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by alejandro46
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 695
Views: 109212

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

It's almost like this building should have been designed to be more flexible and adaptable in the event of say, a global pandemic or a out of town buyer changing the direction of the principle tenant. I just hope we don't end up with a big vacant building sitting downtown for years.
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36336

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Yeah, why tear down a perfectly good building. Wonder if any floors could be added? I agree, I hope that it is saved. However, it is low density and 40+ years old, who knows what type of remediation is needed. If Mac is presumably behind it they have done a great job on Red Cross building, so hopef...
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 27
Views: 7696

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Woah that new terminal looks huge, that scale really puts it in perspective. Thanks for posting! It's 98% the size of A + B + C combined. Old: about 1.1 million square feet New: ~1,086,000 sq ft What I find interesting is I didn't realize how close parking will be to the tower. Also can see how lea...
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36336

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Yeah, why tear down a perfectly good building. Wonder if any floors could be added? I agree, I hope that it is saved. However, it is low density and 40+ years old, who knows what type of remediation is needed. If Mac is presumably behind it they have done a great job on Red Cross building, so hopef...
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 27
Views: 7696

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Woah that new terminal looks huge, that scale really puts it in perspective.

Thanks for posting!
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36336

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

The US Bank and garage at Armour & Main is for sale and it appears under contract. This sale includes a set of surface lots on Baltimore & armour. https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/permit/a34ffef1-5859-46bb-963e-aa3bff9d2b03 The Alps (same block as Panchos) is undergoing a $6 mil...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Tucson Modern Streetcar 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3849

Re: Tucson Modern Streetcar 2012

Wish we would look at Urban Rail again here in KC With a dedicated ROW, our streetcar vehicles can hit 50 mph, which is more than sufficient. As much as I wish we could waive a magic wand and make metro rail a reality, we should really be proud of what our citizens have achieved so far with our mai...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Tucson Modern Streetcar 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3849

Re: Tucson Modern Streetcar 2012

Similar to Kansas City, Tucson has had a relatively successful run with it's streetcar starter line. The line is not free, but the large amount of students and professionals around the University Medical Center - University - and Downtown Tucson have provide a solid ridership base. https://www.youtu...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Together KC
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Together KC

What is KC Forward Progress? 61k contribution from them to this new group is interesting. Perhaps post-covid the time is ripe to lay the foundation for a more regional system.
by alejandro46
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 229
Views: 56557

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

There is an opportunity to align NorthRail expansion with 169 bridge replacement/Hwy 9 at grade/North Loop removal that could fundamentally change and improve Columbus Park, River Market and North Kansas City along a walkable activated Burlington/9 Hwy. I know the City of NKC has historically indica...
by alejandro46
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5232

Re: Bridging Park & Market

Agreed on Option 3. That is some prime real estate and the city should be able to make its money back on whatever the state charges it for the ROW.
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 352
Views: 102001

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Article about the project: http://northeastnews.net/pages/new-deve ... ce-avenue/

Originally they just were going to put a strip mall in IIRC.
by alejandro46
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Excelsior Springs
Replies: 69
Views: 14224

Re: Excelsior Springs

The Hall of Waters has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the 11 most endangered historic places in America. It needs more than $16 millions in rehabilitation needs, that Excelsior Springs has no way of funding. Interesting, just read up a little on the place. I kn...
by alejandro46
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84944

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Ceiling heights shouldn’t really be an issue, per the plans submitted with the city. They won’t be cathedral like, but definitely better than old LaGuardia. I think it’ll be comparable to Midway or Love Field. Which makes sense given Southwest is the largest user. I fly in and out of Midway at leas...
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5232

Re: Bridging Park & Market

KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:53 am
My percent chance does anybody peg this project at happening at this point?
I would say pretty high actually. Maybe 75%? Funding is obviously a question. But the regulatory hurdles are significantly less than the north loop removal.
by alejandro46
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 229
Views: 56557

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

This is good news. As much as I love the 9-hwy at grade proposal, would hate to spend $14m on more roads then have to rip them all up 5-10 years later to install streetcar tracks. Need to have a balance to not needlessly delay a good project while at the same time set us up for a good platform to in...
by alejandro46
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2325
Views: 302180

Re: Politics

On a side note, wife and had a fine experience absentee voting in Clay county. Had always voted in person when I lived in Jackson, so nothing to compare to. We went an dropped off our ballots in person at Election commission, and plenty of people already there doing in person early voting. Was nice ...
by alejandro46
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 512
Views: 91363

Re: 18th and Vine

Also the loop trolley is incredibly slow, right It needs a line of the current streetcar system that goes to 18th and Vine and swings north and a bunch of bus lines terminate at it. 100%. A trolley is not right for KC, in any sense of the word. We have a successful streetcar system. For additional ...
by alejandro46
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 512
Views: 91363

Re: 18th and Vine

Really bleak looking Looks like a tan version of the Waldo Icehouse complex I know it's just an initial rendering, but overall I wish devs would take better steps to make 'workforce housing' still attractive. The Monarch Apartments down there are pretty fugly too. No need to keep the ugly theme goi...
by alejandro46
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 512
Views: 91363

Re: 18th and Vine

One Nine Vine Project Collison has some renders: 1901 Vine 80 apartments, 17,500 square-feet of ground floor retail space and a 98-space garage. Seriously, 98 spaces? Smh. https://cityscenekc.com/developers-pursuing-big-residential-projects-at-18th-vine/ https://cityscenekc.com/wp-content/uploads/20...