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by kcjak
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3128
Views: 256094

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

As the retail landscape continues to change to more online, it's going to be harder to fill empty stores when they close. I wonder if this will be more local shops, restaurants or entertainment offerings? Interested in hearing what others think should open on the Plaza in an era when retail storefro...
by kcjak
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 327
Views: 39341

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

As the West Bottoms continues to transition, rents will increase and the First Weekend antique-y shops will become fewer and fewer. Is there anywhere left in the metro that could support the number of First Weekend shops and crowds that accompany them? People make first weekends a destination and tr...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1607
Views: 116627

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'd like to see the tennis facility moved west of the Plaza where they already have two public tennis courts on the south bank of Brush Creek. But I'm highly doubtful that the public would vote to turn over the current location to the highest bidder. And then what happens when the developer puts in ...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

I've been seeing the term used more and more in my neighborhood (Volker) group on Facebook. In the past few months apartment dwellers are reporting that they're being given less than one month's notice to vacate their apartment, and then the building or unit is being renovated and rent increased sub...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1607
Views: 116627

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I like the idea of a roundabout, but something would need to be done with the intersection at JC Nichols/47th - it routinely backs up for WB traffic all the way to Main.
by kcjak
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 289
Views: 20576

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

It's clear that robust rail transportation was valued less than education - Indy, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Columbus and Austin all reflect that.
by kcjak
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1780
Views: 161714

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

So someone paying $9 for 9 hours of parking during a workday = $45/wk. How does that compare with structured or surface lot parking options in the loop? You seem to have surmised that this change is intended to discourage full day parking in these spaces. Garage parking is available at 300 Wyandott...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1780
Views: 161714

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

So someone paying $9 for 9 hours of parking during a workday = $45/wk. How does that compare with structured or surface lot parking options in the loop?
by kcjak
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Kansas City Tornados
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Kansas City Tornados

A new minor league men's basketball team has their inaugural game tonight at Municpal. Team was supposed to be called the Buzz and had a bumblebee mascot that infringed on the Georgia Tech mascot/logo, and was changed to the Tornados after GA Tech complained to the league office. Grammarphiles shoul...
by kcjak
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 247
Views: 30000

Re: 50s/Main development

I know that Community America has plans for a south Plaza branch near 51st/Main (in addition to a new branch in the Crossroads) - I guess that would be the answer.
by kcjak
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 539
Views: 58656

Re: Troost developments

That's a terrible idea! Drag racing is already a problem in other cities - why glamorize it even more and bring that trend to KC where it hasn't caught on (yet) as much as it has elsewhere?
by kcjak
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Belton Gateway
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Belton Gateway

Whole Foods in Belton :lol:
by kcjak
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: The Netherland and Monarch on Main
Replies: 26
Views: 1581

Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Didn't the Southmoreland NA get all worked up about the last proposal for that building, even though their boundary ends on the south side of 39th?
by kcjak
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 260160

Re: We need a new airport!!!

From the articles I read it sounds like there weren't anywhere near enough details about the design or the funding. You don't go forward on a billion dollar deal with a "trust us, it's going to be great". How bad would it look if this all fell apart in 9 months and we had to pay Edgemore ...
by kcjak
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: The Netherland and Monarch on Main
Replies: 26
Views: 1581

Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

This will be a game changer for the area. Now if we could just get the Alcazar on 39th renovated...
by kcjak
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3128
Views: 256094

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Careful, chingon might call you out for stereotyping. The building comes with a large garage, won't be surprising if most drive the two blocks to Plaza. Forget it. 99% of people that live in nursing care facilities are not able to walk a block. I am not stereotyping. I have designed sites for them...
by kcjak
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3128
Views: 256094

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I hope they make it look nicer on the outside - such a foreboding building for such a prominent corner.
by kcjak
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 163486

Re: Westport

The old three story apartment?!? I'm all for the BOA building going, but I'll be pretty pissed if this goes. Wonder if there are any plans for replacing it? And didn't the moratorium take effect or does it not go all the way to Main? Historic KC is gonna go nuts.
by kcjak
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 228
Views: 30595

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

I have to admit, I do like what they've done with the 'pocket park' and recessed entry behind the streetcar stop. Also like the balconies and the activity inside that will be visible after dusk. Maybe it'll be a good with the other buildings on that corner?
by kcjak
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 333
Views: 56015

Re: On-going downtown development projects

$7.9 million seemed like a decent offer, just wasn't sure. Even though the building is solid, it still needs things like electrical upgrades and there is currently only one non-service elevator that breaks down weekly. Unfortunately, I see him holding on for a while longer.

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