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by rxlexi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)
Replies: 23
Views: 3549

Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Following up here, I wish we knew why they covered up all of the signage and symbols - permitting issues? I think these guys did a bang up job on the building reno and I love both the rooftop sign and the weird lit symbols at street level. A strangely solid addition to downtown, aesthetically.
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ
Replies: 60
Views: 8642

Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

I quite like the way the new McCown Gordon HQ looms over Main Street here, and the transparency that the glass and exterior spaces add. Wish we could get some bump outs and plantings around the Muse of the Missouri fountain and add seating/public space, a la the Janette Sadhik-Khan era Manhattan ped...
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 68
Views: 10450

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Not to be KC sacrilegious, but do people (especially people under 30) really like jazz? I hear people talking using jazz as an attraction for the city, but I don’t really know anyone who would travel to a city for trumpets and saxophones. Fire away! I love jazz (though over 30), and think KC could ...
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 108
Views: 17352

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

Maybe I am misunderstanding this project - we've seen several rounds of renderings at this point and know Briarcliff is paying an ongoing fee for the development rights. But is this happening? When? Is the project still "proposed" until a tenant(s) comes along? This will fill a massive hole on the n...
by rxlexi
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 57
Views: 5300

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Yeah, the 4BR/4BA units at 44 Belle almost certainly means they're targeting the student demo. Which is interesting at that location, but at that same time it's well located between UMKC/Rockhurst and KU Med.
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 347
Views: 55285

Re: Union Hill Development

Would be nice to see that stretch of Gillham go through a road diet, with diagonal parking spaces along the west side in front of the Union Hill retail. I think that would A) provide additional, visible parking right directly in front of the retail, B) make clear that there is in fact a significant ...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318927

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The beer was very good, too, although the names are ridiculous
Ridic AF
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 409
Views: 52393

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Excellent that Spokes will be adding sidewalk seating to that corner. But would be even nicer if they were open later than 6:30 PM and/or made the windows a little more transparent. Walnut could use the increased activity, though I get Spokes is on an island there after dark.
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Academie Lafayette

Thanks for starting this thread, Chrizow, will be following it closely. On a related note, did anyone attend the KCMO school forum at the downtown library (want to say it was in December)? I didn't make it but it seemed like a nice way to put all of the academic options a KCMO parent has under one r...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318927

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Totally agree. I love craft beer and I'll check this place out eventually, but I haven't been yet because sours and IPAs are too overdone and I just can't get myself excited about it. Meanwhile there's only a smattering of ambers/browns/porters/stouts being brewed here, though a couple of places ha...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37090

Re: Brookside

Fairway (a total hidden gem) and Westwood also have nice areas. There is also Mission Woods, which is a tiny Mission Hills without the name. Definitely wouldn't call Fairway (or any these other Golden Triangle enclaves) a hidden gem. I do however appreciate the support of PV, etc. These are all ver...
by rxlexi
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 20
Views: 1098

Re: Cocktails

Ugh, The Ship is last on my list for cocktails (compared to the other spots mentioned).
After cocktails. Ship is obviously more of a yard beer and shot sort of place.
by rxlexi
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 20
Views: 1098

Re: Cocktails

If you're going to make it down to the Bottoms (Voltaire/Golden Ox/Campground/Stockyards Brewing), gotta hit The Ship after cocktails.

And if you've not been to Campground yet, it's worth a stop. Fits in very well with the aesthetic down there, IMO.
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252452

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I remember being really excited about Anton's "Estelle's" diner concept when he was talking about it going into the former Nichols diner on 39th several years ago. However, between the absurdly quick turn-around here (Cascone's closed last week! Estelle's opens this week!), seemingly keeping many th...
by rxlexi
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: More vacant homes, more violent crime? Small area of Kansas City sees most homicides
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: More vacant homes, more violent crime? Small area of Kansas City sees most homicides

i feel like violent crime in kansas city is constantly downplayed, especially in relation to st. louis. "small area..." ok... Perhaps one difference is proximity of the average local to these areas/crimes. Yes, every now and again there is a shooting in Westport at 3AM or something, but the majorit...
by rxlexi
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252452

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I suspect the median will not survive (because it's a bad idea and makes the street wider than it functionally needs to be). This is a good point re: street width but I was pleasantly surprised by the median initially, as it looks like they retained the fountain (think that's what it is?) in the ce...
by rxlexi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 132634

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Just a tenant to give Sprint Center another 50 dates of crowds with a perfect demographic for the P&L district during the slowest time of year for downtown when the area has few visitors during the winter months. If you don't think an NHL or NBA team at the Sprint Center would drastically help the ...
by rxlexi
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 132634

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

I've gone to Ice House for dinner several times and it is usually very quiet. Food is always good, service has been fine. For the life of me I can't understand why they didn't just call this Joe's KC in P&L - seemed obvious well before they opened. I assume most folks don't even know it's there, or ...
by rxlexi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2002
Views: 254841

Re: Westport

In all seriousness though it's sad to have seen Westport start to move in a more "mature", neighborhood centric direction and then boomerang back to frat bars, and double down at that. That being said, as long as Char Bar, Ca Va, Westport Cafe and Broadway are there it will retain some appeal for me...
by rxlexi
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2002
Views: 254841

Re: Westport

downtowns are supposed to have the areas that get powerwashed on monday mornings.
LOL =D>