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by FangKC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 231
Views: 27012

Re: New Downtown YMCA

I find this whole plan frustrating. It makes zero sense to me to demolish an existing auditorium / performance space for a YMCA in a new building re-using only the facade. One can build a new building on any number of surface lots downtown. The logical thing to me would have been for DST to donate t...
by FangKC
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: American Royal complex at Village West
Replies: 1
Views: 339

American Royal complex at Village West

Price tag for new American Royal complex in KCK jumps to $200M The American Royal's new home in Kansas City, Kan., has a slightly higher price tag, with the project's total cost now estimated at $200 million, up from $160 million when it was first proposed. ... The planned complex will occupy about...
by FangKC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54795

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

This whole debacle reminds me of how UMKC School of Law once had a plan to buy and convert the old Federal Courthouse (811 Grand) that had all of the lush courtrooms, research library and study rooms and move the school there. They eventually abandoned the plan. If I recall, that plan was also done...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54795

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Eon Blue wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:35 pm
UMKC still has over half a dozen surface parking lots and several areas of underdeveloped open space. There is plenty of room to build without demolition.
The problem is that when they build on parking lots, they have to replace the parking.
by FangKC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54795

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Agrawal said in the letter the location decision was driven by conversations with the Music, Dance and Theatre faculty, “most of whom felt strongly that proximity to the Volker campus must be an essential element to the new facility.” I'm guessing here, but I would wager that faculty want proximity...
by FangKC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250515

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Does anyone know what is going into 1919 Wyandotte? https://i.imgur.com/Bq1JFjG.jpg Ugh. Some dude bought it from the Leedys, kicked everyone out and has clearly failed at this renovation. There was work going on at this site today. Maybe it's not a lost cause. We now know what is going into 1919 W...
by FangKC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250515

Re: Misc Crossroads News

McQueeny Lock Building Reopens Its Doors With Three New Tenants

https://www.edckc.com/mcqueeny-lock-bui ... w-tenants/
by FangKC
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 197
Views: 35601

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Sprint plans to sell OP campus, lease only the space it needs Sprint Corp. plans to sell its Overland Park headquarters, leasing back a portion that it uses, CEO Michel Combes announced Wednesday in emails to employees and Kansas City leaders. The company will consolidate its employees into fewer b...
by FangKC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 38
Views: 4164

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

J. Rieger & Co. Expands Distillery, Aims To 'Resurrect' Kansas City's Historic Electric Park

http://www.kcur.org/post/j-rieger-co-ex ... k#stream/0
by FangKC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1979
Views: 211126

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

Portfolio of Downtown Loft Buildings Hit Market A portfolio of 259 lofts in Quality Hill and the River Market are for sale for the first time in nearly 20 years. Newmark Grubb Zimmer is listing the KC Loft Space buildings, according to a release by the Kansas City firm. The asking price was not dis...
by FangKC
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 307
Views: 41427

Re: Beacon Hill

Growing Beacon Hill Neighborhood Adding $16M Hotel to Mix After a more than two-year effort, work on a new 92-room LaQuinta Del Sol hotel got its formal start Tuesday, the latest addition to the growing Beacon Hill neighborhood in the southeast corner of greater downtown. “We’re thrilled we finally...
by FangKC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 667
Views: 74567

Kemper/Hy-Vee Arena conversion

See for yourself: Hy-Vee Arena getting floors, retail spaces with weeks until opening With just weeks to go until the new Hy-Vee Arena hosts its first pickleball tournament, lacquer is drying on the floor of the second-floor basketball and volleyball courts. There’s still plenty left to do before t...
by FangKC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 252
Views: 36784

Re: Westside happenings

Charlotte Street Launches New Performance Space on Broadway

https://cityscenekc.com/charlotte-stree ... -broadway/
by FangKC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 39337

Re: Layoffs at The Star

I predict the Star will soon go to a weekly Sunday printed paper, and update daily online.
by FangKC
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: DST and Kansas City
Replies: 4
Views: 535

DST and Kansas City

The gutting of DST Systems and what it means for Kansas City

https://www.thepitchkc.com/news/feature ... ty-company
by FangKC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 352
Views: 53958

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

That is a great old building.
by FangKC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250515

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Renovation of 1707 Locust for Parlor KC food hall. Photo: July 13, 2018. https://i.imgur.com/z8xhfBy.jpg Crossroads food hall signs 5 restaurant tenants, from pizza to Korean street food https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article211686214.html Parlor KC scheduled t...
by FangKC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 38
Views: 7198

Re: East Side Development

KC Home Rehabber Loan Fund

https://www.alt-cap.org/home-rehab
by FangKC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 39337

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The Star’s circulation continues to sink…It offers a new online product ... Between June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018, home delivery of the Sunday Star fell by nearly 13 percent, from 92,247 copies to 80,444 copies. During the same period, home delivery of the Monday-Friday Star dropped by slightly ...