River Market West

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 6909
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: River Market West

Post by flyingember » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:27 pm

they're up to the third story on framing the building.

User avatar
Critical_Mass
Western Auto Lofts
Western Auto Lofts
Posts: 560
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:56 pm
Location: Crossroads

Re: River Market West

Post by Critical_Mass » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:18 pm

Looks like they've reach the top floor (5th) on the north side.
From Saturday:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

zonk
Alameda Tower
Alameda Tower
Posts: 1213
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:07 pm
Location: downtown

Re: River Market West

Post by zonk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:49 pm

That's topped out...as high as the building will be.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: River Market West

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:14 am

wow. atlas cab being a great neighbor there.

User avatar
smh
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3009
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:40 pm
Location: Central Loop

Re: River Market West

Post by smh » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:38 am

DaveKCMO wrote:wow. atlas cab being a great neighbor there.
Those are native plantings.

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 6909
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: River Market West

Post by flyingember » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:35 pm

Open a 311 ticket. The city takes overgrown sidewalks seriously.

ThorsteinVeblen
Pad site
Pad site
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:15 pm

Re: River Market West

Post by ThorsteinVeblen » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:09 pm

Not sure if anyone say this article posted today in the KCBJ but this caught my eye.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... 0-new.html

Info: George Birt, a Kansas City-area developer, said the five-story, 137-unit new apartment building is about 40 percent complete. The project is running about five months late but should be ready for lease in March. Birt was positive about the greater downtown housing market and said he expects excitement surrounding the arrival of the 2.2-mile streetcar line — expected to be running in late 2015 or early 2016 — and the arrival of new jobs to the downtown area will continue to propel it forward.

Birt said he's making plans for a second phase to be built on a vacant lot just south of where the RMWest building is going up. That second building would add 148 units of one- and two-room apartments to the River Market area. He said construction may kick off as soon as the spring.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:12 pm

Random thought for the day... So if some random car drives into the corner of RMW would a quarter of that building come down? Looks like all wood holding up all of those floors.

loftguy
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3849
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:12 pm

Re: River Market West

Post by loftguy » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:19 pm

KCtonic wrote:Random thought for the day... So if some random car drives into the corner of RMW would a quarter of that building come down? Looks like all wood holding up all of those floors.
More worried about random matches, right now.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:23 pm

loftguy wrote:
KCtonic wrote:Random thought for the day... So if some random car drives into the corner of RMW would a quarter of that building come down? Looks like all wood holding up all of those floors.
More worried about random matches, right now.
But they used a little flame retardant paper rolls! I was thinking the same thing though. I love to see density being added to the neighborhood, but I'm not 100% loving the way it's being done. I say that as a resident in one of the other Birt developed locations. I understand that this is the best way to make money from a development, I just it was being done in a way that we'll be happy with the buildings in 10-20 years from now...

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:05 pm

ThorsteinVeblen wrote:Not sure if anyone say this article posted today in the KCBJ but this caught my eye.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... 0-new.html

Info: George Birt, a Kansas City-area developer, said the five-story, 137-unit new apartment building is about 40 percent complete. The project is running about five months late but should be ready for lease in March. Birt was positive about the greater downtown housing market and said he expects excitement surrounding the arrival of the 2.2-mile streetcar line — expected to be running in late 2015 or early 2016 — and the arrival of new jobs to the downtown area will continue to propel it forward.

Birt said he's making plans for a second phase to be built on a vacant lot just south of where the RMWest building is going up. That second building would add 148 units of one- and two-room apartments to the River Market area. He said construction may kick off as soon as the spring.
I guess I knew this lot would probably end up being apartments at this point, but it still is disappointing it won't be something like Birt's original plan of Lighthouse Lofts about 10 years ago. Then again, I'm kind of glad we won't have an 11-story building entirely blocking my view from Conover Place.
The first phase would include an 11-story tower on the SW corner of the lot, with a twin tower to built on the NE corner in phase 2. Additional units would fill in the space between the two towers.
http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2507

Image

pash
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3801
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:47 am

Re: River Market West

Post by pash » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:50 pm

.
Last edited by pash on Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: River Market West

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:01 pm

Image

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: River Market West

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:03 pm

rumor has it there will be a second phase across 4th street.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:54 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:rumor has it there will be a second phase across 4th street.
I'm assuming you mean the rumor that is mentioned in the posts above about "Birt" building more apartments? Or is there new rumors? Please make it be a better-built condo or nicer apt complex...

User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: River Market West

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:37 pm

same.

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:19 pm

Here's what River Market West looks like right now
Image

Website is now up at http://www.rmwest.com/

They say open in Summer 2015 which I guess might be possible in the first (North) building. I fear what they will do if/when they develop the empty lot across the street...

This is the drawing of what it will look like finished. My wife thinks its about as "attractive" as a dorm. Wow. I'm thinking there will be a fence around that pool in the real world - also missing the beautiful taxi building adjacent to it's West side.
Image

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4621
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: River Market West

Post by earthling » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:21 pm

So with these wood frame popup apts with brick facade, how well do they fire/soundproof between units? The Fountains W of Plaza and City Place Westport were done quite poorly I hear but newer technologies are supposedly better with fire/soundproofing. Are the new wood frame/brick facade developers actually using it?

KCtonic
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 am
Location: River Market

Re: River Market West

Post by KCtonic » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:29 pm

earthling wrote:So with these wood frame popup apts with brick facade, how well do they fire/soundproof between units? The Fountains W of Plaza and City Place Westport were done quite poorly I hear but newer technologies are supposedly better with fire/soundproofing. Are the new wood frame/brick facade developers actually using it?
I'm curious of that as well - I seriously doubt it as cost seems to be the primary driver in this one. There is hardly any concrete or even metal being used - almost all wood all the way to the top. Lots of "fire paper" though. Hopefully it won't leak as much as every single one of his other, past developments.

It honestly reminds me of what gets built in the suburbs. Fast and cheap. Not impressed with this development at all.

Okay, negativity aside... They wired for Google Fiber, I think its good they didn't include a gym since they are so close to one already, and I'm glad to see more people moving into the neighborhood.
Last edited by KCtonic on Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

earthling
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4621
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: River Market West

Post by earthling » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Correction - Fountains E of Plaza, not W.

Post Reply