Misc Crossroads News

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:40 am

^Nice activity. Now on to filling in some more surface lots.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby pash » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:35 pm

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby WoodDraw » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:16 pm

pash wrote:Footings for the church at 17th & Grand, in the block west of the The Star's printing plant, are in and it looks like they're about to start going vertical. I'm still super disappointed that this is what's happening in this block. ...


I walked by this today and got really excited and then saw the sign and remembered what it is going to be. Super disappointed is a good description.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby beautyfromashes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:52 pm

pash wrote:Footings for the church at 17th & Grand... I'm still super disappointed that this is what's happening in this block.


::Lightning bolts from heaven::

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:57 am

pash wrote:Does anybody know what the story is with the substantial rehab work to the buildings on the east side of Locust in the southern stretch of the 1700 block? Further improvements for the existing artists' studios and gallery space, or something new?


awaiting structural renovation due to repeated assaults by car drivers.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby pash » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:23 pm

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby gsgeo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:18 pm

The building directly adjacent to the north of the corner is Vulpes Bastille, which is to my knowledge not being rehabbed. I'm not entirely sure if the next one north (1735 Locust) is being rehabbed, but the one north of that (1733) certainly is.

Looks like the 1733 building is an Abbott property: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... roads.html

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:44 pm

i don't think they have a tenant yet.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCMOJoe89 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:12 pm

Looks like the sale of the three buildings east of Washington Square Park includes this huge lot in the Crossroads. If I had my way these buildings would go residential to add some life to the park, but the article makes a point that these "trophy" buildings have the attention of players in the downtown office market because of the impact they could have on prices moving forward.

Parking challenges, potential
Anderson said it was a coincidence that both buildings hit the market at nearly the same time. But she said many of the prospective buyers have expressed interest in acquiring both. That would be ideal, she said, because both share a roughly 1,300-space parking garage under the buildings, with each of the three buildings’ two owners owning a share of the garage.
The 2323 Grand offering also includes a surface parking lot covering the entire block bounded by 19th Street, 20th Street, Grand Boulevard and McGee St. The development potential of that site, which lies in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District, has added to investor interest in 2323 Grand, she said.
Greg Swetnam, director of office brokerage for Kessinger/Hunter & Co. LC, said demand for both iconic Crown Center properties probably is being driven by their rent rolls and “the fact that there is still quite a bit of cheap money available for investors to play with.”
“The only real drawback I can see with the combined projects is the parking arrangement,” Swetnam said. “While typically they do not have problems with accommodating tenants because Lathrop’s ratio is very low, it still is a bit of an issue. Otherwise, both buildings are very good quality, and both should get a lot of attention.”


https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -sale.html

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:48 pm

from the municipal art commission agenda:

Seeking approval for awning with graphics for Michelle’s Home Gallery located on 110 Southwest Blvd. Brooke Braun and Scott Hueschen with Infinity Sign Systems will be presenting.

Seeking approval for a wood deck and pergola to the Casual Animal Brewing Company located at 1725 McGee Street. Kyle Gray with Casual Animal Brewing Co. will be presenting.

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Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:49 pm

progress at casual animal: https://www.instagram.com/p/BY1HzJmDlqK/

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:18 am

messenger coffee and ibis bakery opens october 7: http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/two ... nd-opening

"the truman" opens tonight with a tech n9ne concert: http://www.thetrumankc.com/

adult dance studio opens in east crossroads: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... tudio.html

songbird cafe is now open on grand (weekdays only, natch): http://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/k ... a73b4.html

record bar's kitchen is now open daily: http://www.therecordbar.com/menu/

and artists continue to enliven infrastructure (signal box at 19th & main):

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:56 am

Would be interesting to see how many biz (of any type) have opened in Xroads in the last year. Seems like a lot. Any stat available from City?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:18 pm

earthling wrote:Would be interesting to see how many biz (of any type) have opened in Xroads in the last year. Seems like a lot. Any stat available from City?


you could tweet @KCBIZCARE for a count of new business licenses.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby ldai_phs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:48 am

I am working on a project about The City Market and other downtown neighborhoods for school. How would you describe the Crossroads during the years 2000-2005?

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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 KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:45 pm

So I guess the event space is taking over LMG's space:

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/09/28/lmg-construction-office-move.html

It's good to see more of the industrial uses moving out of the East Crossroads.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby chrizow » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:46 pm

cool, i guess, but how many "event spaces" does KC need? i feel like every other new tenant is an event space.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby grovester » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:09 pm

I agree, event spaces are right up there with the "antique" stores in the West Bottoms. Needing further development.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Riverite » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:14 pm

Are they still owned by the original developer? If so it kind of seems like a way to wait for the market without being distructivw and just sitting on it


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