OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby smh » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:30 pm

Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby hartliss » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:03 am

smh wrote:Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.


Ha, yea, did not see those....maybe the silver lining is that being forced to walk on the sidewalk across the street you won't inhale asbestos?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby smh » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:45 am

hartliss wrote:
smh wrote:Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.


Ha, yea, did not see those....maybe the silver lining is that being forced to walk on the sidewalk across the street you won't inhale asbestos?


Touché.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby hartliss » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:55 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby PumpkinStalker » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:31 am

I was trying to figure out what those elongated hexagon cut-outs were for. Looks like it was just a flat ornamentation piece, but maybe it stuck out too far for the shitty paneling to cover it. You can sort of see in these two pics:

http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_view ... OX=1&REC=9
http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6790342/b ... 1-34-0.jpg

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby taxi » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:21 am

What's the statute of limitations on architectural molestation?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby beautyfromashes » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:06 pm

Seems there should be some form of architectural malpractice. Or, at least a public flogging.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:24 pm

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 96764.html

The project sewed up its financing package on Dec. 29. For just the second time in Kansas City, funding obtained through the Property Assessed Clean Energy program has closed a financing gap. PACE investments will provide nearly $2.5 million for the $36 million redevelopment.

The PACE program, authorized by the state of Missouri, allows building improvements that produce energy savings to be funded by private investors who are repaid over time by the property owners/redevelopers — who can pass along some or all of their repayment costs to tenants.

A hotel operator, for example, could add a surcharge to the daily rate paid by guests through an “energy efficiency” or “energy district” surcharge.


The apartments will be marketed under the name Fairfax Lofts, a nod to a name of the building that predated the Brookfield title.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby KCPowercat » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Construction sign advertising hotel and lofts now....and a coffee shop on the corner.

https://www.fairfaxloftskc.com/

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby hartliss » Wed May 17, 2017 2:53 pm

It would appear that one side has now been cleaned up:
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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed May 17, 2017 9:08 pm

hard to tell if those are new windows?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby Eon Blue » Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 am

The before and after contrast on the cleaning is dramatic. I have to imagine that cleaning up most of our old beauties over the last few decades did wonderful things for the perception of and confidence in downtown.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby KCPowercat » Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 am

Old windows confirmed last night.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Postby flyingember » Fri May 19, 2017 9:32 am

Eon Blue wrote: I have to imagine that cleaning up most of our old beauties over the last few decades did wonderful things for the perception of and confidence in downtown.


I don't think we have to imagine, that's clearly important. HGTV shows us that there's a large number of people that care about aesthetics.

Though I believe a bigger deal than cleaning up a building was forming the CID. These workers easily do the most important work for downtown, they have eyes on the environment and solve many problems.


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