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by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26866

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

I agree with you but KC is nowhere near creating the ideal. For the most part downtown projects still aren't built w/out parking. Better to place cars on the outskirts of downtown than continue to build parking inside downtown and the latter is likely to continue if we don't leverage streetcar. Look...
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Midwest parking/transit access report
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Midwest parking/transit access report

Another way to put it is that a project won't happen in this town w/out it. At least surface lot reduction is improving compared to other cities.
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1011
Views: 133426

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC ranks high for growth in lawyers, according to...

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by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 96
Views: 15581

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Q3/2018 office report. As expected, downtown office movement pretty stagnant. Very little YTD net absorption with net loss in Class A even with Q3 boost. Need to create acct to read report... http://cbre.vo.llnwd.net/grgservices/secure/Kansas%20City_Office_Marketview_Q3%202018.pdf?e=1544971173&h=c7a...
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Midwest parking/transit access report
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Midwest parking/transit access report

An interesting read, KC stands out with many stats. Need to create account to read... http://cbre.vo.llnwd.net/grgservices/secure/Midwest%20U.S.%20Mobility%202018.pdf?e=1544969811&h=f5cc1330460b72afab786246810aa324 https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Ips2ZMREEoKqTabHa_LTtxbRYFDTeCaKi6B27aJRwP8CQRxh1wM...
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26866

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Lost opportunity with turning riverfront into another downtown urban district. At best it might become a suburban lifestyle center. But streetcar through riverfront could still have a purpose. Effective metro wide transit isn't getting metro support so would propose building mega city garages at riv...
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Metro Retail Space Reports
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: KC Metro Retail Space Reports

Q3/2018 retail space report. Burbs have highest vacancy. Plaza absorbed nearly 100K sqft YTD, claims only 12K space left with under 1% vacancy. Downtown still doing pretty well. Note change in space compared to 2017 earlier in thread. Metro/suburban retail space shrank but downtown/Plaza grew. https...
by earthling
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19279

Re: Five Light

So those are small floor plates for the office portion after all. That probably won't attract a single company, and not enough for a large one. Seems designed as a co-working space on top of a large garage, like a glass version of the brick Plexpod in Xroads. I kind of like the erratic design but to...
by earthling
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19279

Re: Five Light

Star has it... 250K sqft? Looks like it will cover full block, not small floor plates? 16 floors at 250Ksqft sounds skinny. Biz tends to prefer large floor plates. HR Block is abut 500Ksqft with 17 floors. Parking reduced to 750 spaces instead of abut 1300 originally proposed for spot. https://www.k...
by earthling
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19279

Re: Five Light

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by earthling
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19279

Re: Five Light

Spec proposal - 25 stories including parking/retail...
https://twitter.com/kckansascity?ref_sr ... r%5Eauthor
by earthling
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1885
Views: 227075

Re: Westport

https://fox4kc.com/2018/12/10/sailor-sacks-in-westport-is-closed-for-good/ Would make sense for Char Bar to move here if the project at existing location goes forward. And it would be opportunity to get rid of that annoying small surface lot in front of SJ (turn into gaming lawn). I'll miss the SJ l...
by earthling
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2578

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Downtown has been over 95% leased for a good ten+ years but with a new wave of higher end units online would appear there's not enough higher income willing to live downtown at over $2/sqft. Lack of higher income downtown job growth probably a factor but if nearly all units were under $1.50/sqft it ...
by earthling
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58793

Re: KC Bike share

Collison has quite a bit more about e-bikeshare hitting KC, apparently not many cities have e-bikeshare...
https://cityscenekc.com/shared-e-bikes- ... ons-first/
by earthling
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 288223

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Did it go downhill? Last time I was there it was fine. 'So last 3 years ago' or sign of Xroads getting more supply (of eats/drinks) than demand? Have been wondering if a breaking point has hit.
by earthling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 319
Views: 48403

Re: Beacon Hill

Nice downtown view from couch..
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by earthling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3675

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Denver's downtown population was quite a bit higher than KC's ten years ago. We still have a ways just to hit critical mass, considered to be about 35K-40K. Or at least in past that was considered sweet spot to attract most any retailer. But in this age of online shopping and everything is a service...
by earthling
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3797
Views: 366241

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Elly's - am guessing it's about weekday biz too. They were busy weekends but I've been weekdays several times recently and it had below avg crowd for the size of space. Maybe the rent too high, is a rather large space.
by earthling
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 569
Views: 28440

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

According to Lime app, there are a couple _bicycles_ downtown at the moment - about 18th/Main and Library district. Also one on Plaza by Michael Kors. Error in app or are they experimenting with bikes?

edit: One in Westport too.
by earthling
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1751
Views: 162918

Re: Politics

In these bizarre times, where's the underground/street cultural movement justifiably if not cynically reacting to today's koolaid drinkers? Every other past decade had Socrates to Mozart to jazz to beatniks, punk and Daria...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZswmxq-K1M