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by kcjak
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1221
Views: 215361

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

I went to the top of the Westin several times just before it closed - it was a bar/lounge that featured a piano and vocalist. It was in pretty bad shape, but the views were amazing. How is it possible that the space couldn't make money (or at least be self-sustaining) solely on renting it out as wed...
by kcjak
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal
Replies: 2627
Views: 289511

Re: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal

Looks like it will be harder to get into the new Delta Sky Club when it opens. MCI part of eight new or renovated clubs in 2023 - 11,000 sq feet and two sky decks.

https://news.delta.com/look-ahead-delta ... expansions
by kcjak
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Development on 39th st?
Replies: 21
Views: 1208

Re: New Development on 39th st?

FWIW the house directly across Roanoke to the west (the old ROCA/Simply Grooming spot) is for sale - would be nice to see another residential building to bookend that corner. I've heard the small Loretto parking lot on the SE corner is in play for development. Is the house between Meshuggah and the ...
by kcjak
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown stats dashboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: Downtown stats dashboard

With all of the residential development spilling out of the loop into surrounding areas, 40K shouldn't be too far away. But the finish line keeps moving as to what population level will bring increased amenities. I remember when 10K was the goal, then 20, 25, 30 and now it's even higher. I have no d...
by kcjak
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Development on 39th st?
Replies: 21
Views: 1208

Re: New Development on 39th st?

On another note, a lot of general W 39th Street talk get tossed over to the thread under KC Scene so it's good to have a general 39th Street thread more oriented to housing/development because I think we'll be seeing more of it in the next few years. Do you know what happened with that project that...
by kcjak
Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Main & Armour - Mac Properties
Replies: 109
Views: 6206

Re: Main & Armour - Mac Properties

Is Main really going to be reduced to 2/3 lanes as shown in the renderings? I'm all for a road diet but that seems like it would make things a bit of a slog. Your perspective is skewed. There are plenty of streets in KCMO that carry as many cars with fewer lanes. It's a traffic sewer, you'll thank ...
by kcjak
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Main & Armour - Mac Properties
Replies: 109
Views: 6206

Re: Main & Armour - Mac Properties

Is Main really going to be reduced to 2/3 lanes as shown in the renderings? I'm all for a road diet but that seems like it would make things a bit of a slog.
by kcjak
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2662
Views: 563524

Re: Westport

Bland concept, contrived menu. Not particularly good. And service was slow and TERRIBLE. The brewery did need a freshening up, but the seafood resto concept next door was an expensive misfire and I'm not sure the food warranted bringing a lot of it into Mickey's. It's a good location for the right ...
by kcjak
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2662
Views: 563524

Re: Westport

by kcjak
Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 999
Views: 113424

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kansas-city-mulls-hub-and-spoke-regional-transit-plan-for-world-cup I'm interested in hearing more about the regional hub-and-spoke transit plan where transportation options from surrounding regional cities will bring fans to KC. Tickets are available to anyone ...
by kcjak
Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Nashville new stadium renderings
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Nashville new stadium renderings

I like the initial renderings and goal of the stadium being a multi-purpose asset to community groups and the surrounding neighborhood. But at $2 billion, the smallest stadium in the league at around 60,000 and limited revenue options from parking I have to wonder if the ticket prices are going to e...
by kcjak
Thu Oct 20, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 2215
Views: 450910

Re: Three Light

It actually makes sense to wrap at least a couple of sides of a parking podium with apartments. Allow access to those floors from the parking level and charge a premium for residence to use those spots on their level.
by kcjak
Fri Oct 14, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1091
Views: 231477

Re: The KCMO School District

So two high schools TOTAL for all of central KCMO?!? KCPS is about the same size as other 2 HS systems in the metro. Yes, it's the roughly the same number of students, but given the population and number of kids going to charter or private schools, it's not even close. KCK school district has a pop...
by kcjak
Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1091
Views: 231477

Re: The KCMO School District

So two high schools TOTAL for all of central KCMO?!?
by kcjak
Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Price Mgmt Project at 31st and Main
Replies: 120
Views: 9912

Re: Price Mgmt Project at 31st and Main

Kevin Collison is reporting: UPDATE: Historic KC reports City Council unanimously approved designating the Jeserich and adjoining buildings as historic landmarks, protecting buildings from demolition for 3 years. https://twitter.com/cityscenekc/status/1580684868249231360?s=20&t=XsHI7KpF22lv4zUS...
by kcjak
Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 811
Views: 116439

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Even with warning strips on Broadway the idea of a HAWK crosswalk laughable and still going to end up with a huge problem.
by kcjak
Tue Oct 11, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 999
Views: 113424

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

So are we to assume the Intercontinental will be renovated given it's designation as a team hotel? The last I heard the hotel was trying to get subsidies for much of the work instead of relying solely on money from IHG/Holiday Inn group.
by kcjak
Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 2215
Views: 450910

Re: Three Light

The whole set of data lacks context. Most datasets use Greater Downtown, which goes all the way to 31st and includes Crown Center. Even 20 years ago wouldn't the number of visitors include people going to the City Market on weekends? Science City? Crown Center? And FFA and SillsUSA visitors? Big 12 ...
by kcjak
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 688
Views: 143910

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

SkillsUSA just started a six year contract in Atlanta after the Covid hiatus so that one wouldn't even be a possibility until 2028.
by kcjak
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal
Replies: 2627
Views: 289511

Re: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal

I follow a Southwest pilot on TikTok who posted a video recently about the new terminal. She said she hoped there would be a Starbucks in it. I commented to let her know that, while there won't be Starbucks, there will be Parisi, City Market Coffee Roasters, Mother Earth Coffee, and Dunkin'. Hopefu...