Wonderful Waldo

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.
User avatar
DaveKCMO
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 16607
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Location: Crossroads
Contact:

Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:13 pm

i like it. built up to the sidewalk. clean design with lots of natural light.

User avatar
KCtoBrooklyn
Western Auto Lofts
Western Auto Lofts
Posts: 682
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:01 pm

Re: Wonderful Waldo

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:41 pm

Block is set to redevelop the Pride Cleaners Building at 73rd and Wornall:

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... pment.html

Some interesting bits in the article:
"Wornall Road has been very strategic for us in the past, and we believe in its future," David Block, president of Block & Co., told the Kansas City Business Journal. "(It's) a very strong commercial road that deserves attention, and it deserves redevelopment and upgrading."

Several possibilities the company is mulling are expanding the 3,000-square-foot building to house a restaurant or converting it to a multitenant retail building. Alternatively, if it finds the right national restaurant tenant, Block & Co. could tear down the building and start fresh, he said.
I hope they do tear down and start fresh, ideally with a mixed-use building and something better than a "national restaurant tenant".

The fabric of Wornall Rd needs so much work that it can be hard to envision it as an attractive urban street, but you gotta start somewhere and I have always thought that this parcel might be a good jumping off point.

Post Reply