Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
$65M Pickwick Plaza renovation is almost ready for occupancy
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... rties.htmlBy Nov. 1, roughly a year after the renovation was launched, the first 45 apartment units are expected to be ready for occupancy in the north tower of complex, which has been rebranded as East 9 at Pickwick Plaza.
Scheduled for completion by March, the $65 million project will include 260 apartments with finishes, amenities and rents designed to attract millennials; 27,432 square feet of retail; a 6,453-square-foot, 11th-floor penthouse space, which could be put to residential or commercial use; and a 280-space parking garage.
Besides the restaurant and wine bar that the Smiths are expected to sign to a ground-floor lease, the project will include a huge basement lounge with wide-screen TVs and other attractions, such as pinball, a movie theater, a mini bowling alley and simulated golf. It will be called Harry's Hideout in honor of Harry S. Truman, who frequently retreated to the Pickwick Plaza Hotel to record his thoughts and experiences in a journal that came to be known as "The Pickwick Papers."
Renovation of its north wing, which includes the parking garage and a seven-story building last used for offices decades ago, was tackled first. But work is also well underway on the 11-story south tower, which used to be the Pickwick Hotel and soon will include the remaining 215 apartment units.
...but notice the landscaping in the planters. It adds to the pleasure of the experience.KCPowercat wrote:Walked by there the other day...woof the old Fed building did Pickwick no favors with that wall. Best of luck to that wine bar.
While not sexy, this is a solid missing piece for downtowners. I loathe having to go to the Plaza to do business with UPS.DaveKCMO wrote:a UPS store will apparently be part of the retail mix.
Can't send packages of much size from a drop box, that's the problem. I drive to Plaza just to hand over the box I've already labeled.earthling wrote:Huh, that's surprising no UPS store downtown. There are public dropboxes though and you could print off labels from web.
With the possible exception of RD4L, it's the best place to pick up chicks.aknowledgeableperson wrote:Think one will find out that a UPS Store offers way more than a place to send packages. Live by one and occasionally use it. It's copy machines sure get a workout.
The team that's developing Pickwick seems to be hitting on all cylinders.longviewmo wrote:Which was weird for the amount of work going on right there a week ago. Guess better to get it in before than after?
A lot of energy being created through their efforts.
Just what that quadrant of downtown needs.