Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by WoodDraw » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:40 am

I mean just why? Just fix the ground floor and I'm fine with it. Why why

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:40 am

smh wrote:I remain baffled that a project can get incentives in this town and offer no ground floor transparency.
Code says to hide ground floor parking from the street. Have to make it be about safety to fight it. Ex. Cars pulling out with no sidewalk view

It's why the goal should be ground floor retail space. 1914 Main did a really good job at hiding their parking and is a great example to use.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by WoodDraw » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:08 pm

It's nice to see everything happening in this area, but it's also become quite dangerous with this project, Traders (they've closed their temporary sidewalk now), and the bus stops on the other side. Bike lanes were blocked, pedestrians were blocked, and cars had obscured views. I hope they can improve it.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by scooterj » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 am

WoodDraw wrote:It's nice to see everything happening in this area, but it's also become quite dangerous with this project, Traders (they've closed their temporary sidewalk now), and the bus stops on the other side. Bike lanes were blocked, pedestrians were blocked, and cars had obscured views. I hope they can improve it.

The way they have northbound Grand blocked to traffic at that spot is rather confusing, too. They ought to put some cones on the south side of the intersection to make it more apparent that you're supposed to cross the yellow line and pass to the left. I see a lot of people stop there looking confused and then turning right onto 12th because they think the street is closed.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by WoodDraw » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:22 am

Yeah, they've combined confused pedestrians, bikers, cars, and public transport somehow. Everyone ends up spilling into the street now in weird ways. And then you have the construction too obviously.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:00 am

July 13, 2018. Progress on Ambassador Hotel annex.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:48 am

This is a case of the actual is way better than the rendering imo

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by shinatoo » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:26 am

I agree, pretty sharp.
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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by earthling » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 am

Minimalism is hard to pull off and more often looks cheap but this somehow works.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:08 pm

It makes a great transition between the original ambassador, with its classical facade, and the plain midcentury modern traders on grand next door

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:11 pm

It makes a great transition between the original ambassador, with its classical facade, and the plain midcentury modern traders on grand next door
I agree, and I think Ambassador expansion looks even better in person. Perfect scale, really fills in that block.

Also makes obvious how badly we need large infill projects on the blocks north and south of there along Grand.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by shinatoo » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:08 pm

A. Dope
B. Monolithic Limestone Wall!!!!
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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by grecobs » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:15 pm

This looks amazing -- reminds me of something you'd find in DC.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by Highlander » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:25 pm

Very nice. much needed infill. Now lets tackle the bigger holes on Grand and Make Grand Grand Again.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by LCDSI » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:55 pm

wow that looks really nice!

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:32 pm

Goes well with the professional building too

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