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by FangKC
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Southmoreland
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Southmoreland

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52532293291_2d4f85ec59_h.jpg In Europe, they would design any new building up the sidewalk where the lot bulges out into the street. They won't do that here because there is some bizarre penchant to have buildings set back 12-30 feet from the sidewalk and a usele...
by FangKC
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Term Rentals
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Short Term Rentals

Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council @KCmoNAC Short term rental workshop, 12/7, focused on research of other programs including total bans and a range of options that manage permitting. If you have research and want to attend a WORKshop, email kcmonac@gmail.com. Capacity is limited, future sess...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215361

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

One would hope they both get a freshening up before the World Cup.
by FangKC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 389
Views: 145761

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Those were last renovated in 2000. It's strange that they are considered "derelict" buildings already. I wish the developers could get some new buildings constructed on vacant parcels around those older buildings as well. Aerial: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1005057,-94.5649718,737m/dat...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Investor Group Adds Carnival Building to Portfolio
Replies: 27
Views: 3494

Re: Investor Group Adds Carnival Building to Portfolio

Down from 47 units to 39. Historic Carnival Building could become loft-style apartments with $9.8M conversion ... Exact 802 LLC — which includes Exact Architects, Select Sites LLC and MR Capital Advisors — proposes 39 loft-style apartments and 4,453 square feet of commercial space in the eight-story...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5958
Views: 849069

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It does look like the opening shot in a film about everyone one Earth suddenly dying.
by FangKC
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)
Replies: 199
Views: 64223

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)

These drone photos give such a good perspective at density and what is left to be developed. Thanks.
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1852
Views: 362841

Re: KC in TV and Movies

New Short Film ‘West Bottoms’ Puts KC on the Map for Cinematography https://www.inkansascity.com/arts-entertainment/arts/new-short-film-west-bottoms-puts-kc-on-the-map-for-cinematography/ https://www.instagram.com/reel/CbvUBe-J_4r/ This look great. Looking at the trailer trying to identify location...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212810

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

It won't happen until we see surface lots disappear in the North and East loops. As long as the North Loop is parking lots, there is no pressure for state/city budgeting money for it.
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Term Rentals
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Short Term Rentals

Organize the neighborhood and have residents constantly call or email your Council representatives on the issue. Show up at Council meetings and bring it up during public remarks. Messaging doesn't have to be strident or total. Indicate support for owner-occupied STRs and heavy fines for unregistere...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 620
Views: 133834

Re: 18th and Vine

HUD takes over and installs a Virginia firm to manage Kansas City's troubled Parade Park Homes After decades of neglect and decay amid turmoil among the management of one of the country’s oldest Black-owned housing cooperatives, Parade Park Homes has been taken under federal control. The U.S. Depar...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Term Rentals
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Short Term Rentals

Kansas City is leaving $2 million 'on the table' every year by not taxing Airbnbs, study says https://www.kcur.org/news/2022-11-30/kansas-city-is-leaving-2-million-on-the-table-every-year-by-not-taxing-airbnbs-study-says Fed up with Airbnb parties, Kansas City residents want the city to crack down ...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)
Replies: 59
Views: 20458

Re: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)

... In a related matter, a hotel planned at Ninth and Wyandotte near the Hyatt House project remains on hold. Sioux Falls-based Lloyd Cos. had planned t o build the 149-room Hotel Cambria project next door to the historic Savoy 21C Museum Hotel. An official with Lloyd said the firm still owns the l...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)
Replies: 199
Views: 64223

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)

Stalled Hyatt Hotel Project Revived with New Development Team The long-stalled Hyatt House hotel project at Ninth and Broadway may have fresh life, with its Colorado developer taking on two partners and asking for a transfer of its tax incentive package to the new team. Pedersen Development of Boul...
by FangKC
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1315
Views: 282797

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023 Kansas City has long been a major hub of the Midwest, but coastal dwellers should really start taking note. While the city is already garnering the attention of sports fans around the world—it’s hosting the NFL Draft in April 2023, and was chosen as one ...
by FangKC
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Southmoreland
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: Southmoreland

I'm not surprised that building is being demolished and combined with the vacant lots to the north for development. I'm sorry to see Price Mgmt. attached to it though.
by FangKC
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 63
Views: 24751

Re: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City

Union Depot structure assessed as good A structural engineer that recently assessed Joplin’s long-vacant downtown train station, the Union Depot, concluded that the building is in good structural condition. Lori Haun, director of the Joplin Downtown Alliance, said an engineer who specializes in res...
by FangKC
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown KCK
Replies: 82
Views: 17994

Re: Downtown KCK

moderne wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:12 pm Never heard of it being called the "Grand" hotel. It was always the "Grund" as far as I know.
The public library had it listed under Grand Hotel.
by FangKC
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown KCK
Replies: 82
Views: 17994

Re: Downtown KCK

The east side apartments will have some of the best DT KCMO views in town. It looks like less damage was done to the underlying facade than was done to the old SW Bell/Oak Tower. So much was lost around 1970 when KCK tried to "modernize" its business district. Two gracious old residential...