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by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 34067

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: 303
Views: 62601

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: 1102

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: 1102

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: 360

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: 4063

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: 6602

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: 57
Views: 3462

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: 57
Views: 3462

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...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 252
Views: 38388

Re: Historic Old Northeast

No
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by loftguy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122284

Re: Politics

There is a list that keeps growing in my head, mostly involuntarily, but it exists.
It's made up of the people who are driven to expose their lack of reason and humanity.
I'm going to buy far fewer Christmas presents this year...
by loftguy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197215

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

Freestyle Poke has now officially bumped someone else off of my regular rotation.
The spicy tuna with forbidden rice concoction (You get to make 6 or 8 choices in ingredients) was great to the last bite.
Everything was clearly top quality and tasty.
by loftguy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 592
Views: 63776

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I have long expected that someone would turn Woodswether Road into an entertainment district, with the kinds of amenities mgh7676 mentions. The views of the river would make for excellent rooftop terraces and it's removed from residential, so make all the noise you want. I realize the water treatmen...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 592
Views: 63776

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

still thought the riverfront would try to get at least 6-7 story buildings in there. They have a finite amount of space to develop and create a dense enough neighborhood to warrant the extension of the streetcar. Go review the plan from their website. It's mostly low buildings in their concept plan...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 592
Views: 63776

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Not a fan of an entire affordable housing building next to the nice market rate building. I mean I get affordable housing can't have every Bell and whistle amenity but all affordable housing tends to turn into a mess. This is a gross overstatement KCPowercat. One-fourth of the buildings in the Rive...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 274
Views: 38994

Re: 50s/Main development

chingon wrote:People should wear more cowboy hats. It’s basically the climate appropriate headwear for our environment in the summer.
Skirts are the most appropriate fashion in this humid environ.....let the tucked parts breathe.
by loftguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 495
Views: 58619

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Even if MAC doesn't expand beyond Armour, their success may be what's influencing owners of other apt buildings nearby to upgrade (as well as rising rents downtown). Have noticed some below avg buildings along Warwick upgraded with new wooden balconies, also upgrades behind Walgreens between Main/B...
by loftguy
Wed May 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122284

Re: Politics

Nah. Some people study the law so they can know how to break it...
by loftguy
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.

A 2000 survey indicated that 60+% of downtown residents worked outside of the downtown district, so this is not a new phenomenon.
What may be new, is the large number of people who live and work remotely, or independently, out of their homes.
by loftguy
Fri May 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 671
Views: 76102

Re: Three Light

Sometimes I think if KC just bought a regular, small ad in the Wall Street Journal in the real estate section advertising what commercial rents are per sq. foot in downtown Kansas City; avg. apt. rents; avg. home prices, etc., that might be enough. It would have to run constantly. A constant remind...