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by alejandro46
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Seiden's Furs Appears to Be Closing
Replies: 120
Views: 10322

Re: Seiden's Furs Appears to Be Closing

How did this thread start with them 'closing' in 2007 and just now they are actually closed/leaving. Worlds' longest going out of business sale?
by alejandro46
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 139
Views: 15766

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I believe as well that the decision is that an underground rebuild is too expensive, beyond that no specific usage of the square has moved forward.
by alejandro46
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 342
Views: 71607

Re: Historic Old Northeast

I hope we can get some renderings soon. It looks like a great proposal. If I recall several pages back, the developer behind the previous plan basically said "well, nobody wants this lot so I'm going to put no effort behind a design plan and build a shitty one story strip mall." Glad they are being ...
by alejandro46
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 139
Views: 15766

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Agreed, for the City to be building the project and be so hyped on affordable housing, at a minimum they could add a small amount of housing above the space.
by alejandro46
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 179
Views: 2712

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

With this increased development and future taxes down the line, it's just one more big name that is going to be in favor of building a cap over the 670 loop. If that would occur, their property values would go from 'highway drone' to Central Park adjacent. https://cityscenekc.com/wp-content/uploads/...
by alejandro46
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2518
Views: 280117

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

taxi wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:16 am
I think we should name one of the new stops after her.
Perhaps when the ATA wins court costs from her, they can set aside some of that funding for public restrooms and name them after her.
by alejandro46
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 179
Views: 2712

Re: Companies moving downtown

Agree on making this its own thread.

Other ideas for ground level floor besides retail or parking:
Lobby
Coffee shop
Waddell and Reed customer facing office? Don't these guys see people face to face at all?
Restaurant/cafe
by alejandro46
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 111
Views: 21641

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

They are very nice buildings. I know one concern for people will be that there is no Spanish features to match the plaza. I agree with this. I'm all for 'less is more,' but some minor aesthetic nods to the Spanish style in the area would improve the design. They are two quality designs though in my...
by alejandro46
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 179
Views: 2712

Re: Companies moving downtown

Is this a joke?
by alejandro46
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 78
Views: 3873

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

TDD the whole city!
by alejandro46
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: PortKC launches new inland port development
Replies: 22
Views: 3268

Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

I wonder if they'll close the small port facility in the West Bottoms if this becomes a reality. I imagine it’d be easier to consolidate all river traffic, I didn’t even know the WB port was still in operation, what do they even process over there? it reopened in 2015 Given they have rail connectio...
by alejandro46
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: PortKC launches new inland port development
Replies: 22
Views: 3268

Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

New render posted by Jon Stephens and re-tweeted by PortKC today? Ongoing conversations with MODOT about this inland container port. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EK9nukkXUAAmqys?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 I really agree that this seems to be a great idea that Kansas City can really drive the market fo...
by alejandro46
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 356
Views: 63313

Re: Beacon Hill

Thanks for all the great pictures, Fang. The Beacon village looks like a really great infill development. I don't think they're going to have difficulty selling those homes. Hopefully more density in the area will follow. Lots of trees and scrub land around there. I don't know if it was posted here,...
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2300
Views: 296178

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

Yes, the aerial provided by Cityscene does not align with that rendering either. No third floor setbacks or veranda balconies.

Image
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1673
Views: 155179

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Sounds like a good proposal, and I did forget that Jonathan Arnold had Berkshire money, the fact that they were proposing another similar building while the first one is still finishing up is really exciting for them and the area. There are more surface parking lots along the streetcar line out ther...
by alejandro46
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 488
Views: 65725

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Agreed, the announcment really doesn't promise any additional content, just basically that they can't remain a going concern based off pure ads. I wonder if they evaluated the Patreon route?

I have been toying for a Bloomberg subscription which is available at a discounted $10/mo.
by alejandro46
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 488
Views: 65725

Re: Layoffs at The Star

As there is no dedicated "CitysceneKC" thread:

[Former KC Star Reporter's website,] CityScene KC will shift to paid subscription Dec. 2

https://cityscenekc.com/cityscene-kc-sh ... on-dec-2/

$6/month
by alejandro46
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2794
Views: 374590

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Where in the Xroads is the next 10+ story building most likely to get built? Like actually in the pipeline. Not just where you think one should go. Check the Kansas City development map for outstanding permit activity, https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/city-planning-development/development...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 101
Views: 14904

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

smh wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Does it say anything about our market that two somewhat novel concepts have been replaced by hamburgers and fried shrimp?
There is a fine balance between uniqueness and mass appeal.
by alejandro46
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 603
Views: 96751

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

well its the loc that former city mgr hinted at....and as long as you can leverage IRS/Fed Reserve/Hallmark parking garages + 27th street stop for streetcar then it probably works. Maybe walkable to other amenities, not really and kind of an island in that context. I could see that working if we we...