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

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

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 am

Golden Ox Glows Again in West Bottoms

https://cityscenekc.com/golden-ox-glows ... t-bottoms/

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:25 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:It was packed on Friday night, although the new incarnation is smaller. Steaks were amazing. Reservations are on Tock: https://www.exploretock.com/goldenox?ut ... search_nav
It seems like more restaurants are moving to Tock, i think its lower cost but I really love open table and its reward program. I've probably gotten $300 bucks in open table gift cards with the points program they offer.

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

Post by bobbyhawks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:53 am

I forgot to add that I had a very terrific steak at the new Golden Ox on their official opening night. That said, I've not been to many other places in contention for best steak in KC (other than my own home). Steak is generally not something I set out to order, but I would definitely go back to the Golden Ox for another one. From what I can tell (since steak restaurants can be expensive), the prices are very reasonable for this type of a restaurant.

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

Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:10 am

Learn to Throw an Axe in Kansas City

Taking the outdoors to the West Bottoms, two entrepreneurs have brought urban axe throwing to Kansas City. Blade & Timber founders Matt Baysinger and Ryan Henrich got their start in the escape room business with Breakout KC. With their newest venture, the duo hopes to provide another opportunity for people, ages 10 and up, to socialize through a unique activity.

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Patrons can bring in their own food and drink. Close-toe shoes are required for axe throwing, and Blade & Timber encourages everyone to flaunt their best flannel to get in the spirit of the sport. For more information, visit:

http://www.BladeAndTimber.com

https://www.missourilife.com/learn-to-t ... nsas-city/

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

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:09 pm

West Bottoms Flats Starting Soon, First Major Renovation Project in Historic Warehouse District
Construction is expected to begin soon on the $68 million West Bottoms Flats apartment development, the first major renovation project in the downtown warehouse district that fueled Kansas City’s economic growth in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

MCM Company plans to renovate three historic buildings on the north side of the West Bottoms: the Abernathy, 1501 W. Ninth St.; the Liberty, 912 Liberty, and the Wyoming, 925 Wyoming, into 265 market-rate apartments.

The Bemis building at 937 Wyoming will become a 201-space garage.

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https://cityscenekc.com/west-bottoms-fl ... -district/

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Post by alejandro46 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:14 pm

FangKC wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:09 pm
West Bottoms Flats Starting Soon, First Major Renovation Project in Historic Warehouse District
Construction is expected to begin soon on the $68 million West Bottoms Flats apartment development, the first major renovation project in the downtown warehouse district that fueled Kansas City’s economic growth in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

MCM Company plans to renovate three historic buildings on the north side of the West Bottoms: the Abernathy, 1501 W. Ninth St.; the Liberty, 912 Liberty, and the Wyoming, 925 Wyoming, into 265 market-rate apartments.

The Bemis building at 937 Wyoming will become a 201-space garage.

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https://cityscenekc.com/west-bottoms-fl ... -district/
This is a great project! Car elevator?!!

Historic tax credits are absolutely essential. The Fed and State govs need to pull their heads out of their a** and keep those in place and expand. Lots of historic warehouses left in the WB waiting to have a new life.

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

Post by FangKC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:36 pm

First Major Renovation Project In Kansas City's West Bottoms To Start Soon

http://kcur.org/post/first-major-renova ... c#stream/0

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

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:31 am

Why has it taken so long for someone to renovate the building at W. 17th and Genessee?

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Post by loftguy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:13 am

Fang, the owner is Jim Monihan and he is not a get-it-done kind of guy...

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Post by KCDowntown » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 pm

I was driving around the West Bottoms over lunch on Thursday and happened upon a renovation project currently underway that I'd never seen publicized. At 1225 Union is a project called the Murdock Lofts. Looks like it is being marketed as 16 1br/1ba apts or as office space/retail. I'm assuming the 1st floor retail would stay regardless as its looks like the floor plan has 4 units per floor of apartments.

Their national historic property registration application has some really cool history and photos.

Link to Apartment Finder showing this property.

See this building on Google Streetview. Here's a link to the developer's website.

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

Post by WSPanic » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:35 am

Great windows in that place.

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

Post by grovester » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 am

Having The Ship right downstairs would be dangerous.

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

Post by FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:43 pm

That is a great old building.

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

Post by FangKC » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:02 am

Map shows location of some meat plants in the West Bottoms. So close to downtown.

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

Post by flyingember » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:13 pm

FangKC wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:02 am
"some"
That word is an understatement. Apparently Quality Hill emptied of rich people because of the smell.

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Post by TrolliKC » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:26 pm

I wish it was still called intercity viaduct instead of lewis and clark

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

Post by FangKC » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:14 pm

I've always wondered if companies didn't locate, or build downtown, because of the smell. Our downtown might have been a lot bigger had the stockyards and meat plants been east of the city instead of west of downtown.

Old photo of the stockyards. Click on photo to zoom.

https://pendergastkc.org/collection/913 ... st-bottoms

Old photo of inter-city viaduct.

https://pendergastkc.org/collection/913 ... ty-viaduct

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

Post by FangKC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:54 pm

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE BELOW THE BOTTOMS
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Notably, this is the first time a municipal water federal consent decree has allowed the use of green infrastructure, according to Andy Shively, a special assistant to the City Manager Troy Schulte, who works on issues relating to the consent decree. And the developer-driven West Bottoms Flats mixed-use residential complex designed by Kansas City-based BNIM is shaping up to be an influential test case for ways the private sector can grapple with public sector failure toward water quality goals.

Landscape architects at BNIM have designed the flats’ green infrastructure capacity to absorb excess stormwater as a series of placemaking amenities “in order to prevent it from being [value-engineered] from the project,” says Cheryl Lough, the director of BNIM’s landscape architecture studio.
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https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.o ... VlnDvF8jSI

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