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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby KCPowercat » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:59 am

Big retail space on corner of 20th???

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby earthling » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:22 am

Hear that restaurant space is going in old Hereford House location.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby mister816 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:03 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:saw the preliminary renderings. looks good!


Is it brick? Glass? Some kind of facade? C'mon, give up the deets.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:48 am

mister816 wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:saw the preliminary renderings. looks good!


Is it brick? Glass? Some kind of facade? C'mon, give up the deets.


early renderings that aren't promises, but you can expect a mix of materials that make it look like separate buildings.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby mister816 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:24 am

thanks man

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby earthling » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:48 am

Am subscribed. Sounds like it will be a high quality project with urban minded developers. Claims it will have '5-star hotel amenities'. Xroads needs several more of these for remaining surface lots. Hopefully this developer will pursue more lots. One concern though, downtown may be getting a bit top heavy with many high end luxury units coming online. This project will also have some affordable units (doesn't say what %), am guessing maybe some units won't have parking so will go for below market rate. Is there enough demand to keep building more luxury around downtown at this pace?

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:07 am

Need more ownership units too!

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby earthling » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:11 am

^Likely not many new until market conditions right. Renting is still 'in' nationwide.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:13 am

Yeah I'm just be selfish....lending rules still need fixed as well.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby ldai_phs » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:14 pm

I saw these renderings online. Didn't appear that they had been linked here.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:53 pm

I like this

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Wait are they demolishing the Midwest hotel then? And where's the retail on Walnut??

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby miz.jordan17 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:31 pm

JBmidtown wrote:Wait are they demolishing the Midwest hotel then? And where's the retail on Walnut??


It's there! If you look closely, they incorporate it (and others) into the new complex.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:27 pm

It is hard to say from the renderings how the finishings on this building will look (if it does get build as shown). I think this could look phenomenal, or it could look garish and totally out of place. I will at least give them credit for doing something interesting, and I think it will turn out nice.

I do really wish they could have incorporated more of the original buildings, or at least their facades, but I imagine that would be cost prohibitive.

Here is a better look at that corner view (Midwest Hotel building in white):

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby flyingember » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:36 pm

I knew it was a big project but that is impressive.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby FangKC » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:50 pm

I like it because it's not a bland development. It has visual interest and color.

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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Postby NorthOak » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:15 pm

Great project size and mass but I hate all of the colors in the rendering.
Outside the box is fine, and the Crossroads could use some splash but all that lime and green in the rendering is wack.
It looks garish from the 20th St side. KC has a style that's edgy but doesn't try hard to be "edgy" if that makes sense.
Classic and legendary is our true style, I hope if built the colors are toned down some.

If/when this project begins construction I would like to see the city consider building a Gateway Sign/Arch for the Crossroads District on Main @ 20th.
Something similar to the City Market sign (classic) but more arts appropriate for the Crossroads.
Having lived in San Diego the neighborhood signage there is very cool.

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