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by beautyfromashes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?
Replies: 31
Views: 3432

Re: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?

Maybe the Drury Inn can take it over. Their hotels are designed to look like jails already.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 25
Views: 767

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Closed.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 103
Views: 17330

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

flyingember wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:08 pm
All four sides face downtown....
I’m sorry my post was so terribly confusing that it needed technical clarification.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 103
Views: 17330

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

Is this building not going to have windows facing DT or have they just not cut the openings for them yet? Seems strange if they don’t have windows with a view. Might be because the lot to the north could build and block the windows.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 10232

Re: Uptown Shoppes

There are so many empty lots in Valentine from houses that KC Life tore down. Putting single family at Uptown doesn’t make any sense. For one thing, you’d have constant noise complaints from the new homes with any Uptown Theater concert.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 723
Views: 84889

Re: Three Light

I saw the surveyors the other day and a person taking a picture of them with their phone. Had the thought, “Has to be a kcrag poster.” :)
by beautyfromashes
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 10232

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Wow, that article was terribly written. Staff cuts at the Star.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 90608

Re: Troost developments

KCtoBrooklyn wrote: I'm not sure if you are referring to the building on Gillham Rd or Gillham Plaza, because there are buildings being renovated on both of those streets at Linwood.
Gillham Rd, just east of the Jiffy Lube.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 90608

Re: Troost developments

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Is it possible the details were taken off to be restored? When the boley building got restored I think they ended up removing almost the entire facade before cleaning reattaching it
Perhaps, they are removing Firestone symbol. Would be cool to modify it into a T for Troost.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 90608

Re: Troost developments

I saw that too. I’m hoping that they are just tucking and will go back and clean off excess grout, restoring the original color.

Also, the building at Linwood and Gilliam is being worked on. The wood window coverings were removed a few weeks ago. That one could look nice. Anyone have info?
by beautyfromashes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: BMA Building
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: BMA Building

The garage/site is back on the market, listed at $3.8M. I wonder if it sold at the auction and whoever bought it is just flipping it. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3000-Pennsylvania-Ave-Kansas-City-MO/12219742/ I think it didn’t meet the minimum price so now they are hoping a better market has inc...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 10232

Re: Uptown Shoppes

mykn wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:06 am
Uh oh, NIMBY time. The streets will never see the sun again!
The old people love Larry Sells. It’s a match made in hell. I think it’s because he hosts the Westport/Valentine associations and HKC for free at the Uptown.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Affordable Housing

You can still buy a 3 BR house west of 71 for under $50k. The mortgage would be under $200/month. I think this is more of an education issue than a supply issue. I don’t see how you could get more affordable than that.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Affordable Housing

The affordability number today is about keeping the top of the market down so lower end buildings are less likely to raise rates. It's probably mostly to stop developers from calling insanely high numbers as affordable for incentives like they had been doing. So, you’re thinking the initiatives are...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Affordable Housing

For a single person with a roommate, 30% rent would be $840, each paying half. So I would say $750-900 monthly is a good range. But, if each were only paying half, $420/month, that would only be 15% of income, and not be in the affordable range they are pushing. Are we looking to build single perso...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 809
Views: 78472

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

^ How would WOW going under affect Icelandair? Would they increase routes to cover demand that would have gone to WOW or increase prices?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1116

Re: Affordable Housing

Under what income do you get federal housing assistance? I’m trying to see what types of rental units we are looking to build. The article gives $30k as an example with the desire to keep rents under 30% of income. That would be $750/month which seems like a good amount for a single person living wi...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1784

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

missingkc wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Not saying it is or is not worth it, but will this require the demolition of any buildings on Baltimore?
Empty lot.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1784

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

^ I hope you’re not in the industry, because changing demand for accommodations is definitely a factor that should be looked at more than just loan justification. Business has made a marked change over the last decade+ to have national business structures vs. regional. Businesspeople are traveling f...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1784

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

If you're a frequent business traveler, those needs wouldn't change over time. You want a bed, bath, restaurant, and perks and you want them to be the most luxurious you can handle. For many people, hotels are necessity, not a vacation. Do we know the percentages of business hotel days vs. vacation...