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by bchociej
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 26
Views: 7013

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Yeah interesting copy job here for sure, but I have certainly seen this project proceeding with a refreshing speed. Happy to see most of the construction fences come down recently.
by bchociej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 87
Views: 30225

Re: Bluhawk

TrolliKC wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:57 pm
and the sprawl keeps sprawling...
It's depressing. You know they're gonna drop another few billion dollars widening highways, only to wonder why traffic isn't getting any better.
by bchociej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8151

Re: The Future

Thanks for the details, bahua. And happy to see the Patreon option. Heading over there now.
by bchociej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8151

Re: The Future

Would you be interested in sharing numbers regarding bandwidth, traffic counts, database size, hosting costs, etc? Anyway, I'd agree that some kind of voluntary supporter model would be perfect. I personally am the opposite of scooterj: I'd take a slightly discounted annual option if it were availab...
by bchociej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

According to the Shawnee Mission Post, Mission Mart has taken over the old Mission Bowl building and has indicated to the city that they intend to do something with it. They've taken steps to reduce the building's danger/nuisance factors. We shall see what comes of it. https://shawneemissionpost.com...
by bchociej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 639
Views: 114293

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Just saw this tweet from the mayor: https://twitter.com/MayorLucasKC/status/1217566667590578177 Mayor Quinton Lucas @MayorLucasKC BREAKING: @GovParsonMO just announced during his #MissouriSOTS that Missouri will rebuild the Buck O'Neil Bridge. This is great news for our community and for those who h...
by bchociej
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3185
Views: 455820

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:26 pm
If you think this is all about feeling happy while walking by buildings this discussion isn't worth having.

Successful cities don't build buildings like these. That isn't a coincidence.
Hear, hear.
by bchociej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Concrete tilt-up has begun on the Cinergy building. Bar joist ceiling is going in. Cue shock and surprise on Nextdoor.
by bchociej
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 650
Views: 105834

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

The biggest sin here, IMO, is absolutely nothing interesting on the ground floor. We don't need to sterilize this block for pedestrians and passersby.
by bchociej
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 496
Views: 113281

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

FangKC wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:26 pm
It's amazing how much better a building looks just by improving the windows.
Cleaning and/or repointing brick is also one of those "oh dang" things for me.
by bchociej
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Also, the city website's description of the project has been edited with quite a lot of detail added: Page last updated: December 11, 2019 Gateway (Roe and Johnson Drive) - The project includes nearly 570,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use development. Recently, site work has been done to prepare for construc...
by bchociej
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Since my last post, lots of site activity mostly centered around flatwork. Plenty of concrete mixer trucks coming and going. And then a few days ago, Cinergy started going vertical. These photos are from yesterday. Today there are more cranes, concrete pumpers, etc and more structure going up: https...
by bchociej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2723
Views: 376773

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Also, adverse possession isn't possible against public property...
by bchociej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2723
Views: 376773

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This is just egregious...

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by bchociej
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Flashcube (720 Main)
Replies: 217
Views: 58098

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

No natural sunlight to wake you up in the morning is really a drag IMO.
by bchociej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Flashcube (720 Main)
Replies: 217
Views: 58098

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Many of you have probably noticed that the website on the sign is functioning. Thought I'd jot down some pricing info here for context. https://www.flashcubekc.com/floor-plans Studio -- $1,170 -- 473 sqft = $2.47/sqft One Bedroom -- $1,360 -- 630 sqft = $2.16/sqft Two Bedroom -- $1,665 -- 847 sqft =...
by bchociej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Above-grade construction on the Cinergy portion is reportedly right around the corner. Garage foundation work has begun and appears to be proceeding nicely. And perhaps best of all, the lonely concrete pillars for the mixed-use buildings are now getting quite a bit of attention and TLC. Quite a bunc...
by bchociej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Brief highlights. Lots more in the linked PDF.

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Columns reflect the 2017 plan, the presently amended plan, and the difference from one to the other
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by bchociej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

The Gateway's Amended Final Development Plan went before the Planning Commission last evening. No minutes posted yet, nor have I heard the outcome, but given city staff's enthusiastic recommendation of the amendments, it presumably passed without any trouble. The amendments are not earth-shattering ...
by bchociej
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1347
Views: 185957

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Not much to show you visually, but the crews have been very active the last couple of weeks. They appear to have worked their way all the way across the site pouring piers/piles, so perhaps we'll see something above grade soon. Utility work underway (stormwater or wastewater, I think) on Roe with th...