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by Critical_Mass
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85523

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Martini Corner is the marketing term for four restaurants along 31st between Oak and Gilham Rd. (was five, one closed) Three have a 31st St address, one a Gilham Rd address. None front Gilham Plaza. They're on three different corners to make it more confusing. Nothing else is part of Martini Corner...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 60
Views: 20973

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

^^ i was referring to the underlined: New historically accurate front doors have gone in. Gorgeous. This is not just an adaptive re-use, but an historical restoration. Nelle Peters would be pleased that her creation lives on, so appropriate that a woman owned business and a womens's organization are...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 60
Views: 20973

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

New historically accurate front doors have gone in. Gorgeous. This is not just an adaptive re-use, but an historical restoration. Nelle Peters would be pleased that her creation lives on, so appropriate that a woman owned business and a womens's organization are moving in. If you are referring to T...
by Critical_Mass
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85523

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Why don't they work on filling that stripmall across the street. There has been nothing in those buildings since the Liquor store left and the one buiding was used for political HQ for someone Same property owner as all the other vacant retail property on the perimeter of Union Hill. <rumor>I hear ...
by Critical_Mass
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1309
Views: 234675

Re: Three Light

I notice that unlike Two Light, they are planning balconies on the entire south facade of Three Light. I thought the reason balconies were not included on the lower half of Two Light's south facade was due to some regulation with the highway noise. Could it be that a highway cap announcement is expe...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1309
Views: 234675

Re: Three Light

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by Critical_Mass
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85523

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Anyone know how amenable the neighborhoods will be to this? I think a lot in the neighborhood are happy to have some of the Union Hill retail move into someone else's hands, other than Bob Frye who until now owned everything. I know some aren't happy with the empty retail along McGee Trfy and Gillh...
by Critical_Mass
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 354
Views: 85523

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

The rendering in Collison's article looks like the parking entrances will not be replaced. It shows the elevated patio spanning over them between the buildings and fronting 31st street. I'd rather see small infill buildings fronting the street, then they could have a larger lot in the back instead o...
by Critical_Mass
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1309
Views: 234675

Re: Three Light

How much taller is 3 Light compared to 2 Light (in floors and feet)?
by Critical_Mass
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 626
Views: 91510

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Whoever is driving the ground-level design, it's as if they've not spent much time downtown at all. They're proposing an environment that will be a gathering spot for people with no where go, to put it politely. Just walk through Oppenstein Memorial Park at 12th & Walnut to get an idea of what the p...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128827

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Trashy? It is a convenience store, what do you expect? Not everything has to be artisinal, local goods. These are the kind of stores we need to increase walkability/car free livability. Looks like they have more groceries than a QT or CVS. Looks more like a large bodega. I'll be giving this place a...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128827

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

So this is like a CVS minus the pharmacy? Sure but throw in the soda fountain, slurpee, and rotisserie hotdog machines you'd find at a QT https://www.supermarketnews.com/sites/supermarketnews.com/files/DGxGrabnGoBeverage.jpg.png https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10699109/dgx-store-schmidts-commons-nor...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128827

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Just do a quick Google image search for 'DG X'
This concept looks like a QT, a place to pick up junk food. Kinda trashy for the Crossroads and nowhere near an urban Target.
by Critical_Mass
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 48
Views: 11856

Re: 4711 Belleview

It looks like this project may have grown in size. From a rezoning application submitted 12/6: Address 4711 Belleview Ave Kansas City MO 64112 Description Request for rezoning 2 adjacent parcels to currently zoned MPD-5 parcels from R1.5 to MPD-5. this allows for additional residential units to proj...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1092
Views: 139700

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

North is up in that plan, so the curved facade would be facing the cemetary
by Critical_Mass
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Overland Park
Replies: 27
Views: 8638

Re: Downtown Overland Park

I would add that they knocked it out of the park with Strang Hall. I don't know if it has any nightlife scene like you will find at Parlor (if that appeals to you), but it is a great addition. Great food, diverse options, and a really nice space with a unifed branding. It felt more high-end and grow...
by Critical_Mass
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2701
Views: 394767

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Is there a 310 Oak? Strange Days is 316 and north of them is their parking lot...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 156
Views: 44481

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

I'm only seeing 4 townhouse listings now. 5 of 9 are spoken for already?
by Critical_Mass
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 163
Views: 43439

Re: Broadway

Renovation on the MGE building looks underway. I didn't have a chance to snap a pic but noticed two weekends back that the concrete cladding on the back (west) side had sections cut out.