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by beautyfromashes
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2764
Views: 370163

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Can we include the Homes2Suites building as part of this development. &
by beautyfromashes
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2508
Views: 277707

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I would imagine that a 39th street line would turn around at the KU Med Center terminus and not main street. 39th line would go back and forth, but you have to get cars to switch between the two, if only to get maintenance at the yard or for demand adjustments, a crisscross could have an integrated...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2508
Views: 277707

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

the one direction can do the job though given the streetcar can go either direction. Just seems it would be faster than passing the change, turning around and “backing” into the turn. Also, would a crisscross switch better allow for an easier turn if we get an E-W extension (however unlikely) in th...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2508
Views: 277707

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The current switch at Union Station will be replaced with a new one in the Pershing intersection. That US switch is a piece of crap that can hobble the entire system when it fails. Value engineering! Curious: Will these be bidirectional (crisscross) switches or one direction like the one at US is n...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 483
Views: 63983

Re: Layoffs at The Star

I’d like to see Kevin add a food review/lifestyle reporter to cityscene. It seems to connect with the theme and might bring in more revenue from restaurants/bars/events Looking to advertise. Make CityScene Kansas City’s concierge.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 188
Views: 36101

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

smh wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:40 pm
No windows in the bedroom of the 1br is an interesting move at ~$1400/mo.
What?! The whole building is one giant window. I don’t understand.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 274
Views: 20927

Re: Companies moving downtown

Probably best they didn’t develop the station by the looks of those buildings they built. Dodged a bullet.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 503
Views: 64365

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

What amount will H&R Block get in this deal?
by beautyfromashes
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 304980

Re: Westport

That might be what kills SZ. That 7-11 seems like a huge step down from their current location. Maybe they think people will have easier access to parking if they move Buying a building will give them price and location security. I really think rents will skyrocket in the area in the next several y...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 503
Views: 64365

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

If H&R’s option expires, Cordish would be next in line. I still think it’s complete garbage that H&R pulled this move on Cordish. I could care less about Cordish in this instance. I just don’t like H&R Block getting a benefit for literally doing nothing. They should put up the backup funds to cover...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 503
Views: 64365

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Sounds like it can get approval if the city residual backing component is removed. It’s a $62M credit that will likely never be needed. Why can’t H&R Block put up the credit? They aren’t doing anything to be part of this development. They had an option to build a second tower for themself, but didn’...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461109

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I really wonder if many retail places die because they just haven’t changed to a new market and customer. I went into Kendra Scott the other day and it was packed with people buying jewelry. Every time I go there it’s full. They have realized that connection to a community and giving back to it by s...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7900

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

I complained on here about people parking in the turning lane along the streetcar a few months ago and got read the riot act, like I had broken some urbanity law. Charge for parking. Enforce parking rules. It’s what other major cities do. Why should it be different here?
by beautyfromashes
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 304980

Re: Westport

Can someone reopen Harling’s already?! Much appreciated.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Companies moving/expanding to KC area
Replies: 35
Views: 4758

Re: Companies moving/expanding to KC area

Is DT now starting a corporate relocation boom? W&R and USDA just announced and I’m hearing a few others that are considering making the move while incentives are still intact and locations are still prevalent. Here we go!
by beautyfromashes
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2764
Views: 370163

Re: Misc Crossroads News

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:23 pm
I always found parking along 22nd St and central and I still find plenty when I go to Lulu's
Yeah, I’m lazy.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2764
Views: 370163

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I really liked their sandwiches and, to be honest, they might be right about parking on this one. I wanted to pick up a quick sandwich a couple times but couldn’t find a place to park. They should have held their two street spots for 5 minute parking or pick up customers only.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 274
Views: 20927

Re: Companies moving downtown

You could have said the same thing 20 years ago when the site was first being floated around. Yet, here we are a fifth of a century later with nothing on that lot still. If we ever get to the point where all blocks are filled in the CBD, it will be far enough down the road that either - other small...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 503
Views: 64365

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I’ll predict it passes. Tough negotiation but I think they compromise just enough to squeak across the finish line.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 274
Views: 20927

Re: Companies moving downtown

There are plenty of other places to build tall office buildings. Kansas City doesn't grow that fast. Every empty lot a block east and west of the streetcar line DT will be used in the next 20 years. It’s hard to know if this pushes development through DT or if location is such a priority that lower...