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by chaglang
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Unruh Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 6541

Re: Unruh Furniture

Maybe HKC can hold a car wash and raise some cash. The insurance question is an interesting one. They may not pay for a faithful reproduction of the church, so is it enough that, say, the exterior of the building is preserved minus the stained glass windows and the inside is a white box? How much do...
by chaglang
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Unruh Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 6541

Re: Unruh Furniture

The HKC statement is predictably awful. What a garbage organization.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Unruh Furniture
Replies: 24
Views: 6541

Re: Unruh Furniture

I drove by this morning. The sanctuary roof is open and a crane is holding up an exterior wall.
by chaglang
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 305
Views: 54449

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:27 pm
chaglang wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
This is acceptable
You are True Urbanist, sir.
by chaglang
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 305
Views: 54449

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm
I support the jail staying downtown, but I think the KCPS site would be better served with a higher use
But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
by chaglang
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 170
Views: 48406

Re: Broadway

Implementing the results of the Midtown Complete Streets Plan would be a start:
https://www.marc.org/Regional-Planning/ ... reets.html
by chaglang
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 390
Views: 89272

Re: Beacon Hill

Or maybe their purpose as the mayor's punching bag has been served and local twitter has moved on.
by chaglang
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2405
Views: 426754

Re: Westport

PF was a fine enough place to go if someone else was paying.
by chaglang
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

Unfortunate that the corner is two blank walls.
by chaglang
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

Does it have anything to do with the Office space utilizing the gym in the other building? I could see that as the only reasonable justification to it The skywalk connects the office space to the gym (an amenity space). I agree that this is going to pull people into the buildings and keep them off ...
by chaglang
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: 29 Belleview Town Homes

Townhouses and zero lot line houses are not the same thing. A zero lot line house is defined as a house that has exactly one side yard. KCMO allows for both zero lot line houses and townhouses. Though for some reason there is a limit of 9 attached townhouses. Sorry, my original post wasn't clear. Y...
by chaglang
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: 29 Belleview Town Homes

Building code allows you to create a row of townhouses on a single lot if a group of 7-10 criteria are met. Building code is about life safety, so the criteria have to do mostly with fire separation, exiting, etc. KCMO development code places the additional requirement that each townhouse has to be ...
by chaglang
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410652

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Hopefully there's some coordination with the projects already happening on Main.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

It's on the MAX already, which IIRC allows a reduced parking count. I'd be curious to see how the parking counts were arrived at.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

The honky tubes are pretty obnoxious. I wonder why the developer would feel like they have to go to so much expense to keep the apartment residents away from the street level? Adding a total of 1100 parking stalls within a 5 minute walk of each other seems like massive overkill at the intersection o...
by chaglang
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3771

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Seems like it would be good for the developers to organize and present some kind of PR/lobbying campaign. Just hoping that people somehow start to understand the nuances of the local incentives world and stop believing that developers are just a bunch of rich white guys stealing money from schoolkid...
by chaglang
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

TBF, I didn't think anything had been done to 911 Linwood, so almost any work would put them further along than expected. :lol: So when's it opening? It seems like the exterior work is serious enough that you couldn't have people in the building without substantial amounts of that scope being comple...
by chaglang
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Earnings Tax
Replies: 329
Views: 23794

Re: Earnings Tax

^Urban3 does a lot of this kind of mapping. I've seen mapping that shows some eastside neighborhoods outperforming suburbs.
by chaglang
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3771

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Conversations are happening. AFAIK part of the problem is that everyone knew this was in the works, but developers didn't show up to voice their opinion (or suggest alternatives) until the 11th hour. Yes, I imagine the city could have done better outreach, but the local development community sounds ...
by chaglang
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2875

Re: Troost Village

Holy honkytubes! The PIEA holds the SE corner of Troost and Linwood, but that lot is tied to the SW corner. Believe the PIEA would have to break their agreement with that developer to do what is shown here. I'm a little skeptical of any project involving 911 Linwood... that building seems to be an a...