Search found 3703 matches

by chaglang
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 956
Views: 169551

Re: Troost developments

The east side of Troost in Beacon Hill will be completely filled in when this project is done. That's wild.
by chaglang
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 635
Views: 115899

Re: Renovations of aI partment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I drove by the Boulevard Manor Hotel building, at Forest and Armour, yesterday and saw workers inside the basement level gutting the interior. One of the exit doors was open and I could see inside. The building didn't seem secured, and the fencing around it has been compromised. I worry a fire will...
by chaglang
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

Bars that stay open until 3am are not the issue. Sometimes it's a specific venue and sometimes it's just random. The citywide concentration of 3am bars in Westport, within the context of a bunch of 1am bars, is absolutely a problem. If you accept that the lack of business type diversity is an issue...
by chaglang
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 956
Views: 169551

Re: Troost developments

I think that's what happened. The neighbors on the block behind were post-rational. But a savvier developer could have navigated it easily.

It really wouldn't be hard to build something almost the same size as the proposed project and it would fit within the zoning envelope.
by chaglang
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

You might also have a different level of risk tolerance. You can hear gunshots in Midtown most weekend nights. It doesn't seem to stop people from moving there. To Highlander's post above, I do think the addition of residents will help some. But the city essentially giving the district to the bar ow...
by chaglang
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

The Opus brick color and blockiness of the building better suit Westport than the last iteration of the Westport Bank except for its large scale. That last remodel of the bank was done in the early days of the ressurection of Westport from a tired part of town with hippie head shops into a seventie...
by chaglang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

To the 1970's brick facade? Seems like a waste of time and money to work around.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80251

Re: Layoffs at The Star

CityScene is a well connected guy with a good blog. That's it. I suspect people subscribe to the BizJournal because it's essentially an industry site for local businesses. They will print your PR flak's press release and call it a story. And they give out awards. But as a legit news organization, it...
by chaglang
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

The Opus development treated that building with only slightly less respect than the previous 7 reconstructions did. :lol:
by chaglang
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80251

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Whichever hedge fund now owns the Star thanks you for your donation to their holiday party fund.
by chaglang
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

Weirdly, the people who opposed the Opus project are solidly in favor of the TinyTown development above the Manor Square parking garage. A prominent midtown blogger explained to me that's because large buildings make more sense on smaller streets like Pennsylvania rather than larger streets like Bro...
by chaglang
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80251

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The Kansas City Star has chosen self-imposed irrelevance. It's a shame. To distinguish itself from the BizJournals; they killed their business desk. Kevin started his own newspaper (to which I subscribe); the foundation of *that* mistake. Recognize Kevin was a long-time business/development luminar...
by chaglang
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The Beacon- KC Non-Profit News Startup
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: The Beacon- KC Non-Profit News Startup

Thanks for sharing this.
by chaglang
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 369
Views: 74015

Re: Union Hill Development

Sounds... loud
by chaglang
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80251

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The Chapter 11 filing will allow McClatchy to restructure its debts and, it hopes, shed much of its pension obligations. Under a plan outlined in its filing to a federal bankruptcy court, about 60 percent of its debt would be eliminated as the news organization tries to reposition for a digital fut...
by chaglang
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340066

Re: Westport

I'll take it. I love that place.
by chaglang
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 28041

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Also, hiring staff before a new computer system would be a waste, said Legislator Dan Tarwater. “We can’t hire 40 people and train them on the old system and then train them on a new system,” he said.
This seems like a "perfect is the enemy of the good" kind of situation.
by chaglang
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 329
Views: 72207

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Anyone know how amenable the neighborhoods will be to this?
by chaglang
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 493
Views: 48593

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Everyone knows you have to show up to CPC. That’s just the reality until someone passes an ordinance to move the meetings to hours when its convenient for people other than development attorneys to attend.