On-going downtown development projects

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by Truetiger94 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:59 am

KCDowntown wrote:
miz.jordan17 wrote: I really like this map, and although the city has its development tracker that shows the whole city, it would be really nice if this map showed the whole city's development along the existing streetcar route and proposed route. I understand this might be daunting to add all of the projects, but I would be willing to help.
Yo, it's nice to hear someone else is looking at the map of downtown development that I've kept up with for the last couple of years. Sometimes I wonder if it is just me looking at it.

With the streetcar extending south, I've thought about opening it up past 31st (which is what I personally think of as the southern border of downtown). I'll start to add things that come up, and over time add in the historical ones as well. Eventually, I'll get it comprehensive.

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by shinatoo » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 am

Anyone with the chops that can build a heat map based on development dollars for the KC metro?
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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by earthling » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:15 am

This map shows development planned/in progress (blue) around CBD/Loop, development sites (orange) and residential buildings (violet/purple).
https://www.downtownkc.org/wp-content/u ... p-2018.pdf

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by FangKC » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm

This must be an old diagram because I see at least six announced, or finished, projects not shown. The Drury Inn - Board of Education redevelopment at 12th and McGee; the Hyatt House Hotel at 9th and Broadway; the Muehlebach / Clubhouse Lofts redevelopment, which includes a new building at 13th and Wyandotte; the 905 Broadway Lofts; 304 W. 10th Lofts; and the Oggi Lofts at 6th and Central. There is also that apartment building over garage proposal on the SE corner of 9th and Wyandotte, but I can't remember if that is still viable.

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by flyingember » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 am

FangKC wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm
This must be an old diagram because I see at least six announced, or finished, projects not shown.
Its from March

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by Chris Stritzel » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:18 pm

I don't know where else to post this, so I decided to post this here. I took the first photo on June 22nd, 2015 from the Link Bridge by Union Station. It is below.
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This second photo was from September 30th, 2018 from the same location and it's shocking to see how many things have been built (with even more in the pipeline). Next year, I expect a crane to be up at Three Light, the 1800 project to be underway and Hotel Bravo to have a crane up. I also expect to see City Club making an appearance in this view.

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Since the first photo was taken...
COMPLETED
- One Light
- Two Light
- Power and Light Building
- Corrigan Station 1
- Residence Inn/Courtyard Hotel
- 1914 Main
- Home 2 Suites
- The Streetcar
- Lead Bank sign
Under Construction
- Loews Hotel
- Hampton Inn on Main (barely visible behind Mainmark)
- Corrigan Station 2 (barely visible beneath Lead Bank)
- City Club (just began)
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- 1800 Walnut
- Hotel Bravo
- Three Light
- H&R 2 (Possible)

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by zonk » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:28 am

^Nice! You should do this every year or two to track progression!

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by alejandro46 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 am

Chris Stritzel wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:18 pm
I don't know where else to post this, so I decided to post this here. I took the first photo on June 22nd, 2015 from the Link Bridge by Union Station. It is below.
Image

This second photo was from September 30th, 2018 from the same location and it's shocking to see how many things have been built (with even more in the pipeline). Next year, I expect a crane to be up at Three Light, the 1800 project to be underway and Hotel Bravo to have a crane up. I also expect to see City Club making an appearance in this view.

Image

Since the first photo was taken...
COMPLETED
- One Light
- Two Light
- Power and Light Building
- Corrigan Station 1
- Residence Inn/Courtyard Hotel
- 1914 Main
- Home 2 Suites
- The Streetcar
- Lead Bank sign
Under Construction
- Loews Hotel
- Hampton Inn on Main (barely visible behind Mainmark)
- Corrigan Station 2 (barely visible beneath Lead Bank)
- City Club (just began)
Proposed
- 1800 Walnut
- Hotel Bravo
- Three Light
- H&R 2 (Possible)
I mean, how 'real' is Hotel Bravo, especially with much less incentives? I think DaveKCMO said their incentive request was a pipe dream.

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by Chris Stritzel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:46 pm

zonk wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:28 am
^Nice! You should do this every year or two to track progression!
I know for sure I'll do a photo next summer. By then, Loews will have more of an impact and 1800 Walnut should be peaking out. Three Light should also have a crane so the next photo should be just as nice.

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by FangKC » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:37 am

Downtown Rings out 2018 with Surge in Apartments and Hotel Rooms, Promise of New Office

https://cityscenekc.com/downtown-rings- ... enIwjrY6VE

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:19 pm

City Hall advances downtown office projects that could attract 1,800 jobs
With the Kansas City Council’s endorsement Thursday, the city is moving steadily toward a deal on two major office projects in downtown and the River Market that could accommodate a combined 1,800 jobs.

Council members signed off on two ordinances allowing City Manager Troy Schulte to negotiate development agreements for the buildings. One would be at 3rd Street and Grand Boulevard and the other on the southwest corner of 13th and Main streets. Developers on both projects are pursuing tax incentives from Port KC.
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 49385.html

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:13 pm

The AT&T office building at 500 E 8th St is on the market and it sounds like a redevelopment plan may be coming together (and looking for incentives). The PIEA agenda for this week's meeting includes an item for conducting a blight study. I don't see any indication of the plan.
Resolution approving a Proponent Funding Agreement and authorizing preparation of a Qualification Analysis and General Development Plan for the proposed 500 East 8th PIEA Area.
Here is the listing:

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/500-E-8 ... /11995014/

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by missingkc » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Apart from government buildings, is this the only downtown building of any size put up in the '70s? What are thoughts on possible uses? Office? Residential? Server farm? Massive escape venue?

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 pm

City Center Square was 70s

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:25 pm

missingkc wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Apart from government buildings, is this the only downtown building of any size put up in the '70s? What are thoughts on possible uses? Office? Residential? Server farm? Massive escape venue?
Wallstreet Tower (1974) and City Center Square (1977) come to mind.

Seems like a good spot for a hotel? It's a short walk to the North Loop streetcar stop and that parking ratio is low enough for modern hotel use.

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by FangKC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm

Where are the AT&T staff moving? Does anyone have any idea how many people work there?

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by normalthings » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 pm

FangKC wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Where are the AT&T staff moving? Does anyone have any idea how many people work there?
Strava ;-)

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Re: On-going downtown development projects

Post by FangKC » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 pm

AT&T Leaving Downtown, Selling Building; Prospective New Owner Plans Major Renovation

https://cityscenekc.com/att-downtown-hq ... Od58_bKEUU

I started a new thread for discussion of this building.

http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2 ... 28#p587828

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