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by Critical_Mass
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

I can't speak for Lenexa, but I was recently at the two new food halls in New Orleans, Pythian Market and Auction House Market. Parlor is definitely a notch above those trendy spots. Both of those NOLA spots have some equally top-notch food options and Auction House particularly is a really nice spa...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 69549

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Does anyone know what's up with 718 Grand? Years ago there was an announced residential conversion of the garage that never happened. Lately the building has been fenced off and some repair(?) work is being done. No permits that I can see on the parcel viewer. Last time I walked by I viewed it from ...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2201
Views: 249768

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I haven't checked permits. Does anyone know what's going in immediately south of this? (Where city barrel brewing was originally slated). Workers have been there past couple of weeks. It's been gutted, all old storefront removed, and today I could see a concrete pump truck on site.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

benjaminkelley wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:42 am
Only on mobile tho. Full desktop site still shows one light as a brown pit, My building(1914 Main) is still a surface lot.

http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/nolabels-map.php

No labels google maps satellite imagery
by Critical_Mass
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

Is 'Forgotten Homes' (just east of Paseo West) real?
No one calls the riverfront 'Columbus Park Industrial'

An aside: I would like broad acceptance of 'The Hills', which is what I call the area incorporating the neighborhoods of Hospital Hill, Beacon Hill, Longfellow (Dutch Hill), and Union Hill.
by Critical_Mass
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3338

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Not to mention that hotel development is booming (by KC standards) and there are one or more projects underway that received no TIF incentives. Another comparison: the dual flag Courtyard/Residence Inn on Baltimore is 261 rooms + garage on 1.2 acres, 10 stories. No incentives on that one if I rememb...
by Critical_Mass
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3338

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I am not mixed. No thanks. This is a 2.6 acre site according to the parcel viewer. They are proposing 242 rooms, 5000 sf meeting space, and a 176 space garage. Meanwhile, the new Drury Plaza Hotel in Nashville is on a 0.6 acre site, 392 rooms, 9287 sf meeting space, and a 312 space garage. The Nashv...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 2834

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

I'd love a restoration of the old Plaza Theater to house Tivoli.
by Critical_Mass
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 2834

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Owner reportedly raising the rents a lot, leading to the immediate departure of Gould Evans and eventual departure of Tivoli when their lease is up. Last I heard, Gould Evans was moving into 4200 Pennsylvania, the stone building catty-corner from the building housing Ca Va. I remember a previous ar...
by Critical_Mass
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2201
Views: 249768

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Is Abbott Properties offices moving to another location? I remember at one point there was talk of a five-story office at 1616 Grand (and two parcels north of it) but that seems to be off the table since the three-story historic brick structure is actually being renovated (for an event-space I think...
by Critical_Mass
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420860

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Shelters being added to North Loop: https://cityscenekc.com/new-streetcar-s ... loop-stop/

DaveKCMO-- is there any hope for revisiting w/ the 1 KC Place property owner to get a shelter installed at SB Metro Center?
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1793

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

sounds like a different developer: Scott Pedersen of Boulder-based Pedersen Development
by Critical_Mass
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 460
Views: 14102

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Just so I'm clear, you're saying block electric scooters from Main Street entirely? Including the street? Or just parking them? Yeah, I don't agree with that at all. Slippery slope. Bikes would be next, I guarantee it. I think the combination of streetcar + cars + pedestrians makes it too dangerous...
by Critical_Mass
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 714
Views: 89846

Re: Troost developments

Would that skywalk prevent any potential streetcar running down troost in the future?
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 460
Views: 14102

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I'm excited to try these out, but are helmets really legally mandatory and enforced? That will keep our household from using this. My wife and I don't have helmets and don't plan on purchasing any for a three to five minute ride.
by Critical_Mass
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 252
Views: 36714

Re: Westside happenings

17 Madison project finally starts this week, according to family members living in the neighborhood. Tree branches have already been chopped off prior to removal, to be followed by demo of existing building on site. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/to3ddi/picture105924512/alterna...
by Critical_Mass
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420860

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Minor complaints, but: Do they do training 'refresher' sessions for existing operators? Most operators are top-notch, but there is one our household refers to as 'ol hurky-jerky lead-foot. Lead-wrist, I guess is accurate. They accelerate in tiny bursts, like a car driver who tap, tap, taps on the ga...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38688

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

They were erecting a fencing barrier around the site this morning.
by Critical_Mass
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 8933

Re: 1800 Walnut

This sounds great. I'm a neighbor and would be supportive of this. Sounds like this may be roughly the same height as Corrigan Station on the same or neighboring block. Not sure why neighbors would be opposed. ARTerra met resistance but the massing seems to fit in well. Maybe a 500+ footer office to...
by Critical_Mass
Sun May 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1979
Views: 210734

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

that place will never move, she loves that space. I dropped in last night and the place was rockin. Truly one of the hippest spots in town and doesn't feel like KC. Hey, I was there on Friday night as well! The ATM only has a $1 service fee, so there's no need to plan ahead for having cash on hand.