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by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 2231

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

I really hate the traditional hotel room... two beds all in one room, bathroom, closet. I really think people want more than that now, especially families. They want living space. Places like Hyatt House with living rooms, kitchens and separate bedroom for parents/children should/will be the new no...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8561

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

They also talked about how rich / poor flu flopping to/from the suburbs is a hugeeee problem no one sees coming. Not sure I follow this? We're seeing increased evidence of people of means moving into urban areas and pricing out existing residents who are then forced to seek housing in the burbs...b...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Affordable Housing

I see a variety of items need to be done and none of them come with a cost to the city 1. accessory building apartments allowed. Stupid easy to do. 2. More multi-unit buildings mixed in. Even before we get to four-plexes and apartments, it would be easy for existing neighborhoods to allow a building...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12429

Re: 1800 Walnut

These design documents don't do a great job of displaying the ramping in the garage. It appears to me that adding retail in the space you suggest would require removing the ramp in the garage. The garage is so compressed that it appears there are no logical additional spaces to add retail. It appea...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 2231

Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

https://cityscenekc.com/ultra-luxury-63-million-hotel-proposed-near-kauffman-center/ 145 rooms 13 floors Mostly facing PAC billed as most luxurious in the region Zero dedicated parking A guest lounge on every floor for breakfast and an evening buffet high end restaurant + bar on the top level Aim fo...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8561

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

#1 Paraphrase: “Modern suburbs aren’t designed to evolve”. Makes sense why we see such strong NIMBYs now. I don't completely agree with this though there's truth to it. There's a number of projects turning lower density areas over into denser suburban centers. Downtown OP and Gladstone for example....
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Nall Hills Shopping Center
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Nall Hills Shopping Center

mgsports wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Next to Sprouts Banner up on space.
I picture a banner that says...

"For Rent"
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2511
Views: 216335

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

moderne wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:29 pm
Is this falling behind schedule? The meeting/parking structure is scheduled to be completed in October.
That's the columns for P4 almost done. There's only two more floors above that and 7 weeks to build it.
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 233
Views: 27749

Re: New Downtown YMCA

WSPanic wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:53 am
That's all fair criticism. It's also not anywhere NEAR evidence of them being self-centered hypocrites.
True, luckily that's not all the evidence.
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 233
Views: 27749

Re: New Downtown YMCA

I find it curious that Historic KC raises hell over the Westport bank building, yet no similar reaction over demolishing the majority of the Lyric building. I'm not. They're self-centered hypocrites. No they're not. I know plenty of people on the board and have worked with them in the past. They're...
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Downtown YMCA
Replies: 233
Views: 27749

Re: New Downtown YMCA

FangKC wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:53 pm
I find it curious that Historic KC raises hell over the Westport bank building, yet no similar reaction over demolishing the majority of the Lyric building.
I'm not. They're self-centered hypocrites.
by flyingember
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 229
Views: 32292

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

The KCATA needs a refocus on the basics like wayfinding and mapping, two things I would expect to be a major focus with management making sure everything is super accurate. Bus route 37 was renumbered with a route redo 2 or 3 years ago. So why is/was a sign for this route still up? The entire northl...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 503
Views: 17599

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I love how bird is really filling in the massive pedestrian gaps we have in KC. I saw people riding through Penn Valley Park (near the lake). I've noticed people in several places were you rarely see pedestrians. This may help deter crime as well! Classic induced demand. Provide a system that's eas...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 440
Views: 52747

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

look at the ground level, where the light from the signs is shining on the building. it is obviously light tan brick. that said, i have never understood the purpose of night-time renderings or real estate photographs. You generally don't find fancy outside lighting on affordable housing. It's all s...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 473
Views: 53577

Re: KC Bike share

From the Bike Walk KC newsletter- Announcing: Bike + Bus Program BikeWalkKC and RideKC have partnered to make your commute simpler and more affordable. Through the new Bike + Bus program, individuals who purchase a 31-day bus pass can now enjoy unlimited 60-minute bike share trips for no additional ...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: PortKC launches new inland port development
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

You can transfer to a railroad at St. Louis to get to KC so why take a boat here?
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 440
Views: 52747

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I think it's just a really bad rendering and they always intended it to be light colored.

Ignore the brick, look at the people on the balconies. They're pitch black too.
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12429

Re: 1800 Walnut

NOT RETAIL. Walkability, pedestrian oriented. NOT BLANK WALLS. if every block had three retail shops on it that would be more than 500 stores just in the crossroads. That’s not a very large percentage of the space either. You would quickly find that most storefronts would be empty most of the time....
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 440
Views: 52747

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

It doesn't seem to look anywhere near the early renderings, which looked slick with two tone charcoal-like dark facade - one of best looking projects downtown. It looks like this might turn into a bland light cinder block and a below avg project in terms of aesthetics. Suppose we should wait til co...
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 148
Views: 12429

Re: 1800 Walnut

You keep building stuff like that, and you're failing to build upon the characteristics that drew people to the neighborhood in the first place. What period are you talking about? It was an industrial district edged by single family homes Then it was an industrial district with lots of parking Then...