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by rxlexi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330241

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I was excited to use it, but the lead time was too long. I logged on around 5 or 5:15p - thinking I could pick it up in an hour. The earliest available pick up time was 730p. This was on a Tue or Wed, so not exactly peak time. So, make sure you plan ahead if you're doing it that way. This kind of s...
by rxlexi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 10127

Re: Uptown Shoppes

So happy to see Sells interest reduced here, and the overall site plan seems reasonable. But the design is a little schlocky. All the colors and hats. This project really needs a TJs, Sprouts or other mid-size grocer as primary tenant. Would seem to be the only real reason to keep the existing strip...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 68
Views: 12984

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

21C, Ambassador?
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38786

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Sundry tried. Sort of. I liked Sundry quite a bit, but as a grocer or even convenience store it just didn't work. Tiny selection, high prices. I did like the booze and prepared food, and was a decent secret brunch spot. Still hope they do well, haven't been to the Westport Commons location yet. In ...
by rxlexi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8221

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

I have seen the 3D maps of the parts of KC that are financially beneficial and those that are not. The entire Northland is not even close to paying for itself now.
Where does one find such?
by rxlexi
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 43021

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

an exhibit about the Ozarks in the vein of NOLA's swamps exhibit This is a great idea - would love to see something like it implemented. And while we're dreaming, I so badly wish we could have the Swope Park Boathouse back. It's unfortunate that the big zoo expansion in the 90's sprawled all the wa...
by rxlexi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54694

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I mean the whole point of this, initially, was to be within short walking distance of the Kauffman Center to develop a symbiosis kind of like Lincoln Center/Juliard. Develop a performing arts/cultural neighborhood, of sorts. Elevate the program with a top notch new facility next to ground zero for t...
by rxlexi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54694

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I’d love to see the largest KC university be similar to Louisville or Cindy. Ha! There are a very few of us that have been saying the same thing for years. However, there seems to be zero desire on the part of the city, state, university (most importantly) or really anyone anywhere towards making t...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54694

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Agree that "off campus but not downtown" is worst case scenario. I still think on-campus could be awesome if the project design is top-notch. UMKC campus needs more wins, and is extremely well-located. Going into the former Westport High is lame, hopefully that won't come to fruition or if so, we ar...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 69634

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

How about mandatory jail time for owners who buy perfectly good buildings and slowly let them deteriorate, neglecting them while simultaneously refusing to sell. I can hit 3 or 4 of these from my door with a golf ball, and I'm a shitty golfer. I could also find buyers for each of these, without any...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1789
Views: 203865

Re: Westport

Artsy sneaker store Volume 1 is closing in Westport, moving to Crossroads. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article217649705.html While I applaud the move downtown, it's too bad for Westport. Really needs more retail presence, fewer bars. And the concept seemed to...
by rxlexi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330241

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Yeah, really hoping Eden Alley is moving or, preferably, renovating. Was incredibly saddened by the news of their closing, have loved it for many many years. Favorite brunch on Plaza, a real feel good place.
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 38
Views: 4155

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

The Reiger expansion looks fantastic - very well done design if reality matches the renderings. If turns out anything like the Boulevard Tasting Room/social area it could be a big hit, despite the location. Love the idea of a speakeasy style bar in the basement, in addition to the tasting room and s...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: People Watching in KC

Little late but I've recently discovered the Made in KC Cafe patio at 12/Baltimore. It's small, right out on the sidewalk and provides a great view of central downtown and 1KCP, along with tourists, businessfolk, nearby residents, etc. Can pick up a book at Central Library down the street as well. S...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50902

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Yeah I'm not getting the hate. I think the scale is perfect (fits beautifully between the other 10-12 story buildings in Freighthouse), I like the cream brick, the staggered balconies and the rooftop common area. I do agree the metallic finish on the back is potentially disconcerting but it's a litt...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350385

Re: We need a new airport!!!

In their presentation they did admit that the fountain design wasn't practical in its placement because they need that space for people. They did however say they still plan to include a significant water feature to highlight KC's fountains. They have not yet come up with where or what that is. Yes...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 74
Views: 8962

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I agree Grid, I think it would be crazy to run the streetcar out to TSC, or any rail for that matter. Total waste of resources. As long we're stuck with TSC, let's just enjoy the fact that we have two beautiful, borderline historic stadiums, maybe push for better surrounding infrastructure (and perh...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2233
Views: 186779

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Not specified, but will this mean a new bridge over Brush Creek specifically for the streetcar? I think I remember before the flood control project the old streetcar bridge. Think there is room for the transit hub and Winsteads to remain but the bronze statue (Massasoit?) will have to move. He was ...
by rxlexi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1549

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

I drove around Europe (UK, France and Netherlands) this summer and the way people drive alone makes me want to move there. People drive fast, but attentive without distraction. They always signal, they always immediately move over to the next lane after passing and each lane is progressively faster...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350385

Re: We need a new airport!!!

agreed...we should in no way compare ourselves or strive to be Indy. We lapped them about 5 years ago from my experience there. I'm no huge fan of Indianapolis, but I wouldn't be so sure of this statement. Getting off topic, but - their heavy investments in downtown convention and sports infrastruc...