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by loftguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3110
Views: 245164

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

An office building at NE corner of 47th/Main is going residential, luxury senior living. Would like to see some of the office spaces above Plaza retail also go residential. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/12/12/more-details-on-northpoints-planned-luxury-senior.html We will need to ...
by loftguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 156766

Re: Westport

Eon Blue wrote:Where is the local historic preservation organization on this one? This is geographically within their wheelhouse.


No shit.
by loftguy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 330
Views: 53657

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Turning down $7.9 m. is a reflection of the owners underlying disconnect.
by loftguy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 330
Views: 53657

Re: On-going downtown development projects

hartliss wrote:
He added: “If everything we did in Detroit over the past seven years was dictated by lenders, we never would have gotten going. We’re trying to take this market to the next level — that means that we can’t be at the mercy of conservative lenders."



TRUTH
by loftguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 105
Views: 8545

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Is having a jazz trio or quartet performing during your meal considered the pinnacle of restaurantdom?
by loftguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4057
Views: 238443

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I was impressed that it passed by similar percentages in Clay & Platte, too. Apparently this was one issue that the river doesn't divide us on. So who are the 500 people that voted yes on 2 and no on 3? And are there just 11,000 that vote no on everything, no matter what? Had I been able to vot...
by loftguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)
Replies: 200
Views: 25480

Re: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)

DaveKCMO wrote:package liquor license requested for the hotel.

Don't they need that in order to sell the stuff stocked in the mini-fridge?

Surprised the application is this late in process.
by loftguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 156766

Re: Westport

No.
by loftguy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District 10 years later
Replies: 45
Views: 4538

Re: P&L District 10 years later

Eon Blue wrote:What's that lost building behind the Soakie's building?



That's the Jack Frye Training Center.
It served as TWA's pilot training facility in Kansas City.
Along with classrooms, offices, printing and filming facilities, it also included multiple realistic flight simulators.
by loftguy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1549
Views: 107207

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Thank you for the amount of energy you put into getting the streetcar started and in the fight to expand it. I do not know of anyone else that has fought as long and as hard as you are doing. for free? none. Maybe Chastain would be close, but he wasn't exactly successful at it and filed court cases...
by loftguy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4057
Views: 238443

Re: We need a new airport!!!

hartliss wrote:Speaking of which, just saw this on the ethics site:

C171142 10/20/2017 KC Transportation Transit and Tourism Committee (KC3T) Southwest Airlines Co. 2702 Love Field Dr Dallas TX 75235 10/20/2017 $50,000.00


What is the ethics site?
by loftguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 214
Views: 18477

Re: Bike Lanes

what the hell is going on at the boley building? they've been hacking away at it for what seems like 18 months I would bet it's a combination that slower costs less, a crazy complex amount of work and a need to not interrupt daytime users Slower costs less? In most any circumstance, the exact oppos...
by loftguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1747
Views: 152892

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Wide Awake Films
Then and Now merge......

https://veer.tv/videos/kansas-city-s-hi ... rket-71808
by loftguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Kentucky 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Kentucky 2017

Your framing experiments are starting to bear good results.
by loftguy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 4465

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

We should NEVER again make ANY sidewalk more narrow.

If that's what you meant by 'shortened'.
by loftguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 739
Views: 51537

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Has there been any discussion about expanding the WWI Museum footprint? It's been several years since the last remodel and I'd love to see a larger building that could hold more aircraft and even ships (The Chicago Science and Industry Museum has a submarine). There is plenty of space in the park a...
by loftguy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1747
Views: 152892

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

earthling wrote:
flyingember wrote:516 Grand will be the Rivermarket Barber Shop.


Two barber shops now in RM, one on Walnut as well. What lacking neighborhood amenities do RM'rs want to see?


A proper sporting house...
by loftguy
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 240
Views: 16215

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

KCMOJoe89 wrote:Wasn't Amazon one of the "big bang" possibilities quoted in the MARC study on the decommissioning the north loop?


yes
by loftguy
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 33
Views: 3492

Re: Oak Tower

I was around downtown when that work was being done too.
Workers were swarming the "Telephone" building on scaffolding with hand-held jackhammers.
They leveled off the outer skin of the building, filling endless dumpsters with terracotta detail.
by loftguy
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Boonville 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Boonville 2015

The Frederick is a great, historic renovation that was done with a gentle touch.
The unique character was nicely retained.
They also did a great job of sourcing cool and simple furnishings.

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