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by chaglang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2969

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I think my biggest issues are pushing for the return of historic tax credits from the state, transportation funding at the federal level, successful navigation of the KCI redo, and job creation. I saw that Steve Miller had Tim Kaine at one of his events recently. He also has state MODOT experience....
by chaglang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 65
Views: 12589

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

I don't remember agreeing to anything. :lol:
by chaglang
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

TheLastGentleman - Bravo to all your comments and rebuttals. All arguments against you are merely uninformed excuses. Great points. Ornament or other human scale details are critical to making buildings worth caring about. Every building that is built that lacks that detail will never make the city...
by chaglang
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Marquee buildings have always been showpieces because they have that kind of budget. Common buildings are where budgets get squeezed the most and are those most prone to having to cut nonessentials, even machine-made or mass-produced ornamentation. The economics are pretty simple. My takeaway is tha...
by chaglang
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Again, that ornament is so expensive because the industries it required were dismantled. Ideally, some bold developers and architects would push for new systems of ornament, start a trend, and cause the stuff to come back into demand, in the same way the Bauhaus designers had to convince their clie...
by chaglang
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The problem is that most new buildings are uglier, less interesting/ornamented and degrade the public realm/neighborhood more than the old building You were doing so good and then it became subjective. I think my statement is very accurate. Are new buildings uglier than pre-war buildings? On averag...
by chaglang
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Right. It's not even the nicest church on that part of 47th (Unity is). So nobody thinks I'm trolling, I'm advocating that we be more critical about the quality of a building before rushing to save it. By that standard, we could also lose the Tomfooleries building and the Lockton building (though, n...
by chaglang
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393424

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I'm good with losing it.
by chaglang
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 803
Views: 114716

Re: Troost developments

Maybe a bodega type of grocery store. It's not a big space.
by chaglang
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 803
Views: 114716

Re: Troost developments

I haven't heard anything.
by chaglang
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Keystone Innovation District
Replies: 24
Views: 2654

Re: Keystone Innovation District

Looks like a cool, needed project... and I suspect it'll get mired in the affordable housing policy discussion somehow.
by chaglang
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 803
Views: 114716

Re: Troost developments

That building at 27th is nice looking in person. If the proposed development at 26th happens, the east side of Troost from 24th-27th will be completely filled in. Amazing.
by chaglang
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Longfellow development
Replies: 29
Views: 6624

Re: Longfellow development

I can't believe how quickly they renovated this building, and that it got by me without notice. The latter may be true, but no the former. The renovation took several years. I know it had started before mid 2015. Although the signage is new, I believe it has been done for a while now (at least part...
by chaglang
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 555
Views: 79381

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

An early version of this development had a parking garage on the Center City corner of the intersection. It was revised because that's such a poor use of that parcel, and because Center City has lost the most residents compared to SP and HP and could use more people. If Pete wants Center City wants ...
by chaglang
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 83
Views: 14307

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

That rendering is 3+ years old. Is that what was shown at PZE?
by chaglang
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 803
Views: 114716

Re: Troost developments

This addition to the project is basically to appease Hyde Park's desire for more parking. If they can satisfy that desire with the vacant lots, I suspect the building will stay. If not I suspect it won't.
by chaglang
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 85
Views: 15839

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

You're next, church
by chaglang
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 464
Views: 66014

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Man, I miss the Pitch of the 80's and 90's.

But even the KMBC article seems unsure how to frame the story. Interesting.
by chaglang
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1968
Views: 247741

Re: Westport

HKC is already protesting this rendering
by chaglang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 86
Views: 14143

Re: Oak Tower

The stucco panels may have compromised the historic integrity. Not certain about that, but it’s a distinct possibility. Compromised buildings are restored all the time using historic tax credits. Yes, but the amount of what's been compromised matters. I've seen buildings denied NR listing for far l...