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by chaglang
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 268
Views: 45379

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Kinda funny that the only building on that corner that meets current urbanist standards is a parking garage.

It's surprising to me that anyone could look at a building of more than a couple stories and take the bet that whatever replaced it would be better. That so rarely works out in Kansas City.
by chaglang
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 268
Views: 45379

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

East Village's westward expansion
by chaglang
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 368
Views: 83210

Re: Beacon Hill

Bravo, internet
by chaglang
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Why do I get the feeling this thread will get lots of use over the next several years? It’s the new ballpark/P&L thread.
And hooray for that.
by chaglang
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Looks like ~95 spaces per floor just looking at Google Earth. A similar garage could be constructed over the surface lot to the west of Panchos. My preference would be to leave it where it is, out of sight, and not put it on Main. But it's unlikely that MAC will ask me for my opinion. I do not care...
by chaglang
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Like the Housing Authority building, I suspect that a significant part of the US Bank building's value is the parking garage to the west. Even if that that building doesn't get any taller/denser, the garage should soak up some of parking requirements on adjacent parcels and allow those to be denser....
by chaglang
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1030
Views: 213326

Re: Troost developments

Construction fencing is up and site work is in progress at the NE corner of Armour and Troost. At last!
by chaglang
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Environs
Replies: 21
Views: 3702

Re: Plaza Environs

Most of it came down yesterday.
by chaglang
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 181
Views: 36194

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Looking at what they did with the old Housing Authority building and the old Red Cross building, I suspect the US bank building will be substantially renovated.
by chaglang
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 96
Views: 35272

Re: East Side Development

IIRC the Linwood/Troost development has an affordable component... or it did when UCB was the developer.
by chaglang
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5194

Re: Bridging Park & Market

Option 3 seems like $20m well-spent. We've blown more on dumber things.
by chaglang
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 139
Views: 83227

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

5800sf seems very high. I'd have guessed it was 3500 max.
by chaglang
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Unbuilt KC
Replies: 74
Views: 25873

Re: Unbuilt KC

^ Good looking project. Too bad the current site is a green space. Would be much better if that building was built. There are other parcels in the Crossroads that could support a project like this. Being almost 14 years since that project was initially proposed, the neighborhood has changed enough ...
by chaglang
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 239
Views: 22382

Re: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

if you aren't building housing it's less likely you'll get tagged as a gentrifier. *upside-down head emoji* The circularity of the logic joining the the coalition of people opposing density because it will lower their property values with the people opposing density because it will gentrify a neigh...
by chaglang
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 239
Views: 22382

Re: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

It would be interesting to see what would happen if someone proposed something like this now. I suspect the allure of urban retail options and plentiful parking would probably get it further than we would like to think - especially if the retailer is someone like Target. Density is still a bad word ...
by chaglang
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 239
Views: 22382

Re: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunde

herrfrank wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Yes, the inhabitants of that district in 1980 were poor and had problems, but why did we destroy block after block of city to resolve a relatively straightforward human problem?
Sadly, your answer is in your question.
by chaglang
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 239
Views: 22382

Re: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

What's happening in the lot across the street from the Linwood Ave entrance to MM?
by chaglang
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 61
Views: 17901

Re: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City

IIRC there's nothing in his papers, and I know it's not on the building permit. But there's kind of a valid question here that if it wasn't Curtiss, who else could it have been? There aren't any likely other candidates.
by chaglang
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 61
Views: 17901

Re: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City

Hmmm. I see what the NR says but I also remember an extensive search for verification turning up nothing. Either way, it's an interesting building.