Downtown Buildings with Activity

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:02 pm

KCPowercat wrote: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)


owned by DST, so that means a demolition.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby ldai_phs » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:12 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote: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)


owned by DST, so that means a demolition.

Is the building right next to it also being demolished?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby shinatoo » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:41 am

One of those building looks like a parking garage with street level retail. So why wasn't there any retail in there? Why would you knock something that expensive to build down? Why isn't it currently being used for parking? I'm assuming it's structurally unsound.
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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby flyingember » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:46 am

They could be trying to put together a larger parcel to sell the land as development ready.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:42 am

These buildings were mentioned in this article from May.
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/05/12/convention-center-hotel-real-estate-effects.html

Kerr said land in the area is now worth about twice that. That includes a vacant site immediately south of the historic Power & Light Building at 14th Street and Baltimore. In 2009, developer Ron Jury proposed a 36-story hotel tower on that site as part of a convention hotel proposal that would have incorporated the 31-story Power & Light Building.
That proposal died during the recession, and Kerr's son, DTZ broker Gib Kerr, now is marketing the site west of the Power & Light Building for $100 a foot.

Whitney Kerr Sr. said a large hotel could still be developed on that site.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby Midtownkid » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:49 am

There was some interesting metal work on the garage at 14th and Wyandotte. They took that down a few months ago. At least they are salvaging the good stuff.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:49 pm

I went on a late afternoon walk today and continue to be amazed at the pace of development downtown.

In my fairly short walk I counted 11 buildings or sites that have various developments in the works. Some of these are more exciting than others, but either way, it would be hard to deny the positive momentum that downtown KC has been gaining over the last decade.

In the order of my walk:
-- Roaster's Block
-- Brown & Loe
-- Centropolis on Grand
-- 531 Grand
-- Gumbel Building
--Ten Main Center (possibly)
-- Brookfield Building
-- YMCA
-- New Garage at 10th/Wyandotte (I know)
-- Addition to Crossroads Academy
-- 21C Savoy Hotel

And much of this walk was through the north loop.
Sometimes I think it is hard to realize we are living through a golden age, but I think we will be able to look back at this time in the future and see the beginnings of KC's resurgence.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:11 pm

...and add old fed, pickwick, argyle, interstate, and possibly KCPS HQ and trader's on grand to the list!

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:41 pm

interior demo, 601 walnut:

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answered on twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleaSchwarz/statu ... 5169243136

@PaulMcInnesLLP is renovating the 3rd floor and UppSide Venue & Urban Garden is creating a 6K ft event space on the 1st floor

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby grovester » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:07 pm

mgh7676 wrote: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.


http://abcnews.com.co/united-states-rev ... pt-status/

Maybe now they will be inclined to sell!

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby flyingember » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:18 pm

grovester wrote:
mgh7676 wrote: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.


http://abcnews.com.co/united-states-rev ... pt-status/

Maybe now they will be inclined to sell!

edit: did you notice that's a fake news site? I almost didn't catch that myself.

It's the site com.co

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby grovester » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:23 pm

assholes! probably need to disinfect myself.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 pm

Letter carriers union building at 10th & Central has interior demo going on....only permit that has some info on it...

http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permi ... 8&jur=KCMO

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:28 am

KCPowercat wrote:Letter carriers union building at 10th & Central has interior demo going on....only permit that has some info on it...

http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permi ... 8&jur=KCMO


clockwork is usually a good sign.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:08 am

I did read on there 3 floors and there is definitely only 2 floors to that building now...

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby FangKC » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:46 pm

It looks like a 2-story building when you are on the 10th Street side, but it does have 3-stories.

http://tinyurl.com/javf7de

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:51 pm

Nice catch

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:27 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Letter carriers union building at 10th & Central has interior demo going on....only permit that has some info on it...

http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permi ... 8&jur=KCMO


Noticed that barriers went up around this building today. Love the progress, hate the blocked sidewalks...

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby pash » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:10 pm

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Postby LikesDevelopment » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:17 pm

Southwest corner of 9th and Wyandotte:
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Northwest corner of 9th & Wyandotte:
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