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by alejandro46
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 483
Views: 63941

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: 483
Views: 63941

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: 2752
Views: 369692

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: 14396

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Does it say anything about our market that two somewhat novel concepts have been replaced by hamburgers and fried shrimp?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: 589
Views: 93861

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...
by alejandro46
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 2440

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

Trouble in paradise apparently in downtown Olathe. Milhaus plans two new apartment projects, 240 units total called "Chestnut" and "Chestnut South" in downtown Olathe on existing surface lot and old library site. Somehow this is also going to end the " Please press (f) to pay respects for those soon...
by alejandro46
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93861

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

A baseball field would be very disruptive to the neighborhoods near Midtown Marketplace. If Hyde Park Neighborhood Association get peeved about some multi-family residential with low parking, how would they feel about a Major Legaue baseball park, and all the fans, noise, and wayward homeruns? I thi...
by alejandro46
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal
Replies: 49
Views: 13644

Re: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal

Really a unique and beautiful building. Agree with Riverite earlier, reminds me of Taipei 101.

Image
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 503
Views: 64234

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article237085829.html “They may not realize it yet. The hotel Bravo deal will fail,” the mayor told The Star Editorial Board. “Strata should fail. That’s just a project that keep living to die another day.” A ringing endorsement. However, the City alread...
by alejandro46
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27350

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Agreed, no need to take the name off of EC II or Barney Allis. I agreed with renaming a number street or JC Nichols (a historical champion of "red-lining" in Kansas City that created the Troost divide).
by alejandro46
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27350

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I thought re-naming J.C. Nichols for MLK was a good idea that was unfairly dismissed.
by alejandro46
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8581

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:46 pm
What ever happened to the Hyperloop in LA they did last year, is the thing even working or being used?
Boring Company still has a test track in Hawthorne, Ca. They are actively building a "Loop" (Slow people mover system) underground in Las Vegas.
by alejandro46
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 750
Views: 96939

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Hopefully this actually happens. When these renders leaked, I thought that meant discussions were preliminary. PortKC is saying discussions are still very preliminary, maybe that means a new developer.
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1333
Views: 144625

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Jesus that's a lot of parking. 1500 spaces.
by alejandro46
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 62
Views: 19572

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Technically, the Business Journal article is incorrect. That new industrial warehouse being constructed at Logistics Park is not the largest industrial building in the metro area at 952,956 sq. ft. The largest is the former Montgomery Ward warehouse in the Historic Northeast at 2 million sq. feet. ...
by alejandro46
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Poll: #1 development goal for urban KC
Replies: 24
Views: 1083

Re: Poll: #1 development goal for urban KC

I feel like even in walkable communities, if there is abundant parking people will still drive from point A to point B instead of walking. For example, if I parked across from Harpos in Columbia, MO and wanted to go to Flat Branch (a local restaurant) after, I could either walk or drive. If it's gam...
by alejandro46
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1650 Broadway
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: 1650 Broadway

Image

As requested, I have dredged up the rendering. In for Denny's first floor retail :D
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: Ward Parkway Center

Yes, Torchy's is not really your authentic Taco place, but it is really good. Worth a try.
by alejandro46
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1038
Views: 109136

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

Consider Copaken-Brooks has amassed a large stock of land, most recently the BOE building. They "sit on it", blocking outside developers from participation in redevelopment. How does this hurt? Because Copaken EXTORTS the city for TIF incentives and other gimmicks; suggesting "blight". Sure, guys. ...
by alejandro46
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1038
Views: 109136

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

I know we all (mostly) like the idea of a new highrise as an attractive addition to the skyline...plus they're just cool feats of construction and engineering. However, is anyone else concerned that concentrating development in highrises is like to soak up available demand in just a few spots and l...