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by horizons82
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 1033
Views: 242334

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

DColeKC wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:07 pm
You mean specifically the dog park section?
Yes or whatever other private amenity spaces they envision.
by horizons82
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 1033
Views: 242334

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Wouldn't the political compromise be a park that's an included amenity for Cordish residents but is "open" to residents as long as they pay a high annual fee? You ward away most non-Cordish users with the entry price but still can claim it's accessible to all, generate a small income, and if presse...
by horizons82
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 1033
Views: 242334

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Wouldn't the political compromise be a park that's an included amenity for Cordish residents but is "open" to residents as long as they pay a high annual fee? You ward away most non-Cordish users with the entry price but still can claim it's accessible to all, generate a small income, and if pressed...
by horizons82
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 1033
Views: 242334

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Fantastic news, thanks for sharing DCole. Is there still small retail space included for the park? Curious how Cordish would feel about that given they still have available stalls in P&L.
by horizons82
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1381
Views: 268688

Re: Three Light

First off, Kansas City isn’t the type of market where it’s financially possible to build “remarkable” residential tower exteriors. The negative comments on this forum about the exterior of the buildings have no real impact on the success of the buildings. More important than impressing development ...
by horizons82
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1381
Views: 268688

Re: Three Light

I also forgot to mention... IF not for all the councils idiotic political posturing, we would also have gotten a 30+ floor landmark residential tower. Enjoy your 18 floor apartment proposal you're about to get. Alright, now you're reaching. "Landmark" seriously? How many inane pages of this form ha...
by horizons82
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 652
Views: 95613

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

BuildKCI has released at timelapse for the whole year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRz0Tuc ... =emb_title
by horizons82
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 329
Views: 62889

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

flyingember wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:58 am
oh, I knew that. it's what makes your points so sad. One big success and you moved into a role where you're maintaining the status quo with tiny changes to the existing network in ways that decrease ridership per capita
What exactly have you contributed to the metro?
by horizons82
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 201
Views: 53696

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Thanks for all the great drone shots, Chris! Very appreciated.

So sad to see that sod field behind the new apartments.
by horizons82
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 387
Views: 86491

Re: Beacon Hill

Amazing. Just amazing.
by horizons82
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 387
Views: 86491

Re: Beacon Hill

The fundamental idea is two contradictory ideas 1. that the floor for pay should be $15/hour 2. the ceiling for new construction rentals should be based off today's minimum wage The fundamental idea is that you create these strawman arguments that nobody is talking about. My original argument is: A...
by horizons82
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 387
Views: 86491

Re: Beacon Hill

$68,000 is very close to the $15 minimum wage goal many have. It looks like $32/hour is enough for $1660 per month. At 40 hours per week, you work a total of 2,080 hours per year. $15 x 2,080 = $31,200 gross. That’s less than half of $68,000, so a couple both working full time at $15/hr still would...
by horizons82
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 387
Views: 86491

Re: Beacon Hill

I've had my issues with Lucas re: development, but he's being consistent & fair here. It's the developer & Kevin Collison who have bungled things. Lucas in 2018, when the council decided to set a specific amount for something to qualify as "affordable": https://www.kcur.org/government/2018-05-24/can...
by horizons82
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th & Main Southern Corners
Replies: 110
Views: 4589

Re: 5th & Main Southern Corners

Chaglang is right on the money here. There’s nothing about this design that is fanciful or improbable. It’s not common, but that has no bearing on viability. From a code standpoint, the A/E team has to do two main tasks with the bridge: 1) protect the building above from any fires started on the str...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Construction Cost Estimates
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Construction Cost Estimates

RS Means is the old school standard for cost estimate data. It’s not anywhere near cheap for an individual to buy into, but I have seen older editions in some libraries for use over the years.

https://www.rsmeans.com/
by horizons82
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 213
Views: 25507

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

This keeps getting more bizarre. KCUR now is stating demolition and replacement with a new Royals stadium is possible. Shameful from a sustainability perspective, if true. I’m skeptical, seems like owner trying to juice attention. https://www.kcur.org/news/2020-11-11/could-the-stars-soon-to-be-vacat...
by horizons82
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 213
Views: 25507

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

There’s plenty you can do with glazing to make it work for art display (without completely obscuring). Especially when you have an instance like here where the main “feature” is north facing. No reason the north face couldn’t be a sculpture court and/or lobby space. The modern wing of the Chicago Ar...
by horizons82
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 213
Views: 25507

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article246896127.html The KC Star is officially vacating its iconic glass building. It's a sad but unsurprising move. I've always thought this building would be a great location for a satellite/expansion of the Kemper or Nelson museum. Or a complete relocation o...