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by FangKC
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Fire Damages Church at 9th and Forest

Fire damaged the First Church of Christ Scientist at 9th and Forest late Sunday night. It was dedicated in 1898. It was most recently the Rock of Our Salvation church, but has been vacant recently. http://www.kctv5.com/story/38916646/flames-rip-through-church-near-9th-and-forest-cause-partial-roof-c...
by FangKC
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2201
Views: 249742

Re: Misc Crossroads News

by FangKC
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1614
Views: 131265

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

VanTrust has purchased two surface parking lots on Block 66 in the East Village. This is the block bounded by 11th, 12th, Cherry, and Holmes. The City owns the remainder of the block. The Parking REIT Sells Two Adjacent Surface Lots in Kansas City, Missouri for $4 Million ... The surface parking lot...
by FangKC
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1979
Views: 210723

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

Our Daily Nada Opening in River Market, Joins Growing Cafe Scene Our Daily Nada, the anticipated new River Market bookstore and cafe, expects to open this week, featuring the welcoming escape envisioned in its namesake short story by Ernest Hemingway. ... https://cityscenekc.com/our-daily-nada-openi...
by FangKC
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2018 Downtown Reports
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 2018 Downtown Reports

Just because a city, or neighborhood, doesn't have a history of a particular type of building, doesn't mean that type shouldn't be built.
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 456
Views: 65947

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

This is the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Trust Building at 622-624 Wyandotte. To the right is the Syndicate Building at 616-618 Wyandotte.

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Location:

https://tinyurl.com/yc8xrp5u

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by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 456
Views: 65947

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

While looking at a historic register nomination form for Garment District buildings, I came across this photo that I had never seen before. 917-921 Broadway before and after demolition. https://i.imgur.com/Re4Yfk3.jpg Those retail stores would be handy now in creating more restaurants along Broadway.
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 344
Views: 74997

Re: On-going downtown development projects

This must be an old diagram because I see at least six announced, or finished, projects not shown. The Drury Inn - Board of Education redevelopment at 12th and McGee; the Hyatt House Hotel at 9th and Broadway; the Muehlebach / Clubhouse Lofts redevelopment, which includes a new building at 13th and ...
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2018 Downtown Reports
Replies: 13
Views: 914

Re: 2018 Downtown Reports

Developers need to go back to individual lot townhouses that aren't in a condo association. These are built wall-to-wall to the lot lines, or with small walkways between them.That way, each townhouse is really considered a single family residence on its' own lot with no association fees. This is com...
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1979
Views: 210723

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

I wonder where they plan to move the two KCPL transmission yards?

I see several parcels they don't have indicated. I would think that west parking lot at the Cold Storage Lofts would be a likely development site. There are also surface lots south of 3rd Street between Oak and Locust.
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 18605

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

If they are going to do it, they had better figure out a location, and what property to buy now. Available locations downtown are slowly disappearing with each passing year. Once the only locations left to develop are out of walking distance within downtown, or too far away from the streetcar line, ...
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 18605

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

I don't really think they are banking those parcels for a future baseball stadium. I think they just don't want to give up their cheap surface parking lots. At least no one has offered them enough to make them consider it. When the New York Life building came up for sale. I was really surprised that...
by FangKC
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 18605

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The what on the far north? If you could create a four block super Between 8th and I-70 there’s no buildings other than 720 Main on the south end. There’s no buildings on the northern edge West of Wyandotte between 6th and 7th just south of the gas station there is a historic building. I believe it ...
by FangKC
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 1414

Re: "Tower East"

When I grew up in rural NW Missouri, I'd say a majority of people who attended church could have cared less about religion, or to hear the minister speak. They were there to visit with their neighbors and friends. I went only for the singing. So if there was a brunch served every Sunday after servic...
by FangKC
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1662
Views: 124763

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

This would be a nice get and it would be great if Kansas and Missouri could work on this together. Most of these positions are PHD level type jobs. Wonder if USDA lobbying companies would set up offices in the new location as well. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article216894635...
by FangKC
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 1414

Re: "Tower East"

If churches served cocktails, more people would attend.
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 112
Views: 18605

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

“As we get further into it, we find more deterioration in the building,” said Jim Calvert, director of development and construction for Worcester.
Many of us on this forum have known for years the rumors that this building was poorly-built.
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 34th Terrace & Main
Replies: 29
Views: 5034

Re: 34th Terrace & Main

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This link shows the interior of the building, and examples of apartments.

https://tinyurl.com/ycx25qxu
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 515
Views: 64713

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

The newly renovated buildings on Armour between Baltimore and Wyandotte look terrific. I'm really glad they weren't demolished. http://i63.tinypic.com/2h5mq7p.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2r61y0p.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2chb5mc.jpg This link shows an interior of one of the apartments in the colona...
by FangKC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 469
Views: 63837

Re: 18th and Vine

Developers Reviving 150-Year-Old Buildings Near 18th & Vine District Right now, two of the city’s oldest buildings near the 18th and Vine Jazz District look the part, limestone ruins straight out of Medieval Europe. But Jason Parson, Tim Duggan and Shomari Benton have big plans for redeveloping the...