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by earthling
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8581

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: 328
Views: 34469

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: 43879

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: 261
Views: 15321

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: 261
Views: 15321

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: 261
Views: 15321

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: 73
Views: 8983

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: 261
Views: 15321

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: 8581

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: 8581

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: 635
Views: 54679

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: 422

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: 328
Views: 34469

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 ...
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 328
Views: 34469

Re: Three Light

Yet looks so much better with the dark trim around windows and more texture. Subjective but it's a far better looking building. Ideally Three Light doesn't even use same materials. But if it does, the above is something to shoot for.
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8581

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 de...
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 261
Views: 15321

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Glad to see the driving forces are on the same page with ideas discussed here.... Candidate locations for Target... Base of Three Light, One KC Place or City Center Square. As far as the 'chains' concern, yeah, pursue chains in CBD Loop and keep them out of Xroads/River Market. The significant incre...
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 328
Views: 34469

Re: Three Light

^Bingo. Hoping Three Light will look nothing like Two Light, but most don't seem to care so a wall of Two Light is what we'll likely get. And if no one cares, the bland wall of monotony is what we deserve. At some point we need to start expecting developers to raise the bar and stop accepting utilit...
by earthling
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: City Hall and Observation Deck
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: City Hall and Observation Deck

That is a great building, especially the interior. But that view is a case in point downtown still has a lot of surface lots to develop.
by earthling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8581

Re: Downtown office vacancy

beautyfromashes wrote:It’s 3/4 of a city block: 13th to 14th, Main to Baltimore. Bigger than Block and plenty of space for commercial. Should be cheaper too since footings and piers already existing.


Ah, I had locations mixed up.
by earthling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8581

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Ideally 5 Light continues as residential and the lots along 8th between Main/Central develops with hirise office/mixed (with perhaps a pedestrian retail shopping stretch closed to cars and garage access along 7th.). The 5 Light spot would have small floor plates as mentioned, not great for office. I...

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