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by chaglang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The FMV established during the eminent domain process for the MAC buildings placed the value of this building at maybe 1/5th of that.
by chaglang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 33907

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Gillham had a de facto road diet for a year or two while those buildings were being built and everything worked out.
by chaglang
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 33907

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Velvet Freeze?
by chaglang
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 686
Views: 81655

Re: Troost developments

If they close as car lots, they cannot re-open as car lots without a special use permit.
by chaglang
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2124
Views: 233178

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Did anyone walk or spend time on Oak outside of a car, maybe talk to any of the business owners or residents? If the road diet was doing something you would think that the change would be even a little bit perceptible to drivers. That’s certainly true of other road diets I’ve driven on. Sorry if yo...
by chaglang
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2124
Views: 233178

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Drove it Friday at rush hour and again this morning. No noticeable difference, even on a First Friday.
by chaglang
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45686

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Westport High School would be a terrible location. I thought the whole idea was to get the Conservatory downtown near the epicenter of the Arts community? And Westport High has the lowest visibility of any location [other than 63rd.]. Great that the school district sold Westport High to a group who...
by chaglang
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 686
Views: 81655

Re: Troost developments

There's no way to know.
by chaglang
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 686
Views: 81655

Re: Troost developments

There wasn't anything that said that they couldn't do it, and there was zero political will to steer them away from it. The OB board considered it nonnegotiable. Of course, it was framed as "if we don't build this bridge we will lose an entire generation of kids".
by chaglang
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 686
Views: 81655

Re: Troost developments

They couldn't resist the metaphor.
by chaglang
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6502

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

That should be sorted out at the primary.
by chaglang
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6502

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Have to imagine that some of this will depend on Kander's platform, which nobody's seen yet. I love his voting rights work, but the mayor's office isn't about that.
by chaglang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 249
Views: 38124

Re: Historic Old Northeast

By that logic, all of the east side - which has a notably reduced tree canopy - isn't suburban. Or something. What?
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Now I really want neon on the MAC buildings.
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Totally agree, and on a separate note it points out the folly of the KCMO/KCPD building demolition program.
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

That was the kind of thing that Hyde Park complained to the city about for years. The city couldn’t get it fixed, and the plan for a while was to tear down buildings to mitigate the problems. MAC’s redevelopment was so effective that now Hyde Parkers get to complain about parking on Armour instead o...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

CPC endorses the project unanimously. On to PZ&E. My hunch is that MAC stays close to the Armour corridor and leverages the momentum they've created there. Taking over the languishing redevelopment of the old MGE headquarters could be a potential next development. (Assuming the building is for s...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I listened to some of the residents speak on the news clip regarding the development and they seemed pretty reasonable. They want the development but claim it doesn't have enough parking. Frankly, I think that's a fair concern. Build 450 units with 225 spaces and you are requiring have of your rent...
by chaglang
Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58318

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I'm not even sure how much the CPC matters. I suspect it'll come down to whether the city council members want to pass on a $78m investment, after years of working with MAC on this deal. I was at the meeting last night. The concerns about rent and what happens to longtime residents is absolutely val...
by chaglang
Wed May 30, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 5416

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The blank wall at steet level isn’t great but otherwise... yeah, build that.

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