Westside happenings

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: Westside happenings

Post by Steve52 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:24 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
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Man I love the westside but I would totally hate living there with those neighbors between their fighting the condo development to closed off selling of property to complaining about market rates to now trying to zone their way into stopping housing just like they live in from being built. What s shame.
The pitchforks are coming out. And Westside isn't the only neighborhood where the vibe is getting a little on the intense and hostile side between developers, builders, and residents.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am

Its funny how real estate works, people in the burbs hate it when density comes in with new apartments, lower income types start moving in because they say it will hurt property values. Lower income people hate it when gentrification comes in there neighborhood with increasing density, building new houses/condos because they say it will force them out/increase property values.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by chaglang » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:57 pm

The takeaway is that nobody likes anyone and everything is scary.

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Post by mean » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:51 am

That should be Trump's campaign slogan.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by Riverite » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Could also be, if you don’t like someone they’ll be gone in a week or two anyways

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 pm

Looking SW at 17th and Madison.

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The townhouses.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:02 pm

Update on 2127 Holly.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:06 pm

Update on 1800 Mercier.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:10 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
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Los Alamos Market, 1667 Summit on the Upper Westside, renovated their building with an all-window storefront. The view faces the west and is epic. Still serving up the same great grub
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I will miss the metal robots out on the sidewalk though.

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Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:00 am

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What's the deal with 2922 Summit? The city approved the plans in February 2017. The house is been sitting unfinished for awhile now.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:22 pm

But the apartments...

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Post by smh » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:41 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
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Gross.

I still wish John McDonald would purchase these lots and give them to the city as a nice park overlooking downtown. Really anyone could purchase them, it doesn't have to be John.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by chaglang » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 pm

IIRC a few years ago Hufft was supposed to a house on/near that site.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by TheLastGentleman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:20 pm

chaglang wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 pm
IIRC a few years ago Hufft was supposed to a house on/near that site.
That would've been cool

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by JLowe2018 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:41 pm

chaglang wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 pm
IIRC a few years ago Hufft was supposed to a house on/near that site.
TBH it's been a dream of mine since middle school to build a home on some these lots with Hufft as the architect...think of something like a Kansas City version of LA's Case Study House #22 (the Stahl House)...
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...the other part of my dream was to continue 18th Street and end it with an overlook...think of a Kansas City version of LA's Jerome C. Daniel Overlook (on Mulholland Drive)...
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Re: Westside happenings

Post by FangKC » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:34 am

smh wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Gross.

I still wish John McDonald would purchase these lots and give them to the city as a nice park overlooking downtown. Really anyone could purchase them, it doesn't have to be John.
The City might refuse to accept a park gift in that location. There isn't enough money to maintain existing parks. Over the past few years, the City has proposed selling park land.

In a City that has to tax people who live in other cities to fund operations, most council members would probably prefer instead to see the City get their share of the property taxes from the several parcels there after houses are built. Unless of course, they are building affordable housing there. :D

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by smh » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:46 pm

FangKC wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:34 am
smh wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Gross.

I still wish John McDonald would purchase these lots and give them to the city as a nice park overlooking downtown. Really anyone could purchase them, it doesn't have to be John.
The City might refuse to accept a park gift in that location. There isn't enough money to maintain existing parks. Over the past few years, the City has proposed selling park land.

In a City that has to tax people who live in other cities to fund operations, most council members would probably prefer instead to see the City get their share of the property taxes from the several parcels there after houses are built. Unless of course, they are building affordable housing there. :D
Probably would just use the land to widen I-35 at some point.

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by bobbyhawks » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:52 pm

The park already exists and is in a better location (not directly adjacent to the Interstate). It's called Observation Park and is one of the best kept secrets in the city (was one of the best kept secrets).

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Re: Westside happenings

Post by nickyrosstheboss » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:11 pm

I try to take people to observation park when they visit to show them the views. It is a hidden gem.

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