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by rxlexi
Thu May 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

I mentioned 6 but even if taller is another reason there needs to be city-owned mega garage(s) somewhere along streetcar line that would allow developers to build up along streetcar line w/out needing a garage, tenants can lease the city garage. I think the City Market overflow lot near Commerce Ba...
by rxlexi
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 27
Views: 1838

Re: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)

I don't see any mention of income requirements on these. What guarantee is there that these will go to the folks that the affordable housing uproar represents?
Per article in KCBJ, 1/3 of units will require income at or below 80% AMI.
by rxlexi
Mon May 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 395
Views: 71646

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

why does there need to be a levy trail along the MO River when there's a trail under a block away already? As far as I can tell, the heritage trail already connects all the way across the Kansas River and has been for years look, I'm relatively happy with the riverfront heritage trail, and I'm happ...
by rxlexi
Fri May 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 150
Views: 10746

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

It's worth noting that the original proposal for this vacant land was what became the Todd Bolender Center next to Union Station (so it would have remained a nonprofit parcel and use). Indeed, designed by Moshe Safdie to complement the PAC if I remember correctly. Between that and the UMKC Performi...
by rxlexi
Fri May 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 210
Views: 31180

Re: 1800 Walnut

Excited to see this go up in the Crossroads but still bummed they stripped off the awesome textured exterior wall on the east side. Big downgrade, IMO, and haven't seen any explanation of the change anywhere.
by rxlexi
Mon May 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 285
Views: 52379

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Interesting notes about the potential for additional value add through the development of the unfinished commercial space, potentially as small apts. When this was proposed, I remember it being pitched romantically as a "vertical neighborhood" with several different uses under the roof. Did they eve...
by rxlexi
Wed May 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 395
Views: 71646

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Thanks for sharing that website - Rock Island bridge seems like a really cool idea. Sounds like they intend it to be a destination on it's own, combined with a steady stream of visitors from Hy-Vee arena. The nearby KC rowing club dock and ongoing development of the "Stockyards District" strip also ...
by rxlexi
Wed May 01, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 131
Views: 22142

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

The dynamic pricing they also added meant the few teams i wanted to see, mostly the stl cardinals, were now premium games that were $40 for the cheapest ticket when i used to go to those games for like $10. Just looked on stubhub. For this season cheapest tickets are KC @ STL for $9; STL @KC is $35...
by rxlexi
Wed May 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2194
Views: 265195

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

I am disappointed in the upcoming Thou Mayest plans, per CityScene. I loved everything about their old place (location, interior design, clientele/vibe, bar/coffee concept) and was excited about a larger downtown flagship. Sounds like that is now on the backburner, if it ever happens. Quay Coffee is...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2194
Views: 265195

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

I don't remember Farm to Table Kitchen.
Farm to Table was like a professional kitchen/prep space that could be rented for events or large scale food preparation, from my understanding. Was a nice looking space and kind of a neat idea within City Market; must not have found an audience...
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2194
Views: 265195

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: 159599

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: 194
Views: 24089

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: 1854

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: 3984
Views: 412924

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: 2578
Views: 333245

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: 985
Views: 106830

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: 8261

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: 16442

Re: Oak Tower

Agree, really interesting read, thanks for posting!