Better than that car wash, but still very hateful to the pedestrian. Minimize the car hole and I am in favor. As shown, I think this hurts making this part of 39th Street worth caring about.
by AlbertHammond
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 560
Views: 60750

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

im2kull wrote:This is certainly a boon to the surrounding communities. Look at all the spin off development happening! I definitely want to move out there now!

Hey!....The area did get a new Wendys!
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?
Replies: 111
Views: 11494

Re: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas ci

Ooh, forgot - for JoCo residents this is important! El Fogon Deli Taqueria, 10450 Metcalf. It's great, the quesadillas are awesome, tacos are good. the tortillas are fresh, not 100% sure they make them to order but they tasted like it. Saw several people chowing into huge yummy looking tortas. The ...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 162395

Re: Westport

Vacating part of Mill Street for the Manor Square hotel is on this week's council legislative agenda. Does anybody yet know what this vacation specifically proposes? It doesn't really make sense to me, unless the driveway to the garage is officially part of Mill Street or they want to narrow the ro...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: JoCo Courthouse in Downtown Olathe
Replies: 5
Views: 770

JoCo Courthouse in Downtown Olathe

Seriously,...Olathe!?! I saw this on TV a few nights ago. This thinking is why Olathe sucks so bad. This is how they destroyed their downtown years ago and continue to do so. Just what downtown Olathe needs: fewer historic homes and more parking lots. http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/some-johnson...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sears closing
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: Sears closing

flyingember wrote:These lists are inane and lack any knowledge of retail.

This is what makes mgsports so charming.
by AlbertHammond
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sears closing
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: Sears closing

I think the existing Home Depot is too far from the proposed Lowes. They should move the HD to the Sears site so the two big box home improvement stores can stare back at each other.

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