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by Critical_Mass
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Westside
Replies: 93
Views: 21731

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Westside

Originally, wasn't the plan to vacate part of Cesar Chavez in front of this apartment and combine it with the grass island to create a new 'Triangle Park'?
Was this scrapped? I often see both sides of this part of the street used for parking automobiles.
by Critical_Mass
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 286
Views: 26224

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

^oh man, totally forgot about that one
by Critical_Mass
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 93
Views: 18490

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

The townhomes are now being marketed. August 2019 completion date. It looks like they are all listed at $395k for 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,549 sq ft. Where are you seeing that Aug 2019 completion date? 9.5 months out seems like a lot of time especially since the foundations and ground floor slabs are alrea...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 286
Views: 26224

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Xroads looks to be getting a couple more grocers. A couple bookstores have opened up this year. A 'couple more' grocers? Does crossroads have any since The Sundry moved? What new ones are coming? I just saw DaveKCMO's post about the Wine Shop + Bar on Oak, so I suppose that will be one in the neigh...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

Howard's will be doing the food for The Campground. Really looking forward to this one
by Critical_Mass
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2297
Views: 273048

Re: Misc Crossroads News

It looks like something called Streetcar Grille & Tavern is going into the retail space of the Helzberg garage at 1524 Main St: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article220365170.html Not the Helzberg garage for Webster House. 1524 Main St is the garage retail spa...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 140
Views: 21840

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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by Critical_Mass
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 145
Views: 25011

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Highlander wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:57 pm
So are there two different high rise construction projects going on at Hospital Hill right now?
The hotel is a 4 story La Quinta. The CM Research Tower is the only project with any height currently going up in HH
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 91
Views: 17223

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

The Lazia grand opening is a tad delayed. They called needing to cancel our Friday night reservations. So we will be trying out XR instead.
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 540
Views: 70143

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Wow, potential plan for 520 E Armour looks great. Can't tell from those images if ground floor retail is planned but I certainly hope so - that stretch of Armour desperately needs additional retail to really come alive, IMO, even with the planned space at Armour/Troost. Love the scale and what look...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 540
Views: 70143

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The application for 520 E Armour has been submitted to CPC, so it looks like this is being split off from Armour and Troost Development. I think they are going to have a tough time getting this through as it is currently proposed. Much of the focus had been on Armour and Troost, but I think there i...
by Critical_Mass
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 275
Views: 44793

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

I was looking at some older renderings of this project and was a bit confused by the scope. So it will encompass the Midwest Hotel Building, the now vacant lot to the north (new construction), a one story restaurant on the lot to the south, and from the renderings, it appears the entire lot behind ...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 450
Views: 57178

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Calling it cinder blocks is hyperbole. I get that some may not like the tan colored brick, especially compared to the misleading rendering. I'm more concerned with the cheap looking balconies. The renderings showed solid/wrapped balconies (similar to 1914 Main) with a random pattern of solid sides o...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 450
Views: 57178

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Stop using that word. Cinder blocks, aka CMUs (concrete masonry units) are 8"x16" blocks made with fly ash. They are light grey, the same color as concrete. They are not standard brick size, 2-1/4"x8", as seen on ARTerra. They are not tan colored.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 48
Views: 3076

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 sp...
by Critical_Mass
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 48
Views: 3076

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: 74201

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: 2297
Views: 273048

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.