DaveKCMO wrote:for me, it's the oversized street tree boxes on 14th, the shitty sidewalk brickwork throughout, the until-last-week-still-unfinished parking lot edges, the complete waste of window space on the east side of the mainstreet theater...
agree on the tree boxes. it irks me that design flaws like that really make the area quasi-treacherous whenever there are large crowds down there. it almost becomes unpleasant when the big convention crowds descend on the area. i'm not sure why big, broad sidewalks weren't a design priority when there were strong pedestrian connections are written all over the rest of the design. i'm guessing maybe Cordish wanted to just squeeze out as many square feet as possible?
i don't think the brickwork problems or parking lot edges are much of an issue to the naked eye for an "outsider" such as myself. there's so many other things going on for the eye that stuff gets lost.
FangKC wrote:Yes, and the complete loss of opportunity along Grand to create outdoor seating. 14th Street could have been done a lot better to create an outdoor seating environment.
Huh? There is outdoor seating at almost every single restaurant on 14th.
I agree on Grand, however, it is much more nightlife-oriented tenants like McFadden's, Johnny's, Pizza Bar. I don't see large patios as being particularly useful for this type of use.