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by loftguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2159
Views: 240889

Re: Misc Crossroads News

DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
...and what's now the Crossroads was once considered "Midtown".
Also commonly was referenced as "Crosstown".....
by loftguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

Hadn't heard about this, Outpost Social Club, 1000 W. 25th St. By October Looks to be same address as La Esquina? I don't know La Esquina, but I was thinking this is the old Speak Deli space in that weird spot up on 25th. La Esquina was the Charlotte Street arts facility in the east end of the buil...
by loftguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2159
Views: 240889

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Just for the record, the 'Westside' is quite adamant that Broadway to I-35 is part of the Westside. It's a multi-generational point of contention and frankly a point of honor. I would not even hint at a dispute, as the resulting acrimony would be ponderous. The Westside had near zero political power...
by loftguy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 62
Views: 11897

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Hmmm, I have to wonder if Johnny Lazia was the inspiration for the restaurant name?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lazia
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2269

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site. Are they exempt from city processes? No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors? The city can not prevent th...
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2269

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

snigglefritz wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Do we know anything specific regarding the terms of their PSA with Drury?
PSA...?
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2269

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
by loftguy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1549
Views: 126248

Re: Politics

WSPanic wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Also a Question regarding rental property inspections as well.
Last week I read the language for the 'Healthy Homes' proposal.
It is not good.
Reads like a Clay Chastain initiative, big on hot buttons and frighteningly short on essential process.
by loftguy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320806

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

mykn wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 pm
It took me awhile to realize this, but advocating for urbanism needs to also incorporate social justice. If it is not a focus, we will be just building more nice outdoor shopping malls for white people.
I applaud your full post, but most especially this last sentence.
by loftguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1971
Views: 204033

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

516 Grand
Barrel House Barber Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/thebarrelhousekc/
by loftguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 348
Views: 51972

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Fang, the owner is Jim Monihan and he is not a get-it-done kind of guy...
by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 226
Views: 35861

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Is anything ever going to happen there? Its dragging down the whole neighborhood. Union Hill Founders is below 80% occupancy for the first time ever. The building on the SW corner of 30th & Gillham has only 4 occupied units out of 23 total. My guess?....there may be something else going on contribu...
by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 304
Views: 65509

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

It has been looking like yet another edition of 'Hillbilly Renovations'...
by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rag Headquarters
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Rag Headquarters

DaveKCMO wrote:THANK YOU!

Am I on the print cover?
In all your smiling splendor...
by loftguy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rag Headquarters
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Rag Headquarters

Gotta give the smiling man next to the ribs much deserved praise.
He's relentless, smart and goal-focused for the public good.
A lot to emulate there.
by loftguy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

I was linked into this article about a very cool art concept piece that's going to be around downtown for the Experience.

https://silodrome.com/ram-jet-powered-scooter/
by loftguy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hy-Vee concept
Replies: 56
Views: 4191

Re: Downtown Hy-Vee concept

by loftguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 8356

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

DaveKCMO wrote:I'd love to see Kander lead a true progressive slate for the next Council.
Change and growth are best served at a local level.
I'm stoked about Kander.
Caught cold, but heatedly stoked.
by loftguy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 62
Views: 5459

Re: 1800 Walnut

prolong the existence of our parking lot hellscape I would like to see maybe 1 more level added to the parking garage to replace one of the nearby surface lots and free it up for development. Maybe this could be a stipulation for the tax abatement. I wish that more structured parking wasn't the onl...
by loftguy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 62
Views: 5459

Re: 1800 Walnut

... a notoriously stingy and riskless developer... This is a foolish and ignorant statement. Conservative, maybe. Developments of this size involve tremendous risk, a shit ton of money and a lot of work – which includes employing a lot of people. They have done a lot of large and important developm...