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by shinatoo
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 268
Views: 45378

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Image

Could have had this.
by shinatoo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 368
Views: 83210

Re: Beacon Hill

Critical_Mass wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:18 pm
LOL who did this? --> https://goo.gl/maps/XJoSSZ2hHonGJRkJ8
Check out the interior photos. Then look at the exterior if you are not familiar with it.
Hidden Gem, LOL
by shinatoo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1753
Views: 275192

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Fargo season 4 really caught the look and feel of KC, even though all the exteriors were obviously not KC to anyone that knows KC. However, in the last episode they did throw in a couple of KC shots. Western Auto Lofts and Cold Storage Lofts. Nice of them to link in a little bit of the city...along ...
by shinatoo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 348
Views: 70654

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Homeowner parcel change alongside KCATA's CCRW. Can someone explain if this is worrisome? https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/plan/2c2d1ce6-8889-416b-9260-cd020449dd28 It would bring the lot's back propety line in line with the adjacent properties. Must have been a old utility ther...
by shinatoo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: StL City Foundry project to begin Spring 2018...
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: StL City Foundry project to begin Spring 2018...

Infill, Awesome.
Mass Timber, Awesome.
St. Louis's love for ugly ass garage screens, not awesome.
by shinatoo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

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 shinatoo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

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 shinatoo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 27
Views: 7685

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! Old terminals are about 2200 linear feet end to end. New terminal is about 1500 feet across each leg and the "bridge' is about 800 feet. So 4400 feet old vs 3800 new. But yes looks huge in comparison.
by shinatoo
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Yeah, why tear down a perfectly good building. Wonder if any floors could be added?
by shinatoo
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2724
Views: 379186

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yeah, that UMKC stop stood out more than any other. The two sided crossover is a great idea. Probably been around forever but I thought it was cool.
by shinatoo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 866
Views: 148309

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I aplaude the fact that they are building afordable housing. And I supose you have to keep the design modest to keep the budget down. But it does look like a new Tru or Springhill Suites. What do they call that, Cartoon Modern?
by shinatoo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 96
Views: 35272

Re: East Side Development

Good greaf, that seams like a high volume of projects all at once. What is going on?
by shinatoo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 190
Views: 22445

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

What do you lose if you use the Star building as the 3B concourse and go east? Can you avoid taking down the Uhaul building? It’s the only tall building I can remember. U Haul building would be 2nd base. Printing press would be 2 of 6 blocks you would have to put together, but I like the idea. It w...
by shinatoo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 190
Views: 22445

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

I doubt it is well suited for an art museum. Imagine the solar damage to the art. They would have to screen all the windows...so that would defeat the purpose of having a big glass box. Can't really even filter it. I remember when we were working on the Nelson expantion the conversatitions about ge...
by shinatoo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 190
Views: 22445

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

It would make a kick ass office building. Lots of unique things could be done with it.
by shinatoo
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1096
Views: 147962

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

Looks like the Crayola Cafe is history and La Fuente mexican restaurant is moving in. They are looking to open before June 2021. Haven't been there but hoping it's good. Tried to get Los Tules in there but he had too many other things going on. Used to go to La Fuente a lot when we lived in the bur...
by shinatoo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 87
Views: 35267

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

I used the Lincoln example because of its tall height, yet a relatively low unit count and construction cost. 30 units can't be that hard to sell can it? maybe i don't understand money, but wouldn't you have to charge, on average, one million per unit just to break even? To clarify, its 37 units, 4...
by shinatoo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

3540 Main Street is for sale. This is the Pancho Drive through, adjacent parking lots, and 3 apartment buildings. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3540-Main-St-Kansas-City-MO/19595458/ Pancho's lease expires in the next few months. First American Due Diligence has been poking around this property. I...
by shinatoo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 87
Views: 35267

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

I still think the biggest reason you don't see new condos being built downtown is all financial based for the developers. There may be some demand but I just don't see any brand new buildings going up as condos for awhile. I do think as tax incentives start to expire for older buildings, like Chamb...
by shinatoo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 87
Views: 35267

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

Another acoustical layer to keep elevator noise out of the hallway. Also fire as you said. Fire safety and acoustical isolation tend to go hand in hand.