OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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They did put up a sign board talking about future murals expanding along the wall abutting the train track, I saw the new lights along the west section of trail but have not seen them on yet.
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KC Current fans call for easier access from Columbus Park to Berkley Riverfront

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/yo ... riverfront
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anything they can do to help bypass the train tracks safely from River Market/Columbus Park area to the Riverfront will only be beneficial. It can really help bring those areas together with better access and the opportunity for development to grow out of Riverfront and up the hill into Columbus Park and for Columbus Park to grow toward the Riverfront. Can help East Bottoms access and development as well.

This, plus other proposed improvements with the street car coming down into the Riverfront gives me hope that they can completely revamp the entire East Loop freeway area. Get rid of jenky ramps, use the weird green spaces for lane improvements, construct better sound barriers, etc.

I'd also like to see some sort of way to remove an on ramp to Southbound I29/35 in NKC around the bridge to help keep traffic flowing better. Also some sort of plan to divert truck traffic out of NKC and East bottoms where they could use it exclusively to get connected to the interstate but away from the downtown area would be great. But I don't really see anything being feasible to do that. Like a dedicated semi truck only toll road or something
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There was a geotechnical drill at the site of KC Current's Phase 1 last night. Might still be there today.
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Sunday KC Star feature on the riverfront. A lot of history in this article that a lot of younger and newer KC residents (like myself) are likely unaware of.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... e=nmeintro
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DMNBT_RCJH wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 1:50 pm Sunday KC Star feature on the riverfront. A lot of history in this article that a lot of younger and newer KC residents (like myself) are likely unaware of.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/a ... e=nmeintro
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My uncle crashed a car and it ended up at the city tow lot that was there right in view coming across the old Paseo bridge.
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There may be casino parcel related items before city plan commission tomorrow.
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Port KC dissolving the riverfront AIM zone
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langosta wrote: Thu May 23, 2024 9:20 am Port KC dissolving the riverfront AIM zone
Interesting. I think this tool helped get USDA to KC. I had assumed that it would be employed to help fill office space in the Current's village
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Spring Hill Suites slated for Ballys hotel site
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langosta wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 4:08 pm Spring Hill Suites slated for Ballys hotel site
I can see it now. The design of the Spring Hill hotel at Zona Rosa plopped down next to the Bond Bridge.
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Spring Hill with required upgrades.
The parties now contemplate a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel, just west of the casino at 1800 E. Front St., with 125 to 150 rooms and design features upgraded beyond the flag's ordinary standards, said Joe Perry, Port KC's vice president of real estate.
Cynicism isn't your stock in trade, is it?
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missingkc wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 8:01 pm Spring Hill with required upgrades.
The parties now contemplate a SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel, just west of the casino at 1800 E. Front St., with 125 to 150 rooms and design features upgraded beyond the flag's ordinary standards, said Joe Perry, Port KC's vice president of real estate.
Cynicism isn't your stock in trade, is it?
Makes me wonder why Springhill if the hotel physical product will be aligned with a better brand? Unless the upgrades are mostly exterior or urban form focused. Also wonder if they will eventually do a second hotel.
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Springhill has some fine urban products. Not saying this will be that but they aren't all just pad site 100 room limited service hotel buildings.
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Could see something like their Madison location there

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