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by moderne
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urban Gardening and Landscaping
Replies: 126
Views: 17848

Re: Urban Gardening and Landscaping

For anyone who wants truly local sourced produce and/or a very wide array of native flowers and shrubs for positive landscape and pollinators there is City Roots Nursery at 31st and Highland(NW corner of 71-Bruce Watkins). They live in the area, have purchased multiple vacant lots and are growing in...
by moderne
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 592
Views: 105490

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Will traffic crossing the bridge southbound that is heading for 70 eastbound still have to use Broadway and make a left?
by moderne
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal
Replies: 79
Views: 27580

Re: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal

The interior slanted walls and windows make me feel as if in one of those fun houses where water appears to flow uphill and balls roll uphill.
by moderne
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown KCK
Replies: 42
Views: 10110

Re: Downtown KCK

A park and water feature where the legendary sunken gardens were?
by moderne
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: BMA Building
Replies: 17
Views: 14281

Re: BMA Building

Someone who once worked here was claiming there was a planned twin tower to be built on the garage to the east. First I have ever heard this. Seems to me it would have been much too close to the existing building. Anyone know anything of this?
by moderne
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1309
Views: 233452

Re: Three Light

So only about 30' higher? Essentially the height of Two, plus the slanted parapet hiding the rooftop mechanics?
by moderne
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1309
Views: 233452

Re: Three Light

What is the height in feet of Two Light(too lazy to scroll through the 2 light thread)?
by moderne
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128097

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Wish they could put the old giant fiberglass cow head from the Hereford House back up on the corner.
by moderne
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 275
Views: 56447

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Is it to have a shed roof or is that an illusion of forced perspective because that portion of the building starting at the SW corner is at an angle? I remember the renderings of the Fed Reserve gave an illusion of a slanted roof.
by moderne
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128097

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

What's the view looking directly out of your balcony from the inside?
by moderne
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 503
Views: 71518

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I find the photos very much deceiving in giving a sense of the scale of this project. In person it is huge. If there was a photo with the current terminals included it would be more illustrative. Old terminals=strip mall, new terminal=Oak Park mall. Approaching the new terminal the scale and massing...
by moderne
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 73
Views: 26725

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

As well was Port Arthur,TX. Stillwell chose that as the gulf terminus of the KC Southern after his mystical "pixies" warned him of the forthcoming Great Galveston hurricane.
by moderne
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198110

Re: Troost developments

Something may happen soon on vacant lot on 29th just east of Paseo, abutting Troost Lake. Property looks like part of park, but only because Parks and Rec keep it mowed when they mow park. Someone bought it at auction. Historically there were 4 or 5 multifamily buildings there. Would be good spot fo...
by moderne
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85112

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

I too, miss that old Lamar's at Linwood and Oak. But I stopped when I realized what I thought was bonus chocolate sprinkles were a gift from a mouse.There was a nice little burger stand across the street(name?) and a fish and chip franchise(was it Arthur Treacher's or H Salt?).
by moderne
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85112

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

That west side of Oak south of 31st has been ripe for redevelopment for years. No standing structures, and completely level, almost an entire block length.
by moderne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198110

Re: Troost developments

There's a lot of legal density between Troost and 71. Most of it underutilized in vacant lots or vast underused(if at all) asphalt lots on 31st. Look at the 1925 map and its shocking how much multifamily housing has vanished. Most multifamily bldngs have 2 br as largest units. Families need 3 afford...
by moderne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198110

Re: Troost developments

They have, which is both bad and good. Good for owners, bad for renters. In south Beacon Hill and in Mount Hope moderate size 2 floor houses that are complete gut jobs(basically paying for the lot, hole in ground, and frame if it is not completely termite eaten) are going for more than 90K. Little 1...
by moderne
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 835
Views: 149896

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Charlotte is about the closest the east loop has to a north-south arterial. Could it be tunneled under the complex? Doc friend purchased the bldng on the NE corner of 10th and Charlotte in 2018. Would his property be untouched? Guess he made a better investment than he ever imagined.
by moderne
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 104
Views: 29381

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

The varying cladding helps break up the huge mass of the building, but subtly. Contrast this to City Place that seems to have everything but the kitchen sink hot glued to the exterior. On the trees, would be nice if they put in the large planting wells with oaks like they did on Broadway. I have not...
by moderne
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 351
Views: 73270

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

The nice looking west side is due to the donation of the property owner across the street who wanted to keep the historic look of that intersection intact(too late for the Marriott side).