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by beautyfromashes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 389
Views: 47341

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

grecobs wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:58 pm
This building is so sad.
It’s not THAT bad!
by beautyfromashes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1609
Views: 128771

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

Developers seem to always want to ‘fill the space’, so when they have enough tenants to fill four full blocks, they will build eight if they have it. Developments should be kept smaller so that density happens organically.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2226
Views: 179960

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ and, does this assume that future expansion down Brookside Blvd would be on the Trolly Trail ROW instead of in the street as has been discussed?
by beautyfromashes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2169
Views: 242310

Re: Misc Crossroads News

flyingember wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:29 am
I'm a fan of reuse but if ever there was a building that replacing with six stories of something would be valid it's this one.
I’m hearing this will be what happens and will be announced soon.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2226
Views: 179960

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

My suggestions.. - If 31st won't have a stop, place stop between 31st/Linwood I like this idea too. This would allow for an EW line to go on either Linwood or 31st with passengers walking half a block to the new station. Trains going EW would be separate from NS so as to not congest traffic. If tra...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 34
Views: 588

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

It’s different when half your people traveling are moving by train and semis are limited. Driving in Europe is much more expensive, from very high taxes to cost of an automobile to high gas prices. Here any kid working a summer job has a car.
by beautyfromashes
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2018 Downtown Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: 2018 Downtown Reports

We need a lot more rowhouse type condos if you ask me....lot of 1/2 block surface lots would be perfect spots for them. I once testified on a development at City Hall and suggested more rowhouses. The historic designation committee shot back that KC doesn't have a history of those type of buildings...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The what on the far north? If you could create a four block super Between 8th and I-70 there’s no buildings other than 720 Main on the south end. There’s no buildings on the northern edge West of Wyandotte between 6th and 7th just south of the gas station there is a historic building. I believe it ...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

All the more reason to tear down Flashcube. It’s got no historic context and obviously isn’t viable without big subsidies due to condition. It also might be nice to include the lots all the way to Central in a ballpark development. Would need to find a way to include the older building in the far no...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

If you think Tower Properties is trying to market those North Loop parking lots for individual redevelopment (or develop them individually on their own), you are delusional. They are banking them (LOL) for something, and it's very likely downtown baseball. I agree. This is someone’s legacy project....
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 1009

Re: "Tower East"

moderne wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Church would remain downstairs. The club would be upstairs.
Not happening.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336210

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I personally dislike that design except the height. I can't think of one thing we chase Indy on. It seems like every time a city comparable to KC is mentioned on here it’s always Indy. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a similar size and in the Midwest, but we need a better city to compare ourselve...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336210

Re: We need a new airport!!!

God! Why are we always chasing Indy? I’m starting to develop a genuine hatred for that city.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336210

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^ Sacramento included runway development. That’s a big cost.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

I know 1000 years is hyperbole but it would take about 5 years to develop all of the parking lots around 7th and Main. It's not because the current owners want to use the land for parking. And a new ballpark will have massive subsidies. Probably will throw a TIF into the mix too. And the East Villa...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

That area should never have a ballpark. A more beneficial fantasy would be returning the grid to how it was before urban renewal, complete with the junction The space is so big it would take 1000 years to develop it all. I think a ballpark would take a good part of the space and greatly accelerate ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336210

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It seems the airlines are getting what they want, a stockyard pushing as many cattle through the pen in the smallest amount of space. Who’s advocating for the citizenry?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 16911

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

So, they got TIF already and are now asking for more TIF? And...pickleball?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4563
Views: 336210

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I’ve been an advocate for Edgemoor since the initial selection by Justus and friends. I trusted that they had assurances on price and timeframe and now design. I was wrong. I also have no faith now in our own Aviation Department personnel. In past meetings, they were way unprepared, couldn’t answer ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1776
Views: 198797

Re: Westport

^ That’s funny!