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by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

DX-15 is unlimited height with FAR something something. The GDAP update reflects that, but it's already law.

I posted this rendering on Twitter and it caused quite a stir (and an indication it's a defunct proposal).
by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bravicci Hotel Project - South of Crown Plaza Hotel
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Bravicci Hotel Project - South of Crown Plaza Hotel

People just really can't wrap their heads around the fact that downtown is now a destination worthy of a thriving hotel market, even without significant convention growth.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:12 am
What a gross project this one is. I assume the neighborhood association will be able to get some significant changes here.
You betcha!
by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 403
Views: 54086

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Better deal for the city. How do we think the new council will vote?
by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 306
Views: 50773

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

The wayfinding in the interactive kiosks isn't well designed. We asked them to do an interactive trip planner and bus tracker, but didn't have the resources to design a new wayfinding UI. That really should be on the vendor's dime. Had a chance to use the Columbus, Ohio kiosks over several days rece...
by DaveKCMO
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bravicci Hotel Project - South of Crown Plaza Hotel
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Bravicci Hotel Project - South of Crown Plaza Hotel

I am not at all concerned about too many hotels being built. If we do go beyond equilibrium, prices will drop and lesser properties might fail or convert to some other use. There are no hotels "too big to fail", including the downtown Marriott.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 306
Views: 50773

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

No one uses those for actual wayfinding.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

Technically allowed by the zoning. We'll need to send comments to planning. Hopefully they will insist on changes (like eliminating the Grand entrance -- boulevard, hello?!?) and more retail sq footage. Maybe something besides shitty mesh to cover up the parking.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

Parking just one block from the street car (ugh, two words)! Like it's a plus? These people...

It's also hideous.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 306
Views: 50773

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Downtown needs a lot of those walking distance maps. The “wayfinding” that the Downtown Council worked on is car focused.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 72
Views: 8507

Re: Companies moving downtown

The transit center property is not for sale.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Baltimore site proposal
Replies: 590
Views: 76087

Re: P&L District: 13th & Baltimore site proposal

smh wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:31 pm
In fairness though, those grates suck. That sidewalk outside Kaldi et al is just about the worst walking experience downtown.
Because they are slippery when wet?
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2726
Views: 361433

Re: Misc Crossroads News

earthling wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Is disappointing to not see any plans for all those empty lots along streetcar line through Xroads after running for 3+ years.
Single ownership. The owner has plans that aren't public. It's been very slow to move forward. Step one was the Hampton Inn.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 306
Views: 50773

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Thanks! That’s my handiwork!
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Opus Development (formerly Faultless Linen)
Replies: 29
Views: 7855

Re: OFFICIAL - Opus Development (formerly Faultless Linen)

They still haven't purchased the property.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 149
Views: 16343

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Would the ballpark fit on this block, merged with the Copaken-owned lot at 12th & Grand?
by DaveKCMO
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 87
Views: 15284

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

I had to Google DDD.

Anyway, good for them!
by DaveKCMO
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2855
Views: 322867

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

This has turned out much better than I thought it would. I think I even like the shorter tower and massing of it better now. It fits the area better. A 40 story building there would have dwarfed everything in the area and been out of scale and it would probably take up the same footprint with all t...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 270524

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

moderne wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:26 am
Their map is once again showing the station at Linwood instead of 31st. Have they changed their mind again?
He used an old map. It's 31st. The article has been corrected.
by DaveKCMO
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2726
Views: 361433

Re: Misc Crossroads News

earthling wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Thanks for the insight, Dave.
You're welcome. I wish the Star's editorial board sought to understand rather than attack us on the Sunday editorial page.