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by slimwhitman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 506
Views: 108669

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Westport Main School, Later rebuilt as Allen School. 1868

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by slimwhitman
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: What are the Boundaries of "Northeast Johnson County"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

What are the Boundaries of "Northeast Johnson County"?

I have seen many raggers reference discrepancies of what they think of as "NE JoCo". What are the west and south boundaries in your mind? West: Roe? Nall? Metcalf? Antioch? Quivira? I-35? I-435? South: 75th St? 87th St? 95th St? I-435? College Blvd? 119th St? For me, it is Metcalf(west) (but could s...
by slimwhitman
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 39th St./KU Med development?
Replies: 185
Views: 33892

Re: 39th St./KU Med development?

A little down the road, at 43rd & Rainbow, I saw the McDonald's has been torn down. I know nothing, but I assume they are building a new McDonald's.
by slimwhitman
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 159th Street next Retail area
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: 159th Street next Retail area

I wonder if everyone who owns property in JoCo inside 435 realizes just how upset they should be with developments like this? We NEJoCo'ers know it and love it. These hinterland developments add more retail sales tax to keep our property taxes lower. At some point, when these hinterland projects ge...
by slimwhitman
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305107

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^What's going in a few doors down, next to Which Wich? Major overhaul of exterior. I am guessing some flashing/wall repair, but I am not for sure. I have not heard about a new tenant in the space. ...why would they make a repair like this if the high-rise housing proposal shown a few pages back was...
by slimwhitman
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305107

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

The old El Rancho (RIP) space is being remodeled right now for Pie Five.
http://www.piefivepizza.com/locations/
by slimwhitman
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: What would you like to see in these 2 spaces in Olathe
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: What would you like to see in these 2 spaces in Olathe

Every neighborhood needs a KentTacoHut.
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by slimwhitman
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 94
Views: 54440

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

I thought this social media + real estate page is interesting. It allows buyers to express interest in a house not for sale or sellers to put a house "out there" before they actually list it for sale. This is a map of people expressing interest. Not much in the 'burbs or east of Troost (no surprise)...
by slimwhitman
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: BBQ WARS!
Replies: 59
Views: 8190

Re: Oklahoma Joe's rebranding as "Joe's Kansas City"?

earthling wrote:Doesn't make sense to change name but 'KC Joes' rolls off tongue better.
...or even OK Joe's at least removes it from "Oklahoma". This name change is just plain weird.
by slimwhitman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305107

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

beautyfromashes wrote:
slimwhitman wrote:suburban style?
Ok. What style is it?
As urban as you can get without a parking structure. No visible parking from Westport Road makes it a good contributor to the corridor.
by slimwhitman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305107

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

I think this update will make that area of Westport better and turn a dated, 1980s suburban style hotel into something modern, clean and new. suburban style? For me, the building was a nice contributor to Westport. It is architecturally forgettable, but not bad. That is Westport....a bunch of bland...
by slimwhitman
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 305107

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

The Q is changing color... This reminds me a bit of the 1960s when we covered up all those icky 50 year old buildings only to cherish them later and repair the damage caused during the earlier coverup. In 2030, they will strip this building back down and try to make it look like it did before. I am ...
by slimwhitman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Naughtieness in the dirrrrrty burbs!
Replies: 96
Views: 13350

Re: Naughtieness in the dirrrrrty burbs!

What ever happened to this mentality:
My Woman Ain't Pretty (But She Don't Swear None)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-lLCCXq5Q
by slimwhitman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward
Replies: 125
Views: 27462

Re: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward

Here is a comparison of the opportunity to turn those historic homes into a hotel, using the MASS MoCA concept. Connect the four homes together in a discreet and beautiful way and they preserve the great homes while getting their hotel across the street. In many respects, the NAMA opportunity is far...
by slimwhitman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward
Replies: 125
Views: 27462

Re: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward

Maybe the historic houses could become the hotel. Sort of like a B&B? Expensive hotel with actual art in the rooms?? We stayed at Porches Inn next to MASS MoCA in N. Adams, MA several years back. (An awesome stay, by the way.) The museum bought these old run-down houses, merged the porches together...
by slimwhitman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward
Replies: 125
Views: 27462

Re: Nelson Atkins - Moving Forward

"Landscape Urbanism" at its best (or worst).
http://bettercities.net/article/street- ... nism-14855

A few ideas in this proposal might have meat, but most of this is pure pipe dream.
by slimwhitman
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown and Tactical Urbanism
Replies: 20
Views: 3510

Re: Downtown and Tactical Urbanism

Not downtown, but in Westport: I have been dying to calm Mill Street from its current car sewer design. I want to turn the stop light at Westport Road into a 4-way stop sign. Remove the center turn lane. Add parallel parking on both sides. That is just my quick fix. I also want to move the curb inbo...
by slimwhitman
Mon May 19, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station
Replies: 164
Views: 24277

Re: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station

^ That was the best location for a boutique stadium. Would have been a great location. My graphic...with apartment buildings fronting Main near the Memorial and at the base of the Hill on Pershing. This would connect all of the disconnects that make this area such a wasteland. http://i28.photobucke...
by slimwhitman
Thu May 08, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate Bakeries moving HQ to Dallas
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Interstate Bakeries moving HQ to Dallas

Harry T. Fowler Residence. Photo from 1989. Razed in 1997.

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by slimwhitman
Thu May 08, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate Bakeries moving HQ to Dallas
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Interstate Bakeries moving HQ to Dallas

ignatius wrote:I've had discontent for IBC ever since they torn down that awesome stone home at Armour/Main and put up that crappy cinder block.
A co-worker was telling me about this amazing old mansion. Does anyone have a photo? When was it razed?