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by AlbertHammond
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27393

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Naming a street after this civil rights hero was a pathetic move anyway. He deserves a great park or monument (the current park is very weak). If the on again, off again Washington Square Park ever happens, I propose naming it after MLK. That would cause more city leaders to push it forward and woul...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 100
Views: 14028

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

Marohn was of KCUR this morning and will be presenting at the Plaza Library this evening.

https://www.kclibrary.org/signature-eve ... re?delta=0
by AlbertHammond
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305021

Re: Westport

My take.....

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Sure....bike lane and stuff, but this was a quick lunch hour creation.
by AlbertHammond
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305021

Re: Westport

My biggest worry would be shutting down broadway. Slow it down take out a few lanes.. I think the Savannah squares could be a great influence here. The Broadway traffic could calmy loop around the "Westport Square" and support the businesses facing the square. Maybe add angle parking along the peri...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305021

Re: Westport

No details. The speaker just wanted us to consider unusual options for creating city-building public space. This one seemed worthy more discussion.
by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305021

Re: Westport

Hmm...... New Westport urban square. Hmm....let's discuss more...

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https://twitter.com/kclightrail/status/ ... 6769587201
by AlbertHammond
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Quiktrip
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Quiktrip

...or keep the Roe store and have two. I am sure they can keep both of them busy.
by AlbertHammond
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

An office building at NE corner of 47th/Main is going residential, luxury senior living. Would like to see some of the office spaces above Plaza retail also go residential. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/12/12/more-details-on-northpoints-planned-luxury-senior.html Before: https://...
by AlbertHammond
Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305021

Re: Westport

The Westport Area Plan goes to council today for adoption.
by AlbertHammond
Thu May 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 30
Views: 5838

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

https://overlandpark.novusagenda.com/.../CoverSheet.aspx... Read Both but Staff Comments Yes because 6 thru 8 know Drive Thru's and 7 will have a Drive thru around it. I will spend the next 6 hours deciphering this post. Then I will spend the next 6 hours clicking the dead link. https://live.static...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza
Replies: 66
Views: 8221

Re: West Plaza

Correct with the new Mikes (with drive through) and the mega QuikTrip and all the other cheap franchise joints this strip will no doubt become a walkable pedestrian paradise. :lol: Did someone say "walking paradise"? So sad.....KC needs to learn that "walkability" isn't just about building sidewalk...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 30
Views: 5838

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

...and LANE4 is now asking for free $$ for a suburban style assisted living complex. Jeez! https://shawneemissionpost.com/2019/02/25/developer-seeks-tax-incentives-for-novel-place-senior-living-due-to-unexpected-expenses-77245 Developers of the proposed Novel Place senior living apartments at 95th S...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 30
Views: 5838

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

I HATE everything that has happened on this site. Terrible. OP talked the talk with Vision Metcalf, but are politically incapable of walking the walk.
by AlbertHammond
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think this tweet is a good example of the divide between "designers" and the average citizen. Read the comments.

https://twitter.com/SFGate/status/1094569556272603136

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by AlbertHammond
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

TheLastGentleman - Bravo to all your comments and rebuttals. All arguments against you are merely uninformed excuses. Great points. Ornament or other human scale details are critical to making buildings worth caring about. Every building that is built that lacks that detail will never make the city...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 60
Views: 8623

Re: Plaza Residential Development

A group of 20 townhomes on the 4400 blocks of Broadway and Washington are set to be expanded and renovated/revamped. They will be expanded in the rear to nearly twice the size and it looks like there will be significant changes to the facades with balconies added That seems like a good project. It ...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think that the need for ornamentation is gone. It used to be something that drove tenant and public interest in a project. Now Technology is what really drives tenant interest, leasing rates, and even public interest. Whether that is buttonless elevators, LED walls, or even efficient and environm...
by AlbertHammond
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

You were doing so good and then it became subjective. I think my statement is very accurate. Are new buildings uglier than pre-war buildings? On average, yes. At least to non-architects. Are new buildings less interesting/ornamented than pre-war buildings? On average, yes. Do new buildings degrade ...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461228

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The problem is that most new buildings are uglier, less interesting/ornamented and degrade the public realm/neighborhood more than the old building You were doing so good and then it became subjective. I think my statement is very accurate. Are new buildings uglier than pre-war buildings? On averag...