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by rxlexi
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 42658

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Yes, thats the lot I was asking about. The design Safdie had for the ballet was very cool as I remember, resembled the PAC.


Yep, would have been very cool if that building, and/or the third hall at Kauffman Center, had come to fruition.
by rxlexi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 31
Views: 4739

Re: East Side Development

Does anyone know what’s going on with the east side development tax money? There's an editorial in the Star about this. Evidently the moneys have been accumulating successfully but there hasn't been a solid consensus on how to spend. Really hope this is used effectively and does not turn into a &qu...
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

The Cliff Drive Connector is very cool, thanks for posting Fang. I recently moved to City Market and will certainly try using this to ride my MTB from home to the trails within Kessler Park. I had been thinking of just heading up Independence but this is an excellent, car free shortcut. KC has to be...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53214

Re: Capping the Loop

That's crazy, though I suppose unsurprising.

More evidence that once you have provided road/freeway infrastructure or parking, it is very very difficult to remove or even "improve" such as road diets, etc.
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 274
Views: 37622

Re: 50s/Main development

Yikes. I love the idea of a hotel at this location but would expect/desire something much more high-end than that H2 Suites.

Here's hoping for the best...
by rxlexi
Wed May 30, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 4721

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

I love the design of this office building/garage, and the project as a whole. I'm assuming they selected the former KC Club building as the hotel, vs. the Muelbach, due to the extensive event/amenity spaces, which they recently heavily rehabbed (the Brass on Broadway space is gorgeous). Also, it sou...
by rxlexi
Tue May 29, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 45002

Re: KC Bike share

Agree, at least with the electric part, Dave. I tried an electric road bike at a demo day and once prices come down, I think e-bikes will be extremely popular commuter tools. They really help level the playing field for long hills, older legs, and the like. I saw an older woman just chug right up a ...
by rxlexi
Fri May 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 283
Views: 27468

Re: Bike Lanes

On another cycling related topic - has anyone heard the latest on the Rock Island trail from sports complex out toward the Katy?

We're getting very close to finally have the full-length, cross state Katy Trail that was envisioned years ago - hoping that final piece is still moving forward smoothly.
by rxlexi
Fri May 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 283
Views: 27468

Re: Bike Lanes

In case you are not aware, Paseo is currently in the planning stages for just this type of bikeway. http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/bikekc/projects/ From what I have heard, church leaders in the area along the Paseo are opposed to such a project. I was not aware, thanks for the link. However, that soun...
by rxlexi
Fri May 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 283
Views: 27468

Re: Bike Lanes

Drove paseo this week and imagined how cool a bike track would be ...be like a bike superhighway to anywhere I would ever want to go on a bike. This is actually an awesome idea. At least, the kind of thinking that I'd like to see applied to the east side. Paseo is beautiful, wide enough that you co...
by rxlexi
Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 164
Views: 19524

Re: The Future of Crown Center

What is hurting KC is there is very little corporate presence downtown. Hell, there is very little corporate presence in all of metro KC anymore. While most jobs are in suburban office parks, KC is just not a HQ town anymore. Agree with this, and it's a scary thought going forward. Over the next 10...
by rxlexi
Wed May 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 164
Views: 19524

Re: The Future of Crown Center

Airbnb still has issues with consistency, and also can't handle the type of large room blocks often necessary for events or conferences. It is not ideal for business travel, nor for cities and neighbors in major affected areas, like the New Orleans example given. And don't underestimate the value so...
by rxlexi
Fri May 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 151
Views: 17449

Re: North Kansas City

Yes there is obviously a fair amount of residential within NKC city limits, most impressively Northgate Village's new urbanism across from Macken Park. But there is little if any residential along Armour or Swift in/near the heart of downtown NKC, and plenty of lots and attractive old warehouse spac...
by rxlexi
Fri May 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 21194

Re: Six Light

I’m neither plugged in or an important figure in KC and I probably live a drastically different lifestyle than most of you. I can’t even be doxed meaningfully. My lack of importance can make this forum super depressing for me sometimes. I’m not even sure why I’m interested in this stuff especially ...
by rxlexi
Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 42658

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I hope the lot south of the Kauffman PAC ends up as something worthwhile but knowing the absurdity of KC it will stay a grass lot for the next decade+ I wish we knew the current ownership. The lots around the PAC, as the connecting tissue with the xroads, could still be home to some great projects....
by rxlexi
Fri May 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 660
Views: 72550

Re: Three Light

There will always be somebody prettier in the country in some aspect...losing battle. While true, I disagree with your implication that comparing ourselves to other cities is fruitless. Not talking about LA, Seattle, Chicago here, but Nashville, Denver, Minny, Indy, Austin. These are midsize, centr...
by rxlexi
Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 660
Views: 72550

Re: Three Light

Nashville is most certainly booming. A city with leadership that envisions the region as growing into something "more" than it has been traditionally. Looking to compete with much larger SE competitors and doing so reasonably successfully thus far. KC could use some of their moxie, and job...
by rxlexi
Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 12th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 1157
Views: 122676

Re: P&L District: 12th & Main Site Proposal

I keep telling our director of leasing I'd love to see a great Mexican place go in there. I think for anyone local, it's a bit intimidating because it's a raw space. Dirt floors and a blank space, so the cost to buildout may be too much for anyone besides a national chain with deep pockets and the ...
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2433
Views: 187891

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I think we need to take a page from Memphis and build a large downtown pyramid Bass Pro on the river:

http://www.memphistravel.com/trip-ideas ... id-memphis
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 34
Views: 2437

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Vague but cool idea, and if nothing else happens but the renovation of the Heim warehouse that is still a big win. And, a great example of "buying local" translating directly into increased investment in KC. Reiger makes good stuff and it would be nice to see this turn into a public destin...

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