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by flyingember
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1775
Views: 197614

Re: Westport

A fire at a different historic Westport strip mall.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/we ... s-to-close

They didn’t have working sprinklers. It must be hard to keep these old buildings up to modern code.
by flyingember
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1660
Views: 121589

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

RMA and FSA have their office at 63rd and 435 near Swope Park.

There’s TONS of empty land in that development to put a second building up and it has the benefit for them that they could use the same security team for both sites.
by flyingember
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

There’s five owners now for all that land so it’s definently not something Commerce could pull off alone. It used to be four.

Also notice it requires moving the bridge the streetcar is on.
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

All the more reason to tear down Flashcube. It’s got no historic context and obviously isn’t viable without big subsidies due to condition. It also might be nice to include the lots all the way to Central in a ballpark development. Would need to find a way to include the older building in the far n...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There's 7 open houses in September. Sounds like a good place to give constructive feedback.

https://goo.gl/forms/eRfFYiR17X5RrnLt2
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

If you think Tower Properties is trying to market those North Loop parking lots for individual redevelopment (or develop them individually on their own), you are delusional. They are banking them (LOL) for something, and it's very likely downtown baseball. The last serious drawing of a stadium on t...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2467
Views: 202301

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The cladding looks somewhat beige, I thought the renderings looked more grey. Is this a pre-cast stone like the KCPA or metal panels like the Barnes ballroom? https://www.coopercarry.com/projects/kansas-city-loews-hotel/ Depends on the lighting. Beige can look a little more blue with a daytime colo...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The blocks in the north loop are tiny. That area can be built out quickly (by real estate standards) once the land actually gets into the hands of developers. A lot of projects getting built downtown have footprints that are anywhere from 2 to 5 times the size of a typical north loop block. There h...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

To take your example, would we be happy with this roof? https://www.wfyi.org/files/wfyi/articles/current/5_4_3_2_1_indy-airport-plaza.jpg How is that roof bad? Do people go to the airport to look up inside? If anything a roof that lets me watch planes take off and land no matter the shape would be ...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

That area should never have a ballpark. A more beneficial fantasy would be returning the grid to how it was before urban renewal, complete with the junction The space is so big it would take 1000 years to develop it all. I think a ballpark would take a good part of the space and greatly accelerate ...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

However, with renderings we're supposed to get a better impression of design and it is obvious that some of the initial design elements meant to inspire us a bit were just misleading Price going up is a theme of just about every big project. Promise everything, scale back as the budget gets defined...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

What’s wrong with an airport with a flat roof and no fountain? Does the shape of the roof have anything to do with how well it moves people around? Do you think most people are upset that costs are being kept under control by taking out a feature that is nice but provides no utility in exchange for ...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They're supposed to show the shape of the building, the size of the rooms. The chairs are bad because they picked something from their stock image library and stuck them in to show how many will fit in the space and that's all you're supposed to get from it. Except why release them if you don't want...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1775
Views: 197614

Re: Westport

The Fusion Buffet in the historically endangered strip mall inside Westport is shutting down.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 12610.html
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 105
Views: 16415

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article216797675.html $20 million in unexpected costs claimed. More incentives approved. Expecting to lose funding from HUD but changes wage requirements Should start early next year and complete 2020 184 apartments pickleball, basketball, rock cl...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 95
Views: 18910

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

New article. Starting next month, completion mid 2020

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 24970.html
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Any ground-up new terminal will be an upgrade, but at this point I am really frustrated that the signature design elements from the earlier "winning" proposal are ALL gone. Cost and function is the number on concern for 90% of people. They don’t care if fancy linestone is replaced with tile as long...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

also, wtf is everything paneled in wood? These honestly look terrible. You will not get a good idea on how it will the walls or floors or counters will look based on a rendering. Rendering are meant to show off the layout and what type of materials will be used in abstract. The computer can’t know ...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

A few More renderings here... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/08/16/kansas-city-international-airport-renderings.html?ana=e_kan_bn_newsalert&u=klOUaHf8m3agq6fYFBtXUw07cc9f05&t=1534445568&j=83312471 The timeline is useful. They expect to start demolition within about 4 months and be...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334679

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I’ve always been more concerned with the concourse depth than I was about the number of gates. If you’re going to expand amenities in the future and if the passenger numbers grow, you need that space to build out. You would think this would have been learned after our current airport is such a prim...