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by Pork Chop
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2433
Views: 188741

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Steady progress on the site! Concrete pillars are being set on the south and east sides of the site. They are moving fast and should be vertical by sometime next quarter. Speaking of the foundation, does anyone know if they are pouring the foundation to allow the hotel to expand at a later date i.e...
by Pork Chop
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 43463

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Will UMKC's Downtown Arts Campus get a second chance for state funding? Missouri Rep. Noel Shull, a Republican from Kansas City, has reintroduced a bill that would fund half the cost of building and furnishing a downtown conservatory near the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It's a plan tha...
by Pork Chop
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5326
Views: 397042

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Yeah, pretty sure Commerce is banking that land for downtown baseball. Would that possibly mean the "Flashcube" building would need to be demolished along with the building on the corner of 6th and Wyandotte and then using those six blocks of mostly parking between 6th and 8th/Central and...
by Pork Chop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

KCPowercat wrote:yeah that headline is trash


Agree.
by Pork Chop
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Congrats to all involved. KC Council throws out vote, so streetcar expansion can move toward UMKC, riverfront The council’s 10-2 vote was based on advice from city attorneys, who said the measure as written had legal issues that exposed the city to possible lawsuits. Proponents of the move said that...
by Pork Chop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 76
Views: 11203

Re: Downtown office vacancy

H&R Block had an option for another tower the same size as their current one on top of the retail spaces just west of Main. The piers were built into that location when they built P&L. I would much rather have commercial space there than 5 Light. Same here. I believe downtown is doing well ...
by Pork Chop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53557

Re: Capping the Loop

ldai_phs wrote:Look for some announcements later this year. Privately funded studies are ongoing without public funds.



Good info coming out today.
by Pork Chop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2433
Views: 188741

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

hartliss wrote:
ldai_phs wrote:^^^Raised more than expected which will be reinvested in the project


Ha, correct. Were you at the lunch too?


Nice, I was wondering about the project with all of the hoops it had to jump through. It's good to hear the final pre-construction hoop has been done.
by Pork Chop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 43463

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

ldai_phs wrote:Announcements coming soon. Project will be bigger and better per City Manager

Yes! Thanks for posting.
by Pork Chop
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

linwood is the most likely. it ranked 2nd in the 2014 expansion plan. independence ave is getting the MAX treatment. this all assumes someone steps up to lead the fight. i'm done after main street. Thank you for the amount of energy you put into getting the streetcar started and in the fight to exp...
by Pork Chop
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 335
Views: 37488

Re: New Broadway Bridge

KCPowercat wrote:http://www.beyondtheloopkc.com/survey


I highly recommend taking the above survey and send the link far and wide to fellow urban KC supporters.
by Pork Chop
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1602
Views: 125477

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

Yes!
by Pork Chop
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 135
Views: 15820

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

I'm not trying to be snarky, so I'm sorry if this comes off that way, but why is a streetcar to the riverfront park appealing? Maybe I'm out of date on my understanding on the plans for the area, only thing that seems to be moving forward is Bar-K. Isn't the mixed use development ideas really reall...
by Pork Chop
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Coverage: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/kc-streetcar/article101996437.html From the KCstar link above: So now, the first streetcar mail-in election process would take place between May and July 2017. If voters approve the new streetcar district, an election would occur in September 2017 at p...
by Pork Chop
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yikes didn't realize it would take a year at best case before it is approved. I didn't even think it would be on the ballot next year due to the large infrastructure vote that may happen next year. It just shows that I have been living under a rock for the past several months. 1. it's mail in. So i...
by Pork Chop
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

ULCajun wrote:Yikes didn't realize it would take a year at best case before it is approved.


I didn't even think it would be on the ballot next year due to the large infrastructure vote that may happen next year. It just shows that I have been living under a rock for the past several months.
by Pork Chop
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163664

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This is going quicker that I thought it would: Court hearing on streetcar extension set for Thursday The public will get a chance to weigh in on the proposed 3.5-mile extension of Kansas City’s streetcar line during a hearing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in the sixth-floor circuit courtroom...
by Pork Chop
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1602
Views: 125477

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

This neighborhood had the potential to be such a big game-changer for downtown, and so little has been accomplished. Perhaps it's time to boot Swope as primary developer. They are in over their heads. break the area up for smaller developments! I agree with you both. I have a condo nearby and I hav...
by Pork Chop
Wed May 11, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1544
Views: 120736

Re: Union Station

Would like to see another coffee bar (perhaps same operator inside) on E end of building that has a counter near the streetcar stop and outdoor patio seating in what used to be a circle driveway. Or convert the old circle drive into a well manicured pocket park that has a coffee/drink/bagel stand. ...
by Pork Chop
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A school for the arts in the Crossroads
Replies: 63
Views: 7023

Re: A school for the arts in the Crossroads

I am glad to see that the Crossroads Academy is doing so well and expanding... Crossroads Academy merging with another charter school and plans to open new downtown high school Crossroads will merge with Scuola Vita Nuova in July 2017 The new high school will open in 2018 at a yet-to-be determined s...

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