Downtown Buildings with Activity

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby smh » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:44 am

chaglang wrote:=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>


+1

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby loftguy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:02 am

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

Brilliant!

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby grovester » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:24 am

Fang never ceases to amaze. More coffee please!

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby flyingember » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:03 am

that's the best way yet to show how signs play a key role in commercial space

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby droopy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:09 am

FangKC wrote:
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Sad thing is, I'm pretty sure you could see Jimmy Johns pretty easily from the spot they are standing. Since it is a standalone building they have neon signage on 3 sides that can be seen from a block away.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby PumpkinStalker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:42 am

Wow Fang. I nominate for your best post ever, maybe THE best post ever?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:50 am

Does anyone recognize the mannequins?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby TravisKCMO » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:31 pm

Sieden's Furs, right?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby earthling » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:47 pm

Those mannequins look like they came from a Ron Magee drag theatre show. Amusing and creative!

So the information kiosks that are coming with the Cisco Smart City project should help.

But would love to see this satire turned into reality and Downtown KC gets on this wave using these two mannequin guides (specifically those two) all over downtown with signs pointing to or in front of locations, and the quadriplegic chick making snarky quips. Go for it Fang. If you start a kickstarter drive, I'll contribute.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby KCMax » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:16 pm

FangKC wrote:Does anyone recognize the mannequins?


Clay Chastain petition signers?

Brilliant work Fang.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby loftguy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:30 pm

TravisKCMO wrote:Sieden's Furs, right?



I couldn't decide if it were Seiden's, or Gigi's Wigs.....

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby pash » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:40 pm

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:45 pm

TravisKCMO wrote:Sieden's Furs, right?


Travis wins the Amana washer and dryer.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:46 pm

pash wrote:I eagerly await the next installment of Trish and Susie's Aventures in the Middle-Sized Midwestern Metropolis.


Oh, it's coming. :D

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby Demosthenes » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:26 pm

grovester wrote:Fang never ceases to amaze. More coffee please!


You mean more peyote!

Dude, this should be published. Funny stuff!

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby FangKC » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:51 pm

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:25 pm

loftguy wrote:
FangKC wrote:Does anyone know the signage ordinances downtown. Are they really strict? Or do the building owners not want signs hanging on the sides of their buildings?

I can't recall being in a downtown area that so lacked signage at street-level.



For many decades, signage in general and especially signage extending from the façade of a building into a right-of-way has been a hard row to hoe.

Ordinances, regulation, limitation, fees, submittals, reviews and rejection are all part of the norm. Basically you have to put aside a bankroll and then lawyer up in order to gain an encroachment ordinance in order to get a sign over the sidewalk.

Currently a bit more flexible, meaning they might consider it.


There are certain legal liabilities with regards to private signs encroaching into public ROW airspace. There are cases in the past of items falling off signs and hurting someone walking below. And there are concerns of ice and such.

Yes, there are some hoops to jump through but the intentions are not to hurt a business but to protect the public.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby chaglang » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:33 am

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Yes, there are some hoops to jump through but the intentions are not to hurt a business but to protect the public.

I am not familiar with this version of Kansas City.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby mgh7676 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:53 am

FWIW, I noticed a few men in hard hats coming in and out of the building owned by the Church of Scientology at 18th and Grand this morning. It is probably nothing, and there have been no permits issued, but am hopeful that the church is looking to sell or reno the building.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:48 pm

Anybody notice the abandoned building next to the Bartle conference center at 14th and Wyandotte (SE corner) has had some movement? Almost looks like pre demo stuff (windows removed, etc)


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