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by Highlander
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 582
Views: 89411

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

The idea that this would get people to move to the area will never happen if the schools don't gain a better reputation. Naive of KC politicians to think this was going to have any impact at all on SE KC. It's too accessible from established suburban housing in Lees Summit and south Johnson County ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust

How many employees do they have? Has to be quite a few to fill up a 13 story building.
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 415018

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There aren't any amenities outside security either is the most lol part of kull"s continuing defense of our trash airport. Not to belabor the point but here is some interesting reading on Yelp regarding what the outside world thinks of KCI. There are a few 5 star ratings (very few and mostly from K...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 379089

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I really liked KC Marketplace. I spent some time there trying out a variety of KC spirits and beers. Nice store. Yes, I agree that Made in KC Marketplace is a hit; better than expected. Nice atmosphere, particularly around Christmas, and the bar area is a surprisingly decent hang-out spot with gues...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 379089

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Just spent a large amount of time on the Plaza over Christmas. I have to say that I was a bit impressed. Way fewer empty storefronts than expected and much larger crowds in the week preceding Christmas than I remember from last year. That's not to say the mix of stores was optimal (I would have like...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 415018

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is what I read today with regards to timing: The issue that continues to stir up a lot of conversation is the new single terminal at KCI . We recently got a look at the new renderings, but will a groundbreaking happen this month as Edgemoor promises? The airlines are still disputing the nearly ...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2639
Views: 251943

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Honestly, I'd like to see the thing replaced. Pretty poor architecture IMO Indeed, the Crowne Plaza (not its original name) embodies poor architecture because the city hired a low-bid architect back in the urban renewal days. Same guy who did all the Missouri state trooper barracks; he tossed in th...
by Highlander
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 415018

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Just had another poor experience at KCI. What a fricking embarrassment to the city, the new airport cannot be finished too soon. When leaving KC, we went to the airport early due to bad weather (rain and snow) and unwisely went through security early to the Alaskan Airlines gate. Restrooms and abso...
by Highlander
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 278
Views: 49695

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

Pretty rough right now for Gown Gallery and Affare, surrounded on all sides by construction and scaffolding. Please support them! Done. Had a great meal at Affare while in KC. My first trip there. Great food. It was a Saturday night and the place was about one third full. But it's a very large plac...
by Highlander
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 415018

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Any ideas when construction will commence? Just had another poor experience at KCI. What a fricking embarrassment to the city, the new airport cannot be finished too soon. When leaving KC, we went to the airport early due to bad weather (rain and snow) and unwisely went through security early to the...
by Highlander
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 53
Views: 5712

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Stopped in on the Thursday before Christmas. The place was packed and we almost left before a table opened up. We were two middle-age adults with 3 millennials. The crowd was very young and we would have felt a bit out of place had it just been my wife and I - although it's a place I'd only really w...
by Highlander
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24187

Re: Five Light

So is this tower part of Power and Light? In the paper it mentions Copaken as developer? Would the business like Yardhouse remain open during construction? Nice design. The unique design makes it look much shorter than 25 floors in the renderings though. I was hoping the next tower in KC would be al...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 4124

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

https://cityscenekc.com/downtown-dazzle-urban-homes-tour-this-saturday/ With the lack of downtown jobs (especially tech type jobs that appeal to younger people) you have to think downtown is reaching that saturation point of those willing to pay more to live downtown AND commute to suburban jobs. T...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 4124

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Downtown KC is by far the deadest "feeling" major downtown in the country. It just has almost no city "bustle" what so ever. It hasn't had that vibe since the 20's - 50's when it was a major shopping and entertainment destination for everybody in the metro. There are a few I don't dispute that down...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 4124

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

shinatoo wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:54 pm
$2000 a month gets you a $350k home or a 2 bed 2 bath apartment with one parking spot. I think most people would opt for a house. $350k in KC gets you a pretty sweet place.
In the burbs. Not in KC's urban core.
by Highlander
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4898
Views: 415018

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I know people are balking at the price of building the new airport terminal, but here's some perspective. LaGuardia Haters May Have to Find a New Airport to Insult LaGuardia Airport unveils a new look tomorrow as part of an $8 billion face-lift . Travelers will have to determine whether it’s still ...
by Highlander
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 796
Views: 110093

Re: Troost developments

For the record, below is the Star editorial. LOL - it is silly. Bizarre and scary to me that this kind of sentiment is gaining traction in our low-cost, slow-growth midwestern city. A city without a single economic driver powerful enough to incite real gentrification. Our glittering downtown can't ...
by Highlander
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 3246

Re: Plaza Heights Development (Westport Today Foundation)

I don't get it either. I can see them building on some of the vacant lots around the neighborhood. That would make sense. They have six single parcels that I think would be okay to do the single family houses shown above--or something similar--maybe not the front garage designs, but place the garag...
by Highlander
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: 3D Crosswalk Trial in KCK
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: 3D Crosswalk Trial in KCK

KCK traffic engineer is testing out ‘three-dimensional crossing’ in this neighborhood https://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/7tgwyj/picture221989080/alternates/FREE_1140/IMG_0383.JPG This is really cool, I hope its successful. Lideana Laboy, a city traffic engineer for the Public Works Department, ...
by Highlander
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2416
Views: 299716

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I read that Thou Mayest is closing is current location next to Grinders. Too bad, I really liked that place. I understand they are moving to another location. Anybody know where? Hopefully they stay in the general area.