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Re: North Kansas City

Postby Thrillcekr » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:11 am

The spring 06 report for NKC has been posted.  There's a few tidbits in there for anyone interested.

http://www.homespro.com/documents/docs/j249562.pdf

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby Boognish » Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:09 pm

Thanks, Kard. I sent one to the same address.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:25 pm

Topic moved from Re: New development on the north side of Cleaver Blvd, east of the Plaza

http://forum.kcrag.com/index.php/topic,12730.msg270068.html#msg270068

DaveKCMO wrote:if north KC was really smart, they would be claming that riverfront property they've let those dirty industrials sit on and build mid-rise condo towers with downtown views. god knows they can afford it. that might kick start a pedestrian crossing, since there'd be something to cross over to.
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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:26 pm

moderne wrote:What riverfront property are you talking about?  The only riverfront NKC has is east of the Paseo bridge.  The pie shaped wedge between the Heart of America and Paseo is KCMO.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:51 pm

moderne wrote:I have heard several people say in the past few years that the old grain elevator just west of the intersection of Armour and Burlington could be converted into residential.  I saw a similar elevator in Wyoming that is now a hotel.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:12 pm

GRID wrote:That would be cool.  That entire area down there could be developed into something quite spectacular with its visibility from 35 and proximity to downtown and KU Med, yet being in Kansas, yet not have to overcome the "ghetto" issues that face downtown kck.  I'm not sure how the railroads would feel about it as they own most of the land down there and the flooding issues would have to be for sure fixed.  But yea, I have seen several properties like that turned into quite nice condos.  Denver even has one, although it was a flour mill, in the platte valley area which looked like 35 and Rainbow a decade ago and now is filling with condo towers.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:13 pm

GRID wrote:OK, I was way off base.  I now see you are talking about NKC.  :oops:

But much of what I said about KCK could apply to NKC, only I think NKC is much more ripe for this type of development and the new Paseo Bridge will only enhance that.  All the more reason to make sure the new bridge has a pedestrian crossing into downtown though and to get transit across the river asap.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:14 pm

quote author=moderne link=topic=12730.msg270125#msg270125 date=1187470396]
That Burlington corridor has a lot of potential especially as it seems to figure into most light rail plans or at least a MAX route north of the river in the future.  As it is they have been unable to attract business into the retail portion of Northgate Village other than Ruby Tuesdays.  They say the demographics are not attractive, but its just a stones throw down the hill from Briarcliff.
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Re: North Kansas City

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:38 pm

Well, you are both partially right and each win a free, tasty biscuit.  :P

Moderne is right about KCMO having a lot of the actual riverfront between the Heart of America Bridge west to Broadway. But N. Kansas City has almost the entire north bank of the Riverfront from in between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges east just past the Chouteau Bridge.  Harrah's is in N. Kansas City.  That's a lot of riverfront.  There is also nothing stopping them from erecting condo towers beyond the KCMO line between Heart of America and Broadway bridges.  Granted, it's not on the actual riverfront, but it's still close enough to provide views of the river and downtown, and access to the river.

I do agree with Dave that they are missing an opportunity.  There is an area where fill-dirt has been piled up near the Heart of America bridge where building might be constructed so as not to worry about flooding. The access could be made from Oak/Burlington.

Downtown N. Kansas City could easily become a Plaza-like district if high-density residential and commercial office buildings were constructed around it.  Say over a period of the next 50 years.  Light-rail will likely go down Burlington when the line is extended into the Northland.  N. Kansas City should buy in to light rail and use some of their casino revenue to finance it.  It is in their interest to do so.  They are positioned  well to be a feeder community to KCMO, and provide a retail district for some bigger box stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, or even land an IKEA.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:39 pm

The Riverfront exposure for N. Kansas City, and KCMO.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:42 pm

Moderne, everytime I drive by that elevator, I think the same thing.  I imagine it with metal balconies attached to the side next to each window (which would become door).  I would think the building itself might be very energy-efficient and provide passive temperature moderation because of the thick concrete walls.  The other idea I have is to use the grain elevator as sort of an inner core and attach a new structure around it--much like some skyscrapers are configured with a concrete core mast interior, and then the skeleton wrapped around it.

N. Kansas City would be playing to its' strength doing that by acknowledging their industrial and agricultural past with a wink.  That grain elevator is very close to Harrah's Casino, and visible from I-35, so a mixed use hotel there might work. Imagine farm people from Iowa, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota driving down I-35 and seeing a grain elevator hotel. They might start frothing at the mouth.  :shock:

"Yeah, Clem, we stayed in that there grain elevator hotel down in Kansas City. It was neat. We slept like kernels of corn in a grain bin."  :P

Clem: "What did y'all eat while you was there?"

"Corn-pone and washed it down with wheat ale."  :D

The local townsfolk would be in awe, and probably gather around the table in the restaurant hearing tell of it like someone who just came back from the moon.

They could put some wacky attractions there as well. "Come see the preserved finger of the guy who lost it in a grain auger accident."  :lol:

"Come see the mutant cow embryos from the University of Missouri Ag station."

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:40 am

Possible plan for conversion of grain elevator in N. Kansas City into condo apartments

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby moderne » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:43 pm

Old Sambo's/Acapulco/Vietnamese restaurant building on Burlington being rehabbed for a cyber center.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby KC_Hams » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:07 pm

moderne wrote:Old Sambo's/Acapulco/Vietnamese restaurant building on Burlington being rehabbed for a cyber center.


Sam Scarfino (the guy who owns it) is moving the biz from 12th & Swift.

Now that I'm no longer in NKC, I miss their Internet service liNKCity. Best service ever with same speed for downloads and uploads.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:19 pm

I was driving through NKC yesterday and was reminded how nice it is that they have been able to keep their downtown area along Armour. It made me wonder how such a small community has been able to keep up their business district, and keep most of the stores occupied.

It makes me wish that Kansas City could have done the same with Main, Grand, Baltimore, Walnut, Oak, and McGee through the Crossroads.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby FangKC » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:34 am

North Kansas City plans for $100M mixed-used project
Development will sit on I-29


North Kansas City hopes to transform an austere industrial corner at Interstate 29 and Armour Boulevard into a $100 million neighborly mixed-use development.


http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2010/10/11/story1.html?ana=e_ph#

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby loftguy » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:17 am

FangKC wrote:North Kansas City plans for $100M mixed-used project
Development will sit on I-29


http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2010/10/11/story1.html?ana=e_ph#


NKC is the real sleeper in the downtown KC area.  They have great schools, great public safety, nice neighborhoods, abundant retail and services and it's 5 minutes from the P & L district.  Oh, and they have money in the bank.

However, I'm guessing that the Biz Journal article reference to "funding is everything" means that a developer having the ability to borrow funds is the critical factor, and not that the city of NKC is going to fund this development.  Just a bit confusing, as written.

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Re: North Kansas City

Postby shinatoo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:31 pm

So are Grain elevators no longer in demand? What replaced them?
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Re: North Kansas City

Postby staubio » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:41 pm

With the new bike/ped bridge on the HOA, NKC becomes an even better amenity for downtowners. A quick ride across the river and you've got a whole other world of bars, restaurants and retail. This is a welcome addition! I hope, despite its freeway location, that it'll be pleasantly scaled.


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