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by alejandro46
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1037
Views: 107523

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: 1037
Views: 107523

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...
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4102
Views: 452076

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:06 pm
That’d be a great spot for a Nordstrom’s. :(
Nordstrom Rack would be a good tenant actually. There is one across from the OP Nordstroms.
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC among the top 10 hardest cities to go without a vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: KC among the top 10 hardest cities to go without a vehicle

The last paragraph resonates: Ironically, despite the expense of owning a car, going carless in America often requires having money. It helps if you can afford living close to where you work or near good transit, or in a walkable neighborhood with most of life’s necessities close by. RideKC and the ...
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1062
Views: 122094

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Someone here probably know this or knows how to easily find out. what US cities without hubs have direct international flights? Which US cities without hub have direct OVERSEAS international flights? KC has direct flights to Toronto, Cancun and I think Dominican Republic. Las Vegas? Orlando? Cincin...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 318
Views: 52226

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Minimal info on specs I could find. Range looks around 150 miles. Should be more than enough for daily routes adding in convenience chargers at transit terminals. It appears that the Gillig model is a retrofit of the standard bus with a traditional steel body, meaning cheaper but heavier, than the P...
by alejandro46
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 521
Views: 89075

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

Agree with Dave; if a new stadium will happen at all, East Village is the best option. (1) Walkable(ish) to rest of DT. (2) Contiguous lots available for a few parking structures. (3) Good highway access (4) Owned by one developer who has already said they'd be willing to move forward with Stadium. ...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 20th and Walnut - Oddo Development
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: 20th and Walnut - Oddo Development

KCDowntown wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 am
Based on the number of floors and area of this development, I'd estimate this project has about 100-130 units.

KCDowntown
300 spaces seems like way overkill. I understand that above ground parking is cheaper short term, but not how KCMO should be utilizing prime Crossroads land.
by alejandro46
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 521
Views: 89075

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

CP is a quiet residential neighborhood. I suspect the thing the last thing neighbors would like is a huge stadium. Furthermore, there would be minimal density that could spin off of a stadium development. Sorry to beat a worn drum, but (ideally rail along 31st and/or Linwood) transit to Truman along...
by alejandro46
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Scarritt Building
Replies: 35
Views: 5426

Re: Scarritt Building

Historic Scarritt Building and Arcade Slated to Become $50M Luxury Hotel Abnos has absolutely let this beautiful building rot away. He is trash. Abnos never owned this building. We were talking about Wayne Reeder, and someone chimed in about Abnos. Thanks for the correction Edited above for clarity.
by alejandro46
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Scarritt Building
Replies: 35
Views: 5426

Re: Scarritt Building

Historic Scarritt Building and Arcade Slated to Become $50M Luxury Hotel https://cityscenekc.com/historic-scarritt-building-and-arcade-slated-to-become-50m-luxury-hotel/ I appreciate both this projects as well as the Hyatt house's forward thinking and flexibility on finding solutions for parking. O...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11006
Views: 642951

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been to Wrigley yet. What is life during non game hours around that area? It's generally active; there are a huge number of apartments and bars around that area. Wrigley is hundred years old so it's formed organically along with the stadium vs. a stadium plopped down on a vacant part of t...
by alejandro46
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 71
Views: 13044

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

Tank 7 is $5.50 for an 8oz at Chicken and Pickle. Space camper is $5.00 for a 16. Last time they had Bo Lou for $3 tallboys. Solid deal and it's a fun bar if have not yet been. No Pickleball required.
by alejandro46
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: VanTrust Plaza Office Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: VanTrust Plaza Office Buildings

I don't know why these projects require incentives.
by alejandro46
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Armory Block Redevelopment at 3620 Main
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Armory Block Redevelopment at 3620 Main

Are the townhomes in the parcel that is a parking lot behind the strip mall? I checked Parcel Viewer and it said they belong to a charity of some kind. "Variety House LLC" 3626 Main St Kansas City, MO 64111. This is an absolutely great project. Looks like an excellent combination of infill and new c...
by alejandro46
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 24582

Re: Affordable Housing

https://cityscenekc.com/streetcar-linked-affordable-housing-incentive-plan-on-track-for-city-hall/ The PIEA is asking the city to allow it to offer up to the maximum property tax abatement allowed by state law, 25 years at 100 percent, for developers who follow the guidelines of a proposed city affo...
by alejandro46
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 920
Views: 145191

Re: Troost developments

The building that burned is going to be demolished for the apartment project. The 3-story building to the south -- on the corner with the faded Auto World sign -- is not being demolished as part of that project. What's the address of the burned building? I thought it looked like the Auto World buil...
by alejandro46
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 920
Views: 145191

Re: Troost developments

missingkc wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Was the building that burned going to be razed or renovated for the new project?
From my review of the PIEA submittal documents, the building on NE Corner of Brush Creek Blvd and Troost is outside the scope of the 45th & Troost Mixed Use proposal.
by alejandro46
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 25
Views: 2586

Re: Phoenix

Agree, Tucson and Flagstaff both nice, Phoenix is a giant suburb, a place to just exist. Stayed at a resort hotel for work event though in Tucson, which felt like isolated entrapment. Was it like Lowes Ventana Canyon or Starr Pass? If you explore 4th Avenue, Downton and the University along the str...