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by JLowe2018
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7817

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

Time to crack down and raise some serious cash for the city. I saw on their website that KCPD currently has multiple openings for Parking Control Officers, and the Chief is requesting funds to hire even more next year. So if anyone wants to suit up and get out there to crack down, then now's your c...
by JLowe2018
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 265
Views: 19994

Re: Companies moving downtown

Word is that W-R will go in at 14th & Baltimore, Southwest corner. I think it is one of the old convention hotel sites, they would demo the low rise building there. Height is 17 stories. That was one of the three locations that brokers speculated on a couple weeks ago for a $90M project. The other ...
by JLowe2018
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 78035

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

I'm visiting their pre-leasing office on Thursday to see what they'll have available for next summer, so I'll see what can be found out. Glad to hear about a "City Club 2" also! Hopefully it'll come together and have more affordable options because the leasing agent I reached out to said this proje...
by JLowe2018
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 55150

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Furthermore, I can't whitelist Drop because my bank does not allow whitelisting of individual groups/companies. This makes the Drop app functionally useless to me. They use Stripe for payment processing. Stripe is an American company. I find it curious that your bank refuses to whitelist a company ...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

^Additionally, all of the views, opinions, and statements expressed by me on this site are my own and I do not speak for or represent NorthPoint as a formal representative in any capacity. I simply work for them in Business Analytics. This my personal account giving my personal accounts on things.
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

As someone who works for the NorthPoint, expect me to be an advocate for them and our desire to better our community. Our project has yet to receive its final approvals for PortKC tax incentives and has not yet received any of its approvals from City Hall, so there is plenty of time to raise your co...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 78035

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

I'm visiting their pre-leasing office on Thursday to see what they'll have available for next summer, so I'll see what can be found out. Glad to hear about a "City Club 2" also! Hopefully it'll come together and have more affordable options because the leasing agent I reached out to said this projec...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Also, won't the "street facing" component of this parcel be the hotel abutting the Grand viaduct (or whatever that road is called right there)? So there is still opportunity for the interaction with the public street to look nice. Unfortunately, from some site plans I've seen of the hotel*, it appe...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

The large lot on the west side is also due to the shared public parking arrangement with Bar K and PortKC mentioned in the article. And yes, this plan will be solely residential. Hopefully a good, granular and active ground floor will be achieved in the final design. Expect to see a more detailed de...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 55150

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Drop scooters (RideKC) are still 15 cents/min. They need to do a better job getting the word out. And maybe put "15 cents/minute" bumper stickers in big letters on the standing part of scooters. Yes they may tatter but will get the word out. The bus digital panels promote Drop scooters but do not s...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

1:6 parking ratio is super low (one spot to 6 units). It also doesn't match the drawing. It shows something like 390 spots 1:6 would be 85 parking spots and that would require not building 80% of what's shown At the very least could remove the internal parking lots and build more units. Only keep p...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 55150

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bird raised their prices again. $3 min + tax. Yikes! This is ridiculous. Their price hikes are why I hardly ever ride anymore. They've price-increased themselves from an affordable, attractive form of alternative transportation to now being just an expensive, luxury toy. I used to use them as a che...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 747
Views: 96426

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Riverfront has a chicken/egg problem. While streetcar extension is planned, suburban style developments with suburban style parking continue by suburban/warehouse minded developers. They need to plan these with future streetcar in mind. When the streetcar does run through, we'll all be thinking WTF...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 78035

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

“Winter Occupancy” -image- They have five months to make that. Winter ends March 18. It's not a given for sure, but if they can get the common basics done could absolutely have some units finished that early and open up move-in in stages I emailed their leasing line asking them if they meant this y...
by JLowe2018
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: A Career in Development
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: A Career in Development

I would highly recommend attending the monthly meetings of the local chapter of the Incremental Development Alliance, Small Developers of KC. Each month a speaker will come and give a presentation to the group. Plenty of great networking opportunities and it's a lot more KC/community oriented than o...
by JLowe2018
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Tiny Homes in KC
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Tiny Homes in KC

Here's a link to the online codes library for the City...not sure of what you're looking for is in the zoning and development code but it might be a good place to start.

Link: https://library.municode.com/mo/kansas_city
by JLowe2018
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 586
Views: 46692

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I can't figure out what he wants to accomplish yet. Every mayor wants a legacy. The only one in recent memory that hasn't is funk. It's so early that I'm not saying anything, but I find his public face a bit odd so far. I think he wants to fix crime and the schools then maybe come back to pro devel...
by JLowe2018
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1857
Views: 209858

Re: Politics

Fortunately, the cycle of growth that we're in predated Troy so hopefully his departure won't slow things too much. It's his departure in combination with the departures of everyone else who is pro-development that is the problem. The mayor has significantly consolidated power already, plans to con...
by JLowe2018
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 325
Views: 60926

Re: Westside happenings

IIRC a few years ago Hufft was supposed to a house on/near that site. TBH it's been a dream of mine since middle school to build a home on some these lots with Hufft as the architect...think of something like a Kansas City version of LA's Case Study House #22 (the Stahl House)... http://www.stua.co...
by JLowe2018
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 150
Views: 17932

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The building was sold to Copaken Brooks who said they will most likely demolish the building: https://cityscenekc.com/former-board-of-ed-building-sold-to-copaken-brooks-demolition-likely/ Supposedly nothing in the works. I'm calling it... ...worst case scenario, this ends up as a parking lot for de...