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by rxlexi
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Wonderscope, Childrens Museum to Merge
Replies: 22
Views: 999

Re: Wonderscope, Childrens Museum to Merge

Like just about every other cultural attraction in the area, wish this was going somewhere in the core. Would be nice to see Wonderscope grow into a legit children's museum, something KC currently lacks (Rabbit Hole in NKC looks very cool too). Prairiefire Museum is another recent cultural facility ...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Proposed tower on Plaza
Replies: 30
Views: 998

Re: Proposed tower on Plaza

If not a restaurant, how would you reuse it? I think the ideal use would be purchase by one of these modern day hipster churches that is currently in a former retail (or performance, aka El Torreon) space. Ex. The Cause Church just west of here at 47/Belleview. I do in fact love their big picture w...
by rxlexi
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 845

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

I don't understand this desire for an overly spread-out, costly regional transit system. Certainly not rail. There will never be a truly effective solution here. Our best hope is to build out a fraction of the region as transit accessible, then focus intensely on building it up. We are in the very f...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2387

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

That occupancy data seems way low to me. A quick look at even the limited free data available via Realpage (https://www.realpage.com/explore/#/main) paints a much prettier, and likely more accurate, picture. One Light is showing 88.9% occupancy with avg. effective rent at $2.01 psf. Still a little l...
by rxlexi
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58408

Re: KC Bike share

Couldn't pick a better time of year to roll out a new bikeshare option :roll: That being said, I think e-bikes are a great solution for KC. IMO the city is too hilly for bike share to be super appealing for the average person between river and plaza without something like this. Having ridden a high-...
by rxlexi
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2037
Views: 157349

Re: beer.

I enjoy Colony and stop by often after work for an espresso and/or beer. I actually thought their beers were some of the more unique and interesting in the city. Currently has a nice low key vibe going that hope isn't blown up when they shift towards more live music with this dual concept. The silly...
by rxlexi
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 777
Views: 104086

Re: Troost developments

For the record, below is the Star editorial. LOL - it is silly. Bizarre and scary to me that this kind of sentiment is gaining traction in our low-cost, slow-growth midwestern city. A city without a single economic driver powerful enough to incite real gentrification. Our glittering downtown can't a...
by rxlexi
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 365108

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Per CityScape column, Elly's brunch cafe closed in 4800 Main building (former Board of Trade). Bummer, I liked it reasonably well and the more brunch spots (and retail off plaza) the merrier. Too bad. Article also notes that the Eat Fit Go location there closed as well, but was part of a corporate b...
by rxlexi
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCTV5 tower.
Replies: 62
Views: 7657

Re: KCTV5 tower.

Love the idea of creating a large scale lighting installation on the tower, per the Star article. I trust Woodfill and El Dorado to pull it off with a subtle beauty, if the financing can be arranged. Referencing the Bay Bridge lighting is perfect - would be nice to see something dynamic along those ...
by rxlexi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities
Replies: 566
Views: 61113

Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

We need Dave to give us a summary of his thoughts on The Hop. I'm mildly skeptical because its a couplet with a directional change (N/S to E/W) but I also don't really know the layout of Milwaukee. It just causes me to think of Cincy which has struggled. Agree on all points. Visited (and fell for) ...
by rxlexi
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 156
Views: 30662

Re: Brookside

Cover story in KCBJ re: Rigby and Hoffman's East Brookside. Currently subscriber only. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/11/16/cover-story-reaching-to-the-east-side.html A few highlights: Desire to keep commercial rents reasonable, neighborhood feel. Hoping to create a sense of desira...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Westside
Replies: 93
Views: 22971

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Westside

The vacation request was on the 10/31 CPC agenda. Hasn't been that long.
Good to know this is still in process. Is a logical, attractive update to what is currently a tiny patch of unused greenspace directly in front of this development. Hope it comes to fruition.
by rxlexi
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 254
Views: 32561

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

From what I've heard the owner of the business on the SW corner of 11th and Central is paying to have the west wall reconstructed in a "historic" style so that the view from his offices will be "better". Seems unfortunate because it ruins the interplay of the old and new together. Interesting if tr...
by rxlexi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 344
Views: 40715

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Could you imagine if Walmart went from being this small retail company to getting involved in all aspects of things related to the internet (Our Lives). There would be outrage.
Can you imagine if Walmart put a multi-thousand job satellite office in DT KC? There would be celebration :D
by rxlexi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 344
Views: 40715

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Amazon is putting 5000 corporate jobs in Nashville Yards development, DT Nashville. That city is on fire.

Would be incredible to see something like this in north or east loop. We have a long way to go.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/ ... 986508002/
by rxlexi
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)
Replies: 54
Views: 6536

Re: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)

I am assuming this development will be a bit like the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco?
I don't believe the Ferry Building has the same concentration of office space that is planned here, it is more exclusively a food hall, to the best of my knowledge.
by rxlexi
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)
Replies: 54
Views: 6536

Re: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)

The Star has new info on this development - now named Grand Place. If it all comes together as planned, should be an amazing addition to the city.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 07260.html
by rxlexi
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235873

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It took around 10 years of talking with operators, banks, etc to come up with the financial arrangement for an 800 room hotel. They barely changed the design when the brand changed. It was never going to be anything except what it is today after about 2016. Is interesting to compare this to Indy, a...
by rxlexi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 395590

Re: We need a new airport!!!

For sure, I don't mind a flat roof, in fact generally prefer them and wish they were used more frequently on the residential side in KC. Just this particular downgrade. We had a very nice, unique design, that was silently totally removed without any pushback. I will say that I appreciate that the la...