Union Hill Development

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: Union Hill Development

Post by chrizow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:06 pm

i think the logistics of those storefronts present a bit of a challenge--or the perception of a challenge--being set up high off the street, on a fast street, in a zone with a lot of construction. unless you live right there within walking distance it seems like kind of a PITA to stop and go in.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by grovester » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Agreed. Maybe the end of construction might help. Not to mention all the new customers.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by moderne » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 am

Has not been any construction in area in years, unless you are counting Gallerie 2 long blocks away. Almost always street parking available right in front of building. Developer gave both the wine shop and cafe bargain rent just to get spaces occupied.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by rxlexi » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:07 am

Would be nice to see that stretch of Gillham go through a road diet, with diagonal parking spaces along the west side in front of the Union Hill retail.

I think that would A) provide additional, visible parking right directly in front of the retail, B) make clear that there is in fact a significant retail presence along that strip and C) slow traffic through that corridor, especially as all the commuters head south at rush hour.

Also, additional retail along that stretch would help to again make it more visible, emphasize that this is a mixed-use node, not just apartments, and draw a more diverse group of customers. Hope we get there with time as Union Hill is really starting to come together.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:26 am

rxlexi wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:07 am
Would be nice to see that stretch of Gillham go through a road diet, with diagonal parking spaces along the west side in front of the Union Hill retail.

I think that would A) provide additional, visible parking right directly in front of the retail, B) make clear that there is in fact a significant retail presence along that strip and C) slow traffic through that corridor, especially as all the commuters head south at rush hour.

Also, additional retail along that stretch would help to again make it more visible, emphasize that this is a mixed-use node, not just apartments, and draw a more diverse group of customers. Hope we get there with time as Union Hill is really starting to come together.
I know its off topic and I think i mentioned it before but seriously all of our roads in KC could use a road diet. Force People working downtown but living in Brookside/Waldo and Fairway/Mission Hills area to take 35 and 71, so sick of people using Main, Broadway, SW Trafficway, Troost, Gilham as a cut thru to other parts of the city. If brookside can get traffic calming, why can't midtown?

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by tower » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am

^A road diet is already planned for all of Gillham. Looks like that area will have a cycletrack on the east and the street parking on the west will stay as it is. http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/gillhambikestudy/ (Chapter 9, page 3 of the final report)

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:30 pm

I do think that stretch of Gillham flies under the radar. I have had several occasions where I have had people meet me and the Filling Station and they expressed that they didn't know that area existed.

If Milhaus/UC-B exercise their option on the remaining land south of Gallerie, and 31 Levy ever happens, then you would have a pretty nice continuous stretch from 31st to Crown Center that should draw more attention to the area.

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Re: Union Hill Development

Post by kboish » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:14 pm

And if properties along 31st toward Troost were redeveloped, that whole area would become one of the best urban stretches we have. It'd be almost like we were a real city

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