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by earthling
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1565
Views: 114675

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

More here on funding both extensions... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/19/kc-streetcar-public-private-partnership-rfi.html The three-quarter-mile extension north to Berkley Riverfront Park is expected to cost $32 million. The Streetcar Authority and KCATA hope to fund the projec...
by earthling
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1565
Views: 114675

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Biz Journal article on council approval to proceed with planning... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/19/kc-will-continue-planning-streetcar-expansion.html So Dave or someone in loop, please recap a bullet point summary of remaining hurdles/steps/conditions to pull trigger for expa...
by earthling
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 282
Views: 19646

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Agree and has been discussed often. Lack of a strong university within metro was possibly a factor as AMZ mentioned access to a major university as a preference. KU is not a bad school but not considered part of metro and not on many top 100 lists. Lack of high profile university in region (outside ...
by earthling
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 34
Views: 734

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

You know downtown has taken its next step toward being functional again when you have such good problems to have.
by earthling
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35582

Re: Three Light

If they are planning on going condo, they might be looking at higher end finishes and amenities. It mentions Cordish is considering up to 10% of units for sale/condo, so will be interesting if they do higher end finishes than rental units. If they decide to head into sales, they could potentially o...
by earthling
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35582

Re: Three Light

The most interesting quote from the article is non-three light related. Matt Zammar of Re/MAX Legacy, one of the area's leading condo agents, recently advised Winters that a developer plans at least one new condo tower in the Crown Center area. Nice catch. Might post over in CC thread. Interesting ...
by earthling
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35582

Re: Three Light

Bummer, $300M would've been a nice cherry on top.
by earthling
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8623

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Summary of various office transactions in 2017 and major downtown leases... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/16/job-growth-delivers-bullish-kc-office-market.html#i/10643016 MARC projects near 20K job growth this year, which is more than 2017 but not quite as good as actual 2014/15...
by earthling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35582

Re: Three Light

" The exterior of Two Light could look better, but when you're talking 15 million dollars savings by eliminating some of the original exterior elements, it's a choice that has to be made. " Apologies for pressing on this but you can make it look different at similar cost level. And can sou...
by earthling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Sporting Kansas City
Replies: 663
Views: 44086

Re: Sporting Kansas City

David Beckham and Sprint CEO ties to potential Miami MLS expansion...
https://www.prosoccerusa.com/expansion/ ... port-says/
by earthling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15726

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

BFA, it's not a big box, Target does small format urban stores now at bases of usually existing buildings and they focus on items that aren't available in the area. It's a good catch to score, but agree not entirely necessary. I’ve been to the one in DT Minneapolis. That one is two stories and has ...
by earthling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15726

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

I don't go very often either to those types of stores (more often use AMZ, etc) but it would cover missing products for central part of city - maybe drawing more interest in downtown living, potentially drawing more outside developers. BTW, looking to move downtown this year. BTM, it's not a big box...
by earthling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15726

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Not good news. If only they'd consider Midtown in scope it might be more plausible. At least there are Amazon like services for hard to find goods/housewares. Function Junction in Crown Center helps a bit. A Target like store isn't critical but would be a nice score and momentum builder.
by earthling
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9167

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Maybe time for it's own thread? https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/11/childrens-mercy-pediatric-tower-funding.html?ana=e_kan_bn&u=iz2lrOOUyzTofQsIwjLD8A0cb9071d&t=1515686659&j=79486401 The Business Journal kind of buried the lead. One of the more notable side-notes to t...
by earthling
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15726

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Is a little disconcerting that Target plans to open over 100 small format stores (already about 60 open) and no sign of downtown KC on the table after many tries. Given some of those goods are many miles away, such a store would serve midtown and city core as well, not just downtown. KC needs to inc...
by earthling
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8623

Re: Downtown office vacancy

So it's official that DST is sold. They own a lot of buildings on W Side of Loop. They are expected to consolidate data centers and corporate functions in near term so likely a hit on jobs and possibly a building or two sold if not more eventually. That would put more space on market so of course d...
by earthling
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8623

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Missed that, so would that be on top of YardHouse? If so, great that was constructed in a way to allow hirise on top. BTW, I mentioned to Collison (CityScene) that he should setup PayPal or other form to allow supporting his site. He mentioned he was planning to look for investors after 6 months. We...
by earthling
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 638
Views: 55044

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

ldai_phs wrote:IcelandAir Cargo will set up shop in KC


Nice, source? They only hit a handful of US cities. That may mean we get seafood from their waters...
https://www.icelandaircargo.com/product ... d-seafood/
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild

DaveKCMO wrote:ugh. what problem is this solving?


Cockroaches? I think it's the same owner as the one on Broadway, which was rebuilt several years ago supposedly for the same reason.
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35582

Re: Three Light

Update on Three Light... https://cityscenekc.com/three-light-convention-hotel-bond-sale-part-of-big-downtown-pep-talk-by-city-manager/ Nick Benjamin, executive director for the Cordish-owned Power & Light District, said if the City Council approves, construction is expected to begin on the $130 ...

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