OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

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

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:01 am

The space in 1914 Main is 870 square feet for comparison.

If one story, the old Herford grassy lot is roughly 5500-6000 square feet.
So there's around 10k square feet left over.

It's entirely possible they could setup 5-10 decent sized retail spaces. That's not too shabby for an entire block.

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

Post by JLowe2018 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:01 am

In regards to tearing down every other building on the site, I hope the developers either incorporate the two buildings north of the hotels' Main Street Facades into the design as some additional historic preservation or they propose a design that looks so nice, losing a couple of older brick buildings wouldn't be minded.

However for the warehouse building, I don't mind if that gets torn down or not.

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

Post by NorthOak » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:02 pm

The only buildings saved on the entire block are the northwest corner, the building next to it housing "Affaire" and the Midwest Hotel.
Everything else on the block will be demolished.
So at the minimum 40-50% of the Main St side will have retail with the possibility of more with the new construction.

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

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:40 pm

What I was meaning by more retail is probably premature.... I meant a bigger single store...pharmacy,etf....something that could still definitely be part of the design.

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

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:18 pm

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I believe the small building just to the East of Gown Gallery is part of that property, is it not? I hope it is and will not be demolished.

I don't think I will lose any sleep over the demolition of the other buildings, but I do like the 2-story one just North of the Midwest...would be nice to see the facade kept.

The design of this could go many different ways. I hope for something either really modern/shiny/cutting-edge...or something that looks like it has always been there. I do no want to see some shitty building with all ground level parking, unusable juliet balconies and a facade that is a patchwork of different colored EIFS crap. Here's to hoping for the best.

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

Post by JLowe2018 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:39 pm

The bizjournal article says the parking will be in an underground garage. No mention of the number of spaces.

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

Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:41 pm

If they're willing to spend money on underground parking, that gives me a lot of hope that they're going to do this project right.

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

Post by hartliss » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:40 am

This group has recently completed/started projects in DT Louisville and Cincinnati. Looks promising.

http://brokensidewalk.com/2015/800-towe ... partments/ - When City Club was still part of Village Green


http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/n ... oming.html

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

Post by NorthOak » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:36 am

Midtownkid wrote:I believe the small building just to the East of Gown Gallery is part of that property, is it not? I hope it is and will not be demolished.


It's possible, perhaps I'm misunderstanding the article.
I checked street view and that building is part of Gown Gallery.
I was going by this:

City Club Apartments LLC of Farmington Hills, Mich., plans to develop a site that includes everything between 19th, 20th, Walnut and Main streets, except for the two buildings at the northwest corner of the block that house The Gown Gallery and Affäre.
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Re: And here we go again... Midwest Hotel to be demolished

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:38 am

NorthOak wrote:
Midtownkid wrote:I believe the small building just to the East of Gown Gallery is part of that property, is it not? I hope it is and will not be demolished.


It's possible, perhaps I'm misunderstanding the article.
I checked street view and that building is part of Gown Gallery.
I was going by this:

City Club Apartments LLC of Farmington Hills, Mich., plans to develop a site that includes everything between 19th, 20th, Walnut and Main streets, except for the two buildings at the northwest corner of the block that house The Gown Gallery and Affäre.


that's all one parcel. i doubt it will be subdivided or sold.

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

Post by dnweava » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:11 am

I saw the plans, it looks great, hope it happens. It is also fairly big at 400,000 sq ft.

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

Post by kboish » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:37 am

how tall are they looking to go?

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

Post by hartliss » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:14 am

dnweava wrote:I saw the plans, it looks great, hope it happens. It is also fairly big at 400,000 sq ft.


Are the plans publicly available? Would love to see them as well.

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

Post by dnweava » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:02 pm

JLowe2018 wrote:The bizjournal article says the parking will be in an underground garage. No mention of the number of spaces.


I'd guess between 150-200

kboish wrote:how tall are they looking to go?


85 ft

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

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:40 pm

dnweava wrote:
JLowe2018 wrote:The bizjournal article says the parking will be in an underground garage. No mention of the number of spaces.


I'd guess between 150-200

kboish wrote:how tall are they looking to go?


85 ft

5-6 stories then?

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

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:19 pm

How has the Star not reported on this story yet?

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

Post by flyingember » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:08 am

KCPowercat wrote:How has the Star not reported on this story yet?

The Star doesn't cover downtown well anymore.

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

Post by bryan » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:23 am

flyingember wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:How has the Star not reported on this story yet?

The Star doesn't cover downtown well anymore.


The KC Star covered this on October 20th.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 03802.html

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

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:31 pm

Thanks for the link....not sure how I missed that, I've been pleased with Steve's addition to the Star

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

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:53 am

saw the preliminary renderings. looks good!

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