Drury Plaza Hotel

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by snigglefritz » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Do we know anything specific regarding the terms of their PSA with Drury?

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by smh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Are they exempt from city processes?

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by loftguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 am

snigglefritz wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Do we know anything specific regarding the terms of their PSA with Drury?
PSA...?

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by loftguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am

smh wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Are they exempt from city processes?
No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors?
The city can not prevent the demolition of the existing building.
The city can't refuse permits because the design is inappropriate.

However, the KCMOSD absolutely can refuse to sell to someone who proposes a plan that is not in the best interest of the city.

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by snigglefritz » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:55 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 am
snigglefritz wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Do we know anything specific regarding the terms of their PSA with Drury?
PSA...?
Sorry, Purchase/Sale Agreement. I didn't know if any of that information had come out that hinted at the school having some sort of deed/development restrictions as conditions to the sale. Regardless, those would still be subject to whatever applicable city processes.
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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:26 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am
smh wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Are they exempt from city processes?
No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors?
The city can not prevent the demolition of the existing building.
The city can't refuse permits because the design is inappropriate.

However, the KCMOSD absolutely can refuse to sell to someone who proposes a plan that is not in the best interest of the city.
What? The city can't refuse permits because of design? What is the point of CPC and neighborhood plans and overlay zoning?

Can't deny demo? How have we saved buildings in the past?

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by smh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:47 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am
smh wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Are they exempt from city processes?
No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors?
The city can not prevent the demolition of the existing building.
The city can't refuse permits because the design is inappropriate.

However, the KCMOSD absolutely can refuse to sell to someone who proposes a plan that is not in the best interest of the city.
Good information. Just wanted to make sure there wasn't some loophole with KCMSD that I did know.

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by alejandro46 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:27 am

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am
smh wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Are they exempt from city processes?
No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors?
The city can not prevent the demolition of the existing building.
The city can't refuse permits because the design is inappropriate.

However, the KCMOSD absolutely can refuse to sell to someone who proposes a plan that is not in the best interest of the city.
The City and applicable board can and should deny incentives for the project currently as proposed. I hope that the rendering is just as noted, a "cut and paste." The structure in Nashville looks 100x better and more dense. I would also want to see why they can't integrate parking into the structure in exchange for incentives too.

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Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:53 am

Apparently the first Drury proposal was to remodel the building, then they came back with this.

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