OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby Chris Stritzel » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:45 pm

So this began today?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Not according to the street closure permit

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby kboish » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Chris Stritzel wrote:So this began today?


Port-o-potties installed on site. Roads closed all around it

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Sidewalks too :angry:

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby ldai_phs » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:14 pm

A dirt wall comes down to be replaced by a glass one

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby TheLastGentleman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:50 pm

Maybe I'm going insane, but it seems like I read somewhere that they were going to keep a bit of the rock as decor, Crown Center-style.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm

Hopefully not on the interior... If so they should call the Westin and ask how much they like it and the animals it brings.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby TheLastGentleman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:52 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Hopefully not on the interior... If so they should call the Westin and ask how much they like it and the animals it brings.

I know they found a snake in there shortly after it opened, but have there been other cases?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby horizons82 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:11 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:Maybe I'm going insane, but it seems like I read somewhere that they were going to keep a bit of the rock as decor, Crown Center-style.


Per the plans on the development tracker, there's not really a spot where this is feasible:

http://maps.kcmo.org/kcgis/rest/service ... ments/8008

Maybe you're thinking of the exterior renderings (and elevations), which shows them retaining the western half of the bluff, underneath the porte cochere area?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby FangKC » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:26 pm

On a side note, does anyone know where the Hereford Association is moving?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:45 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Hopefully not on the interior... If so they should call the Westin and ask how much they like it and the animals it brings.

I know they found a snake in there shortly after it opened, but have there been other cases?


There has always been animal/insect pop-ins.

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Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:00 pm

traffic control / calming:

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:43 pm

Trying to fight the sidewalk being closed on this one is going to be a losing battle...

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby mister816 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:38 am

I saw this picture complaining about the sidewalk being closed on twitter. This is about the dumbest thing to be complaining about. They have it closed for public safety while they are constructing a new high rise hotel. They are building up to the sidewalk and this is not a small project. I honestly haven't the slightest idea of what this complaint is about but it's just silly. There is a sidewalk on the other side of the road.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:37 am

mister816 wrote:I saw this picture complaining about the sidewalk being closed on twitter. This is about the dumbest thing to be complaining about. They have it closed for public safety while they are constructing a new high rise hotel. They are building up to the sidewalk and this is not a small project. I honestly haven't the slightest idea of what this complaint is about but it's just silly. There is a sidewalk on the other side of the road.


other cities have this figured out and we just instituted a new sidewalk closure policy that was supposed to ensure access -- high rise or not. why not just close the road completely, using your logic?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:58 am

It's not dumb. It's specified in city code to not close sidewalks for over 15 days. Let's take one lane of traffic away and make that the sidewalk....deal?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby WoodDraw » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:52 am

It's also incredibly unsafe to close sidewalks and to obstruct line of sight too much for cars or pedestrians. There's a reason this is a solved problem in most cities, which normally is decreased space to car traffic with an enclosed, protected pedestrian walkway that doesn't allow them to spill into traffic even if they want to.

I haven't walked by the construction here yet so no comment on how bad it is.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:57 am

WoodDraw wrote:It's also incredibly unsafe to close sidewalks and to obstruct line of sight too much for cars or pedestrians. There's a reason this is a solved problem in most cities, which normally is decreased space to car traffic with an enclosed, protected pedestrian walkway that doesn't allow them to spill into traffic even if they want to.

I haven't walked by the construction here yet so no comment on how bad it is.


i've only walked by on baltimore last night. i can confirm that the closure of truman under the ballroom has had a dramatic calming effect on that unsafe intersection.

the problem will be when there are events at the kauffman center or the grand ballroom. not everyone uses the garage or arrives by car. most other times there are very few pedestrians or cars on baltimore, wyandotte, or 16th.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am

That's why I'm torn on this...it's not what we wanted and had and ordinance passed to enforce but there was zero foot traffic here anyways.


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