Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by earthling » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Given the ultra-pasteurized suburban mall tenants of other Drake projects, have set low expectations for what an 'entertainment' tenant might mean. Could be a Dick's Sporting Goods with some gaming or a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co with some skeeball or some other Landry 'entertainment' concept.

https://www.landrysinc.com/default.asp#/page/1

Would rather see Eataly or something like Little Spain Mercado (market/kiosks along High Line NYC).

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by missingkc » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:34 pm

At first, I thought the new tower was going to replicate the existing tower. So happy to see that's not the case. The lack of symmetry preserves the imbalance and energy that exists currently. In fact, I think it enhances it.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by kcjak » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:27 am

Lunetta's website has a page referencing a downtown market in KC. Are they tapped to design the proposed market on the west side of River Market?

https://www.lunetta.design/#/downtownmarket/

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by normalthings » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:54 am

kcjak wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:27 am
Lunetta's website has a page referencing a downtown market in KC. Are they tapped to design the proposed market on the west side of River Market?

https://www.lunetta.design/#/downtownmarket/
The surrounding buildings are definitely supposed to be ones on the Plaza

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Critical_Mass » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:47 pm

which buildings on the plaza?

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Midtownkid » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:43 pm

kcjak wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:27 am
Lunetta's website has a page referencing a downtown market in KC. Are they tapped to design the proposed market on the west side of River Market?

https://www.lunetta.design/#/downtownmarket/
"Urban infill design for a life in a Kansas city" WTF???? :lol:

Is that supposed to be North Kansas City? What is that archway over the street?

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Critical_Mass » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:21 pm

normalthings wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:54 am
kcjak wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:27 am
Lunetta's website has a page referencing a downtown market in KC. Are they tapped to design the proposed market on the west side of River Market?

https://www.lunetta.design/#/downtownmarket/
The surrounding buildings are definitely supposed to be ones on the Plaza
Looks like this project is actually for Topeka, KS
https://goo.gl/maps/mZA6dhx4fzPDUUvVA

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by kcjak » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 am

Construction begins on Nordstrom with the fencing off of the construction area and part of the parking garage. Should be a cluster during Plaza Art Fair, with the only entrances on 47th and the side street (Summit?).

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 67004.html

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by mistervinix » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 pm

kcjak wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 am
Construction begins on Nordstrom with the fencing off of the construction area and part of the parking garage. Should be a cluster during Plaza Art Fair, with the only entrances on 47th and the side street (Summit?).

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 67004.html
Thought that area looked fine. The Nordstrom project seems a definite step backwards in terms of keeping a “theme” for the Plaza. But money always talks.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Midtownkid » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:13 pm

Yeah I wish they made Nordstrom do something more to keep the Plaza look. The worst part is that the garage behind it will be very visible from down the street! I don't think they have realized that yet. Today the theater is taller than 2 stories there and blocks the garage nicely.

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