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by Midtownkid
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 131
Views: 17495

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Side note, 303 is the classiest gay bar/restaurant I've ever been to. (and I've traveled extensively.) Gourmet food. Fresh-cut flowers on every table. Huge paintings in both rooms. Copper bar. It's beautiful! I hope they do expand into the old Ragazza spot!
by Midtownkid
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 439
Views: 82068

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

The brick restoration and cleaning of those facades is really impressive.
by Midtownkid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 37
Views: 7682

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Are they really going to have huge stucco patches on the side of this building where the brick fell off or is that just a sealing material that will be covered with brick to match the original?
Looks final to me...but can't tell. If anything they may glue 'thin brick' to it. Doubt it.
by Midtownkid
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Film Row building threatened with demolition
Replies: 212
Views: 21852

Re: Film Row building threatened with demolition

^ I’m tired of the poor waiter trope. I worked service industry in college and made $60k/year. part-time. More than I made in my first job out of college. Tips are awesome. Yeah I really depends on where you work, especially the city! I worked in DC as a waiter and at a bar for a few years and I ma...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2246
Views: 301011

Re: Westport

I think it would be way smarter to just have Broadway flow as it does now. That plaza should just be an extension of the sidewalk in front of Mills (as others have suggested.) If the illustrated plan was implemented that intersection would get crazy and you'd have some drunk person either ramming in...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Wallstreet Tower (formerly US Bank Tower)
Replies: 537
Views: 64710

Re: OFFICIAL - Wallstreet Tower (formerly US Bank Tower)

Passed by yesterday. They have added a blade sign to the corner column. While I do like blade signs, this one look particularly stupid. The inability to hide the conduit doesn't help. Blade signs look pre-modern era to me. This building is very modernist. Looks odd.
by Midtownkid
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 35
Views: 1729

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:32 pm
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#-o #-o #-o

Ugly as hell
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4102
Views: 452068

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Yeah I wish they made Nordstrom do something more to keep the Plaza look. The worst part is that the garage behind it will be very visible from down the street! I don't think they have realized that yet. Today the theater is taller than 2 stories there and blocks the garage nicely.
by Midtownkid
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273748

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

That stop should have a Spanish look. Red Tile Roof. Smooth concrete archways holding it up. Think LA Union Station. Why? It's not on the Plaza and there's multiple buildings equally far away without a Spanish look. Because it would be fucking cool! and if done right, beautiful. The Plaza has a sen...
by Midtownkid
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273748

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Streetcar Authority Reveals Concepts for New Stops on Main, CC Plaza https://cityscenekc.com/streetcar-authority-reveals-concepts-for-new-stops-on-main-cc-plaza/ Ditch the glass roof design on the stops. I don't understand why anyone would force people to sit in the hot sun on a 100 degree day with...
by Midtownkid
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 945
Views: 144275

Re: Three Light

Developing surface lots should be higher priority. I mean, sure, but if this block got developed, I don't think they need to preserve the parking garage. The issue with the western building is it doesn’t really excel at either of its uses. The parking garage is too compact and the retail is too sho...
by Midtownkid
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 945
Views: 144275

Re: Three Light

:lol: It is a nice little mid-century gem. It's a bit like the green brother of the TWA building. If it was cleaned up it would really shine. (and it's short!)
by Midtownkid
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2729
Views: 365190

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Mildred's gave up on FF because people weren't coming in anymore. I'd guess because the food truck corral took all of the focus away from the food places in the nooks and crannies of the hood. Howard's quit staying open in July because of the same issue. Novel said they normal clientele stays away ...
by Midtownkid
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 945
Views: 144275

Re: Three Light

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:48 pm
I feel like it would make sense for cordish to develop the block just south of the p&l building. However, I don’t think they own it right now.
Whatever gets built on that block better be short! They better not block my favorite building on the skyline!
by Midtownkid
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2729
Views: 365190

Re: Misc Crossroads News

In my mind, West 18th kinda died with the sale of the Monogram building and the exit of YJs, Peggy Noland, etc. I know Birdies is still there and there are a lot of nice shops in that alley, but that little building and all it's funky shops really gave life to the street. Also there is a slight lack...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 191
Views: 30437

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

DC has a height limit so of course rents will be higher. If our CBD had a 110 foot height limit we would have a lot more land filled with buildings rather than parking. Our entire downtown is 200-300 feet taller than what's allowed in the district. It's why tall buildings are outside it. This puts ...
by Midtownkid
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 191
Views: 30437

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Actually, I think DC's new apartments are much more high-end looking than ours. The K-street corridor is monotonous, yes...but a lot of that has to do with the height restriction and developers trying to squeeze the maximum amount of SF out of their developments. Places like City Center, 14th Street...
by Midtownkid
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2729
Views: 365190

Re: Misc Crossroads News

What if First Friday's moved around? For example: June at 18th and Vine, July in the Crossroads, August on 39th Street, etc. Moving the event around would (1) reduce the burdens of hosting on a single neighborhood (2) show suburbanites areas of the city they likely wouldn't visit otherwise (3) spre...
by Midtownkid
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4102
Views: 452068

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Lunetta's website has a page referencing a downtown market in KC. Are they tapped to design the proposed market on the west side of River Market? https://www.lunetta.design/#/downtownmarket/ "Urban infill design for a life in a Kansas city" WTF???? :lol: Is that supposed to be North Kansas City? Wh...
by Midtownkid
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4102
Views: 452068

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Never thought of that building as 'historic'. Also the Jack Henry connection is not really historic...didn't they move there in the 2000s?

Sounds like a good project either way.