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by rxlexi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Best Local Trails
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Best Local Trails

Biking is the sport I'll be depending on to stay in shape during retirement but I want as little car-bike interaction as possible (I rode extensively in Houston and someone I know of was constantly getting injured by automobiles). Indian Creek and Mill Creek look great on the Kansas side. Anything ...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Baltimore site proposal
Replies: 623
Views: 104127

Re: P&L District: 13th & Baltimore site proposal

Visit KC leaving that spot is a minor bummer; seemed like their KEM Studio designed space was a big deal when they first moved in (along with their logo/re-brand), and it was exceptionally attractive for a CVB office. Hopefully if they do maintain space in P&L it will be equally as thoughtfully desi...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84442

Re: Bike Lanes

Cool pics, thanks Dave. Those lanes have nearly faded into non-existence in spots. There's gotta be a better/more permanent solution than this...
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 104
Views: 29382

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

I really love the metal grill-work they added to the building. It makes the building standout and not seem so lego-like Agreed, there is a nice use of varying materials and colors, including the metal screens, that make this a significantly more attractive building than many modern large apartment ...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 845
Views: 136571

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Any way to push this, that trail is such a gem, if they could push it further towards west bottoms and find a way to put a removed bike trail connection to cliff drive, then that would easily be the best East to west ride in the city I agree with what you're saying and a levee trail to KCK is a no-...
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1726
Views: 261345

Re: KC in TV and Movies

KC connection in the new "Unsolved Mysteries" on Netflix: unsolved murder of a 20-something Gardner man, in small town La Cygne, KS. Racial implications, fairly interesting case involving a rural farm party. No images of the city proper but KC sports gear does make appearances.
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Freight House Podium Project - 20th and Walnut
Replies: 64
Views: 5724

Re: Freight House Podium Project - 20th and Walnut

Love the look and scale of this project and love normalthing's Union Pacific idea. Do hope that 3D Development doesn't get spread too thin, there's a lot on their plate at the moment, especially for a local developer. RE: the four corners, I don't think we'll see ever the Freight House parking lot d...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: St. Louis
Replies: 38
Views: 22594

Re: St. Louis

It will do well with grade school groups and tourists with young kids. It's a small place and not many locals will go to the aquarium. It's a neat thing to have but, like the Arch, I advise tourists to avoid it. This is an interesting comment. Why do you advise tourists to avoid the Arch? Especiall...
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 156
Views: 44217

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

Interesting, because we really liked the layout - i need an office so i'll be using the first floor bedroom for that. I agree with the isolation - I'm hoping that will change and going into this with somewhat of an investment mindset. Streetcar and better integration with crown center/more new deve...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Parkville
Replies: 25
Views: 13801

Re: Parkville

Links to Six at Park website and Loopnet listing below. I believe this is the building flyingember referenced. Looks great, better than the pics with all of the landscaping in now. Right along 9 HWY as you enter or leave downtown Parkville. A new business school building is under construction on cam...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2682
Views: 391696

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Permits related to service disconnect and demolition for Ashland Project have been filed. Excavation/gas turn off was approved last week. Paired with the reconnected Walnut Street and City Market signage/infrastructure improvements, this project is really going to transform the north side of the ma...
by rxlexi
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 358
Views: 89958

Re: Westside happenings

Walked past Westside Flats yesterday and it appears to be complete, with some limited occupancy. Nice mix of materials and scale between the townhomes and larger structure. Kind of a cool double sided fireplace with seating around the exterior side on the corner of 17th and Madison - a surprisingly ...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5343

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

This part of the northland is a really strange area. Kind of reminds me of southeastern Waldo/KCMO. I recently discovered Hidden Valley Park off Parvin Road near 435 (very close to WoF) and found the park to be a really pleasant surprise for easy access urban mountain biking. It represents it's name...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 251
Views: 39387

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

A little bit off topic but the Revised PAC TIF Plan reminds me of cruising past the huge empty lot where the arts campus was to be built recently. It remains such an eyesore, across from the Kauffman. This was a flagship project for the region and it seems like it just disappeared after the momentum...
by rxlexi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 351
Views: 73271

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

they are doing a great job on Central side. That park lot side, yuck. Agree. That setback between the new addition and original facade on the south east side is pretty bad. Still think this was such a strange and unfortunate decision (building the new DT YMCA behind/within the Lyric), but hoping it...
by rxlexi
Tue May 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2682
Views: 391696

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

For those that have seen the reopened Walnut street through the City Market in person, what are your thoughts on the large new City Market sign and seating infrastructure on the north side? I'm a bit surprised they went with the modern, lime green design vs. a more traditional bookend to the classic...
by rxlexi
Wed May 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 141
Views: 46940

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

It's not on the Plaza so no worries there.
:roll:
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Folding @ Home
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Folding @ Home

Pretty cool. I remember this being something of a big deal back in the early Playstation 3 days - putting it's overly complex bespoke "Cell" processor to good use.
by rxlexi
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4371
Views: 583752

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Has to be a juju location. Nothing survives around that corner. Oliver, Parkway, Ingrediant and predecessors to all. If I were a merchant I'd want to know about juju locations. No feedback loop in location picking. ReVerse was successful there (in the Parkway location) for many years; I still miss ...
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 178
Views: 52777

Re: North Kansas City

A few NKC updates: - Hawaiian Bros opened in the old Allen Chevrolet dealer at Armour/Burlington. The building has been completely renovated into multiple retail/office spaces. Did a nice job on the restaurant space in the large, former showroom at the front of the building along Armour. Have tried ...