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by flyingember
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265169

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:26 am
I still hate how squatty it is. The first rendering was so much more sex.
The original design was never real. They've been on variants of what's being built for two years.
by flyingember
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 392396

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Giving the church away. I don't know what situation the Plaza church is in, but most churches carry a debt of some sort. So giving it away typically isn't the best option. Rarely is a church only used on Sunday mornings. I would say that a small church even has events 5 days a week. Weddings, funer...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 176067

Re: Politics

Northern Missouri is nothing like the Ozark flatlands. I've been in *every* county in the state. There's a reason for this, northern Missouri is glacial till while the Ozarks are not. Culturally things are more similar today but population movement tended to happen by latitude. This is because farmi...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 392396

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Larkburger is pulling out of KC. 4800 Main is going to look super empty now, I hope a local place comes in, i honestly think its a perfect spot for Q39. We're at a point where gourmet burger joints are a dime a dozen and there's not much you can do to separate yourself from the competition. With th...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265169

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Interesting, it's not on the plans either. You can see it in this photo http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18949&start=2640#p588151 the 2 story open space at the bottom will be the outdoor terrace off the bar. It should be nice and quiet place to enjoy a cocktail! No, this is the bump out furthe...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265169

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Interesting, it's not on the plans either.

You can see it in this photo
http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1 ... 40#p588151
by flyingember
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20249

Re: Prospect MAX

The entrance to the One Petticoat Lane garage is off Walnut. It doesn't connect to the Commerce garage off Main as I recall.

So probably the former.
by flyingember
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1890
Views: 157921

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

mgsports wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:31 pm
Same with Olathe,Belton and so on.
Those two they built next to existing shopping centers. They're NOT the same.
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 176067

Re: Politics

The basic math of car ownership says it will be decades before private vehicles are replaced by any sort of driverless vehicle. Subscription services cost dramatically more than paying a couple thousand for a used car and when we still see 40 year old cars in regular use it will take a long time to ...
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 176067

Re: Politics

So why did we let the government shut down for over a month? Anyone still believe that we would be just fine with small government? What it showed is everything government shutdowns don't work. The idea of making someone work without pay will get push back much quicker in the future. There's a case...
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 121
Views: 13979

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

The Paseo is named after the street in Mexico City that's named after the Mexican struggle to have a modern, liberal (for 1860) government. We renamed a street named after a political struggle for one named for the leader of a political struggle. It's name has nothing to do with the city beautiful m...
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1890
Views: 157921

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

mgsports wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Menards likes to be where other Commercial is and
Looks like it's about 50-50. They like to start brand new retail areas on the edge of town too.

KC (1x), Jeff City, Sedalia, St. Joseph, Osage Beach, Rolla, Kirksville, Springfield (1x)

Some of these stores they're the only retail in the area.
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Metro North Mall
Replies: 350
Views: 72369

Re: Metro North Mall

But could expand into MO/KS. Extremely unlikely. Their core michigan is Michigan with 4x the number of any other state they're in. I would expect to see them open 100 stores in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana before they go much past St. Louis. I would think Hy-Vee enters St. Louis before Meijer does.
by flyingember
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 85
Views: 15794

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

cardium wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Vertical (underground) construction appears to have started. Precast concrete beams for the garage were being placed today.
It started around Jan 10. Being precast it will go up super quick.
by flyingember
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 121
Views: 13979

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

smh wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:40 am
I was really hoping for Nichols Road.
I was hoping for Troost. It's named after an actual slave holder.
by flyingember
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11779

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

As for lack of use, and this isn't intended as a rhetorical question, does any park in Downtown get much use? Is the design of the Memorial really the cause of the lawn's emptiness? Without data I would assume Case Park. It has a playground near residential, connects to a trail for fitness and has ...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 32416

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Has a good image showing the track connection

https://twitter.com/ghost_inthecity/sta ... 66787?s=21

If I’m reading it right the stop at 3rd and Grand would be moved
by flyingember
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: The 80-20 rule and transportation policy
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: The 80-20 rule and transportation policy

I would implement a retail parking maximum that scales with a modifier based on the design of the project. We need to encourage shopping centers to be built where you can walk around more. The idea is a space is unique if you have to step off of a sidewalk into a parking lot or street to reach the n...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bob Allen Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Bob Allen Ford

Great googly moogly, I made the mistake of reading comments in that Facebook group. Did you know the Target by Oak Park Mall isn't safe because Kelsey Smith was kidnapped from there... almost 12 years ago? I don't think anyone in that group will be happy until they rebuild and reopen Metcalf South ...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2465
Views: 309531

Re: Misc Crossroads News

7 floors is about the point when stick framing ends. Going higher makes it more likely they become luxury apartments.

With all the options for engineered and laminated wood like CLT already mentioned they can build some really ecologically friendly wooden structures using all the wood of a tree.