OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by TrolliKC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:33 am

Yes but they were wearing hard hats so they were still safe

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by FangKC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:28 pm

Crossroads hotel to become new apartments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5G_fCbH18

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by FangKC » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Developer kicks off work on futuristic $76M Crossroads apartment project [PHOTOS]

https://tinyurl.com/yav4yj46

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by bobbyhawks » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am

This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by snigglefritz » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:25 am

TIL the phrase "thinking about the future" is the same thing as being futuristic. Incredibly lazy.
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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by flyingember » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 am

bobbyhawks wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am
This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years.
It's marketing, don't take it literally.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by smh » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 am

Curious that they've been allowed to now entirely closed 19th Street from Main to Walnut to car traffic. Thankfully the pedestrian detour remains in place.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:06 pm

The north side?

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:21 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am
This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years.
Remember, the drury inn by city hall is being described as fitting into kansas city's architecture. They'll say anything.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by smh » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:33 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:06 pm
The north side?
The whole street. But the north side ped detour remains open.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by FangKC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:46 pm

Developer kicks off work on futuristic $76M Crossroads apartment project [PHOTOS]
bobbyhawks wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 am
This looks cool, but what exactly is futuristic about it? Luxury projects like this have been built all over the world for years.
The copy editor who wrote that headline should be smacked in the face with a trout.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by grecobs » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:20 am

I love this project. It could be taller and have less parking but it will bring ~500 residents downtown along with ground floor retail. I wonder if this project could secure another CVS/bodega/grocer.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by earthling » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 am

If the free streetcar didn't exist would say each primary downtown neighborhood should ideally have its own small market and/or drugstore. But with free streetcar, CVS and Consentino's are just a horizontal elevator ride away. Still, would be good to have Walgreens somewhere downtown for competition as well as a few well placed bodega/small grocers - River Market is covered, Xroads could use something.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:39 am

Sundry tried.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by rxlexi » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:43 am

Sundry tried.
Sort of. I liked Sundry quite a bit, but as a grocer or even convenience store it just didn't work. Tiny selection, high prices. I did like the booze and prepared food, and was a decent secret brunch spot.

Still hope they do well, haven't been to the Westport Commons location yet. In fact, I always thought they were sort of lured there, vs. "failing" in the xroads? They've got the big Cultivate KC field over there now too which is really cool.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by FangKC » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 am

A good location for another drug store would be in a new development at 20th and Grand (think City Club Apartments, but developing the entire block from scratch), and building higher. Two 20-story towers linked by mid-block heights of 5-10 stories;

or assuming that 27th Street gets developed with more apartment buildings from Gillham to Main, a drug store at 27th and Grand.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:31 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by Highlander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 pm

I was looking at some older renderings of this project and was a bit confused by the scope.

So it will encompass the Midwest Hotel Building, the now vacant lot to the north (new construction), a one story restaurant on the lot to the south, and from the renderings, it appears the entire lot behind (east of the Midwest Hotel) will also be part of the apartment complex (new construction)?

I guess a parking structure somewhere on the property will be part of the development?

Looks like a great project!

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 pm

That hotel building has been through a lot. Glad to see it survive

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:23 pm

Highlander wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 pm
I was looking at some older renderings of this project and was a bit confused by the scope.

So it will encompass the Midwest Hotel Building, the now vacant lot to the north (new construction), a one story restaurant on the lot to the south, and from the renderings, it appears the entire lot behind (east of the Midwest Hotel) will also be part of the apartment complex (new construction)?

I guess a parking structure somewhere on the property will be part of the development?
Underground parking from the alley right-of-way (vacated) east to Walnut and maybe mid-block south to 20th. That will be constructed first, along with utility work (hence the closure of 19th Street). The hotel will be the amenity stack, a new single-story restaurant space to the south of that, and the rest will be 5-6 stories of multifamily and additional retail (mostly facing Main) wrapped around a central courtyard and the remaining structures.

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