AgreedGRID wrote:Well, the free parking is stupid, that's for sure. I just think the overall design is pretty good. They could have easily just stuck a 3 story building on top of a garage and done this entire project in about half the height. It looks like there is a lot of finished interior space that is for architecture and aesthetics only. The leasable office space looks like it's only on the top three floors. Most of that space that wraps around the garage looks like public atriums etc. I'm sure it will turn out very different if built. But yeah, the city should make it known that free public parking is not a priority. I'm not even sure the surrounding hotels would be thrilled with a free parking option guests could take advantage of when they probably charge $20 a night.KCPowercat wrote:The wanting city help for free parking is less than awesome (it's actually quite bad) but the design is great.
Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Better to charge for parking and use that to reduce costs, either to the subsidy or BAP.mgh7676 wrote:Could the free parking in this garage be used to help free up some of the parking costs associated with the BAP garage project?
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I'm sure that's how the developer "got the idea".mgh7676 wrote:Could the free parking in this garage be used to help free up some of the parking costs associated with the BAP garage project?
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In Kansas City Club redevelopment, high-end event space remains
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 75324.htmlThe century-old building once home to the Kansas City Club is expected to be converted again to a hotel, but a 3-year-old event space that pays homage to the building's roots will remain.
Platform Ventures, which has an office in Fairway, plans to build a new high-end office building at 13th and Wyandotte streets, convert the upper floors of the old Kansas City Club building at 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue into a luxury hotel, and convert the Muehlebach building at 12th Street and Baltimore Avenue into apartments.
Brass on Baltimore offers high-end event spaces on the lower floors and roof of the old Kansas City Club building. General manager Deb Chatfield said the space hosts "tons of weddings, tons of corporate, special occasions." The premier rooftop space has floor-to-ceiling windows where guests can see a panoramic view of the Kansas City skyline.
Despite the conversion of the upper floors from lofts to luxury hotel rooms, Chatfield said the Brass on Baltimore would remain open. She said the owners and construction crews are "very adept at how they work on buildings in use."
Would think all this event space around downtown would eventually transition to retail space as demand increases, at least some ground floor event space. Downtown has the lowest/best retail vacancy in the metro (consistently under 3%) so maybe sooner than later?
I think that right now we are at a weird point where suburbanites think it is too much of a pain to drive to downtown for retail, but it is too easy for downtown residents to drive to the suburbs for retail. We need more people and more congestion downtown before retail (and offices) really take off, imoearthling wrote:Would think all this event space around downtown would eventually transition to retail space as demand increases, at least some ground floor event space. Downtown has the lowest/best retail vacancy in the metro (consistently under 3%) so maybe sooner than later?
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