Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
I noticed a certain local developer with significant River Market holdings posted an instagram photo of 906 today. Totally agree it would make for a very attractive office/residential/hotel. Glad to see Grand may finally be picking up a little.
I'm hoping this prompts some action with the block just north. That parking garage is awful and the scarritt building's cornice is being held up with stilts. I think the arcade is pretty much empty too
I remember there was a biz journal article where the current owner described the purchase as "like robbing a bank!" but suggested the place was in immaculate shape, which gives the impression that there are problems they aren't even aware of.
I worry about that place
I worry about that place
TheLastGentleman wrote:Scarritt is not apartments. I think there are only a few tenants in there. Also, some of the ironwork along the base has deteriorated
This is a great building, especially inside. Sad to see it's not maintained given the momentum in general downtown.
earthling wrote:This is a great building, especially inside. Sad to see it's not maintained given the momentum in general downtown.
One of my personal favorites. Beautiful ornamentation. Hopefully someone with a vision will come in and do something great to it. I have a feeling that one of the problems it faces is being next door to that blasted garage
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If Reeder, or any future owner, is going to renovate the Scarritt, they better do it soon because I am worried that the legislature is going to gut historic tax credits and also housing credits. They seem determined to do it. The same goes for the UMB buildings to the south.
wahoowa wrote:still need TLG to start a book club though that's 100% on him to start. @thelastgentleman
I'll get on it!
With regards to pokemon go, I remember union station became a major hub for that game and they swiftly capitalized off it.
That is, of course, the soul reason they can afford all the exterior work being done to the building.
grovester wrote:We toured the Scarritt a few years ago, the arcade side was in great shape, the east side not so much.
I think the arcade gets used regularly as an event space, so it makes sense it would be cleaned up. It's still woefully underutilized for being such a unique building.
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