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by earthling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport High School re-use - market rate housing proposed
Replies: 36
Views: 5602

Re: Westport High School re-use - market rate housing proposed

Plexpod did a great job with the middle school conversion and addon building. The school lockers are still there, the auditorium is amazing for a middle school.
by earthling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 155
Views: 25323

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Looks like the orange is some kind of protection covering that is being removed, that appears to leave residue when it rains. Shouldn't be an issue when complete.
by earthling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 155
Views: 25323

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Like the left/top frame but lacking on right. The incomplete box leading towards back tickles the brain.
by earthling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 155
Views: 25323

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Minimalism typically fails, ending up looking cheap. They pulled this off! And the monolithic design nicely contrasts the columns next door.
by earthling
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1931
Views: 237512

Re: Westport

AlbertHammond wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:03 pm
you never know....
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Submit it!

(To someone who can make things happen.)
by earthling
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1117
Views: 81352

Re: Religion...

Large PRRI report... https://www.prri.org/research/american-religious-landscape-christian-religiously-unaffiliated/ https://www.prri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PRRI-Diminishing-White-Christian-Presence.png -White Christians now account for fewer than half of the public. Today, only 43% of Americ...
by earthling
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 378105

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^I might be the most critical of minimalism on this site (90% minimalism simply end ups looking cheap) but this could work, and certainly better than the current garage structure look given the sidewalk window display streetfront. However I do agree they still should propose another option more inli...
by earthling
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1931
Views: 237512

Re: Westport

This makes me very sad for Westport. Seriously it should be decommissioned as a bar district ...leave Kelly's, Harry's, and one more and shut down the rest. Is unfortunate to see Westport head back toward catering to the obnoxious party crowd. When P&L opened, Westport was gearing towards 30+ and a...
by earthling
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Need cleveland ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: Need cleveland ideas

Economically Cleveland metro overall has been struggling for decades, among worst in Midwest while KC has generally been better than Midwest avg. But KC city core, especially downtown has probably struggled just as much if not more since the 70s. Cleveland has done a better job maintaining downtown ...
by earthling
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Need cleveland ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: Need cleveland ideas

So nice they've been able to maintain the glory of the golden years for a relatively struggling city. KC 'renewed' downtown with teardowns for surface lots. At least we saved Union Station from an actual desire for a teardown
by earthling
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1768
Views: 169094

Re: Politics

KS lawmakers switching from GOP to DEM...
https://www.newsweek.com/two-more-kansa ... ty-1265961
by earthling
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 198
Views: 29884

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: 471

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: 1012
Views: 136849

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: 16936

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: 471

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: 198
Views: 29884

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: 3522

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: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 23955

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: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 23955

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...