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by Highlander
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321079

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Look at how long it took the Northland to take off. Johnson and Clay were nearly the same size until 1940 when JoCo took off. The early development was actually all east and south for the longest time. You can see this in the fancy homes along Swope Park towards the southeast, the streetcar lines h...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1685
Views: 179430

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Kind of an interesting KC-related tidbit from Wikipedia about the sitcom "Cheers" "Early discussions about the location of the show centered on Barstow, California, then Kansas City, Missouri. They eventually turned to the East Coast and finally Boston." That would have been interesting - tourists i...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2278

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Here is the only description of the project that I have seen. I've tried searching the net for a more detailed description but could not find anything. It's a big project for being so under-the-radar. No mention in the Star and nothing in the business journal as far as I can tell (nothing turns up u...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2278

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I'm not seeing anything in the document about the project occupying the entire block. Is it possible it's only taking up a corner? I mean, the current structure doesn't even take up a third of the site Not seeing any kind of details that would show the footprint of the hotel? For a project of this ...
by Highlander
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321079

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Think of the resources our city spends uphold racism on one had and help alleviate it's effects on the other. Think of what those resources could go to if we didn't have to do this. Look at the police budget, if I recall, it's a HUGE portion of the city budget. It's primary job is to police our eas...
by Highlander
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city

This from the Star today. Development looks pretty substantial: $250 MM. I am wondering, however, if the company (Shamrock Trading) has the wherewithal to pull it off and then occupy it let alone deliver the promised jobs. I am always skeptical when smallish companies promise to triple their workfor...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321079

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Yeah, the plaza is mostly made up of single use buildings. The bowl design makes it hard to be mixed use because, well, you can't build up. I think you will find a lot of opposition to removing the bowl design, at least from the general public. I’m sure many on this board would be for the removal. ...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4499
Views: 333693

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Flew to Houston for the first time in several years this past week. And parked at the airport overnight the first time ever. (we normally do drop off) Hobby airport isn't much busier than KCI annually and I must have seen 200 people getting food and eating just in one of the three arms at 8:45 in t...
by Highlander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321079

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I heard a rumor today that is apparently making it's way around town that Kohls is coming to the plaza. I laughed so hard I about peed my pants, but sadly it's sort of believable if they had that kind of space available. I really hope this is not the case. I do hate to say it but sometimes it is in...
by Highlander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 378
Views: 46565

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Thanks for posting. Love the views. Off subject but what project is the red crane to the east of the Loew's hotel development working on?
by Highlander
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 40189

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

$100 million aquarium proposed for zoo. $60 mill in private money raised. Ten times the size of the Crown Center aquarium and larger than any in St Louis or Omaha. The KC Zoo has become a pretty cool place but there collection of animals actually remains pretty small for a major zoo. I'd rather see...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 301
Views: 39962

Re: Beacon Hill

Looks like a substantial amount of activity. So how close is the existing vacant land to being built out? Looks like a nice combo of new builds and renovations.
by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 65
Views: 7281

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

No surprise, hotel rooms and transit may be the biggest obstacles for KC to overcome in getting a bid. Otherwise, KC seem to score pretty high.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/ho ... -world-cup
by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 348
Views: 48522

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

I was disappointed, tbh. The Savoy Grill was the cities high end restaurant of its time. They’ve lost that with the new dinning room space that is totally new, but boring and the bar area that kept the old decor but lost the high end feel. They put couches in the bar to try and fill the space inste...
by Highlander
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1658
Views: 121427

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

flyingember wrote:Another not border war move

Lee’s Summit to Independence

Grow from 11 to 85-135

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 37310.html
Makes sense. Kansas burbs have been going at it for some time now. What a way for government to spend money.
by Highlander
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1322

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

If you want a line that will be used, regardless of how difficult it would be to get it through, clearly the best route would be Olathe-Lenexa-OP-Shawnee-Merriam along I-35. That would provide downtown access to by far the most people. While a route to KCI would is a popular thought, I don't think i...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 348
Views: 48522

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Wow. That look is about 180 degrees from the way I expected them to go with the dining room. So I guess the remnants of the old Savoy Grill, the nostalgia the article mentions, are limited to the bar?
by Highlander
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Berlin - Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Berlin - Europe

Unfortunately, KC doesn't have the economic drivers that can produce anything close to the frenzy of activity Berlin has seen. i don't buy this...GDP of KC is comparable (although not sure what is being measured with regards to the geography of "metro" Berlin). american cities always have these ast...
by Highlander
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 79
Views: 13750

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

From 27th Terrace & McGee this is going to look like either a modernist hill town or a Soviet apartment block. Not sure. The windows going in are dark framed dark smokey glass. Varied groupings of mostly narrow floor to ceiling in ones, twos or threes. I think this is going to somehow appear very h...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178629

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Now that it has officially passed, how soon do we order the streetcars from CAF? And what is the plan for the maintenance facility, will it be expanded or have additional overnight streetcar parking added? first all the money needs to be identified and confirmed. Then the city/authority begins nego...