Misc Crossroads News

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:26 pm

KCDowntown wrote:On the upcoming PIEA schedule has an abatement request for 1717 Walnut, which is the building just north of the Walnut Terrace project that appears to be getting close to completion. Currently, there weren't any details as to what the plans are for the building.

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hmm... that's jones gallery. the gallery owner (same as building owner) must be selling?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 am

the lane and cityclub posts have been moved to their respective threads.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Critical_Mass » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:46 pm

There is an active commercial renovation permit for this building across from Mildred's on Wyandotte. This photo is a couple weeks old. Anyone heard what's going in it?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:06 pm

i have, but i can't say. it's a relocation from within the crossroads.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Critical_Mass » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:35 pm

I see.... I'm gonna guess HighTower Group since Centric is moving out of the other half of their current building. That would free up that streetcar facing property for redevelopment. But again, I have no idea.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Critical_Mass » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:54 pm

The Firestone Bldg is up for auction in 9 days.
Auction Start Time: 11/28/2017 11:00 AM CST

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2001-Gra ... O/9774553/

Does the fact it is an auction imply anything, i.e. foreclosure?
I hope it goes to a responsible owner with a vision for an office or residential conversion.
No matter who picks it up, you'd think the Abdiana sign goes. A restoration of the original Firestone neon sign would be a dream come true.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:13 am

herc rentals has inquired about vacating 17th street between charlotte and holmes. the neighborhood is obviously opposed.

letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx1_a3 ... sp=sharing

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby grovester » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:20 am

Thanks Nigro, see what you've started?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:32 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:The Firestone Bldg is up for auction in 9 days.
Auction Start Time: 11/28/2017 11:00 AM CST

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2001-Gra ... O/9774553/

Does the fact it is an auction imply anything, i.e. foreclosure?
I hope it goes to a responsible owner with a vision for an office or residential conversion.
No matter who picks it up, you'd think the Abdiana sign goes. A restoration of the original Firestone neon sign would be a dream come true.


Please let this building sell and get it out of the Abnos ownership hell.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:33 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:herc rentals has inquired about vacating 17th street between charlotte and holmes. the neighborhood is obviously opposed.

letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx1_a3 ... sp=sharing


NO! Herc Rentals needs to be relocated. Having that type of use in that neighborhood is holding it back.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby chaglang » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:18 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:The Firestone Bldg is up for auction in 9 days.
Auction Start Time: 11/28/2017 11:00 AM CST

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2001-Gra ... O/9774553/

Does the fact it is an auction imply anything, i.e. foreclosure?
I hope it goes to a responsible owner with a vision for an office or residential conversion.
No matter who picks it up, you'd think the Abdiana sign goes. A restoration of the original Firestone neon sign would be a dream come true.


This is what I've heard.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:46 pm

East and West store permit at 1828 Grand...could it be this place?

Http://eastandwest.store

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby tower » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:48 pm

Stores in St. Louis and Tulsa, carries Baldwin jeans- I think that would be a safe bet to say that that is it.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:59 pm

Hey what’s going on with the warehouse building across from the substation on 19th and Cherry?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Critical_Mass » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:59 pm

JBmidtown wrote:Hey what’s going on with the warehouse building across from the substation on 19th and Cherry?


2 pages back:

Re: Misc Crossroads News
Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:30 am

new event space at 19th and cherry: https://www.theabbottkc.com

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby JBmidtown » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:55 pm

That’s a weird spot for a swanky event space.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby WSPanic » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:19 pm

JBmidtown wrote:That’s a weird spot for a swanky event space.


The Guild does pretty well down there - . Maybe not QUITE as swank as that new place, but still high end event space. Berg and Orange aren't too far from there either.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby kboish » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Assurant sold one of their properties (2323 Grand) today to an investor from LA. The building is located in CC, but I put it in this thread because the property was sold along with the surface parking lot between 19th and 20th along grand. As that is one of the major eyesores in the Xroads, a change in the ownership of that lot has huge potential for the area. Hopefully they will consider developing on it.

Stanton Road Capital LLC is the purchaser if anyone wants to do some research for everyone to see what kind of properties they own and/or develop.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/12/05/2323-grand-boulevard-office-building-sale.html

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:33 pm

According to their website, I only see two of their properties that they developed themselves:

This parking garage in Downtown Houston:
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And this 170 unit apartment building in Midtown Houston:
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It looks like most of their portfolio is office.

They also own Plaza West (the Bernstein Rein HQ), which they purchased about a year ago. Coincidentally, I just brought this up in a different thread yesterday, but the garage for that building looks like it may have been designed to be built on. It looks like there is already an elevator shaft constructed that goes 4 stories above the top of the garage. I wonder if there are any plans there.

There is also a good-sized vacant lot between the garage and the under construction Spring Hill Suites that is part of the same parcel as the tower and garage.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby hartliss » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:11 pm

kboish wrote:Assurant sold one of their properties (2323 Grand) today to an investor from LA. The building is located in CC, but I put it in this thread because the property was sold along with the surface parking lot between 19th and 20th along grand. As that is one of the major eyesores in the Xroads, a change in the ownership of that lot has huge potential for the area. Hopefully they will consider developing on it.

Stanton Road Capital LLC is the purchaser if anyone wants to do some research for everyone to see what kind of properties they own and/or develop.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/12/05/2323-grand-boulevard-office-building-sale.html



Ironically I went to college with both of these guys. Unfortunately, they are more of the "sit on a property and generate good returns for their fund" type of firm.


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