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by shinatoo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 377930

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Is this a game of "what would have been in Downtown this year if the PnL hadn't happened"?
by shinatoo
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 377930

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Holloween in January Store
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 262
Views: 35201

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

I hate to see it go too.

On the other hand, it was one of the most uncomfortable theaters I have ever sat in. Narrow seats, worse than economy airline legroom, and some really bad sightlines in the cheaper seats.
by shinatoo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1551
Views: 132131

Re: Union Station

Excellent! I assume this means they will be able to secure the area in off hours. Really surprised there wasn't more theft or vandalism with the current layout.
by shinatoo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 132
Views: 23323

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The article is very informative on how the plant works, how they add new lines, and how they add new customers. Worth the read if you are curious about that stuff but don't want a technical paper.
by shinatoo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Most expensive hotel suites in KC
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Most expensive hotel suites in KC

At least the Marriot's presidential suite looks better than a lot of its standard rooms.
by shinatoo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 132
Views: 23323

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 44052.html

Found it, they switched from coal to natural gas in '16
by shinatoo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 132
Views: 23323

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

They used to burn coal for the boilers. Anyone know how they do it now?
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 198
Views: 29811

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

You're not tracking with me. I'm talking about when the whole area is developed. Yes, there will be more net parking, but there will also be a 100% increase in residents over last year (there were zero before The Union opened), so there will be fewer available parking spots for non-residents. Also,...
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2618
Views: 250042

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 shinatoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 198
Views: 29811

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

A large park and ride facility at the casino with a streetcar extension would have been ideal. Parking for riverfront events will become more scarce as the port authority fills in the area. Plus it will help justify easing parking mandates in the downtown area. Parking for riverfront events will be...
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 46
Views: 3361

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

KMBC Channel 9 just reported that construction will begin soon on repairs to the I-70 bridge near Rocheport, Missouri. They said to expect backups from 3 to 8 hours. MDOT blamed voters not passing the gas tax in November to fund a new bridge. on one hand it's going to be good to see something so vi...
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 198
Views: 29811

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

A large park and ride facility at the casino with a streetcar extension would have been ideal. Parking for riverfront events will become more scarce as the port authority fills in the area. Plus it will help justify easing parking mandates in the downtown area.
by shinatoo
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 670
Views: 83136

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

So I guess this type of reuse is catching on. I got pulled into helping with a project at the Hazelwood Mall in St. Louis where the entire mall is being transformed into mainly Volleyball and pickleball courts, with softball and soccer outside or under a sports dome. There will also be a sports bar,...
by shinatoo
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 338
Views: 51476

Re: Beacon Hill

grovester wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Man, I love the effort, but some of that shit is ugly.
Exactly. One looks like a church.
by shinatoo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 3200

Re: Plaza Residential Development

I thought it was a Volvo X90
by shinatoo
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Midwest parking/transit access report
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Midwest parking/transit access report

So you're saying our parking is overbuilt?
by shinatoo
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 3984

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

$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.
by shinatoo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 4235

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

I think we need to reexamine how we asses surface parking.

Also need landscaping and attendant requirements.
by shinatoo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 4235

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

The parking lot where the hotel will be built is currently paying $52 annually in property taxes.
WTF!?!?