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by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 462
Views: 85516

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

I think part of the negativity I'm picking up here is just due to the Dollar General name attachment. If this was called Oak & Sage Apothecary and sold the same items on reclaimed lumber shelves (at 3 times the price), I think you would see different attitudes.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 462
Views: 85516

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

If they only sold slurpees and funyuns, then that would be a valid concern, but stores like these are absolutely designed for pedestrians/transit users. In the morning, you pop in and grab a coffee/granola bar/breakfast sandwich on your way to the bus/streetcar stop. On the way home in the evening y...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 462
Views: 85516

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

mean wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:37 am
Nothing says "I take transit" like a fistful of taquitos.
I really don't get what point you are trying to make. People who take transit don't want grab-and-go food?
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 462
Views: 85516

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

Trashy? It is a convenience store, what do you expect? Not everything has to be artisinal, local goods. These are the kind of stores we need to increase walkability/car free livability.

Looks like they have more groceries than a QT or CVS. Looks more like a large bodega.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 91
Views: 13446

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Anyone hear anything about the proposed apartment building on 39th just east of SW Trfy where the boarded up car wash is located? It seems like things have gone quiet with this, as well as the sister project from this developer on Main St, south of Linwood. This is just speculation, but I seem to r...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 91
Views: 13446

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

https://i.imgur.com/g0rreQy.png https://i.imgur.com/Le5MmGB.png https://i.imgur.com/7qGxezD.png It will come down to the materials/finishes, but it looks like these could turn out pretty nice. I especially like the curved parts. Reminds me of some towhnouses you would see in Brooklyn, like this: ht...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 611
Views: 102795

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

It has been under construction for a little while now. Nothing vertical that I have noticed yet - still site prep/foundation work.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What visitors think of Kansas City
Replies: 20
Views: 2601

Re: What visitors think of Kansas City

You would get the impression that the Plaza was in it's death throes from the thread here but it was vibrant and well visited when I was there and I noticed very few empty storefronts I wonder who could have given you that impression? You mean that just because a few outdated stores selling over-pr...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1107
Views: 176257

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

I want to see those SFH permits at 0 and everything else up by 4K+ I wouldn't want to see SFH at 0. We do have a low inventory of homes for sale and new construction keeps prices from skyrocketing too much. I especially don't mind seeing new SFH infill in urban areas where multifamily doesn't fit. ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 945
Views: 155758

Re: Troost developments

As far as I know, they haven't completed any new construction yet, although several of their developments included proposed new construction in later phases. The second and third phases of their Armory Block proposal include a new construction apartment building and townhomes. This rendering shows a...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 945
Views: 155758

Re: Troost developments

The sole developer that responded to the RFP for the SE and SW corners of 27th and Troost (and was selected) was Exact. I'm glad to see them continuing development in the area. It seems like they are doing good work. The details on their proposal are scant (still tbd, I'm sure), but they are proposi...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1107
Views: 176257

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Here is a look at the Census Bureau's info on building permits by metro area, through October 2019. I'm not sure how accurate/complete these numbers are. I have included our Midwest peer cities, as well as KC in 2018 through October. https://i.imgur.com/Z8e5qle.png It looks like KC is doing pretty w...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 21
Views: 4131

Re: 4711 Belleview

On the Commpass form, they have specified no incentives. Although, I don't know if that would preclude them from asking for incentives at a later stage.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 611
Views: 102795

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

A couple additional renderings:

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by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 611
Views: 102795

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

https://i.imgur.com/9ajsdtX.png https://i.imgur.com/USM51s4.png https://i.imgur.com/QG0Cpqy.png https://i.imgur.com/JoLozOQ.png https://i.imgur.com/1eKxB3m.png It looks like the proposed start date is now September 2020. Beginning with the NE corner and starting each new building 3 months in succes...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 385154

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I'm not sure the current status, but there was a proposal for that building: Menlo Inc, the recently founded parent company for k12itc, a fast growing tech company based in the Northland, is looking to move to 2110 Grand. They currently have 45 employees and are planning to grow to 60 within a year....
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 945
Views: 155758

Re: Troost developments

I wasn't able to make it to the meeting. Did anyone here go?
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 296
Views: 61823

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Does anyone know what the plans are for that building? (the former mattress place on the south side of 31st and Oak) Glad to see something/anything happening there, but would love to know what it is. Well, there is this: It will be completely redeveloped. Upstairs will be executive offices, downsta...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 945
Views: 155758

Re: Troost developments

Ambitious Plan to Revive Historic Troost Business District Proposed A stretch of buildings in the heart of the historic Troost commercial district would be transformed into offices, retail space and a museum under a plan being pursued by development group that includes civic leader E. Frank Ellis. ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2252
Views: 314728

Re: Westport

How is Sama Zama still in business? I like the place but it always seems dead Looks like Sama Zama is proposing to move to 39th and Central in the long-vacant former 7-11. A second floor will be added on the building for offices. This is definitely an improvement for the longtime eyesore, but I sti...