Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by WSPanic » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:50 pm

So, is something on fire in the West Bottoms? I'm seeing a lot of smoke coming from that general direction....

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by kboish » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:57 pm

Something is definitely burning.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by WSPanic » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Fox 4 says it's 4th and Washington - near where 4th street connects Beardsley to the City Market, I think. There's a few apartment buildings around there.

guess it should be in a different thread. apologies.

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Post by kboish » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:05 pm

Twitter says its ACH Foam Technologies on the KS side of the West Bottoms.

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Post by chingon » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:43 pm

taxi wrote:
chingon wrote:What is a wet deck?
If you have to ask, you clearly shouldn't live there.
Thanks for the tip. Anybody who isn't feeling like an asshole know what a wet deck is?

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:48 pm

duh.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by miz.jordan17 » Wed May 11, 2016 2:09 pm

From Tuesday's Plan Commission's docket:

"Case No. 14676-P-- About 2 acres generally located between W 9th Street on
the north, Liberty Street on the east, St. Louis Avenue on the south and
Wyoming Street on the west, to consider rezoning the site from District M 3-5
Manufacturing 3 (dash 5) to District DX-7 (Downtown Mixed Use, (dash 7).

Applicant: MCM Company, Inc., repr. Lathrop & Gage LLP"

I looked up MCM Company, Inc. They are out of Cleveland and do construction management and development. Anyone know what may be going on there?

http://www.mcmcompanyinc.com/portfolio.php

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Post by chingon » Wed May 11, 2016 2:21 pm

They are erecting wet dicks, if I understand correctly.

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Post by pash » Wed May 11, 2016 2:58 pm

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Post by hartliss » Wed May 11, 2016 9:51 pm

pash wrote:
miz.jordan17 wrote:Anyone know what may be going on there?
It's the project mentioned back on page 11 of this thread, to convert the six buildings on the south side of Ninth into apartments.

I think this Biz Journal article is the only real source of info so far.

Correct, conversion to apartments is what I heard as well.

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Post by loftguy » Thu May 12, 2016 1:03 pm

Rumored micro-apartment development.

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Post by mgh7676 » Fri May 13, 2016 3:47 pm

I noticed a new restaurant named "West Bottoms Kitchen" being renovated in a building a couple doors south of Voltaire. Couldn't find any additional info online about the place.

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Post by earthling » Fri May 13, 2016 3:55 pm

loftguy wrote:Rumored micro-apartment development.
Hmm, micro apts work well when the immediate surrounding neighborhood has so many amenities it is an extension to your home so needing less space, like along streetcar line or on Plaza.

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Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Sat May 14, 2016 8:51 am

http://kcmo.gov/news/2016/city-receives ... -the-arts/

100-grand for 'activating public space' in the West Bottoms Reborn project.

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Post by ChilipepKC » Wed May 25, 2016 9:39 am

Just received a financing package for this deal. Projected groundbreaking in Fall 2016.

http://flco.com/company-properties/the-yards/

Set in the heart of the Kansas City Stockyards district, The Yards will feature 224 luxury apartments and 5,500+ square feet of retail. Comprised of studios, 1 and 1-bedroom apartment homes, The Yards will be the first large-scale residential project in the District that shaped Kansas City, The Stockyards.

There will be approximately 8,000 square feet of first floor “storefront” amenity space, which will be wireless throughout and will include a state of the art fitness center, lounge with commercial grade coffee service, game & leisure room, and leasing office. The project will also have a “Bike Shop”, which will have bike repair tools and premium bike storage. A resort style pool, swim up bar, outdoor TVs, wet deck, and an “outdoor living room” inclusive of fire pits, commercial grade grills (& BBQ Smoker), and outdoor furniture. A dog walk and grooming area will also be part of the project.

Apartments will showcase 9-foot and & 10-foot ceilings, luxury wood-style flooring in kitchens, 42-inch cabinets, quartz countertops in kitchens, patios/balconies, spacious showers (and select units with soaking tubs) upgraded carpet in bedrooms, front load washer/ dryer, microwave oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal and double-door, frost-free refrigerators, pendant and decorative track lighting (kitchens), over-sized windows. Units will also have Nest(R) Thermostats, LED lighting and access to Google Fiber. Select units will have an upgraded kitchen with an upgraded appliance package and other features.

The site is located adjacent to the Existing Stockyards Exchange Office building to the north and bounded by Genessee Street to the East, American Royal Drive to the South, and the city owned parking garage to the west.

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Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Post by taxi » Wed May 25, 2016 9:47 am

Wow, impressively creative description. And, again, more wet decks.

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Post by flyingember » Wed May 25, 2016 11:15 am

The project will also have a “Bike Shop”, which will have bike repair tools and premium bike storage
resident bike storage is mandatory. intrigued what they mean by "premium"

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Post by grovester » Wed May 25, 2016 11:25 am

Valet

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Post by chingon » Wed May 25, 2016 6:30 pm

Wet Bike Racks.

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Post by loftguy » Thu May 26, 2016 8:59 am

flyingember wrote:
The project will also have a “Bike Shop”, which will have bike repair tools and premium bike storage
resident bike storage is mandatory. intrigued what they mean by "premium"
Bike lockers.

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