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by rxlexi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2167
Views: 257683

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

I don't like that at all. I'd rather have just had a redone streetcar sitting there as art and a ground level greenspace type of setup around it.
Totally agree, but assuming they had to do something like this for ADA compliance, with built-in ramp?
by rxlexi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 835
Views: 156323

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Having a central park would be amazing. I'm absolutely all for an I-670 deck park a la Dallas. I think the space would be incredible, and likely very well used. However, if given the choice, I'd rather invest ~$100m in a rebuild of Penn Valley Park, our already extant downtown central park, complet...
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 182
Views: 20597

Re: City Center Square for sale

Too true re: fast food/counter eats downtown, and Cosentino's getting slammed during youth conventions. Said it before and I'll keep saying it - would be wonderful if the P&L Mixx had normal hours, like the Plaza location. Or even just until 6 or 7. Closing at 3? Sad. This situation has given me an ...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

I thought general consensus around here was that we are reaching a saturation point on restaurants and bars too. I don't think we are, but I've seen it mentioned a few times around here. I see these comments too, but I think we're a long way from "overbuilding" the restaurant and bar scene, if the ...
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3975
Views: 405734

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Good opportunity to rehab the old Plaza Theater! Only half joking - would love to see it happen if there is even a fraction of the original theater space and architectural detail left. I don't see this as a huge loss - these theaters took up a ton of space and were empty a lot of the time. Also not ...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2537
Views: 324355

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I see more and more runners on Main Street all the time. It’s great to see renewed activity in the city, but it’s kind of awkward when trying to walk with someone else on the sidewalk and a crew of joggers comes barreling towards you. Has anyone thought about turning the alley between Main and Balt...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 104208

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I suspect Garmin drive a lot of traffic as well with their European operations...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 63
Views: 7621

Re: "Tower East"

I do agree that sounds like a dispensary name. Although, I'm hoping for more creative names. Knowing this town, we'll have "Streetcar Dispensary" and "Westport Dispensary" before we have a "Dank of America" or "Grass Station". Kansas City Pot Co.? Marijuana on Main? We still can't seem to get solid...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 91
Views: 15655

Re: Oak Tower

Agree, really interesting read, thanks for posting!
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 75
Views: 11428

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

KC has never adequately replaced Jardine’s
This is true - still miss it. Believe that space is still empty, as well.
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 571
Views: 84115

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I saw one version of the plan that would put all of the apartments in Hyde Park and used the SP and CC corners as a strip mall and surface parking. JFC. This has the potential to be one of the most transformative projects in the city; it can't be hobbled by these kinds of demands. What kind of pull...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)
Replies: 23
Views: 3789

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: 61
Views: 8939

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: 75
Views: 11428

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: 17704

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: 5802

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: 355
Views: 56668

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: 2537
Views: 324355

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: 411
Views: 53168

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: 44
Views: 1665

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...