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by hartliss
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1727
Views: 140139

Re: Misc Crossroads News

KCtoBrooklyn wrote:I noticed some construction fencing around a portion of the lot in front of Lulu's. Anyone know what's going on there? Is it related to the hotel going in across the street?


I noticed that too. Thinking either for the hotel or arterra project.
by hartliss
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1483
Views: 109214

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

The plans for the apartment tower now appear on the KCMO Development Tracker Map: http://maps.kcmo.org/kcgis/rest/services/external/DataLayers/FeatureServer/35/44926/attachments/8001 Unless I'm looking at this incorrectly, this development appears to be in front of the garage, not on top. Phase 1 l...
by hartliss
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Polsinelli Shughart HQ @ West Edge
Replies: 109
Views: 12015

Re: Polsinelli Shughart HQ @ West Edge

The potential acquiring hotel management is Davidson Hotels and Resorts, the company runs many branded (non-indie) hotels. A few appear indie but for the most part you may be right that it could change flags to a major brand. Would be unfortunate as KC doesn't have a lot of indie hotels. Well Sorel...
by hartliss
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 99
Views: 11622

Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

FangKC wrote:I have a feeling the last announced hotel plan won't happen, and the building will be sold again.


Agreed.
by hartliss
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 597
Views: 39333

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Delta begins new nonstop service between MCI and Boston in October. One flight per day.
by hartliss
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86833

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Financing is not in place. Plenty of stumbling blocks ahead. The major obstacle is a final max cost from JE Dunn which is due in May as flyingember pointed out. If that is within their current estimates then they should be to secure financing (still a potential roadblock though) and be able to clos...
by hartliss
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Getting involved downtown
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: Getting involved downtown

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. Super helpful. I went to the downtowners. Is there any reason this isn't done as an after work event? I am by no means criticizing them, because everything was great. But it seemed a bit on the pretentious side... And by no fault of their own! But a bunch of...
by hartliss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)
Replies: 248
Views: 22064

Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DBpslFS7HhBfPxgr4nH1leNBRBiST2d2qVTz7uIe4a0s_ytZMktOFyien1yinE-0osfa06O4QhxC34Txeg7zqEW7NyeFzc4GKFylliIGWkxoyxvTHV7SqyL3aCVr6nLI5tFaqK3qQBpdk5PQ4x9LJnkh6RZFAmFZiot4C1D1Hoh6SbC1V4yr-R1zsK8HVq3HpbVgq4lcIXEMW0ERUVnANwedrgA_dpLCYcORZxOjQtIL3RHxJmqr8qMJwyC6luURdoiUEX_Xo...
by hartliss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 531 Grand
Replies: 48
Views: 5690

Re: OFFICIAL - 531 Grand

Few pictures from various vantage points https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Fb-OxBGHeXHqqvt1XUm9vUH_JeJObKckDXpHIKwyZaWFFvpyK1uQV_-o2d0ROEIes_H0NaNZWvyDTj0aVU5nihF2vsCIJgqOFPA0fNRW1mf5NZvR0gPlaeaLs4ygeKxN7nxZpSUzy_uwUM4_7LQxQvfvYk76HTMerELXCqwkQKBIfYYCYadN8zJE1T5-Ii1Jxw94M1QWqlFqi_8of9Od3ZnrOB6lUJSvK...
by hartliss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 382
Views: 50064

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

From 13th and Grand https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_UpFa4D57pNiPmZ5M6UTvIejEQl6NdTwJvnxHZdWDelQlCqjlRQGLxrLA34eyizZFyYbDV7eh-uxYaB6n0oLH0KZNCHVEoA5d0lQ01qBgF_BCGMIN-CU0hNGbI-Vf5B9QQ5sKwczA35x7w39EYFj1vK1mXDEqvNWkosJeX_V_-6mEkzUoSo-deu0AYL6ziPW1VX9ZOLdNBPvJ8N9nI1XRL2cGw82eVjMxF8ikuUEli3l5SK_eZZr1u...
by hartliss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Getting involved downtown
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: Getting involved downtown

Whatever the initial goal, charging for events that are held during the day turns it into a business-centric group. You basically copied a Rotary Club or Chamber of Commerce. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's not a good public activity until the speaking events are free and on the weekend o...
by hartliss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Getting involved downtown
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: Getting involved downtown

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. Super helpful. I went to the downtowners. Is there any reason this isn't done as an after work event? I am by no means criticizing them, because everything was great. But it seemed a bit on the pretentious side... And by no fault of their own! But a bunch of...
by hartliss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86833

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

A couple of other tidbits: - I asked why a local architecture firm wasn't used. Mr. Burke stated that HNTB started this project and pulled in Cooper Carry to finish it out as they have extensive experience with convention center hotels. Their portfolio isn't bad as the Cleveland Hilton looks sharp s...
by hartliss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86833

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

A few more pictures from the KCDowntowners luncheon. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rQOeNhZ1SSpGBbspMKTAEBNaCwRzUndP8sDM6WN4tTaoQntj4ytpUILSYE_7lNl83Fd7bo8dv-0rqDKyOP8JIJ4dyN6o_a59Mwf7Dnd-w_XF8IXhoEntv8muJMrEl2y7EGaBusqF1NiQLMBBoglk-vI3o5lDrUQCrQVLY-1MwXU_u6tkr4sx2HPk3OKDJyH7oiIKZGBA2kWL7mjMkEdC3...
by hartliss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 193315

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

kcjak wrote:Rendering available in The Star article
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article121978049.html


Surveying on this plot of land was occurring today, 4/12.
by hartliss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 193315

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

KCDowntown wrote:Permit for a store called Marine Layer going into the renovated Halls building.

Here is their homepage.

KCDowntown


Nice. They appear somewhat "exclusive" with retail locations scattered about in prominent shopping areas in the US.
by hartliss
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2008
Views: 86833

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

I am not a lawyer but the agreement the city is proposing between all parties appear to have some emphasis on design and pedestrian requirements. http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/ViewRevisionPDF.aspx?q=o4C6Mtw6Qjgy5HveF3CMl2hmgUYOZZz253IlSLYapNx3871g7mxqaA58Y2wmJicsTBAPaeQ19%2fEPrO15nw4oq...
by hartliss
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 100
Views: 5292

Re: Streetcar Opposition

The downtown KC Streetcar operating budget is comprised mostly of funds collected within the TDD. Those revenues include: A sales tax not to exceed 1 percent on sales within the TDD boundary A special assessment on real estate within the TDD boundary, with maximum annual rates as follows: 48¢ for e...
by hartliss
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 100
Views: 5292

Re: Streetcar Opposition

1. yes, but only if you don't live in the current TDD 2. same as item 1 3. either that or (more likely) that residences near the streetcar line will become more attractive to live in; w/o a corresponding increase in housing supply, rents will go up 4. correct, which is why it's technically a specia...
by hartliss
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 100
Views: 5292

Re: Streetcar Opposition

http://www.besmartkc.com/ Group is gearing up to help people vote (vote no of course). I added my commentary to their home page below, making sure I have my facts straight. We hope you will join us in saying NO to: HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES - true, if you live in TDD, right? HIGHER SALES TAXES - is this...

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