Beacon Hill

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: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 pm

There is still a significant amount of cleared land available that has yet to have anything built on it south of Beacon Hill Lane (25th Street). It appears the infrastructure is about to be rebuilt. I have seen surveyors doing work.

Here is the neighborhood plan.

Click on this link to go to the PDF if you want to enlarge the map for detail.

http://www.beaconhillkansascity.com/ima ... %20Map.pdf

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:43 pm

I've made an update map showing the development status.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:12 pm

Growing Beacon Hill Neighborhood Adding $16M Hotel to Mix
After a more than two-year effort, work on a new 92-room LaQuinta Del Sol hotel got its formal start Tuesday, the latest addition to the growing Beacon Hill neighborhood in the southeast corner of greater downtown.

“We’re thrilled we finally got here,” developer John Hoffman said during a groundbreaking ceremony. “It took 2 1/2 years to get all this figured out for 24th and Troost, an accomplishment of sticking it out and making it happen.”

The new hotel’s primary market will be serving visitors to the nearby Hospital Hill healthcare campus. The four-story building will include 2,000 square feet of retail space and should be ready for occupancy by June 2019.
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https://cityscenekc.com/growing-beacon ... el-to-mix/

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:59 pm

The hotel is not a typical canned design,” according to the release. “It was designed by Generator Studio to fit into the Beacon Hill neighborhood’s modern upscale feel.
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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by flyingember » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:12 pm

That actually does a good job of fitting the new home style as a concept.

The old ones, not so much

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 pm

It's been a frustrating time to be an architecture snob. Seems like every project that gets announced has zero imagination put into it. Nothing to even say about it.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by earthling » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:30 am

The best we can hope for is not get many of the same style in a row (like the Cordish Light buildings, ugh). These 'lego block' buildings are pretty common now but somewhat tolerable if mixed about. The one above at least has some variable texture to it, others don't. Same goes for those 'container' buildings like near Armour/Main. OK if they are mixed about around town but when you have several in a row it starts to look like 'the projects'.

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Re: Beacon Hill

Post by chaglang » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 pm
It's been a frustrating time to be an architecture snob. Seems like every project that gets announced has zero imagination put into it. Nothing to even say about it.
Imagination, sure. But client vision and budget to program area - especially in a white-hot construction market - are also significant challenges to any project. From the outside it’s hard to tell what specific dynamics determined the outcome. Not making excuses, just pointing out that projects rarely work out so that architects get to do whatever they want. Believe me, I wish it were otherwise.

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