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by loftguy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 607
Views: 76880

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I have long expected that someone would turn Woodswether Road into an entertainment district, with the kinds of amenities mgh7676 mentions. The views of the river would make for excellent rooftop terraces and it's removed from residential, so make all the noise you want. I realize the water treatmen...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 607
Views: 76880

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

still thought the riverfront would try to get at least 6-7 story buildings in there. They have a finite amount of space to develop and create a dense enough neighborhood to warrant the extension of the streetcar. Go review the plan from their website. It's mostly low buildings in their concept plan...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 607
Views: 76880

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Not a fan of an entire affordable housing building next to the nice market rate building. I mean I get affordable housing can't have every Bell and whistle amenity but all affordable housing tends to turn into a mess. This is a gross overstatement KCPowercat. One-fourth of the buildings in the Rive...
by loftguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 274
Views: 45546

Re: 50s/Main development

chingon wrote:People should wear more cowboy hats. It’s basically the climate appropriate headwear for our environment in the summer.
Skirts are the most appropriate fashion in this humid environ.....let the tucked parts breathe.
by loftguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 543
Views: 77120

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Even if MAC doesn't expand beyond Armour, their success may be what's influencing owners of other apt buildings nearby to upgrade (as well as rising rents downtown). Have noticed some below avg buildings along Warwick upgraded with new wooden balconies, also upgrades behind Walgreens between Main/B...
by loftguy
Wed May 30, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1768
Views: 170401

Re: Politics

Nah. Some people study the law so they can know how to break it...
by loftguy
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.

A 2000 survey indicated that 60+% of downtown residents worked outside of the downtown district, so this is not a new phenomenon.
What may be new, is the large number of people who live and work remotely, or independently, out of their homes.
by loftguy
Fri May 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 732
Views: 104336

Re: Three Light

Sometimes I think if KC just bought a regular, small ad in the Wall Street Journal in the real estate section advertising what commercial rents are per sq. foot in downtown Kansas City; avg. apt. rents; avg. home prices, etc., that might be enough. It would have to run constantly. A constant remind...
by loftguy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 25
Views: 3604

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Let the kids roam free and they might get hurt, but every time I lock mine up Social Services makes me let em go again.

What's a parent to do...?
by loftguy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 82
Views: 8694

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I agree shinatoo.
This is one of the few spots where residential does not make sense.
Plenty of positive civic uses to consider.
by loftguy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Tribe
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Tribe

Good stuff! Street food, but not a dive setting. Looks to be an instant hit. https://www.tribekc.com/ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZjRj8MVwAALB5L.jpg Went Friday night and ordered the beef skewer. Dave's posted picture sent me anticipating. What I got was nibbles of 1/3 the size and cooked dead. Ch...
by loftguy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 361
Views: 60041

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

He said structural engineers were 50/50 on whether to condemn the building from the start. There are structural engineers and there are structural engineers. Some are experienced in historic structures and recognize systems, problem analysis and accurate solutions and probabilities. Others are unin...
by loftguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 5635

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

I feel like I'm watching a dog chase his tail.
I'll go back to work now.
by loftguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 5635

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

Heavy handed actions?
Try red-lining and race terror for heavy handedness.

Historically and until only recently North Kansas City was a white enclave.
It was not abandoned and relegated to poor people who could afford nowhere else.
Your comparison has no relativity.
by loftguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 5635

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

Why should the time of purchase mean citizens get a special deal on their taxes to keep them below the market yet be able to benefit from selling their home at market rates? A need-based system is different and isn't just a blanket freeze. "..judiciously freeze taxes on fixed or limited income long...
by loftguy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 5635

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

Fixed property tax rates will create bigger problems. Road, trash, etc costs don’t stay down because the city fixes m taxes. It discouraged new people entering into a neighborhood because the city has to raise rates on new owners over existing existing which will hurt sales. NO. Taxing jurisdiction...
by loftguy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Rome,Tuscany and KC: Urban Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: Rome,Tuscany and KC: Urban Experience

nostalgia nostalgica
by loftguy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 732
Views: 104336

Re: Three Light

Make no mistake, these programs don’t help the poor. The single mother with two kids isn’t going to live in Three Light. The subsidies will be going to medical students with no income being supported by parents, retirees living off big savings, business owners who had loses on their business for a ...
by loftguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1054
Views: 127981

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

DaveKCMO wrote:
shinatoo wrote:Arguing about BBQ might be the dumbest thing around.
Thank you.
Yep.
by loftguy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 379749

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Burberry closing - last day is March 24. These are the kind of stores that the plaza needs so this is disheartening. Agreed. Plus recent articles point to the new CEO wanting to move away from areas that are not wealthy. Apparently, he visited all the stores in the US and I'm guessing the Kansas Ci...