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by rxlexi
Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: STL Dan! Need some info. if possible...
Replies: 4
Views: 847

STL Dan! Need some info. if possible...

Hey, I've been reading, learning and investigating St. Louis lately and I've got a few questions for you that I've been unable to find satisfying answers to : first, what do you think of St. Louis Centre; I've read that it's a large (4 story?) mall in the heart of downtown linking Famous Barr and Di...
by rxlexi
Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 220
Views: 19898

Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

I'll never forget going to a Royals game with a friend from out of town who looked over at the Adam's Mark and said, albeit jokingly, "is that downtown Kansas City?". Or the Chiefs game last season where the broadcaster said something about "right here in Independence MO". So, yes in my opinion sham...
by rxlexi
Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasies & Revivals: KC's Urban Future exhibit
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Fantasies & Revivals: KC's Urban Future exhibit

I went to the opening after reading about it in the Pitch...some interesting ideas and models; very much worth it in my opinion...they have a scale model of the Performing Arts Center that held my attention for quite some time as it really looks great in person (I've only seen the tiny pictures in t...
by rxlexi
Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?
Replies: 220
Views: 19898

Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

certainly not one of the cities greatest blunders...try Kemper or the stadium locations or the numerous cases of poor response and management by city hall through the years for the real blunders.. ](*,) I do agree Midtown Marketplace is ugly, contains waaaay too much surface parking lot, and could/s...
by rxlexi
Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?

hey, thanks for all the input! You guys are just so helpful :) I'll have to check into these programs at UMKC the next time I get the chance. My interest in cities and their planning, development and problems is unfortunately relatively recent, so I've only just started seriously thinking about care...
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL: 4646 Broadway (George Birt tries the Plaza)
Replies: 188
Views: 24174

OFFICIAL: 4646 Broadway (George Birt tries the Plaza)

nimbys? pardon my ignorance...
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL: 4646 Broadway (George Birt tries the Plaza)
Replies: 188
Views: 24174

OFFICIAL: 4646 Broadway (George Birt tries the Plaza)

nimbys? pardon my ignorance...
by rxlexi
Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?

thanks for the info, yes I had heard about those studio classes but didn't realize how intense they are or how many years of them one must take...not sure if I'd be up for that. What exactly is involved with an urban affairs major; where can it tke you? It sounds interesting as well.
by rxlexi
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Urban Planning and Design at UMKC?

Hey, out of curiosity does anyone here know anything about UMKC's Urban Planning and Design program? I'm currently a sophmore journalism student at MU Columbia but as I've become very interested in city design and development and urban issues this program has me wondering. Besides that, where does o...
by rxlexi
Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: city to have a new liquor ordinance for Crossroads
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

city to have a new liquor ordinance for Crossroads

Awesome news! Who do we have to thank for the so un-KC like speed of this correction? Do you think Cauthen is really behind change like this in City Hall? If so, then three cheers for old Wayne ! :cheers:
by rxlexi
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Old NE, a KC hood that tries to make a comeback, will it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Old NE, a KC hood that tries to make a comeback, will it?

Excellent pics! The last scene, whatever it may be, is certainly a sobering reminder that the Northeast still has a ways to go. I think it will comeback, though it is happening slowly and will take quite some time. The residential areas in Pendleton Heights, down Gladstone Blvd. etc contain some bea...
by rxlexi
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Spoiling the Crossroads?
Replies: 20
Views: 3039

Spoiling the Crossroads?

I just sent Kevin Collison an email in response to that article. Very sad that the beauty of such a natural and succesful neighborhood is apparently being overlooked. Here's hoping for a successful negotiation of these issues.
](*,)
by rxlexi
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: KC Live direct competition with Village West
Replies: 72
Views: 8339

KC Live direct competition with Village West

Okay I think everyone agrees the KC Live! name should go; I really don't want this entertainment district, touristy as it may become, to share a name with other similar developments across the country. Aggh I wish the Power and Light District name wasn't already shamed and gone, because I've always ...
by rxlexi
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?
Replies: 35
Views: 5206

most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?

Scooter, thanks for sharing your experience. I wouldn't say you're off course, as crime does I'm sure occur in the area, probably at a higher rate than some other areas. However I agree with tat2kc that Troost, in fact that whole area is quite a bit different than it was ten years ago. I know it's s...
by rxlexi
Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?
Replies: 35
Views: 5206

most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?

hey I just wanted to add that I wasn't talking about you people or your perceptions per se, just many of the folks that I've run into lately and discussed the move with. Anyway yeah it would be great to see Troost really come back a bit, I think it has quite a bit of potential. By the way, does anyo...
by rxlexi
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?
Replies: 35
Views: 5206

most underrated & overrated KC urban neighborhood?

kind of getting off topic here, but I too love hyde park and feel compelled to share this latest experience : a friend of mine recently bought a house on the edge of hyde park at about 45th and Gillham, right across the street from Gillham Park and the Southmoreland neighborhood. I've been helping w...
by rxlexi
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: George Brett Grill
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

George Brett Grill

Sorry to hear of your troubles kc jayhawk, I would be incredibly angry if that happened to me.. Anyway I LOVE the idea of George Brett's on the Plaza, but in reality it wasn't quite as...Kansas City as I was hoping for. The menu is kind generic sports bar food, much like granfalloon I thought, which...
by rxlexi
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Italian Gardens closes
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Italian Gardens closes

For me, Italian Gardens will be missed. The food hasn't been great lately, but I've always loved the atmosphere : my grandfather, after coming here from Italy, was a missouri state senator for the downtown district for many years and was friends or acquaintances with many of the Italians in the area...
by rxlexi
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: The Humbling of the Chiefs
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

The Humbling of the Chiefs

So saturday was a horribly shameful day for our chiefs. Any opinions as to whether or not we've still got enough left to fight thru the playoffs to the superbowl or even win a couple playoff games? I say we can still do it if they take this game as a big, fat red flag and stop now to change things, ...
by rxlexi
Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Do we need more high rises or just infill in the loop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Do we need more high rises or just infill in the loop?

I couldn't agree with you more, tat; as much as I pine for at least one more huge gleaming skyscraper on the skyline I would much rather see a more dense, filled in urban fabric downtown with fewer hideous surface lots. In fact, I don't see any reason for surface lots within the downtown loop. Multi...