Westport

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Westport

Post by shinatoo » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 pm

flyingember wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:29 am
Looks like the Westport CID is on a path to bankruptcy within a few years.

https://twitter.com/catreidtv/status/10 ... 3738630145

"Continuing increases in security expenses that outpace the allowable increases in annual assessment rates and reduce other services offered by the CID continue to present funding challenges"

"As a result, we are looking at reducing some of our other costs, unrelated to security, to meet district needs and any changes will not be noticeable to patrons."

"The estimated security budget for @Westport_KC for 2019-2020 is $1.005 M. Cost of security for 2016-2017 was $850,000"

"If you look at the budget for the Westport CID I, there's a pretty big drop in cash on hand at end of fiscal year. For 2017-2018, it was $790,499.94. For 2019-2010, it's estimated at $670,439.94"
They could sell their sidewalks.
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Re: Westport

Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 pm

shinatoo wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 pm
They could sell their sidewalks.
That's unlikely

https://twitter.com/kccrank/status/1096117392982360065

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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:16 pm

Snooze should be great people watching. I do worry about security issues that late at night with a bunch of drunks. Reminds me of Chubby's.

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Re: Westport

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:40 pm

I'm.old enough to remember Westport CID bragging about all the things they do for the neighborhood to make it nicer.

Now looking to cut those things to keep up the security theater.

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Re: Westport

Post by Darlene » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:09 am

They need to do something around there a lady don't feel safe walking alone around there. I now have to keep my pistol ready in my purse all the time when I'm down there.

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Re: Westport

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:08 pm

Lol

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Re: Westport

Post by grovester » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:12 pm

Is that a pistol in your purse or are you just glad to see me?

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Re: Westport

Post by WSPanic » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am

Didn't someone just say that Westport's clientele is all wasted drunk guys and spurned gun toters?

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Re: Westport

Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:06 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:40 pm
I'm.old enough to remember Westport CID bragging about all the things they do for the neighborhood to make it nicer.

Now looking to cut those things to keep up the security theater.
Catching up with the forum somewhat this morning; concurring with this point. This is kind of a microcosm of the national climate at this point, no?

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Re: Westport

Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am

FedEx is moving its Plaza center into a Westport location. Don’t know where or why however it is planned to open in May.
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Re: Westport

Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:42 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
FedEx is moving it’s Plaza center into a Westport location. Don’t know where or why however it is planned to open in May.
Their Plaza location meant a lot of people illegally parked, often blocking pedestrian access.
It was also tiny.

This is a good thing.

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Re: Westport

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Weird. Send a lot more business would use the plaza location.

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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Does anyone know if that Hotel is still going in @ 40th and Central?

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Re: Westport

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm

I don't know how old this rendering is, or what the likelihood of it being built is, but I found this on a listing on Block's website for the little lot just south of Broadway Cafe.

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Re: Westport

Post by tower » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:31 pm

^none, hopefully. something does need to go there, but I hate this design.

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Re: Westport

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:38 pm

The 3 car parking lot seems like a silly use of space, but otherwise, I wouldnt mind this.

A restaurant with rooftop bar and sidewalk patio seems like a good use for that lot.

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Re: Westport

Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:41 pm

KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:38 pm
The 3 car parking lot seems like a silly use of space, but otherwise, I wouldnt mind this.

A restaurant with rooftop bar and sidewalk patio seems like a good use for that lot.
ADA leads to some quirky designs

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Re: Westport

Post by earthling » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:58 am

Regazza opened yesterday, moving to 43rd/Main. Hope to see another restaurant take the old space on Westport Rd.

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Re: Westport

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

I did notice a permit for a new restaurant at their old space, but didn't catch the name.

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Re: Westport

Post by kcjak » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 am

My understanding was that the owner of Ragazza would keep the old location and open another restaurant there, but they may have their hands full with the new place and be subleasing to a different restaurant team.

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