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by dukuboy1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1780
Views: 199231

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

cool concept winner, and unique ideas. However I fear that the East Village will continue to just sit there with no real plan, and most importantly no real money people wanting to invest in that area. Maybe there will be a developer that adds something but I think the development in going to have to...
by dukuboy1
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 334
Views: 75649

Re: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)

I think once the office people return and we all come back into the light things will change. Yes the pandemic has shown work from home will work, but it has it challenges and the office building will still be needed. I'm hoping that the economy gets back up to speed quickly which will allow for new...
by dukuboy1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: New County Jail
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: New County Jail

not a bad location, as it does check off the boxes. However it would be a shame to displace people like that. I know in he 50's & 60's that happened as the Interstate system was being built, but those type moves are rarer now I believe. What is the proposal for the residents? Also is there not plent...
by dukuboy1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1140
Views: 203858

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I really enjoyed MidWest Express for the few years they operated KCI as a 2nd hub outside of Milwaukee. I sued it for business and personal travel. Loved the first class, 2 seat setup throughout the entire cabin. I'm 6''5" so anything that improves space is welcomed. Would love to see an airline act...
by dukuboy1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 250
Views: 52116

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Interesting. Seems like an odd location for housing, especially if they keep the plaza/park aspects. Housing around it but immediate neighbors are hotels, convention center, and auditorium. Maybe an office building that was proposed, renderings, & has now gone poof
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 97
Views: 33017

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

This CP HQ move might be starting to fill in gaps between rumors that I have been hearing very recently. Potentially big news coming Just curious, what do these rumors involve? Are they related to other railroad companies or something else. Was not sure, as I've seen some thoughts/ideas about Union...
by dukuboy1
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)

the access of 210 and 435is right there. Is a straight exit off, no. But in the grand scheme of things not terrible access but has some hurdles. I agree it will most likely get torn down. Mt reference to office/event space was to use the entire complex not just the small section Cerner remodeled and...
by dukuboy1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)

kind of in a weird spot, but decent highway access. Just nothing around it really. Maybe it could be a a HQ for some kind of industrial, commercial company perhaps. Could be a cool office for like the US Army Corp of Engineers. Repurpose it into an office/training/event space. Some kind of use like ...
by dukuboy1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)
Replies: 72
Views: 6236

Re: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)

Again I don't know but just trying to frame it beyond "big dummies, use public transit" :lol: The $350 million transit project outside should at least allow projects right next its stations to reduce parking. I'm not expecting it to be eliminated, especially for a mixed use development that's at th...
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)
Replies: 72
Views: 6236

Re: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)

could be, I'm not sure. It would be nice for developers to find a better balance. But I'm not going to get too bent out of shape. Happy to see development moving forward and bringing more residents tot the area which in and of itself will spur other development, commercial and residential. Anything ...
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 253
Views: 31124

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

agree, this is a chance to thing big so to speak. But I'm not sure if the big money philanthropists in the city are too concerned about a history museum and or aviation. Their buttons seem to be the Arts and sports
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)
Replies: 72
Views: 6236

Re: Americo Plaza Tower (Former Holiday Inn)

maybe they plan to lease some parking to hotel across the street as overflow or even for the Kemper Museum? Just guess/idea about the request size. Perhaps there were concerns when it was a hotel previously that the area just needed some flexibility to have it available if they need it. I'm not sure...
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 253
Views: 31124

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

I agree with the post that this would be a golden opportunity to turn it into a museum of some sort. A great natural history museum, and do it up right, perhaps see about what other buildings and space could be incorporated over time in the immediate footprint. But create a regional draw and a nice ...
by dukuboy1
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Defeo "Tower" - 3rd & Oak
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Defeo "Tower" - 3rd & Oak

is it the area with a small parking lot and then a vacant lot? Looks like the other around there have building on them. Strange Days Brewing is a fun place so I hope that's not the side of the street
by dukuboy1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 386
Views: 116359

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

looks from the website like B&B is at least open to serving beer at some locations so that's good, but i have never been to one before and must ask.... coke? or pepsi? B&B has a theater complex up North in Liberty that has adult only screens where you can get food and alcohol served I believe. Plus...
by dukuboy1
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 770
Views: 140632

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

so are all of the W&R jobs being cut in KC? I assume of those jobs will be left. Why wouldn't the new company want to occupy, even a part of the building and take advantage of the incentives they will have on the table now? True it may be better to find a major tenant to lease the finished building ...
by dukuboy1
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 770
Views: 140632

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

well hopefully we can find a new company or multiple companies who would like to move. I'm happy to hear it will continue to be built. This along with some of the other recent plans, recent as in 2019 planned, will come to fruition as soon as possible. Let's hope or economic leaders are looking to g...
by dukuboy1
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 955
Views: 143629

Re: New Broadway Bridge

so can those simple architectural elements be added to the bridge? I assume they serve no support functions, just aesthetics, which is fine. Anything to punch up the design a little. This bridge is the main entry way to to city for most of the people coming from the airport to downtown. They really ...
by dukuboy1
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 955
Views: 143629

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Is there anything that can be done to add some kind of aesthetics to bridge to give it some more design "pop" are architectural elements? I understand they are doing this on a shoestring budget and the FAA rules had to be adhered to. But is there anything that can be done to improve the cosmetics th...
by dukuboy1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 859
Views: 183730

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

I think the stadium in that location could really serve as a major catalyst for residential and commercial in the area. What better way to charge high dollar rent then have a view facing the stadium? Plus it could help kick start East Village and create a great urban infill from West to East. Conven...