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by beautyfromashes
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 150
Views: 26064

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

The line doesn’t run to the casino (yet). The only group that benefits as of now is the Port Of KC who plans on selling/leasing adjacent lots. It just seems like the excess revenue could have been spent on something more useful. It seems it burned a hole in someone’s pocket or they were worried abo...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 150
Views: 26064

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

I don’t really get this extension. I understand the money was there due to extra tax revenue received in the district, but shouldn’t this have been paid for solely by the casino and Riverfront authority? They are the true benefactors.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

Do we think the glass cube will be the main entrance lobby to the building or midblock? It looks like the Garment District sign is missing from the rendering. Is there a place we could move retail shopping to fill more empty space?
by beautyfromashes
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

I haven't heard any criticism about the height or design. I wouldn't have brought it up, but they are grouping the garage facade as well, and I just found that a little odd. The overhangs of each ‘grouping’ are usually an architectural element for fire suppression. Instead of the fire coming out th...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

FangKC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Separate entrances, lobbies, and elevators solve that problem.
For just a couple floors of apartments on a small floor plate with retail already established along the entire front? I don’t see it.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

I don’t understand the call for residential. What company wants people bringing their groceries through their lobby or moving their new bed in the elevator? It’s a corporate tower. BTW, it will be fully leased before completed.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

This is spot on: “His three key elements to an adaptable garage design are flat floors, comfortable floor-to-ceiling heights, and enough loading capacity (in other words, strength) to support another structural use.” https://www.citylab.com/design/2013/11/its-time-design-parking-garages-car-less-fut...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Strata

I wish/hope they can find a way to convert the parking levels to office/residential levels in the future. Perhaps, instead of sloped whole levels just ramps from one to the next that could be removed at a later time.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

I don’t think we need to fill the entire block all the way up. The streetfront is built out so the walkability is already there. The height is good. I’d prefer more buildings like this filling underused lots with moderate sized buildings than having packed blocks or even one huge tower. It would be ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

Seems designed as a co-working space on top of a large garage....Downtown direly needs a true large floor plate office tower to attract a major employer with hundreds of employees. Office design is changing with this next generation. No one has offices now, it’s all coworking space. Many times it’s...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 148
Views: 18151

Re: Five Light

I like the design aesthetic better than both the Light buildings. Green cutaways, floor level jutouts (help with fire suppression), modest height and slight material changes. Hopefully, it all stays when moving from design to construction.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Regional GDP
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Regional GDP

So, KC metro has a higher GDP than STL? Surprising.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Proposed tower on Plaza
Replies: 30
Views: 984

Re: Proposed tower on Plaza

I really hate this development for many reasons: the design is uninspiring, tearing down a building with character, so many other better locations and doesn’t keep with the character of the Plaza. I could name 10 locations that would be better.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Grand (former Traders on Grand)
Replies: 100
Views: 25430

Re: OFFICIAL - The Grand (former Traders on Grand)

What utilities are included with DT rentals. I assume that heating is included? water and trash? Also, it seems a lot of people complain about the price but most buildings include ammenities that remove costs you might normally have: pools, gym spaces, entertainment areas, etc. You have to give som...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Grand (former Traders on Grand)
Replies: 100
Views: 25430

Re: OFFICIAL - The Grand (former Traders on Grand)

What utilities are included with DT rentals. I assume that heating is included? water and trash? Also, it seems a lot of people complain about the price but most buildings include ammenities that remove costs you might normally have: pools, gym spaces, entertainment areas, etc. You have to give some...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 569
Views: 27710

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

gfenn11 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Lime pulled out of the market until Spring. All staff at the warehouse were laid off unexpectedly.
“Wait, they have snow in the winter and not as many people want to ride when it’s 20 degrees outside! Who could anticipate that?!”
by beautyfromashes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 32
Views: 823

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

^ Move the Royals DT and even that wouldn’t work.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1878
Views: 225988

Re: Westport

Yeah McCoy's supposed to close I believe end of the month. I wonder if Beer Kitchen and Char Bar are affected since they're all owned by the same group? Who knows, maybe someone bought the lots and is planning a mixed use tower on the spot LOL It doesn’t look like Char Bar or Beer Kitchen are affec...
by beautyfromashes
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1878
Views: 225988

Re: Westport

McCoys closing?
by beautyfromashes
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287430

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I wish these congregations would get together to share and maintain existing church buildings -- like Seventh Church of Christ Scientist on the Plaza, so those buildings can maintained and not sold to developers for office towers. Surely they can time their services where three or four congregation...