New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by chrizow » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:59 pm

there is a "for sale" sign on the small audio shop across the street - anyone know if the audio shop is closing/moving or what?

it does suck that the bungalows are going to be razed, but at this point, there is no hope for a "charming" strip on this street, which is basically a highway at this point.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by Eon Blue » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:14 pm

Well, at least there's no surface parking in front...

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by flyingember » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:46 pm

chrizow wrote:there is no hope for a "charming" strip on this street, which is basically a highway at this point.
it's been a highway for decades. this block is flanked on both sides by the major pre-interstate through route from midtown to downtown

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by loftguy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:17 pm

chrizow wrote:.........this street, which is basically a highway at this point.
It's so bad that a guy can't even slow down enough to get in a decent drive-by.....

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by Critical_Mass » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:55 pm

Midtownkid wrote:Image
Reminds me of this charmer:
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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:58 pm

Five unit townhouse building coming one block over at 45th and Summit, designed by NSPJ. More bland architecture for the area! But at least something is happening.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by taxi » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:48 pm

I dunno, I dig the blue windows!

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by Eon Blue » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 am

Might be bland, but it helps diversify the housing stock in the area. It also has rear-entry garages and adds density. Plus, this: http://newurbanismblog.com/case-unremarkable-buildings/

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by moderne » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:07 am

Those 45th & Summit rowhouses are designed by same firm that did Briarcliff West Apartments. I lived in that neighborhood for 15 years, and while the historicism of the facades might be cheesey this type of infill is just what the neighborhood needs. Dense, with cars stored off of alley is great, while so appealing to midwesterners who are not civilized enough to know how to live in multifamily---no one below or above you. If we could infill all the empty lots in pre WWII KC we would be back to streetcar suburb density.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by chaglang » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:48 am

moderne wrote:so appealing to midwesterners who are not civilized enough to know how to live in multifamily---no one below or above you
Rowhouses are pretty popular on the coasts.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by flyingember » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:16 am

tell us what you really think

incidentally, the plants are for runoff mediation. something projects have to account for.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by slimwhitman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:46 pm

harbinger911 wrote:Always with the stupid ass, worthless sliver of grass in the front - the shithead obligatory kansity trademark.
Needed for pet poo'ing.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by chaglang » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:13 pm

harbinger911 wrote:Always with the stupid ass, worthless sliver of grass in the front - the shithead obligatory kansity trademark.
Doesn't the retarded architect that shat this rendering see the building across the street?
Why is it that everything built new in this city has to have a sliver of grass somewhere in the front, even if that sliver is only 12" wide the dumbfucks here must have it.
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Two points:
1. Renderings are PR. They're done to make people like the project. And people around here like grass and green things. Will it be built that way? Noooo. Will anyone remember and ask what happened to the grass? Noooo.
2. This is SOP everywhere. It's not just KC. I'm actually surprised the rendering doesn't have someone holding balloons. That's another staple.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by taxi » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:32 pm

How about a balloon dog shitting on the grass strip?
Save our balloons!!!

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by FangKC » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:09 am

If I were an architectural renderer, I would put a scary clown holding balloons somewhere in every rendering.

http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Ne ... 092013.htm

https://www.facebook.com/spotnorthamptonsclown

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by chaglang » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:37 am

FangKC wrote:If I were an architectural renderer, I would put a scary clown holding balloons somewhere in every rendering.

http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Ne ... 092013.htm

https://www.facebook.com/spotnorthamptonsclown
:shock:
That would be in the rendering done by the architects in Monty Python's Architects Sketch.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by PumpkinStalker » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:50 am

harbinger911 wrote:Always with the stupid ass, worthless sliver of grass in the front - the shithead obligatory kansity trademark.
Doesn't the retarded architect that shat this rendering see the building across the street?
Why is it that everything built new in this city has to have a sliver of grass somewhere in the front, even if that sliver is only 12" wide the dumbfucks here must have it.
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Just be glad Abnos didn't design it or it would have a car chasis as an awning and other junk and scrap metal parts hanging off it.

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by pash » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:14 am

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by PumpkinStalker » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:59 pm

Fair!

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Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

Post by Highlander » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:14 am

chaglang wrote:Two points:
1. Renderings are PR. They're done to make people like the project. And people around here like grass and green things. Will it be built that way? Noooo. Will anyone remember and ask what happened to the grass? Noooo.
The renderings are to make people like the project? So, you are basically saying it's going to look worse? Well, better than nothing I suppose.

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