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by horizons82
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

Everyone, might we consider a new forum for this development?: W&R, 14th and Baltimore Don't take the initial renderings so hard! Consider the following before sending up smoke: a. It'll be a ~250ft building in a strategic area: Bridging the central downtown to the "Convention extension." Think: th...
by horizons82
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

“Limo drop-off”

Are you kidding me? That ground level plan is a giant joke, especially on a site like this where you could easily use the grade to your advantage regarding active street frontage.

B&M should be embarrassed they thought this was a good design solution in an CBD location like this.
by horizons82
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 385352

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Riverite wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:37 am
Hopefully this happens, and Copaken goes ahead with theirs - the weird setbacks
This would cut right through the middle of that plan from Copaken. So if this goes thru, that plan is dead.
by horizons82
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 550
Views: 76870

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

In a podium setup like this will have, yes, the garage floors are typically lower floor to floor than the office floors. Though rarely by a drastic amount (greater than 5 ft)
by horizons82
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

Wyandotte’s closure policy is going to have to be modified anyway given that they located the hotel Porte Cochere and one of the garage entries off of it. Given how the city has bent over backwards for W& R with incentives, I’m not sure why they’d fight them on a Wyandotte garage entry if they wante...
by horizons82
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

It’d be quite easy to have the garage entry off of Wyandotte and, given the grade change, leave 14th and Baltimore as active use of either retail or lobby.
by horizons82
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 93
Views: 6218

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

The conservatives on the board claim the county, one of the richest in the country, can’t afford well run fixed route service in its budget.... :roll:
by horizons82
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5703
Views: 546092

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

That’s fucked up if the streetcar becomes a pay-for just as busses become free. It seems like you’re then setting it up for disappointing metrics as far as ridership goes. A vicious cycle would then emerge. It echoes what’s happen in the national primaries. Equal vs equitable servicing. I come down ...
by horizons82
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 93
Views: 6218

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

Anyone have any solid knowledge on if the Jo will follow suit with it since they are apart of the ride KC brand? Talk about actually tying the region together if they get on board! Would love to see it happen outside of KCMO, but not holding my breath. Steve Kilka on the JoCo board of commissioners...
by horizons82
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 93
Views: 6218

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

=D> =D> =D>

Fantastic news. Hopefully some tangible results come from the best practices study too.
by horizons82
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

It’s not just a massing or square footage issue. It’s about fitting parking on the site (unfortunately), modern building code retrofit requirements, remediation costs, structural layouts, ceiling clearances, on and on.
by horizons82
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 78
Views: 13813

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Nice to see that once again the city isn’t enforcing its sidewalk ordinance. What was the point of passing that thing?
by horizons82
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 21031

Re: Companies moving downtown

I’m not saying this isn’t possible - I just don’t think they gain much if anything for the additional cost and complexity. Especially when the defining features of the IBM building are easily recreated or referenced to in a modern design. Spandrel grid glazing, slanted canopies, and stacked stone a...
by horizons82
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1673
Views: 157553

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

IIRC the best field to study would be Target Field: newer stadium, compact even by urban standards, and a <40k seat count. My suspicion is that the stadium would need to hug closer to Cherry St than what you’re showing GRID. If it did, then the land remaining on either side of I70 between 10th & 12t...
by horizons82
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1673
Views: 157553

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Disagree that the East Village inherently would have poor views. If the stadium was positioned with home plate & the pitching mound on a NW/SE axis, visitors would be able to see parts of 909 Walnut, Commerce Tower, The Old Reserve, Whittaker Courthouse, and whatever comes of the North Loop from wit...
by horizons82
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 385352

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Heard thru the grapevine that that building has huge remediation issues (lead paint and the like). Whatever they do with it will cost a pretty penny.
by horizons82
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 385352

Re: Misc Crossroads News

So if I understood that right, are they intending to redevelop the freight house parking lot too?
by horizons82
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 550
Views: 76870

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Agreed that MG tends to do better than most about respecting pedestrians.
by horizons82
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 550
Views: 76870

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Don’t defer to JE Dunn. The contractor is always going to go for what’s efficient for them, not what’s most prudent for the safety of joe anybody. A blanket closure is easier and cheaper than maintaining pedestrian access. The good ol’ boys like Dunn need to be prodded by citizens (via city enforcem...
by horizons82
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 550
Views: 76870

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

normalthings wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:09 pm
A number of the council people clearly don't understand how incentives or density's effects on tax revenues work. Strata passed
I didn’t get a chance to watch the proceedings. Can you summarize? I assume Ellington and Loar made more ignorant statements?