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by chaglang
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37005

Re: Brookside

It's silly, especially in a city like KCMO which has dozens of sq miles of blight that would take generations to gentrify to the point of actually forcing poor people out of the city. It would seem that way, but I've heard from some people pretty close to the ground on this that it's a problem that...
by chaglang
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37005

Re: Brookside

I said I love the density.
by chaglang
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37005

Re: Brookside

Love the density, but my goodness there is something very wrong about white developers moving into an existing minority neighborhood and rebranding it.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 812
Views: 118431

Re: Troost developments

The last I heard, the general idea was to build on the street edge of Troost and 27th and put the parking in back, with access off of 27th. I think it would have worked without the extra parcel. It's a little frustrating that the redevelopment of both of the south corners got hung up on this other p...
by chaglang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 812
Views: 118431

Re: Troost developments

That's a shame. I wonder how much the city pushing them to acquire the property to the south of the northwest parcel factored into this. Last I heard they were having difficulty even finding the owner.
by chaglang
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 9325

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: 13365

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 3938
Views: 400295

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: 812
Views: 118431

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: 812
Views: 118431

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: 3085

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: 812
Views: 118431

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: 6944

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: 560
Views: 82030

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 ...