Wonderful Waldo

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: Wonderful Waldo

Post by rxlexi » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:24 pm

I agree the Eldo apartments are underwhelming, but look at the site. A surface parking lot (has been as long as I can remember) with a view of the giant blank back wall of a self-storage facility.

Surprised that lot is being developed at all.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by PumpkinStalker » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:43 pm

I feel the same way. Other than being in a very walkable spot, it's a terribly ugly location so thank god they're developing it. I live mere blocks away so I've driven that road a million times when leaving Walgreens to get back on Wornall or 75th "the back way". Trust me it's ugly!


Wish the boarded up Wendy's would get razed and become another sizeable apartment with some height.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by pash » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:34 pm

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by kboish » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:49 pm

The El Dorado apartments you are discussing are a Section 811 project funded by HUD that was developed by reStart, Inc. It is limited by the funds available and design standards imposed. If you look at previous 811 projects you will see this is actually an improvement- though thats not to say its beautiful.

http://fox4kc.com/2015/01/30/waldo-apar ... usinesses/

Some are concerned on the impact it will have on the surrounding neighborhood. I think those concerns are unfounded.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by pash » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:20 pm

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:25 am

pash wrote:Back when there was some vague hope of eventually having a streetcar line run all the way through Waldo's commercial core, I thought the area had some real potential. But with that hope dead, there's not really any reason to expect Waldo to become anything better than it is, even if it is one of the only nodes outside of the core city with decent urban bones.
I think the Cerner development could have the potential to take Waldo to the next level. Cerner hires a lot of fresh out of college transplants, many of whom I would think could really be attracted to Waldo due to it's relative proximity and youth appeal. Hopefully some developers will see the same potential and put in some more multi-family (and hopefully mixed-use).

Many developments are going to greatly benefit from Cerner and the 16,000 new workers. Lee's Summit has an apartment development planned near the KC border where the developer specifically mentioned Cerner. OP has a lot of multi-family in the works that I"m sure will attract Cerner employees. I hope the Waldo area can fully capitalize on this opportunity. Add in other south KC developments like Burns and McDonnell and Oxford on the Blue and there is a huge potential for growth.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by pash » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:27 pm

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by kucer » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:24 am

pash wrote:Per Twitter, Pizzeria Locale on 75th Street will open on July 22.
Pretty good. Very similar to Pizza Manifesto in terms of pizza. Will come in handy from a convenience standpoint.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by swid » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:53 pm

If you have a spare $690K burning a hole in your pocket, you can do KC Hopps a favor and take 75th St Brewery off their hands.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:52 am

from a recent MARC meeting:
Waldo Streetscape – 75th & Wornall Road

Mario Vasquez, City of Kansas City, Mo. – Public Works, gave a background on the Waldo Streetscape and the results of the PSP [Planning Sustainable Places] work they are completing.

• Application by City of Kansas City. Matching funds provided by Waldo CID
• City provided traffic information, crash data, and other information
• Conducted a three day charrette on site
• Daily opportunity for stakeholder and community input
• Fast track: 9 months from award to completion

The PSP Program has allowed them to galvanize overwhelming community support, and to engage design professionals to take a detailed look at the multi-modal transportation issues in this location. Additionally, it allows
the district to move forward with other planned projects without creating conflicts. As part of their implementation process, they are planning:

• Road diet for 75th Street – narrow to three lanes
• Corrected intersection alignment at Wornall & improved turning movements reducing conflicts
• Bump outs, medians (Wornall) & new access between 74th and 75th improve pedestrian access / crossings
• Reduced points of conflict with elimination of access at Broadway and 75th Street
• Dedicated on-street parking

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by AlbertHammond » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:26 am

DaveKCMO wrote:from a recent MARC meeting:
Waldo Streetscape – 75th & Wornall Road

The PSP Program has allowed them to galvanize overwhelming community support, and to engage design professionals to take a detailed look at the multi-modal transportation issues in this location. Additionally, it allows
the district to move forward with other planned projects without creating conflicts.
What was it...two years ago, they rebuilt Wornall south from around 77th to 85th? It took forever to complete and the end result was...well, underwhelming. They should have turned it into a 3-lane, added street trees and a generous walkway. As completed, it is still ugly and underperforming as a value generator. It moves cars, and deters everything else.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:58 pm

truth!

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by m.toast » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:09 pm

Public meeting at 10 am on Sat, April 9 at Bingham Middle School (7618 Wyandotte) for info on the school's scheduled demolition. Demolition is scheduled to begin that following week.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by KCLofts » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:54 am

swid wrote:If you have a spare $690K burning a hole in your pocket, you can do KC Hopps a favor and take 75th St Brewery off their hands.
Summit Grill to purchase the 75th ST space and move the restaurant. Then they will open their ramen shop in the existing Summit space. From the Pitch.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by earthling » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:15 am

A couple years ago we were calling for dedicated fresh ramen shops in the city and now there are a few.

Next up, KC could now use a couple dedicated 'poke bowl' joints, POH-key or POH-kay. Bob Wasabi/w39th has it on menu (maybe other sushi places) but I've seen Chipotle style dedicated Poke counter joints in LA that would be nice to see in KC.

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How about grasshopper tacos?

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by chingon » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:05 pm

earthling wrote: How about grasshopper tacos?
Mmmmmmmmm....chapulines. You don't need a tortilla. Just a plastic bag full of them for walkabouts.

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:56 pm

We need a Sushi Burrito place

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:24 pm

There appears to be a new commercial building in the works replacing the Waldo Antiques building on 75th St. It seems like an odd design:

http://www.botwinrealestate.com/leasing ... w-75th-st/

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Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by m.toast » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Oh gawd. So ugly... :(

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