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

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FangKC wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:03 am
Did they say what they are planning to do with that narrow interior courtyard?
This?

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Yes.

I was imagining that perhaps they were putting a swimming pool / lap pool there.

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Thanks!

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West Bottoms, Armourdale, and Argentine to get additional levee protection--raised 3 feet.

KC-area levees will get higher after $453M in improvements
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Levee designs are underway, and the project anticipates its first construction contract to be awarded in September. Updates will be made to 18 miles of levee systems, which reduce flood risks for an estimated $10 billion worth of property value, Mensing said. Improvements include raising the levee system by 3 feet and repairing gate walls.
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https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ttoms.html

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'Local and authentic': Bridge transformation aims to unite Kansas City(s) [RENDERINGS]
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A partnership between Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Flying Truss LLC will turn the bridge built in 1905 into a "creative crossing." Known as the Rock Island Bridge project, the transformation includes a six-kitchen food hall, event spaces, and pedestrian and bike trails. The two-phase construction process is anticipated to begin in September, with a total estimated cost of $5.8 million.
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https://tinyurl.com/y4zsouvz

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Is that a hang glider in the 1st rendering?

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kboish wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Is that a hang glider in the 1st rendering?
Yes, because who doesn’t like hang gliding on an airport approach

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Renderings exist in a whimsical world

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Renderings exist in a whimsical world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQwYNZljeQ

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Created by Sid & Marty Krofft in 1969 for NBC. The Series follows a shipwrecked boy named Jimmy (Jack Wilde) and the Mayor of Living Island, a friendly dragon named H.R. Pufnstuf, who helps protect Jimmy from the evil Witchiepoo.
This is definitely the kind of world renderings exist in

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Is Wayne Reeder Witchiepoo?

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Really hope the upcoming Rock Island Bridge launches with several vendors and support structures in Phase 1. If it's just a pedestrian bridge, in that location without connecting trails, etc. I worry it will fail to capture the imagination of the city.

I do agree with the biz journal article that there are few things more KC than a 1905 railroad bridge in the heart of the stockyards district, over a river :D

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Sizable swath of Westbottoms being upzoned to DX-15.


http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Docum ... d2A9p5Ked5

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The building that could become Rau's HQ has had brick removed on the west side, exposing a much older wall underneath

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If they need old brick to rebuild the brick in that area over the loading dock opening, I know where they can find it.

http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1 ... 20#p595311

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The west bottoms flats' moat has been drained.

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Some action at the corner of 9th and Wyomming that I hadn't noticed before. I believe the building on the left is now owned by the apartment project.

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The building in the top left of this shot is the building Rau is looking at moving into.

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Here's the full version of the historic photo for those interested

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:30 pm
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Damn.
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shinatoo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:44 pm
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:30 pm
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Damn.
Look how dense the eastern portions of downtown are.

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