1900 Grand Blvd

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Saw this on the AREA website. Anyone know more?

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This is replacing Bob Jones Shoes building and their parking lot.

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Hopefully designed in a way to accommodate a tall tower in the future.

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earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Hopefully designed in a way to accommodate a tall tower in the future.
Or medium density construction in the surrounding blocks.

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Ugh - I know it fills a need, blah blah blah, but unless those panels light up or spit out money, that's pretty bad.

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kcjak wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Ugh - I know it fills a need, blah blah blah, but unless those panels light up or spit out money, that's pretty bad.
If it is any consolation, I've heard a substantiated rumor that a significant development is in the works for the surface lot to the east.

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There is no development on the Assurant lot across Grand that could justify building a standalone garage like this. Have we learned nothing.

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earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Hopefully designed in a way to accommodate a tall tower in the future.
Zoning allows for a maximum 130'
smh wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:54 pm
There is no development on the Assurant lot across Grand that could justify building a standalone garage like this. Have we learned nothing?
The Assurant lot is zoned for up to ~1,000,000 SQFT of floor space. Something like that obviously isn't likely but it could justify a garage such as this one.
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Parking just one block from the street car (ugh, two words)! Like it's a plus? These people...

It's also hideous.

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8 floors, 87'

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Also right by the brand new Corrigan garage which never appears full

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normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm
smh wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:54 pm
There is no development on the Assurant lot across Grand that could justify building a standalone garage like this. Have we learned nothing?
The Assurant lot is zoned for up to ~1,000,000 SQFT of floor space. Something like that obviously isn't likely but would justify a not terrible garage such as this one.
I have to respectfully disagree. We shouldn't be building standalone parking structures regardless of what is across the street. It is bad citybuilding. Put some parking on both sites if needed, but don't lump it all in one place. It isn't 2002.

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So it's just a random garage for no reason? I don't get it. At least it has some retail.

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Technically allowed by the zoning. We'll need to send comments to planning. Hopefully they will insist on changes (like eliminating the Grand entrance -- boulevard, hello?!?) and more retail sq footage. Maybe something besides shitty mesh to cover up the parking.

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normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:32 pm
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#-o #-o #-o

Ugly as hell

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But you will be able to park your auto mobile next to the street car and go on ad ventures through out the city with out having to worry. Parking is very difficult and you people do not under stand that we are now evolved to the point that the only way we can possibly be comfort able with existing along side urban form is if we completely ruin it with hideous par king sewers.

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mean wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:47 pm
But you will be able to park your auto mobile next to the street car and go on ad ventures through out the city with out having to worry. Parking is very difficult and you people do not under stand that we are now evolved to the point that the only way we can possibly be comfort able with existing along side urban form is if we completely ruin it with hideous par king sewers.
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normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm
earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Hopefully designed in a way to accommodate a tall tower in the future.
Zoning allows for a maximum 130'
smh wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:54 pm
There is no development on the Assurant lot across Grand that could justify building a standalone garage like this. Have we learned nothing?
The Assurant lot is zoned for up to ~1,000,000 SQFT of floor space. Something like that obviously isn't likely but it could justify a garage such as this one.
300 parking spots wouldn’t come close to being enough in terms of what we know will be expected

For 30,000 sq feet we had 200 people at one job

This garage would just be the start if a million sq ft happens

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Its the Shopper's Parkade from 10th & Grand reborn. Some things don't change in over 50 years. Bet this iteration crumbles into dust even sooner.

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Yes, it is ugly, and not what I'd like to see there.

However, there could be a couple of things going on here.

1). There is a long-term plan for the area that includes several adjacent parcels. This garage is built first. It is designed to accept a tower on top later. In the mean time, once it's completed, it provides replacement parking for the entire block to the east while a building(s) being constructed. Once that block is developed, then a tower is constructed atop this garage.

Price Development owns the Assurant parking lot, so I assume they are planning something since they have done new-construction projects in KCMO already.

2). Same premise as No. 1, but the garage is being built to accommodate a new development on the same block, but west of the proposed garage -- across the alley were Farm to Market and Bearing Distributors are now. Those buildings are owned by the same entity. The proposed garage parcel appears to be owned by an LLC with a different address, but that could just be a law firm holding it for either Price Development, or the owner to the west.

This could be several parties working together with direction from the City, or completely without City participation. The only reason I say this is because when the retail building to the south (where SpiraCare is now) was a risk of demolition for additional parking for The Rockhill Grille, there was intervention to find a solution by getting the Assurant parking lot opened up to night parking for area businesses. That might have started a dialogue about how to share parking in the area.

If I were a developer, one of these two scenarios would be what I would be trying to do.

Or not. :lol:

I just hope the retail spaces on street level of the proposed garage are designed for kitchen infrastructure so there can be restaurants there.

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