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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby NorthOak » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:36 pm

Designed by BSA LifeStructures, the nine-story tower will be constructed above an existing eight-level parking garage with four above-grade floors. It is located near the southeast corner of 23rd Street and Gillham Road in Kansas City.


Pretty significant structure, should be around 140 ft tall?
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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby moderne » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Maybe more than that. These types of uses have tall floor heights due to the generous space they build in above the ceiling for all the systems.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby Critical_Mass » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:21 pm

Elevations in the drawing set on the city's development tracker site indicate ~185' from ground to roof (top of staircase is another 15' taller)

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby NorthOak » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 pm

That Children's Mercy tower will became a significant piece of the Crown Center/Hospital Hill skyline.
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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby Critical_Mass » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:23 pm

You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:43 pm

joshmv wrote:Maybe time for it's own thread?

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... j=79486401


The Business Journal kind of buried the lead. One of the more notable side-notes to this new building:

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Children's Mercy already has a strong roster of research talent between its center for pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology programs. The new tower will host a total of 3,000 employees — about 15 times its current research staff.

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That many new employees coming downtown is a big deal.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby flyingember » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

this is a 2008 aerial (bottom center in the image). The parking garage it’s going on and the building next to it with the hospital name hadn’t been built yet in this view.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby Critical_Mass » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:56 pm

flyingember wrote:
Critical_Mass wrote:You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

this is a 2008 aerial (bottom center in the image). The parking garage it’s going on and the building next to it with the hospital name hadn’t been built yet in this view.


the new tower will be oriented east-west, fronting the south side of 23rd st. That image shows it oriented north-south north of 23rd, between 22nd and 23rd.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby NorthOak » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:51 am

Critical_Mass wrote:
flyingember wrote:
Critical_Mass wrote:You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

this is a 2008 aerial (bottom center in the image). The parking garage it’s going on and the building next to it with the hospital name hadn’t been built yet in this view.


the new tower will be oriented east-west, fronting the south side of 23rd st. That image shows it oriented north-south north of 23rd, between 22nd and 23rd.


Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure of the exact location other than 23rd & Gillham from the article.
The east-west orientation will make it even more pronounced.
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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby earthling » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:24 am

FangKC wrote:
joshmv wrote:Maybe time for it's own thread?

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... j=79486401


The Business Journal kind of buried the lead. One of the more notable side-notes to this new building:

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Children's Mercy already has a strong roster of research talent between its center for pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology programs. The new tower will host a total of 3,000 employees — about 15 times its current research staff.

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That many new employees coming downtown is a big deal.


Well offsetting some likely DST losses anyway.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby Highlander » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:17 pm

FangKC wrote:
joshmv wrote:Maybe time for it's own thread?

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... j=79486401


The Business Journal kind of buried the lead. One of the more notable side-notes to this new building:

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Children's Mercy already has a strong roster of research talent between its center for pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology programs. The new tower will host a total of 3,000 employees — about 15 times its current research staff.

...


That many new employees coming downtown is a big deal.


3000 employees in a 9 story building? That's over 300 employees per floor. Are these real employees moving in or is that a projection of future employment potential? That possible with large floorplates but the 23rd and Gillham site is not that large, only slightly larger than the office I work in and we have 128 people per floor and it's extremely tight.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby shinatoo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:26 pm

3 shifts? 7 days a week?
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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby gfenn11 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:16 pm

To add to the above images and talking (CMH employee here)

Building view at night (low res):
https://imgur.com/a/h7ZMr

As for the capacity, it is a total of 375,000 square feet with 140,000 sq. ft of shell space for future growth. Included in the new space is also a 400+ seat auditorium (Sorely needed)

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby flyingember » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:35 pm

shinatoo wrote:3 shifts? 7 days a week?

I could see even a couple shifts working for this.

two shifts and 235000 sq feet gives 160 sq feet per person across the whole space. Three shifts, 320.

320 sq feet is approx 18x18. That's a lot of space on average.

Seems reasonable the space is big enough for 3000 workers.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby GRID » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:40 pm

This is once of the nicest high rise buildings proposed (that will actually get built) in the urban core of KC in a very long time from an architectural standpoint. I really like this. And even though it's technically only nine stories, because it's on a parking structure and on a very high elevation, it will be a significant addition to the Crown Center skyline.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby flyingember » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:12 pm

Tower crane is going up at children’s mercy

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Three Victorian houses on the 2500 block of Cherry (south of the dental school) are being demolished. They are owned by the Ronald McDonald House organization.

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Google Streetview of the houses being demolished.

https://tinyurl.com/y92wqzgg

Link to photos showing dismantling. Scroll down to find the post. You might have to join the Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/126159798374/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby GRID » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:12 pm

WTF, those are beautiful historic homes!!! What are they putting there? There are already three large surface parking lots in the area looking at google maps.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby horizons82 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:15 pm

That's a shame, hopefully it's for a new/better use like another RMD house or something similar? I know the wait list for them is still excessively long.

I never saw anything for this on the development tracker. Doesn't look like the RMD website has any news to share either.

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Re: Hospital Hill activity

Postby FangKC » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:02 am

The FB thread says that Powell Gardens is putting in a park there.


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