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by flyingember
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1885
Views: 226883

Re: Westport

wahoowa wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:36 am
he's a troll, y'all
Why do you think I aimed for the exact opposite thing from what they said?
by flyingember
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 783
Views: 104617

Re: Troost developments

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Yay more grey cubes
grey is very popular right now. It's the new red brick color.
by flyingember
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1885
Views: 226883

Re: Westport

I live in Lenexa. I go into Westport from time to time. To attract more people and tourists they need more parking. That stretch of highway gets very backed up also so I would add another lane going each way. Clearly you're wrong. We all know developments build more parking than they need, it's why...
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 39
Views: 1693

Re: Plaza Residential Development

I've heard these are all actually two-car garages. One entrance, but designed with enough space to fit two. Wha!??? Then that is a clue that the images are cheats. The graphic narrows the garage door to minimize the yuck. These graphics are used to sell the idea, but are lies to reality. Have you e...
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Wonderscope, Childrens Museum to Merge
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Wonderscope, Childrens Museum to Merge

children's museums used to be about career exploration, arts and crafts and the like.
science museums used to be about static science displays, planetariums and such

I would say there's very few museums of either type anymore, that they're the same thing today
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 253
Views: 37570

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

There's encroachments up and down the cooridor. In one place there's a garage 100% on KCATA land. That said, the property line zig zags and most owners at least stick to the same straight line. DeJanes is who decided to ignore this to the most extreme and have a back yard that goes even deeper into ...
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 159
Views: 26752

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

There's already a trend down on parking requirements at least. Used to be common to have two spots per unit or room and that's trending downwards.

Sometimes change takes time.
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Midwest parking/transit access report
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Midwest parking/transit access report

The big gain would come by shifting subsidies from parking to more frequency on the system.

Cooridors like N. Oak/Burlington are dramatically undeserved by busses. I can go weeks without seeing a bus on it and it has 7 day service.
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2553
Views: 236816

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

They're moving super fast on the room floors. Must want to get this space up quicker than the convention space.

I didn't count the floors this morning but they're at about 2/3 height on the main tower.
by flyingember
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 85
Views: 12493

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

They were talking about moving the parking to north of the power plant. It's not clear if that's part of the submitted plan.
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5393
Views: 447788

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

So I was searching for something else and of course got a streetcar result http://kcmo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Environmental-Desktop-Review-Streetcar-Route-Technical-Report-Attachment-3-Historical-Aerial-Photographs.pdf This is good to bring forward since it helps show when lots cleared downt...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207938

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

How many of these decisions are at this phase??? Should curb running keep the existing six lane configuration with part-time bus lanes becoming the track lane or is it better to move to a four lane setup and add all day curb parking? How do you account for places like 4110 Main which is one big curb...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 397006

Re: We need a new airport!!!

speaking of Seatac airport here are some pictures from their concourse D. Notice the wood on the ceiling. My guess is ours will look similar to this? https://www.hok.com/about/news/2018/11/06/sea-tac-airports-new-concourse-d-annex-will-improve-the-passenger-experience/ That looks like it's the oppo...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 91
Views: 13176

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

It does look like the office portion is being expanded. The original info called for 70,000 sq ft and they are now saying 100,000. I wonder if the building would still have a similar design and how many stories it might be now. So, I wonder if the office building's chances of being built with this ...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 68
Views: 2556

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

It also shows that being next to the freeway isn’t limiting if the location and building is good. 531 Grand has better occupancy than Apex despite being much closer to one and apparently higher rates.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Proposed tower on Plaza
Replies: 30
Views: 1093

Re: Proposed tower on Plaza

FangKC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:55 pm
The transaction must not have been completed yet, or the title information has yet to update because the city's parcel viewer says Highwoods still owns it.
The parcel viewer can run months behind.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Urban North Development off North Oak Trafficway
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Urban North Development off North Oak Trafficway

They did indeed use the same one. Draw Architecture + Urban Design.

The architect name in one of the images
https://www.refinedkc.com/community-profile/

https://uc-bproperties.com/neighborhoods/beacon-hill/
Third paragraph has the same name, they used multiple
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 397006

Re: We need a new airport!!!

MidtownCat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Looks pretty lame. Like something that belongs in Oklahoma City or St Louis.
They went and built a skyscraper seven stories high,
About as high as a building orta grow.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19181

Re: Five Light

Office design is changing with this next generation. No one has offices now, it’s all coworking space. Many times it’s even just one big bullpen table and employees have a locker to hold their personal items. Lots of couches/chairs and only separate space is for private calls. I’m not sure big floo...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 159
Views: 19181

Re: Five Light

The parking portion will dominate the block. If you're standing on the SW corner you'll see all the parking and maybe the top 3-4 floors of the offices. Standing under it on Main it looks like the parking is slightly cantileevered so that will largely hide the building above 250k makes it 14k per fl...