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by FangKC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need to stop building with concrete?
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Do we need to stop building with concrete?

You can create really dense urban environments building with wood that are pedestrian-friendly, and augment them with public transit. People just have to be willing to live differently.
by FangKC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 681
Views: 91394

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

This is turning into the Columbus Park Lofts project. An opportunity to build all new with a clean slate. Failure to create an urban neighborhood, but instead getting a suburban apartment complex. There is a massive shortage of housing in the USA right now. Developers should be building at twice the...
by FangKC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 400
Views: 74979

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

It would make sense to develop an adjacent block since tenants could share amenities and administrative office.
by FangKC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need to stop building with concrete?
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Do we need to stop building with concrete?

Built by robots: This Swiss company could change the construction industry forever ... The three-level building near Zurich features 3D-printed ceilings, energy-efficient walls, timber beams assembled by robots on site, and an intelligent home system. Developed by a team of experts at ETH Zurich un...
by FangKC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suburban sprawl is a Ponzi scheme
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Suburban sprawl is a Ponzi scheme

The great suburban Ponzi infrastructure experiment ... He dove into more research, calculating how long it would take municipalities to pay back, with tax revenues, infrastructure projects that he was familiar with. What he found shocked him. “I subsequently modeled dozens of residential developmen...
by FangKC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cities begin banning new drive-thrus
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Cities begin banning new drive-thrus

Cities ban new drive-thrus to fight climate change Drive-thru windows at fast-food restaurants, banks and other businesses have long represented the convenience for which American businesses are renowned. But the ease of idling in a vehicle while waiting for your order is now associated with anothe...
by FangKC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need to stop building with concrete?
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Do we need to stop building with concrete?

I think the conversation should be how can structures be built without using so much concrete. In the South, you see homes that are built on footings and the house is raised above the ground. Venice is built on wooden piers that were pounded into the ground under the harbor. There are multi-story co...
by FangKC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44992

Re: Hospital Hill activity

The dental school provides valet parking for handicapped people. For Handicapped Parking – Enter the Dental School parking lot from Holmes (just behind the Dental School) and contact the attendant in the Dental Booth. Valet parking is available for those with disability plates or placards through th...
by FangKC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Metro North Mall
Replies: 351
Views: 81997

Re: Metro North Mall

Old Metro North Mall's resurrection starts first phase [RENDERINGS]

https://tinyurl.com/yyj3nj5v
by FangKC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 191
Views: 19189

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

Yes, antibiotics are necessary, but they have to be used responsibly and not for all situations. TIF is the same. TIF was necessary to create the environment for private reinvestment to happen. Once the Loop is healthy, there will still be a need to apply TIF to solve problems in other areas.
by FangKC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 208
Views: 44992

Re: Hospital Hill activity

OMG, patients will have to walk two blocks!
by FangKC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Ballpark Village v4.7 (st. louis)
Replies: 97
Views: 25460

Re: Ballpark Village v4.7 (st. louis)

What do you bet that is similar to what Copaken will build at 12th and Grand.
by FangKC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2254
Views: 289042

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I found a map of the River Quay with a place called Ebenezer's Saloon that was in that building.

https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?ti ... uaymap.png.
by FangKC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 191
Views: 30477

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

I like the new design.
by FangKC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2254
Views: 289042

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I know the building was called that, but I meant wasn't there a nightclub named Ebenezer's in River Quay?
by FangKC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 191
Views: 19189

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

I think they are trying to lock in an incentives deal before the incentives dry up.
by FangKC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2254
Views: 289042

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Wasn't there an Ebenezer's on Delaware back in the River Quay days?
by FangKC
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 109
Views: 11759

Re: Companies moving downtown

In comparison Strata is proposed at about $130M for 250K sqft and 25 floors including above ground garage. The Sun Life building in CC is 11 floors with 350K sqft, can handle about 1200-1500 employees (using traditional cubicles), larger floor plates and underground garage. Given the salary avg men...
by FangKC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1532 Grand
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: 1532 Grand

Four New Residential Floors Planned Atop Existing Building on Grand

https://cityscenekc.com/four-new-reside ... -on-grand/