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by bspecht
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 20018

Re: Companies moving downtown

Project Leavitt just popped up on Council agenda for first reading. http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... BTl0KQGvbr

Note, no mention of downtown but not Project Decoy which is assumed to be W&R.
by bspecht
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 389
Views: 109627

Re: On-going downtown development projects

earthling wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 pm
This development map looks pretty much up to date, though some complete still marked under construction...
http://nextkansas.city/development-map/
Let me know which ones. Harder to keep straight while not in KC.
by bspecht
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 286
Views: 21880

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Taken on Tue.

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by bspecht
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 385
Views: 58804

Re: Bike Lanes

NKC City Council is having special public meeting on Armour tomorrow evening (October 15) at 6 pm. I'd encourage anyone in the region who supports bike infra to attend, and reach out to BikeWalkKC who is doing some organizing for it.
by bspecht
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: A Career in Development
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: A Career in Development

I'd go through all the developers listed for projects here: http://nextkansas.city/development-database Find their website, email or an employee on LinkedIn. Reach out for a coffee. Offer some free work or include some thoughts on their development(s). Industry knows a lot about itself, so talking w...
by bspecht
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 475
Views: 61981

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

langosta wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:04 pm
bspecht wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Held for 4 weeks.
Any reason why?
Correct, developer's request.

Shields: "Development team is working the reduce the City's obligation / risk in the project" (in a few less words).

Can rewatch here (for a few hours): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhJ2tkoi2y8
by bspecht
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 475
Views: 61981

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Held for 4 weeks.
by bspecht
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1857
Views: 209865

Re: Politics

normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:59 am
FangKC wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:39 am
City Manager Troy Schulte announces retirement

https://mailchi.mp/kcmo.org/kcmo-city-m ... 30466384c0
I said this was happening months ago and was not believed.
=D>
(or maybe others just thought it best to not comment)
by bspecht
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93355

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I’d love for the city to pull development rights from the current East village developer and give it to a Royals controlled entity. City has full control of one block, parcels in a few others – not sure that's gonna be an effective strategy. I don’t understand. We have a developer for East Villafe ...
by bspecht
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93355

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:07 pm
I’d love for the city to pull development rights from the current East village developer and give it to a Royals controlled entity.
City has full control of one block, parcels in a few others – not sure that's gonna be an effective strategy.
by bspecht
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1705
Views: 228089

Re: KC in TV and Movies

KC based film released this weekend. Impressive work.

U SHOOT VIDEOS?
A Film by Morgan Cooper
40 min
https://vimeo.com/354276952
by bspecht
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 98
Views: 14146

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

This "club" is one of couple places modern DJ culture is actually happening in KC now – something completely missing to this point. Sorry they're not buying much food at 10:30p, but it's a good look for our scene.
by bspecht
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 586
Views: 46692

Re: Next Mayor 2019

There will be 6 debates, 6 other events with both candidates. https://www.kmbc.com/article/kc-mayoral ... s/27080030
by bspecht
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 78036

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

normalthings wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:28 pm
This project is going to be absolutely massive.
In the dimensions that aren't vertical, yes.
by bspecht
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 32
Views: 12223

Re: One North Development

Why are they building a mini-Leawood a mile from downtown? What a waste.
by bspecht
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 946
Views: 147082

Re: Three Light

Work is happening – would be surprised to see ground break in 2019, though.
by bspecht
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 385
Views: 58804

Re: Bike Lanes

by bspecht
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 57726

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

HQ2 choices were about availability of talent, plain and simple. There's an equation for attracting that talent that transit fits into, though. Relevant: http://siliconprairienews.com/2018/11/guest-post-your-city-never-stood-a-chance-of-hq2/ (Calling Crystal City the 'D.C. suburbs' is a bit of a str...
by bspecht
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 35400

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:26 am
Who is the candidate that will be most likely to continue our resurgence DT?
Jolie. No doubt.
by bspecht
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Wichita's Downtown development
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: Wichita's Downtown development

Was in Wichita for the first time a couple weeks back, some big things happening. Good to see. - Union Station is undergoing a complete renovation. - Next door, Cargill is wrapping a large office building. - Few noticably newer apartment developments (including one that's a half conversion of a park...