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by rxlexi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: St. Louis
Replies: 38
Views: 20512

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: 143
Views: 39624

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: 24
Views: 12569

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: 2584
Views: 357863

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: 349
Views: 83837

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: 4586

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: 243
Views: 33850

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: 336
Views: 66759

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: 2584
Views: 357863

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: 136
Views: 42472

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: 1140

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: 4340
Views: 545015

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: 49640

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 ...
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Parkville
Replies: 24
Views: 12569

Re: Parkville

Was walking around English Landing Park and through DT Parkville when I noticed a sign in a corner storefront for FuD vegan deli/diner. Sure enough, looks like the rebirth of the former Westside vegan eatery up north(west), with more of a focus on deli/sandwiches and ice cream. Exciting! https://www...
by rxlexi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 530
Views: 113698

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

I've not been in a DGX but it is a very different concept than a traditional Dollar General store. Aimed at urban living millenials with grab n go food items and household basics. Almost certainly will be higher end/higher cost than a traditional store. They are putting one in a retail stall in a si...
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 510
Views: 96929

Re: New Broadway Bridge

And a billboard! Maybe a blessing in disguise :lol:
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 510
Views: 96929

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I am glad that it will have pedestrian/bike lane, but those will not see much use. Only thing on north end accessible is airport and Harlem. Beyond there is not even a shoulder on the highway. Hope having bridge access will not encourage bikers and walkers to try to use route to get to Briarcliff, ...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 479
Views: 100183

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

I don’t see how this will garner enough traffic to succeed. The area is too disconnected and too low density to get any sort of walk in traffic. Maybe something like this could work at the Berkeley Riverfront but I have strong doubts about here. Need to open a trail along the levee connecting the T...
by rxlexi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 186
Views: 32993

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I'm having trouble finding what was decided to do with BAP - which version was chosen that would result in the loss of 700+ parking spaces? Don't believe a plan for BAP has been selected yet. There were several ideas presented by ULI but to the best of my knowledge nothing is officially moving forw...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 342
Views: 90245

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Getting any development in Northeast is a pretty big deal however. So I agree that it is nothing special, but the fact it is being proposed is pretty neat. I agree. This update is a significant improvement on the previous proposal. It's built up to the street, includes firefighter memorial, has str...