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by kcjak
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4172
Views: 478885

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Another departure of a long time tenant on the Plaza https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article233996457.html the reason given was for expansion. Seems like that could have been accommodated very easily on the Plaza. I have to wonder if what is going on at the Plaz...
by kcjak
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 494
Views: 68740

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The February article from KCUR states that more than 50 journalists at The Kansas City Star were offered early retirement packages and roughly half accepted. It then goes on to describe a newsroom with "several score" of journalists remaining (so let's say 70 -- halfway between three score and four...
by kcjak
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 494
Views: 68740

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Was visiting my parents in Wichita last month and the Monday paper that was delivered was a large, double page spread with a double-sided single page in the middle. Six pages, with about 1/3 ads. The sports section directed readers to the digital platform for both articles and scores. And the Saturd...
by kcjak
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1063
Views: 114355

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Unless there is more space that I'm not aware, isn't MTH Theater using all of that space? I’m talking about the old American Heartland Theater space above where halls is now. You’re talking about MTH on the same floor as halls, which used to be the cinema. Here’s an article from when Heartland clos...
by kcjak
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1063
Views: 114355

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Obviously a lot has changed since CC was designed back in the 60s, and I just don't see the mall portion ever doing much better in it's current iteration. They've done some positive things to shore up the lack of traffic-drivers...bringing in Sea Life and LegoLand, recent upgrades to the restaurant ...
by kcjak
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Bringing Conventions to Kansas City
Replies: 46
Views: 11191

Re: Bringing Conventions to Kansas City

Up to Date on NPR had a segment yesterday talking with the heads of the convention bureau and Visit KC. They mentioned that they continue to bid on sports events, including large-scale ones like this, and hope to be on the rotation more often. The Loew's hotel, they mentioned, along with additional ...
by kcjak
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 384540

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I have to say I *like* First Friday, but don't love it like I used to. Despite what many others think, I don't see this as a family-friendly event and am still surprised at the number of kids, YOUNG kids, infants and strollers around, even up to midnight or later. Why must this event be all things t...
by kcjak
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Downtown Council 2019 Housing Report in graphical form
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Downtown Council 2019 Housing Report in graphical form

So to summarize population.... Loop: Approaching 11K Xroads: About 3K RM: About 3K Greater DT: Approaching 10K Total: About 25K Another report claimed over 27K back in 2018 but might be different tracking method. I think it assumed 1.7 per household. Expect a slowdown over next 5 years with new May...
by kcjak
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1063
Views: 114355

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Understand this is just a plan, but...have to agree with Fang that a park at 27th/Main, adjacent to a streetcar stop and directly across from a larger park doesn't make a lot of sense. There's potential for a really vibrant area on 27th street under this plan, but it's like they completely gave up o...
by kcjak
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19589

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

A friend of mine bought a house off of 75th in west Waldo last summer. That house was purchased on the cheap and had been flipped and bought for just over $200K. When I looked up his house, it was assessed at the pre-flip value and assessed at $99K.
by kcjak
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Condos near Federal Reserve
Replies: 42
Views: 5429

Re: Condos near Federal Reserve

I feel horrible for the people living there. I don't know that I would have been able to dig in the right areas to uncover information about Mr Reeder and one of the buyers said they didn't see his name in any of the materials when they purchased. It's such a great location, too bad much of the prop...
by kcjak
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 45
Views: 9137

Re: New goals for Kansas City

They did a great job with the arch, but look how many decades passed without and decent investment. Joining the national park service may solve some problems, but exacerbate others. And then who knows if the next election will bring a president and/or congress that refuses to spend any money on the ...
by kcjak
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 7571

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Interesting that Nashville's zoning prevented downtown residential until the 1990s.
by kcjak
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 755
Views: 102124

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

What are the two white parcels closest to I-35 labeled?
by kcjak
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4400 Washington
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: 4400 Washington

Our pediatrician is in that building, and it has been renovated both inside and out...and the inside was in pretty bad shape. While red or dark brick on the outside may not be horrible, on the inside it was dark and depressing. I don't mind the exterior materials - the building looks less like a for...
by kcjak
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1142
Views: 150080

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Report this to KCTV 5 - they love these types of hard news stories!
by kcjak
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 61
Views: 9913

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Is this related to the work already stared on the west side of the building?
by kcjak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 265
Views: 46597

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

taxi wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 am
That does not look like a boat.
Article says it's an enclosed, lightweight cladding system that would fit over the boat and listed as one of several possible renovation ideas.
by kcjak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 65
Views: 18491

Re: East Side Development

The first thought is: why do you shop somewhere that you think the prices are high and has a poor selection, shitty quality of meat and prepared food, dirty stores, and rude employees? I do go elsewhere to shop, but if I need something in a pinch I'll go to SunFresh - two blocks versus a 20-30 minu...
by kcjak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 65
Views: 18491

Re: East Side Development

$375K to 'keep the grocery store going' on top of whatever other incentives the store received to open. And on a local newscast the other night, neighbors complained about how they don't shop there because of high prices and crime. A former co-worker of mine was interviewed on the news segment (she'...