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by FangKC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 356
Views: 87243

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Even though CID workers swept it up, a city inspector needs to take a look at the building if bricks fell off to determine what caused it, and if there is risk that more could fall.
by FangKC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1024
Views: 144210

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Kansas City ranks 49 on the list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. Overland Park, which usually appears on these lists, doesn't appear in the top 100. Known for its roots in barbecue and jazz, Kansas City has long been one of the most iconic cities in the country and is now charging forward int...
by FangKC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400265

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

My rural high school class made our senior trip to Kansas City to engage in various activities. I recall visiting Seville Square, where I had my first French crepes.
by FangKC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 356
Views: 87243

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

The City needs to get on that. There was a building that had bricks fall off in Liberty yesterday. With all the snow we've had this winter, lack of maintenance can cause water to infiltrate the walls and cause facade collapse. Many historic buildings are lost this way. https://www.kmbc.com/article/e...
by FangKC
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318585

Re: Misc Crossroads News

City Barrel Serves ‘Upper Echelon’ Brewpub Experience City Barrel Brewing has opened in the East Crossroads and if you’re looking for a full service restaurant and perhaps an “816” double dry hop blonde ale to wash it down, James Stutsman has just the a place. “We’re bringing a wine bar approach to...
by FangKC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 249
Views: 46434

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

earthling wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:58 pm
An Indian restaurant might do well with the recent influx along Armour and Gilham stretches. The city core doesn't have very good Indian places, most of the good ones are in JoCo.
Yes. There needs to be more Indian restaurants in the city's core.
by FangKC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 70
Views: 7841

Re: Affordable Housing

Fed up with poor living conditions and abusive landlords, KC Tenants advocates for better affordable housing in Kansas City


https://www.thepitchkc.com/news/article ... ansas-city
by FangKC
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 15780

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Not this again: Is yet another battle brewing over renaming The Paseo for MLK? Just when it appeared that Kansas City had finally ended a protracted battle over renaming a street or landmark for Martin Luther King Jr., a new effort to thwart the plan to rechristen The Paseo has emerged. Some proper...
by FangKC
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252115

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

Here are the 1940 tax photos for the blocks between Walnut and Grand between 3rd and 5th streets. http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/kcpltax/id/431/rec/1 http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/kcpltax/id/424/rec/1 Aerial 1940. https://i.imgur.com/l5LDw...
by FangKC
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: More vacant homes, more violent crime? Small area of Kansas City sees most homicides
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: More vacant homes, more violent crime? Small area of Kansas City sees most homicides

There's No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas? ... Serious violence is extremely concentrated in very particular places and, most importantly, among very p...
by FangKC
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252115

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

Main between 13th and 14th Streets, on the east side of the block. The "See the River Quay" sign was on the building that the haunted house, The Main Street Morgue, was in. https://i.imgur.com/zsSQDet.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/zsSQDet.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IAVJUeD.jpg This is the building from behin...
by FangKC
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252115

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

Bringing the urban edge up would improve the space immensely. While I see reopening Walnut as a good step forward, I hope it's the first part of a larger plan at some point. https://i.imgur.com/d5iYuX5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Glips6y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lqM7T5I.jpg Here's how it used to look.
by FangKC
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5419
Views: 476107

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Streetcar Straight Talk: Downtown Riders Tell It Like It Is

https://cityscenekc.com/streetcar-strai ... ike-it-is/
by FangKC
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward
Replies: 124
Views: 23280

Re: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward

New Owner Plans $500,000 Rehab Of Midtown Kansas City's Historic Rockhill Tennis Club

https://www.kcur.org/post/new-owner-pla ... b#stream/0
by FangKC
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 341
Views: 71672

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Yikes! Anyone but Rex Sinquefield. We need a modern-version of Ewing Kauffman. Sinquefield kind of does have a modern vision when it comes to cities and investing in St Louis. Pretty soon all of this old money is gonna die out in KCMO. We won't have anyone to replace the Kauffman's, the Blochs, all...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400265

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I totally agree. If *most* Americans cared about design, our cities wouldn't look the way they do. It at least isn't at the top of everyone's priority list. I saw this building on Google Streetview, and it shows that you can add ornamentation to a building just using brick. https://tinyurl.com/y68u...
by FangKC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 46
Views: 12355

Re: East Side Development

Blue Valley Looks To Forge New Path Can An East Side Area Be A Bellwether For Other Kansas City Neighborhoods? ... So today, Blue Valley is one of Kansas City’s most distressed (and overlooked) neighborhoods. “We have been put on the backburner a lot,” said Dale Walker, 78, president of the Blue Va...
by FangKC
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318585

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Convivial Promises Namesake Vibe at New Shop in Former YJ’s Space Chentell Shannon wants to keep the friendly, lively, enjoyable–in a word–“convivial” vibe of the former YJ’s Crossroads space when she opens her shop there May 1. After all, Convivial is the name and spirit of the ceramics design and...
by FangKC
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252115

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

“Estelle’s Diner” Opens Friday in Former Cascone’s in River Market If there’s such a thing as a healthy diner, that’s Anton Kotar’s plan to reinvent the soon-to-close Cascone’s Grill in the River Market. Kotar intends to serve plenty of his trademark grass-fed beef at what he’s calling “Estelle’s D...