OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

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Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.

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smh wrote:Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.
Ha, yea, did not see those....maybe the silver lining is that being forced to walk on the sidewalk across the street you won't inhale asbestos?

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hartliss wrote:
smh wrote:Temp sidewalks being installed...haha jk.
Ha, yea, did not see those....maybe the silver lining is that being forced to walk on the sidewalk across the street you won't inhale asbestos?
Touché.

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I was trying to figure out what those elongated hexagon cut-outs were for. Looks like it was just a flat ornamentation piece, but maybe it stuck out too far for the shitty paneling to cover it. You can sort of see in these two pics:

http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_view ... OX=1&REC=9
http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6790342/b ... 1-34-0.jpg

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What's the statute of limitations on architectural molestation?

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Seems there should be some form of architectural malpractice. Or, at least a public flogging.

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http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 96764.html
The project sewed up its financing package on Dec. 29. For just the second time in Kansas City, funding obtained through the Property Assessed Clean Energy program has closed a financing gap. PACE investments will provide nearly $2.5 million for the $36 million redevelopment.

The PACE program, authorized by the state of Missouri, allows building improvements that produce energy savings to be funded by private investors who are repaid over time by the property owners/redevelopers — who can pass along some or all of their repayment costs to tenants.

A hotel operator, for example, could add a surcharge to the daily rate paid by guests through an “energy efficiency” or “energy district” surcharge.
The apartments will be marketed under the name Fairfax Lofts, a nod to a name of the building that predated the Brookfield title.

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Construction sign advertising hotel and lofts now....and a coffee shop on the corner.

https://www.fairfaxloftskc.com/

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It would appear that one side has now been cleaned up:
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hard to tell if those are new windows?

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The before and after contrast on the cleaning is dramatic. I have to imagine that cleaning up most of our old beauties over the last few decades did wonderful things for the perception of and confidence in downtown.

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Old windows confirmed last night.

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Eon Blue wrote: I have to imagine that cleaning up most of our old beauties over the last few decades did wonderful things for the perception of and confidence in downtown.
I don't think we have to imagine, that's clearly important. HGTV shows us that there's a large number of people that care about aesthetics.

Though I believe a bigger deal than cleaning up a building was forming the CID. These workers easily do the most important work for downtown, they have eyes on the environment and solve many problems.

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more new windows:

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The brick really sparkled in the sunlight...very cool. Can't wait to see the new terracotta go up.

I don't see a sign for the Hotel Indigo anymore...only Fairfax Lofts. Anyone know if the hotel is still planned?

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It's on the website for the hotel group that owns the Indigo Hotel flag as "coming soon."

http://tinyurl.com/y7qeu7sf

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Like this project. Any indication if the residential units will be able to use the services of the hotel? The website doesn't indicate.

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Double checked as I walked by today. There is still a sign for the hotel, I just didn't see it the other day...

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testing uplighting
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