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by chrizow
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is KC Tenants destroying the development future of downtown KCMO?
Replies: 174
Views: 11385

Re: Is KC Tenants destroying the development future of downtown KCMO?

I'm paging chrizow here specifically because they've claimed to be fairly left wing, but I'm also interested in hearing opinions from any other progressives who might be hanging around this board, what do you all make of this issue? Discourse on this subject is way more one-sided on here than I'd e...
by chrizow
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Dispatches from the Northland
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Dispatches from the Northland

I looked at the northland when we returned to KC last year. Where did you end up?? What I did not like about the northland, was the totally disjointed and patchy feel to the area. It was like a lot of small communities connected by a fairly extensive highway system.. . . .A lot of the disjointed fe...
by chrizow
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Dispatches from the Northland
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Dispatches from the Northland

i appreciate this post very much. i think the briarcliff area, and downtown NKC, are unique and are a great suburban option esp. for folks who work downtown or in NKC. other than the small village around Armour in NKC which is relatively urban in scale, i think up north one simply must accept it is ...
by chrizow
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland finally starting to take growth from JoCo
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: Northland finally starting to take growth from JoCo

JoCo is a county of nearly 600,000 people which directly abuts KCMO from 47th all the way south to form a contiguous (sub)urbanized area. JoCo contains multitudes--some aspects more favorable than others--but to say it's somehow more "disconnected" from urban KCMO than the Northland seems ...
by chrizow
Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland finally starting to take growth from JoCo
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: Northland finally starting to take growth from JoCo

The Northland is an awesome suburb, given its much more tied into downtown than JoCo. people always say this and i don't understand it at all. "the northland" is enormous and totally divorced from the KCMO city grid south of the river--whereas JoCo ties directly into it. the NE JoCo burbs...
by chrizow
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 5375
Views: 924698

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

unfortunately, the Plaza is essentially a shopping mall in charming 1920s architecture. its core function is not serving a neighborhood, it's maximizing rents from (mostly) the chains that can afford them. it will be interesting to see what happens to the Plaza in the next 10-20 years. brick and mor...
by chrizow
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 5375
Views: 924698

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

AlkaliAxel wrote: Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:42 pm An urban format McDonalds would absolutely get a ton of traffic if they tried it. This isn’t JoCo.
i mean...this has been tried. there was a mcdonald's on the plaza for many years, where noodles & co (?) is (was?) now, next to the defunct movie theatre.
by chrizow
Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 5375
Views: 924698

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

probably a moot point since Winstead's is almost certainly on its last legs--but the architecture of the location seems fine to me, as a relic. it was built in, what, the 1940s, when the city was 5x as dense as it is now? i guess one could argue it was an early symptom of the car-centric culture tha...
by chrizow
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal
Replies: 2510
Views: 274015

Re: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal

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by chrizow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 263
Views: 114984

Re: Brookside

in other BKS restaurant news - Earl's Premier is a VERY welcome addition to the neighborhood. i think BKS could do well with a few more interesting, local spots like this--including in the panera space, or other open spaces (fiddly fig, etc) https://earlspremier.com/ they have done a great job with ...
by chrizow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Pennway Point
Replies: 136
Views: 8033

Re: OFFICIAL - Pennway Point

this project is peak cringe. need to focus less on gimmicky shiny objects and more on urban/pedestrian fundamentals.
by chrizow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 263
Views: 114984

Re: Brookside

anyone know what might be going into the Panera space? i saw a rumor somewhere, maybe nextdoor, that Five Guys might be going in there....I hope not.. Would you prefer a Texas Toms? ha! i hope we have better choices than five guys vs. texas toms. i guess it's likely to house a franchise but I still...
by chrizow
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 263
Views: 114984

Re: Brookside

anyone know what might be going into the Panera space? i saw a rumor somewhere, maybe nextdoor, that Five Guys might be going in there....I hope not..
by chrizow
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 263
Views: 114984

Re: Brookside

Block marketing the former Childrens Place building at 59th and BKS, next to the trail, as retail/restaurant space. Would love to see this renovated as maybe a european style food hall/market/bar with outdoor seating, with big open doors that face the trail, etc. Could be open early to late as an al...
by chrizow
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Can KC Secede and join Kansas?
Replies: 80
Views: 3361

Re: Can KC Secede and join Kansas?

I wonder how long the two party system will last as the party platforms become more and more shifted towards the far left and far right. As an unabashed leftist, I would LOVE to see the Dems lurch really far to the left--but it does not seem to be happening. There is this pervasive narrative of &qu...
by chrizow
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Denver
Replies: 29
Views: 3996

Re: Denver

Nashville. . . . bonkers growth Off-topic of Denver, but I have never understood how/why Nashville has become such a "hot" city. Unlike Denver it's not adjacent to mountains, and unlike Atlanta or Austin I am not aware of it being a really fast-growing jobs center. What industry or phenom...
by chrizow
Tue May 24, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 214
Views: 63662

Re: Broadway

Gomers now wants to demolish the Broadway Butcher building after all--for parking. :cry: https://instagram.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/283206135_1061948264720444_1014586340318517785_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_e0_p640x640_sh0.08&cb=9ad74b5e-b94cae63&_nc_ht=instagram.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_...
by chrizow
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3441
Views: 306980

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

agreed that KC lacks overall "bustle" most of the time, but i really think that is true of most cities. i've been to most larger cities in the country, and other than the small handful that are truly pedestrian-oriented*, most do not feel all that bustling. GRID's mention of Richmond is la...
by chrizow
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 376
Views: 109915

Re: Union Hill Development

Yeah, was wondering about the UH location. We go to the Crestwood one 3x a week so I think it will stay in business. 8)