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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby beautyfromashes » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:23 pm

I'm more frustrated that it doesn't connect it's property on the south end with the Freighthouse District under the bridge. It's a great opportunity to continue the development to the East. Instead, they put a trash dumpster blocking the path from Lidia's to their hotel. Dumb.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:41 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:I'm more frustrated that it doesn't connect it's property on the south end with the Freighthouse District under the bridge. It's a great opportunity to continue the development to the East. Instead, they put a trash dumpster blocking the path from Lidia's to their hotel. Dumb.

there's a streetcar substation under the bridge there. Are you sure the opportunity still exists?

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:29 am

in case anyone was wondering about where portKC's revenue comes from: http://www.portkc.com/wp-content/upload ... oll-Up.pdf

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby smh » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:08 pm

pash wrote:The main thing to be upset with is the amount of money the city spent on this site—first removing the Walnut viaduct, then buying out the billboard owner—to get this result. Oh, and let's not forget the imminent investments in the streetscape project, the TIF incentives, and now possibly still more financing assistance from PortKC.

If you want to build this junk with your own money, that's one thing. Go right ahead. But the city invested millions of dollars of public money in this piece of property, and this dreck simply should not be accepted in return. And to be clear, yes, I am at least as upset with our city leaders and handers-out of public money as I am with the developers. It is easier, to my mind, to excuse the former for their quick-buck hucksterism, for their poor taste, and for their ignorance of good urban-development practices than it is to excuse the public officials who apparently either consider this garbage a fair trade for the huge sums of money they threw away on it, or are otherwise completely incompetent in their roles as stewards of the public purse and architects of our city's future.


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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby beautyfromashes » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:57 pm

If there really is demand for hotel space for the IRS building and businesses in U.S., I'd like to see a hotel redevelopment of the glass building that is connected to US. It's so ugly! Perhaps they could make the outside look more historic since it is right next to such an iconic building.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:37 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:If there really is demand for hotel space for the IRS building and businesses in U.S., I'd like to see a hotel redevelopment of the glass building that is connected to US. It's so ugly! Perhaps they could make the outside look more historic since it is right next to such an iconic building.

There's no glass building attached to Union Station. If you mean the IRS that's the old post office building. If you mean GSA it's in the building next to Union Station.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby FangKC » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:57 pm

I think BeautyfromAshes is talking about Two Pershing Square.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:32 pm

Yes, strip that building to the concrete and make it tie better to US as a hotel. With all the activity at US, connection to CC by link and access to the streetcar, it would be very popular. Right now, I hate how it tKes away from US. It shouldn't have been built in the first place.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:16 pm

GSA has a 20 year lease for 140,000 sq ft. 18-19 years left.

That looks to be 1/3 of the building

A hotel conversion would be decades out

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:13 am

subscriber-only piece about crossroads hotels, but wanted to share this bit that hadn't been made public yet:

Sunflower Group traditionally works on historic buildings, so matching the Home2 Suites project to the neighborhood’s look was a familiar task.

“We want to design it to fit what the neighbors want and what the communities want,” Moberly said.

The first-floor facade will have an art front, tentatively a piece playing on Kansas City’s jazz history. Sunflower is working with the Mid-America Arts Alliance for the project and hopes the hotel becomes an art center for First Fridays.


http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/p ... ve-no.html

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:43 am

from the 20th street update:

Non-related 20th Street Work
  • Home2 Suites will begin construction of the hotel on the southeast corner of 20th and Main.
  • This will close 20th between Main and Walnut for crews to make a water service tap. This project is not in conjunction with 20th street, however the project team has been coordinating with them to minimize traffic disruptions.
  • After the water service is connected 20th- Main to Walnut will re-open. Anticipated completion one week.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:29 am

trivia tidbit: when the city reverted the flyway back to private ownership, they had to split it between adjacent owners -- half went to the hotel site, half went to superior moving. superior moving is now selling, of course.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:29 pm

it's finally happening.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:42 pm

Two blocks west of Abbott’s building, excavation for a planned 112-room Hilton Home2 Suites at 2001 Main St. needs only a utility easement to be moved before work can begin, said developer Jason Swords.

Swords, with the Sunflower Development Group, said he expects the hotel to open “11 months from today.”

The site previously housed the Walnut Street ramp that veered northeast off Main Street and a large billboard, both of which required extensive city involvement to clear.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... rylink=cpy

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:58 pm

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby Voxide » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:19 pm

I know this isn't a recent development, but I was diving into the dark depths of Youtube and I found this video from 1991 that has footage of the previous building that was on 20th and main (between Main and the Walnut viaduct).

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG1YSwNtnes#t=3m50s

I thought that footage was incredible. Unfortunately.. it suffered the fate of the wrecking ball as so many others have in this city :(. Does anybody know anything about the building that used to be there?

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby FangKC » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:05 am

There were several buildings that lined the east side of the Main Street Viaduct. Among them were the Hotel North, Superior Window Shade manufacturing company, the Overhead Door Company, and on the corner of 20th and Main was Sifers Valomilk Candy Co.. It sounds like a small beans candy company, but it actually grew to be quite large before it was sold off to another company, and eventually disappeared. The original family recreated the candy and produces them in Merriam, Kansas.

Perhaps a nice gimmick for the Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel would be to leave complimentary Sifer's Valomilk candies in each of the hotel rooms as a homage to the history of their site.

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Re: Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel - 20th & Main

Postby flyingember » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:45 pm

The empty dirt lot a few posts up is now made up of deeper pits.


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