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by Highlander
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 88
Views: 9736

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

Weird church building. Looks like a commercial office or lab building that you would find in an industrial park. I've seen churches adopt this type of building for use but never seen anything like this built for purpose as a church. No sanctuary? Is their office or is it their actual gathering place?
by Highlander
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2306
Views: 158075

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Got a link to that webcam?
by Highlander
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 58
Views: 1274

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

It’s going to be hard to lure big companies when there is no avalible or soon to be available or really any substantial “in the pipeline” office space. But it’s also hard to build any office space without companies already being interested in it.(spec is hard) We need spec. Office Space in more mix...
by Highlander
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 962
Views: 61705

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcus Peters being traded to the Rams for draft picks. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000917336/article/kansas-city-chiefs-trading-marcus-peters-to-la-rams Seems like a bad move, had 2 years left, probably could have got the same trade this time next year. The guy did some dumb things but he...
by Highlander
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 58
Views: 1274

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

What is really surprising is that the GSA shut down at the Bannister complex and subsequent move downtown did not even generate the demand for more space. If I recall properly, the workforce was pretty easily absorbed into existing space. That move along with the removal of office space for condo's ...
by Highlander
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 58
Views: 1274

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

Given the turn this thread has taken, this article fits. It's a comparison of the economies of the 100 largest U.S. cities. And it has maps. :D According to this, some of KC's neighbors aren't doing as well as I thought: Minneapolis, Omaha, OKC. Make sure to download and take a look at the dashboar...
by Highlander
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5203
Views: 365779

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Nice article

https://cityscenekc.com/new-survey-stre ... hat-could/

Another streetcar myth blasted away
by Highlander
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 58
Views: 1274

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

^ Right. It's not like KC is trying to keep up with Minneapolis, or Denver or Seattle or Charlotte or even Nashville now. It's the cities you mentioned, plus Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati etc as well, not to mention smaller cities like Des Moines, Omaha, OKC etc. KC is a better city than most o...
by Highlander
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3262
Views: 267855

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Haddad Restaurant Group took it over some time ago and did absolutely nothing but cut costs and ride the coattails of it's former glory. History and name recognition kept them open this long, but without updating this is what happens. Seems like anything Haddad takes over fails at some point. Winst...
by Highlander
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3262
Views: 267855

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

beautyfromashes wrote:I actually can’t believe they lasted this long.


I was in there for lunch about a year ago. I think we were the only people in the restaurant in the middle of the lunch hour that day. Our friends said that they had lost a lot of their clientele. The place was very old style.
by Highlander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Kentucky 2017 Part 3
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 3

Roanoker wrote:
Perhaps dinosaurs existed with man.
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What does the geologist known as Gladstoner think?
by Highlander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1651
Views: 108784

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Isn't some of the areas in the SW part of the state seeing growth among the Hispanic Communities. Like Garden City/Dodge City area. Yes, that's largely related to the spread of corporate agricultural practices such as pig farming (especially pig farming in Kansas) that are relatively labor intensiv...
by Highlander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?
Replies: 22
Views: 867

Re: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?

I'm all for adding more signs if that works. But I was a suburbanite for years and I didn't need signs to tell me where to park. If they help, great! But I have heard no complaints from suburbanites I know about downtown parking. I've not heard complaints but I've certainly read them. Most of the c...
by Highlander
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 52
Views: 7636

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

Only 9 townhomes are now planned. The 'bus barn' on the west side of McGee which was originally to be demolished for a second grouping of townhomes is now planned to be renovated into an indoor/outdoor restaurant space with large garage door openings. They've brought on Hufft architects for this co...
by Highlander
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Berlin - Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Berlin - Europe

It is amazing how fast they rebuilt cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dresden after WWII, and how much investment was required. They were devastated and in 40 years were rebuilt. It took almost 10 years to clear the rubble alone. Forty years ago was 1978, and KC has blocks all over our central cit...
by Highlander
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 70
Views: 8629

Re: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)

KCLover wrote:Image


So are there 4 cranes up in KC downtown right now?

1) This building
2) Arterra
3) New Convention Hotel - someone said it was going up early
4) development immediately south of Crown center
by Highlander
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Slovenia for 7 nights

This August we decided to cash in some airline miles to fly to Europe, the trip starts in Venice but we are completely skipping Venice due to expensive hotel costs and hoards of tourists so we turned our attention to Trieste, Croatia and the Istria Pennisula. We were pumped for Croatia but then out...
by Highlander
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Xroads James Beard District
Replies: 50
Views: 5067

Re: Xroads James Beard District

Looking forward to the new MS concept, and still enjoy Extra Virgin. Extremely disappointing that the prominent old corner space will be used for "events". We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right? Yes, that's very disappointing. I've thought that block...
by Highlander
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Found a good place to store photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: Found a good place to store photos

Roanoker wrote:Yes.


Thanks
by Highlander
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Berlin - Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Berlin - Europe

Berlin is the capital of a large country with a very successful economy so they have the in-place driver to redevelop the city and the situation is probably unique in the world in that way. Unfortunately, KC doesn't have the economic drivers that can produce anything close to the frenzy of activity ...

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