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by chaglang
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2246
Views: 301012

Re: Westport

Everyone planning this like we don’t live in Kansas City. After the WRBL, HKC, and the Broadway merchants get ahold of this, we will get a privatized surface parking lot with maybe 2 trees.
by chaglang
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2246
Views: 301012

Re: Westport

No parking, no party
by chaglang
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1856
Views: 207726

Re: Politics

Fortunately, the cycle of growth that we're in predated Troy so hopefully his departure won't slow things too much.
by chaglang
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2865
Views: 327405

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

If those are precast, look at the panels on the PAC to get a sense of how they may age.
by chaglang
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 12723

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

KCMSD won’t be lowering their levy, per the Star:

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... 35782.html
by chaglang
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 323
Views: 59696

Re: Westside happenings

IIRC a few years ago Hufft was supposed to a house on/near that site.
by chaglang
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 49
Views: 8850

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

Steve52 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Back then, houses were crafted, not slapped together like now. That's why that house was still standing, even in the shape it sat pre renovation.
The exterior walls being made of concrete no doubt helped.
by chaglang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 49
Views: 8850

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

Flipping through those photos and seeing the suburban, new construction photos interspersed with the Curtiss renovation photos makes me really curious about how the developer ended up investing in a wreck of a house on east 39th St.
by chaglang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Wonderful Waldo
Replies: 546
Views: 80010

Re: Wonderful Waldo

That sounds like a significant improvement from the previous proposal. The design of that one was a bit strange.
by chaglang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 920
Views: 145190

Re: Troost developments

I bet it's Milhaus, but it could be UC-B. Probably too far afield for MAC.
by chaglang
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Lot next to KC care health center
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Lot next to KC care health center

I have some bad news for you: it’s owned by KC Life and it’s highly unlikely they have any plans for it or any of the land they currently own.
by chaglang
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 521
Views: 89075

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

The consensus seems to be to place the stadium where it won’t impact any Raggers’ immediate surroundings but is relatively nearby, should they choose to visit. I don't buy this. I think the consensus is that there will be a city funded stadium that will be surrounded by surface parking with no clea...
by chaglang
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 521
Views: 89075

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

The consensus seems to be to place the stadium where it won’t impact any Raggers’ immediate surroundings but is relatively nearby, should they choose to visit.
by chaglang
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 150
Views: 17354

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The street grid being screwed up by one mistake shouldn’t be the pretext for screwing it up further.
by chaglang
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1900 Grand Blvd
Replies: 35
Views: 1729

Re: 1900 Grand Blvd

But you will be able to park your auto mobile next to the street car and go on ad ventures through out the city with out having to worry. Parking is very difficult and you people do not under stand that we are now evolved to the point that the only way we can possibly be comfort able with existing ...
by chaglang
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 150
Views: 17354

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

I'm sorry to see that building go. The facade is a little forbidding but the interior has some unique and well-done midcentury modern spaces. Given the quality of developer-driven architecture in KC, I do not have high hopes for whatever replaces it.
by chaglang
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 521
Views: 89075

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

So the question is, will filling those blocks with dense, mixed use properties provide the City / County more tax revenue long-term than a stadium would? If it’s typical of the rate of return on small scale developments vs large, multi-parcel developments, the answer is yes. And taxpayer would like...
by chaglang
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11006
Views: 642950

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bistate Commission editorial is interesting because it hints at an underlying assumption that taxpayers will be footing some portion of the bill. I’d have a hard time voting for that.
by chaglang
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273750

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

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by chaglang
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11006
Views: 642950

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There's kind of a conundrum: putting it away from a growing downtown entertainment economy will protect that economy from dead spots in the form of parking garages, but that distance will also further minimize any economic benefits to the downtown. If it's not worth putting in the CBD, the economic ...