5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

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From Josh Boehm on Twitter...
Downtown neighbors: we'll be hearing about two infill proposals for 5th and Main this coming Monday, 12/14 at 6pm during our
@dnakcmo development committee meeting. Submit your email through this form to get the Zoom link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform
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Flaherty Collins's proposal violated FAA height restrictions. They resubmitted a conforming bid while they await FAA variance approval.

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normalthings wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Flaherty Collins's proposal violated FAA height restrictions. They resubmitted a conforming bid while they await FAA variance approval.
The Feds need to just stop with this. I’m sure the Flaherty and Collins project wouldn’t interfere with flight paths.

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I think the neighborhood will get over the height shock (it's not that tall) because this is clearly the superior and more thoughtful project for this site.

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:11 pm
I think the neighborhood will get over the height shock (it's not that tall) because this is clearly the superior and more thoughtful project for this site.
I would be supportive of the Flaherty proposal adding a floor or two even. Its project is better and the team felt more cohesive.

The idea of a RM Park playground is new to me. Would be a great addition.

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I wish they had a massing rendering. I have no problem with the height but the scale would be nice to see.

I appreciate Birt's desire to make all affordable housing but the Flaherty proposal is far superior if they can pull it off.

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KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:33 pm
I wish they had a massing rendering. I have no problem with the height but the scale would be nice to see.

I appreciate Birt's desire to make all affordable housing but the Flaherty proposal is far superior if they can pull it off.
That was the kicker for me. Birt's selling point is affordable units but Flaherty brings more affordable units to the table

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Oh I didn't even realize that. I was half paying attention to the details.

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I have a good feeling Flaherty will win this

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Anyone know when we can expect a choice to be made here?

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Chris Stritzel wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:12 pm
I have a good feeling Flaherty will win this
Flaherty was endorsed by a board that reports to Port KC on a 3-2 vote. Now the Port KC Development Committee, and full board, will make the final decision based on that endorsement. Plans still call for the 12-story tower, but the developer is willing to discuss this with Port KC and make changes if needed.

https://cityscenekc.com/advisory-group- ... er-market/

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FAA application for a crane was received on December 21st.
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 97&row=156

Same with a building height application, although they put the height in wrong...
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 86&row=154

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Not sure if it means much, but this is on the PortKC Development Agenda for Monday, April 12th.
"Notification of Selection Committee’s Recommendation for the Development of 5th & Main"
The meeting is scheduled for 3:30PM.

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Agenda: https://portkc.com/event/development-co ... eeting-53/

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Jon Stephens says that the project is currently working through the PortKC team on multiple pieces regarding the construction timeline, traffic, parking, and regarding other projects along the corridor.

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