50s/Main development

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by Critical_Mass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:45 pm

anyone have rendering(s) they can post for the 51st & Main project? I don't see it on the biz journal link on the previous page...

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by thegeester68 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:16 pm

There's a much better rendering (albeit smaller) at

http://www.lds-kc.com/projects/epartment.html

Really like the urbane feel. I need to open a brunch space there, Eggtc won't be able to handle all the new business. :)

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by Critical_Mass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:28 pm

^ thanks!
I hadn't seen that smaller one.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by Demosthenes » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:24 pm

I too like the urbane feel, though find it slightly disconcerting that none of their other projects on that website are infill in urban areas. I hope that LDS can pull this off as well as they want. This is a very important development for the South Plaza. On a side note: Any intentions on moving the community garden to another lot in the area? Community garden is also very important for the South Plaza, though not in such a high profile location. Maybe over on Baltimore behind this sight?

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:57 pm

Perhaps they are moving into doing urban infill now.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by Demosthenes » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:22 pm

FangKC wrote:Perhaps they are moving into doing urban infill now.


In other words, maybe this company has their wits about them and realize that switching to urban infill will make them more successful. Maybe more developers are realizing that cities are the way of the future. I can only hope they have a decent understanding of urban design. So many don't...

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by chingon » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:02 pm

Moving dirt on the site now...

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by pash » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:44 pm

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by thegeester68 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:57 am

The developer web site has a couple other renderings as well as this one. I'm excited to see this come to life and think it will be a huge boon to the area not to mention the impact to local businesses.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by earthling » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:01 am

The rendering might just be generic stock. Only shows 3 floors, project to be 6. Not a great design, and no balconies. Streetfront with retail will be good no matter how it looks.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by thegeester68 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:10 am

earthling wrote:The rendering might just be generic stock. Only shows 3 floors, project to be 6. Not a great design, and no balconies. Streetfront with retail will be good no matter how it looks.


It may be generic, but that is the Main Street rendering and the elevation looks to be about 2 floors lower on the Baltimore side of the block, so it is probably the full 6 floors looking at it from there.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by flyingember » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:19 am

thegeester68 wrote:
earthling wrote:The rendering might just be generic stock. Only shows 3 floors, project to be 6. Not a great design, and no balconies. Streetfront with retail will be good no matter how it looks.


It may be generic, but that is the Main Street rendering and the elevation looks to be about 2 floors lower on the Baltimore side of the block, so it is probably the full 6 floors looking at it from there.


I always thought height was from the lowest point on the street grid so I agree with this

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Re: 50s/Main development

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Re: 50s/Main development

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Nick and Jakes

Post by mgsports » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:40 pm

Replacing Beacon.

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Re: Nick and Jakes

Post by kucer » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:55 am

Adds another brunch option I guess.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:54 am

I think a solid ownership and management group like Nick and Jakes will finally keep a restaurant here for a long time. If this fails then I don't know if anything will be able to survive there.

Wonder if 810 Zone would have been interested in this property when they pulled out of the plaza location.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by KC-wildcat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:26 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:I think a solid ownership and management group like Nick and Jakes will finally keep a restaurant here for a long time. If this fails then I don't know if anything will be able to survive there.



My thoughts exactly. I lived in that neighborhood for years and was preplexed that nothing can survive there. It's got plenty of parking, great walkability, great proximity to Plaza, UMKC, Brookside. Area is affluent. And with the huge condo development across the street...

I think it will thrive. it has to.

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by geeman68 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:43 am

And just think when that mid-luxury apartment complex and retail block begins to lease out and open up!

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Re: 50s/Main development

Post by flyingember » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:44 am

it's in a bad spot for anything less than the rave about best. it takes more driving knowledge and interest to not go down Wornall or Brookside, especially since Main is not a through street for that segment. and who can survive as a neighborhood destination next to the Plaza. Too much competition.

the perfect restaurant for the area is positioned for students to want to frequent it. because if they want to go, it becomes a spot

50th and Main needs something way more "airy" than a tavern.

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