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by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1125
Views: 215984

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Here is a fairly worthless clickbait ranking of the best places to live in 2021 where KC came in number 8.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bankra ... ve/us/amp/
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Here is an interesting tidbit for the building on the SE Corner of 36th and Main - caddy corner to this Mac project. The building had been for sale. I don't see it currently for sale, but I also don't see a record of a sale. I noticed that on 7/23/20, the owners of LuLu's applied for a zoning compli...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Skyline from 169
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Skyline from 169

taxi wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:42 pm
even if you blow out the sky and everything else by overexposing.
That's where a circular polarizing filter would really help. They have their limitations, but if used (maybe in an addition to HDR) I think you could get a fairly decent shot.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Skyline from 169
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Skyline from 169

If it wasn't your intent, then I apologize. To me "You don't need to be a photographer to know..." reads as the equivalent of "anyone with common sense would know...". It comes across as very condescending, but I guess that wasn't your intent. I think some of your past posts may have colored my view...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Skyline from 169
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Skyline from 169

And you don't need to be the Dalai Lama to avoid posting on the internet like an asshole, but apparently that is hard to do for some.

UV filters do reduce atmospheric haze. That is fact. Would it completely eliminate the haze in the picture? No, but it would very likely help.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: The Netherland and Monarch on Main
Replies: 49
Views: 13694

Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Very cool to see some of those details up close. Thanks for sharing!
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Skyline from 169
Replies: 15
Views: 497

Re: Skyline from 169

Thanks for sharing. I have always loved that skyline view myself and never knew where to get a shot of it. I'm no photographer, but you might want to try getting a UV filer (or a circular polarizer) for your lens on a shot like this (assuming you weren't using any filters). I think it would help cle...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

So in other words, because it costs more we shouldn't encourage urban development in the urban core. The needed density to support more transit, more retail in mixed use, that's less important than the cost of a project. That's putting words in my mouth. I didn't say that a high rise should be disc...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Katz on Main
Replies: 37
Views: 1956

Re: Katz on Main

Also everyone brace for old Hyde park committee to oppose anything over 8 stories, or getting rid of parking I'm sure there will be some opposition/gripes from neighborhood folks. I did see a post on a Hyde Park neighborhood Facebook page yesterday. The same handful of people who complain about eve...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Land values have no connection to how tall a building should be. There is a definite connection between land value and building density/height when it comes to the financials for a developer. Low land values don't preclude high rise construction, however, developers are disincentivized from buildin...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I realize it isn't a binary choice, but I would rather see three under-developed lots in Midtown filled in with 8 story buildings than one 24 story building and two empty lots. I wouldn't mind 20+ story buildings, but I would be happy to see the area filling in with 6 to 12 story buildings for the f...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Katz on Main
Replies: 37
Views: 1956

Re: Katz on Main

Looks like a great project. It is a little odd that the patio on main is called an "amenity". That seems to imply that it is just for the residents. The rendering really looks like a restaurant patio and it has an entrance off the space facing Main Street that looks like it could be a separate retai...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I doubt the proposal ends up being anything close to 25 floors. I know Collison included a picture of their One Hundred building and the 300+ units would put it in that ballpark. However, I think the footprint for this development would be a good deal larger. Armour and Troost is 340 units. I think ...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Hopefully this won't take as long as Armour and Troost. I think that took over 5 years from the first announcements until construction started (and we are still probably a year and half away from the last phase breaking ground). Although a good chunk of that time was just acquiring the properties, p...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 155323

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

No renderings. No real plan yet. I am guessing this will move along slowly and deliberately and could be some time before it is completed.

It is good to hear they are planning on going big. I hope they go big on the retail tenant - a full service supermarket would be great there.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 197
Views: 41108

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

A nice chunk of those empty lots will be filled in by phases 2 through 4 of this project. There hasn't been any official announcement, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of those phases start soon - they were recently put up for bids. Also, maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention to how it loo...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 197
Views: 41108

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Westport High School to be renovated into a 133 unit apartment building with 20,000sqft of office. Permits were filed today https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/plan/a11d3809-cd5e-4de2-b2d8-00b62619f0c8?tab=moreinfo https://www.flatlandkc.org/news-issues/historic-westport-high-schoo...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 381
Views: 101918

Re: Westside happenings

That house was built in 1999.
by KCtoBrooklyn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Scarritt Building
Replies: 57
Views: 14977

Re: Scarritt Building

I didn't see the details in the compass link (maybe pending attachment uploads), but I believe this is the current plan: 126 Residential Units, 18k sq ft commercial anticpated to be: Restaurant in the Scarritt's 6,5000sq ft ballroom 8,000 sq ft grocery 3,500 sq ft general retail. Construction start:...
by KCtoBrooklyn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 381
Views: 101918

Re: Westside happenings

I think it was planned to have 5 of those houses built rather close together (near zero-lot-line). The site plan was posted here. I'm not sure if plans have changed.