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by GRID
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 75
Views: 13918

Re: Bluhawk

And people still get way more worked up over using TIFs downtown while this stuff is just fine. Even though this is way way worse. Truly absurd corporate welfare in suburban greenfields. Some things never change. And 3.5 million people are going to visit a suburban hockey arena? That's the dumbest t...
by GRID
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1650 Broadway
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: 1650 Broadway

I don't see how this block can really be "walkable". It's an island surrounded by barriers to making it walk friendly to the rest of the city. Make it dense, but this will be a drive to type development. Sadly I don't even think Broadway had a decent bus line on it.
by GRID
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

Yea, none of those cities compare to KC. Maybe Philly with Delaware (Jersey is not really much of a threat). Wilmington has gone after a lot of Philly banking firms etc. But that damage is minimal since Philly has so many other companies still in the city, namely Comacast. Kansas basically emptied o...
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1650 Broadway
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: 1650 Broadway

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:45 pm
I don't mind the setbacks there honestly. Helps pull the PAC greenspace across the street.

RIP Los Tules.
Yeah, the setbacks are fine for the location. That office building would have killer views of downtown/crossroads/crown center.
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

^ Yes, I get that and that will forever haunt KC. It does not only affect development, but things like transit too. KC has the bus sytem of a city half its size because well, half the metro is in another state. Imagine if the entire city had a truly comprehensive bus system. Then it would and should...
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

And maybe W&R will be part of a much larger, more impactfull development, even if they don't build a very tall building. But now is the time to try to push the development in that direction when it's still in the design process. If it ends up just an office on a parking pedestal, I'm not sure I get ...
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

You are trying to compare some of the biggest corporate moves in america to basic everyday development in metro KC. The Amazon corporate welfare is off the charts, but at least you do get something in return. Amazon will build urban development, not suburban office parks (ie Cerner) and Cerner has g...
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2885
Views: 331909

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow Cool, I was wondering if that was just the photo or if it looks different in real life. I think this shot represents better what it looks like in real life. It's pretty light, but definitely not yellow. Not sure what happened with that other p...
by GRID
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

For 65 million in incentives, Cincinnati got the 320 million 800,000 sq ft 41 story Great American Tower. Great American only occupies half the building. Cincy got a signature tower with room for another 1000-1500 employees in addition to Great American for the investment. Milwaukee got the new 140 ...
by GRID
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

In the EEZ presentation, their attorney said it's projected to be up to 15 floors (including the parking garage). Seems like 140 million for relatively small building is off. Something is not adding up. Probably seems high because it includes the cost of a fairly large parking garage. I guess so. T...
by GRID
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

I guess it could be a 5-story, 1000 space garage w/ a 12 story building on top. That wouldn't surprise me. In the EEZ presentation, their attorney said it's projected to be up to 15 floors (including the parking garage). Seems like 140 million for relatively small building is off. Something is not ...
by GRID
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

It depends on the floor plates. a 12-story building could have a lot of sq. footage if it's block wide. The Bolling Federal Building, at 18-stories, has more square footage than One Kansas City Place--our tallest building. Measured by square footage, the 1.2 million square foot structure is the lar...
by GRID
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

^ The city should push this hard in return for the incentives being handed out. Get as much as possible in return for such a large public subsidy. W&R should be only a part of a much larger project that would not happen otherwise.
by GRID
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

I hope they go with the Grand site. It seems like that would be part of a much larger project and downtown desperately needs a major investment like this east of Grand. The other site seems more fitting for a hotel but will likely be developed quickly regardless if W&R comes downtown. Plus, the Gran...
by GRID
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 254
Views: 19340

Re: Companies moving downtown

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2019/10/22/waddell-reed-financial-incentives-downtown-tower.html?iana=hpmvp_kan_news_headline skyscraper? In the article, "According to the documents, the company does not plan to develop its own building but instead lease space from a developer." So prob...
by GRID
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2885
Views: 331909

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The new hotel will really help the ballroom tie into downtown. I have always liked those huge grey columns along the entrance to the ballroom, but they always faced nothing. Now that part of the convention center opens up toward the hotel complex. The grey paneling in the hotel also ties in nicely w...
by GRID
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2885
Views: 331909

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

flyingember wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 pm
GRID wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
It's so yellow.
It's a bad camera exposure, it's not really that yellow
Cool, I was wondering if that was just the photo or if it looks different in real life.
by GRID
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2885
Views: 331909

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It's so yellow.
by GRID
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 77989

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

This is such an amazing development. I wonder if their second project will be part of the possible development over on the west side of Grand where they have the same issue of empty lots + historic structures.