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by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50766

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Nah, looks close enough to one single giant cinder block (painted tan) with windows carved in. It looks as if the windows were retrofitted later into the block. Yeah granted, I'm judging before complete. Is just disappointing that the rendering looked well above average (sharp actually) and the outc...
by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 121
Views: 10001

Re: Uptown Shoppes

No more new drive throughs in Midtown! can only dream _____ I suspected this would not be an urban minded developer, not surprised hotel isn't streetfront along Broadway. Am thinking it's bait anyway and won't happen. Maybe better to just put a long narrow cafe along Broadway stretch but imagine tho...
by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50766

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Am all for complementing contrasts but a utilitarian cinder block 'looks good'?

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by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50766

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Am in the disappointed camp. Would look better with permanent industrio scaffolding as a facade. Turned out as a cinder block with windows. Does not complement the surrounding red brick buildings, sticks out like a sore thumb. This is as obnoxious as white walls with red brick (Daily Nada) but at le...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 121
Views: 10001

Re: Uptown Shoppes

The streetfront hotel really needs to happen...

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by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 121
Views: 10001

Re: Uptown Shoppes

If the city controls the parcel and the shops are mostly vacant, why not demolish and start over? That retail is never going to be hopping because it doesn't address the street in an otherwise walkable neighborhood. I've seen similar strip malls in other cities converted w/out tearing down. One was...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 462
Views: 14272

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I figured there might be a way but it did push me to buy a Wallet on second ride, and I did spur of moment. I didn't see a way to bypass and wanted to get on so didn't delve.
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 462
Views: 14272

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Not too thrilled with Lime's pre-allocated Wallet method as a user but it is brilliant on their part. If a Bird and Lime are near each other, I'm more likely to grab Lime unless low on power.
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 121
Views: 10001

Re: Uptown Shoppes

This doesn't include potential hotel at corner. Better than expected but doesn't integrate with Broadway sidewalk very well. Would like to see a Sprouts here if not a local market. https://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/qtaeyz/picture218621370/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/Uptown%20Lofts.jpg https://www...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421219

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Would think at this point if any month has lower ridership than previous year it would be due to fewer events for the month, bad weather or operational issues. The steady rise of downtown population and hotel rooms should otherwise increase ridership, more streetcars added or not. Would be interesti...
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421219

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

More cars running at same time with shorter wait times might grab more that just go to the next stop vs walking. I usually walk in those cases if not seeing a streetcar but will wait for it if not far from stop. And of course during busiest packed periods/events, it should usually mean more riders p...
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421219

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Summer ridership compared to last year..
JUNE 2018: 223,877 | JUNE 2017: 217,129
JULY 2018: 262,593 | JULY 2017: 230,925
AUG. 2018: 221,898 | AUG. 2017: 199,516

http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploa ... ership.pdf
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38731

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

If the free streetcar didn't exist would say each primary downtown neighborhood should ideally have its own small market and/or drugstore. But with free streetcar, CVS and Consentino's are just a horizontal elevator ride away. Still, would be good to have Walgreens somewhere downtown for competition...
by earthling
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2487
Views: 209483

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Erosion might be an issue though would think it can be managed.
by earthling
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 121
Views: 10001

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Agree the plan sounds great on paper, confidence in Larry Sells to pull it off is the challenge. Could end up half-assed, even if selecting an urban minded developer who would build hotel directly up to sidewalk. Anything in that lot would be an improvement but hopefully they do it right and integra...
by earthling
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 462
Views: 14272

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

If there were a thousand Segways for rent on the streets it would be a bit different than a patrol rider. Wouldn't mind seeing the app saying 'potential $50 fine for riding on sidewalk'. It doesn't have to be enforced but should reduce sidewalk riding. I've seen some very poor sidewalk placement (in...
by earthling
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 56
Views: 14040

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Another ecommerce warehouse coming... Overstock.com to KCK...

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... n-kck.html
by earthling
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 69582

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

^Bummer was hoping it would fail for better eats.
by earthling
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1740

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

The room itself doesn't scream luxury, looks typical modern minimalist. A modern luxury room would have something like wide patios with wide vista view from a living room. Boutique old hotels might not have this but the luxury must be in services rather than room design. The lounge on each floor is ...
by earthling
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 462
Views: 14272

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Yeah, Lime expanding through morning. Now many around Westport/Plaza to UMKC/Rockhurst. And they are planting directly on Plaza, which Bird isn't doing.