Misc Crossroads News

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:19 pm

KCPowercat wrote:So many curb cuts makes that design less desirable. Cars would always be queuing in the bike lane to see around park cars to get onto grand.
Barrier-protected is the most desirable facility, regardless of curb cuts. Cars are driving in the bike right now because it is only buffered by paint.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 am

Agreed.

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Post by mgh7676 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:47 am

Saw on Instagram that Urban Provisions will be moving from their East Bottoms location to the Bowery Building at 18th & Wyandotte.

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Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:54 am

Nice

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Post by flyingember » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:So many curb cuts makes that design less desirable. Cars would always be queuing in the bike lane to see around park cars to get onto grand.
Barrier-protected is the most desirable facility, regardless of curb cuts. Cars are driving in the bike right now because it is only buffered by paint.
It doesn't even need to be fully protected to start, just harder to drive in.

For longer sections put up a barrier.
For smaller section put a fixed metal or concrete post up at both sides of every driveway and you've made it a lot harder to drive in because cars would need to weave in and out of the lane.

Won't stop someone from parking in the lane but it's about not letting perfect be the enemy of better

It's the same logic as this change
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/01/04/ ... te-globes/

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Post by KCPowercat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:36 pm

Broadway Deli going in where Pezzettino was on Broadway.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Novel opens at 20th and McGee on April 6: http://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/k ... c4473.html

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:47 pm

The new home for Outreach International (112 W. 18th) is progressing:

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:48 pm

Indoor climbing coming soon! https://www.sequenceclimb.com/announcement/

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Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Talking about how to get there BY BUS in their opening announcement? I may have to pick up rock climbing.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:57 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Talking about how to get there BY BUS in their opening announcement? I may have to pick up rock climbing.
Especially compared to the gushing from Novel over their new parking lot (which, of course, used to be a building).

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Post by JBmidtown » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:12 pm

All these added amenities but we still can’t attract a local major employer downtown. It’s almost as Kansas City as tearing down a building for a parking lot on a street/block with an over abundance of parking. Or not stopping at a crosswalk.

Not to side rail, but If all of this momentum flickers out because of the prevalent backwards culture of this city I don’t know if I can stomach living here much longer.

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Post by normalthings » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:08 am

JBmidtown wrote:All these added amenities but we still can’t attract a local major employer downtown. It’s almost as Kansas City as tearing down a building for a parking lot on a street/block with an over abundance of parking. Or not stopping at a crosswalk.

Not to side rail, but If all of this momentum flickers out because of the prevalent backwards culture of this city I don’t know if I can stomach living here much longer.
I agree. Besides a large scale rail transit plan(i understand one may be in the works), Kansas City has pretty much everything it can possibly have going for it. If the backwardness of the state and city kill this, I have no reason to stay.

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Post by horizons82 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 am

https://cityscenekc.com/east-crossroads-development/

Milhaus is loooking at 300 apts and 10,000 sf of retail. Smaller than their Gallerie project in CC.

While I think this is still a positive step, it's a shame they're not setting aside a larger amount of retail space.

The lots total about 240,000 sf surface area. Rough assumptions here but, assuming about 1,500 sf average for a unit, less public space and courtyards, I think you're looking at a 4-6 story buildling.

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Post by kas1 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 pm

Average unit size won't be anywhere near 1500 sf -- a 1br apartment is usually around half that size. The only way the numbers in that announcement make sense is if they refer to the first phase of a two-phase development. Otherwise we're looking at a project the size of CityClub on a lot that's three times larger.

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Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Redwether is now Parlor

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Post by wahoowa » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:57 pm

image on that website mentions "blonc burger" ....

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:20 pm

I image those names are just for demonstration...they are all local restaurants.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:50 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Redwether is now Parlor

http://www.parlorkcmo.com
Doesn't look very close to opening.

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Post by FangKC » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:51 pm

City Barrel Brewing Plans Fall Opening
The Crossroads will be the home of another microbrewery this fall when City Barrel Brewing Co. opens in a historic building at 1916 Grand Blvd.

The microbrewery, which will specialize in “hoppy, wild and sour beers,” according to its Facebook page, is being started by two craft beer industry veterans, James Stutsman and Grant Waner.
https://cityscenekc.com/city-barrel-bre ... l-opening/

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