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 flyingember » Fri May 03, 2019 4:22 pm

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Downtown is a hassle. I can walk somewhere quicker than waiting for the toy train to get me there.
This has come up before and is provably false with a few exceptions
My experience is the train is 3-4x quicker 95% of the time except for 2-3 block distances. Waiting 10 minutes vs a 5 minute walk makes little sense.

The streetcar is dramatically quicker at all times except rush hour, during a major event or at peak city market time. Crazy city market traffic absolutely changes the equation.

The train moves so fast that one time on a Sunday I hopped on the train at 19th, rode it NB to 16th, got off and walked to 12th via Baltimore (6 blocks) and got on and rode back to 19th. The train made it from 16th, all the way to the city market and back and I got on the same train again.

I one time got off one train at 12th, the next was behind us pulling into 7th. I made it to 11th when it passed me. It did 4 blocks to my 1 block.


If it sits at every single light for 30 seconds (it never does) that's a total travel time of the 2.2 miles of 6 minutes. Add 30 seconds per stop and that's 12 minutes total travel time.
Average fit walking speed is about 3mph. If you hit every crosswalk as go (you won't) you will take about 40 minutes to walk the streetcar line.


And that's if you're fit. Someone who's carrying groceries, walking with a small child or other impact to mobility could take an hour. Especially going NB up the crossroads hill.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by johnmatrix » Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm

smh wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:20 am
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:41 am
mgsports wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 am
Corbin Park Protein House.
I think that location closed. I live on the Plaza so all we have is the bland T.Loft
Bro do you even True Food Kitchen
never been. Any good?

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by mgsports » Fri May 03, 2019 5:28 pm

No it's coming soon to Corbin Park at 135th street and Metcalf Ave.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Highlander » Sat May 04, 2019 1:13 am

flyingember wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:22 pm
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:18 am
Downtown is a hassle. I can walk somewhere quicker than waiting for the toy train to get me there.
This has come up before and is provably false with a few exceptions
My experience is the train is 3-4x quicker 95% of the time except for 2-3 block distances. Waiting 10 minutes vs a 5 minute walk makes little sense.

The streetcar is dramatically quicker at all times except rush hour, during a major event or at peak city market time. Crazy city market traffic absolutely changes the equation.

The train moves so fast that one time on a Sunday I hopped on the train at 19th, rode it NB to 16th, got off and walked to 12th via Baltimore (6 blocks) and got on and rode back to 19th. The train made it from 16th, all the way to the city market and back and I got on the same train again.

I one time got off one train at 12th, the next was behind us pulling into 7th. I made it to 11th when it passed me. It did 4 blocks to my 1 block.


If it sits at every single light for 30 seconds (it never does) that's a total travel time of the 2.2 miles of 6 minutes. Add 30 seconds per stop and that's 12 minutes total travel time.
Average fit walking speed is about 3mph. If you hit every crosswalk as go (you won't) you will take about 40 minutes to walk the streetcar line.


And that's if you're fit. Someone who's carrying groceries, walking with a small child or other impact to mobility could take an hour. Especially going NB up the crossroads hill.
I actually put this to the test last time I was in KC. My wife got on the train in downtown (like 12th) and I walked to Union Station. I actually left her at the stop, there was no train there yet, and started walking at a pretty brisk pace. She won. Easily. It was winter but had it been summer, I was walking fast enough to sweat profusely which is another reason I'm glad the train is there.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by smh » Mon May 06, 2019 11:38 am

johnmatrix wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm
smh wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:20 am
johnmatrix wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:41 am


I think that location closed. I live on the Plaza so all we have is the bland T.Loft
Bro do you even True Food Kitchen
never been. Any good?
Likewise haven't been, but it sounds good.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by johnmatrix » Tue May 28, 2019 9:19 am

Sooo I tried True Food Kitchen. Damn what a gem.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 am

johnmatrix wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:19 am
Sooo I tried True Food Kitchen. Damn what a gem.
I need to check it out. I have been to I believe the original one in Phoenix and I loved it

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:13 pm

FangKC wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Chicago Developer Proposes $90 Million Kimpton Hotel Project at 45th and Main

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The following is on the City Council agenda for today:
Approving an Industrial Development Plan for Trillium Industrial No. 1, LLC, for the purpose of the acquisition, installation and construction of a 275-room Kimpton branded hotel, located at 1 East 45th Street, Kansas City, Missouri; authorizing and approving various agreements for the purpose of setting forth covenants, agreements and obligations of the City and Trillium Industrial No. 1, LLC; authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $55,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by earthling » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:28 pm

A little disappointing to see the blank wall along sidewalk from a Chicago developer. Will matter more when streetcar stop right at the corner.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:49 am

Regarding the blank wall, not sure how much they can do with the existing Holiday Inn and parking structure. Happy to see the Kimpton flag on Plaza and like that they're building a tower addition, but would have preferred the existing structure torn down and site rebuilt a la the prior office plan.

Would be a nice site for a signature office building - great views at the top of the hill and wouldn't have to be very tall to have a major presence just off Plaza.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Steve52 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am

So what is this now some of kind competition between Downtown and The Plaza? Seriously Downtown should be getting priority The Plaza does NOT need more development. Polishing up and refining yes but more of this kind of thing? Think about it.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Steve52 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am
So what is this now some of kind competition between Downtown and The Plaza? Seriously Downtown should be getting priority The Plaza does NOT need more development. Polishing up and refining yes but more of this kind of thing? Think about it.
It's a remodel of an existing property, isn't it?
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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by WSPanic » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:10 pm

Steve52 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am
So what is this now some of kind competition between Downtown and The Plaza? Seriously Downtown should be getting priority The Plaza does NOT need more development. Polishing up and refining yes but more of this kind of thing? Think about it.
Wait, what? I can't even tell what's parody around here anymore.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Steve52 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:31 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Steve52 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am
So what is this now some of kind competition between Downtown and The Plaza? Seriously Downtown should be getting priority The Plaza does NOT need more development. Polishing up and refining yes but more of this kind of thing? Think about it.
Wait, what? I can't even tell what's parody around here anymore.
So your saying there are to many hotels downtown or something? You do realize it's a ten minute drive from downtown to The Plaz' right? Or maybe a little more if your using Public Transportation? Does the Plaza really need another hotel? Or is that all the developer has to offer?

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:54 pm

No the plaza doesnt need anything new. It will attract more people if we allow it to decay.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Nah we dont need to do any improvements to the Plaza we should just turn that Holiday Inn into another 816 Hotel it's a crown jewel of Westport.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by WSPanic » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:59 pm

Steve52 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:31 pm
WSPanic wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Steve52 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am
So what is this now some of kind competition between Downtown and The Plaza? Seriously Downtown should be getting priority The Plaza does NOT need more development. Polishing up and refining yes but more of this kind of thing? Think about it.
Wait, what? I can't even tell what's parody around here anymore.
So your saying there are to many hotels downtown or something? You do realize it's a ten minute drive from downtown to The Plaz' right? Or maybe a little more if your using Public Transportation? Does the Plaza really need another hotel? Or is that all the developer has to offer?
Did I say there are "to" many hotels downtown?

I was just surprised that anyone would want to limit development in the city just because it doesn't happen to be taking place downtown. This is an existing hotel that is becoming a MUCH better hotel. We're getting a friggin' Kimpton and I'm stoked. It will be a great addition to the city despite the fact it isn't within the 50 square block area you seem to think should be exclusively developed at the expense of every other neighborhood in the city.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Kimpton is a great addition to the city because they are one of the few hotel brands that openly welcome pets for free

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:39 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Kimpton is a great addition to the city because they are one of the few hotel brands that openly welcome pets for free
I did not know that. That's a huge deal. It's going to draw a lot of people to the plaza.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Steve52 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:41 pm

johnmatrix wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:54 pm
No the plaza doesnt need anything new. It will attract more people if we allow it to decay.
Haha oh Johnny what are we going to do with Johnny. You'll be hobbling on a cane before you know it and still griping about "decay".

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