OFFICIAL - Walnut Terrace (1721 Walnut)

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OFFICIAL - Walnut Terrace (1721 Walnut)

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:14 pm

KCDowntown wrote:Also saw in past meeting notes that:1721 Walnut was granted an abatement to become the HQ for Hollis + Miller, an OP architecture firm. The meetings notes made it sound like Hollis Miller was seeking a larger abatement than they received, so I don't know if this is a go or not.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:57 am

this is on tuesday's CPC agenda for rezoning to URD.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:24 pm

construction expected to start in june 2016 and complete in early 2017.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby mgh7676 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:10 pm

1723 Walnut submitted plans yesterday, since then a lot has come through in kiva.
http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/permit/summary/index.cfm?pid=1681641&jur=KCMO

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:06 pm

construction might start in july.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:06 pm

Without doing a search for past 1721 Walnut renderings...I think these are newer renderings than what have been posted.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby earthling » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:17 pm

Timeless minimalism is difficult to pull off and can easily look cheap if not. It looks they are going as cheap as possible under the guise of minimalism. Xroads badly needs infill but hopefully we see better quality developments more often than not.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:26 pm

I was under the impression that this development included retail..it doesn't look like it in this picture though.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:19 am

Yuck!

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby joshmv » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Well crap, this is right where I normally park for free. There are some really great buildings on this block and I think it has a lot of potential. This building is fugly comparatively.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby Bill Durban » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:19 pm

earthling wrote:Timeless minimalism is difficult to pull off and can easily look cheap if not. It looks they are going as cheap as possible under the guise of minimalism. Xroads badly needs infill but hopefully we see better quality developments more often than not.


I agree. A lot of design and architecture today isn’t about luxury, comfort, or beauty. It’s all about less labor, cheaper materials and maximum profit. Imagine this picture absent of any furnishings [could be mistaken for a commercial work space or store front]…and yet they will demand a premium for rent.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby beautyfromashes » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:20 pm

Of course, add some streetfront retail and it looks like 1914 Main to me.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby Bill Durban » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:57 pm

They're selling this "look" or style to people because it is the current trend...and the current trend just so happens to be less expensive to build. How convenient.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby smh » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:34 pm

Must say, I dig this look. I think these guys did a bang up job on 1914 Main, I hope this ends up just as nice.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby pash » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:17 pm

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby Bill Durban » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:48 pm

I may sound like a critic of the style, but I actually like the outcome. My point is that developers benefit from a less labor intensive design, which they don't discount.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:00 am

The developer will charge whatever the market will be.

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby atticus23 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:21 am

I don't mind the exterior, but I'm so not a fan of the interior. IMO the whole minimalistic and industrial feel is not welcoming, unless the building was industrial to begin with. When developers do it w/ new construction it just comes off as contrived at best. Honestly, I would like to see some softer finishes or something more classic and comfortable. Just my opinion though...

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby joshmv » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:25 pm

atticus23 wrote:I don't mind the exterior, but I'm so not a fan of the interior.


If it ends up being as sweet as the interiors at 1914 Main, you'll love it!

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Re: 1721 Walnut

Postby beautyfromashes » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:53 pm

This is the equivalent of architecture with resting bitch face.


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