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by loftguy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Rockhill Condos
Replies: 19
Views: 1769

Re: Rockhill Condos

Good info, Suzi.  Thanks for the share, and good luck moving those condos...........
by loftguy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Rockhill Condos
Replies: 19
Views: 1769

Re: Rockhill Condos

Gotta chime in.  This project is not overpriced.  I've looked at this property and knowing the costs of acquisition and construction for this quality of product they are a great value.  Some of these units are under $200 per foot and for this prime location it's a deal.  If you do a bit of research,...
by loftguy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Cresta Bella - the "L" Shaped House
Replies: 58
Views: 6682

Re: Cresta Bella

The "mini-mansion" solution was the response of the developers to changing conditions.  They originally did have plans for more dense, multi-unit, Chicago-style housing.  However westside neighborhood activists were successful in getting KCMO to downgrade the zoning for the neighborhood to single fa...
by loftguy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Where should I go?
Replies: 21
Views: 1688

Re: Where should I go?

Denver and Portland are my suggestions.  I travel to a new city each month to study development trends.  These are two of my favorites.  Portland is the champion in social engineering.  Disagree with some of the extreme politics, but they have done an awesome job of growing a livable city.  Really f...
by loftguy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2212
Views: 282317

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

Additional thots.......  the RiverMkt has been continuously improving for 20 years, since the first lofts were developed at 2nd and Wyandotte.  The city market has improved dramatically over the past 2 years since the new management took over.  They are too dark at night.  A catch 22.  Too few custo...
by loftguy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2212
Views: 282317

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

The KC Southern site is due to be purchased in January by the Morgan Development Group out of Houston.  They plan 330 market rate apartments in 4 story buildings.  Construction to take roughly 16 months. There may also be a couple of other buildings developed on the east end of the property by local...
by loftguy
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Manhattan Condos 700 West 8th
Replies: 131
Views: 15921

Re: Manhattan Condos 700 West 8th

Staubio, are those motors on the roof operating?  There are a number of rehab buildings that left the elevator equipment on the roof as the cost and effort to take them off was extreme. Many things are possible, but the difference in systems and controls, between the new and the old, makes it diffic...
by loftguy
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Manhattan Condos 700 West 8th
Replies: 131
Views: 15921

Re: Manhattan Condos 700 West 8th

Worked in the Riverbend building when it was still the Volker.  Those elevators are new.  When the bldg. was warehouse, the lifts were maintenance-monster freight cars of about 7 foot by 18 foot.
by loftguy
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: TWA Building
Replies: 149
Views: 15398

Re: TWA Building

The guys at Eldo are great, but ya gotta give some big credit to Brad Nicholson.  He's given them the opportunity and he has a great sense of design as well as serious guts.  Hard to tell what what his influence here.
by loftguy
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3 New River Market Condo Conversions
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: 3 New River Market Condo Conversions

Hey, Expat.......
Hot scoop.  If you want the info on the three RiverMarket conversions, contact Christina Boveri/Boveri Realty Group at 333.4545.  She just took the job of marketing these Delaware properties.
by loftguy
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction
Replies: 2333
Views: 215781

Re: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction

The recent groundbreaking was ceremonial.  The dirt is due to start moving in December, and that timing is subject to change, too...
by loftguy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Professional Building
Replies: 122
Views: 15344

Re: OFFICIAL: Professional Building

The Professional Building and the coming soon Cold Storage Lofts area both what is referred to as "Section 42" housing.  The tax code has some complicated sides to it, but it generally is development geared to provide decent housing for lower-middle part of our economy.  Really a very cool program, ...
by loftguy
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Pre-demolition permit for Italian Gardens
Replies: 288
Views: 20704

Re: Pre-demolition permit for Italian Gardens

I'm a pretty informed observer, when it comes to property inventory downtown and I don't understand the opinions that indicate that we have abundant retail sitting idle in the marketplace.  There are vacant buildings scattered from the river to 31st street, but the reasons they are empty have little...
by loftguy
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Food Review
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Food Review

In the city market:
    hien vuong vietnamese
    al habashi house
    tikka house (new)

Thai Paradise 1517 Grand
Harry's Country Club (River Market)
Los Tules 1640 Broadway (mexican)

emphasis on prior note:  Grinders @ 18th & Locust

Support them locals...............
by loftguy
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1177
Views: 131897

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Dinkeldorf's Deli was on the courtyard in the lower level of 510 Delaware.  The Boiler Room was in the basement of the building to the south.
by loftguy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: Master Thread Locator
Replies: 8
Views: 11664

Re: P&L District: Master Thread Locator

Cordish has not commited to either a final design or start date for residential portions of their development, but 22-26 stories in the Jones Store Block has been the most recent semi-public discussion.  No reservations, or sales, have started as yet. The Truman Road/15th Street housing is not curre...