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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby Demosthenes » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:43 pm

chaglang wrote:IIRC there were new renderings forthcoming. Is that still the case?


I wish, but unless I missed something I think they are going forward with the original plan. I thought they were planning on breaking ground soon too.

Really, really hope something interferes with this project. I would really it rather not be built than this go up. Waiting a few more years for a better design would be fine by me. This is such a key site. One of the most crucial downtown. It is sort of a gateway into downtown from the south side. Not to mention being along the streetcar and the new pedestrian friendly 20th street, this will not fit in one bit.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:47 am

I wouldn't call that block a gateway.

From that area the gateway is formed by Crown Center and Liberty Memorial. It's about the view of the CBD and Union Station coming down the hill.
Once you see that, the view down Main is nice but isn't as nice.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby beautyfromashes » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:35 pm

flyingember wrote:I wouldn't call that block a gateway.

From that area the gateway is formed by Crown Center and Liberty Memorial. It's about the view of the CBD and Union Station coming down the hill.
Once you see that, the view down Main is nice but isn't as nice.


This block is a continuation of the Freighthouse District/ Union Station across Main and into the heart of the Crossroads, if it is walkable and done well. If definitely consider it a gateway property.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby lock+load » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:51 pm

The billboard was a good roadblock. Unfortunate city settled it.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby JBmidtown » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Does anyone know if the developers have even tried to respond to the design criticisms? I can't understand why they would just slop together something like this. Is it just lazy real estate speculation? Do they even save any money with a lazy design like this? It seems like they don't even want to try to compete with the plethora of other downtown hotels.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby FangKC » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:37 pm

I think it's possible that they are taking their design cues from other Hilton Hotels. The developers might be building the structure to suit Hilton, and may have just had the architects who design Hilton Hotels do the drawing.

If you do a Google search for images of Hilton Home2 Suites, most of the current hotel buildings shown are fairly hideous.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby smh » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:56 am

FangKC wrote:I think it's possible that they are taking their design cues from other Hilton Hotels. The developers might be building the structure to suit Hilton, and may have just had the architects who design Hilton Hotels do the drawing.

If you do a Google search for images of Hilton Home2 Suites, most of the current hotel buildings shown are fairly hideous.


This is true, but most aren't built on stilts as this one is planned. Doubling down on its terribleness.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:18 pm

Drove by this site today, looked like fences were up and equipment had shown up for site work. Really hope the design of this building has changed, but am not overly hopeful.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:33 pm

the equipment is new, they just had fences yesterday

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby Eon Blue » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:53 pm

flyingember wrote:the equipment is new, they just had fences yesterday

All I saw today was a drilling rig. Probably doing bores to gather data for foundation design. I doubt any comstruction is imminent.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby pash » Fri May 22, 2015 3:40 pm

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Sun May 24, 2015 7:45 am

The new rendering seemed more open at ground level.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby ldai_phs » Sun May 24, 2015 12:18 pm

flyingember wrote:The new rendering seemed more open at ground level.

Link or pics?

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby moderne » Sun May 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Does that mean the ground level is still a spooky car cave?

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby pash » Sun May 24, 2015 1:08 pm

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon May 25, 2015 7:22 am

ldai_phs wrote:
flyingember wrote:The new rendering seemed more open at ground level.

Link or pics?


https://twitter.com/kclightrail/status/600750851032879104

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:02 pm

held over on CPC agenda.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:15 pm

up for council approval on 8/20:

150664 Approving a development plan in District DX-15 on a 1.2 acre tract of land generally located south of 20th Street and east of Main Street. (12130-P-2)

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby KCDowntown » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:28 pm

It appears that there was enough pushback about the ridiculous design of this building that the developer compromised into adding commercial space to the ground level. While the bottom floor is still mostly a parking lagoon, it does sound like some improvements were made.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

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