Good job KC!

Discuss new retail, dining, business, residential projects, or urban affairs in the areas of Missouri outside Metro St. Louis.
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ricke002 wrote:
STLhistoryBuff wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:39 pm
St. Louis is getting a Loews hotel with BPV phase 2
I presume he means "nice" looking, not a "nice" brand.
Yes. I mean nice looking. All that glass would look great!
From my understanding Country Club Plaza has been kind of up and down lately with a number of closures but also some openings, I guess that's just the retail scene in general, but Nordstrom relocating there from a traditional suburban mall raises some eyebrows....

http://fox4kc.com/2018/02/02/nordstrom- ... lub-plaza/

Obviously something like Nordstrom isn't going to go to The Foundry, but I wouldn't be surprised if some top names land there.
^ And now the Plaza is getting a Shake Shack.
Have heard there is going to be a Bi-State transit initiative this year or next. KC Chamber of Commerce and others are pushing the idea forward. If they can put together a coherent plan, I think they could very easily pass it with similar margins to the Better KCI campaign (75-25).

Additionally, Clay Chastain is back in KC with a Light Rail and Streetcar initiative. If I remember correctly it would divert all funds away from the bus system. It probably shouldn't and won't pass.
ldai_phs wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:50 pm
3 Light to be announced next week. Potential for 10% Condo. Building should be about 25-30 floors


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I guess this wasn't announced? And I hear they are having a tough time leasing out 2 Light, only 20-30% full?

Does KC have any towers over 25 floors either under construction or proposed?
pdm_ad wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:03 pm
I guess this wasn't announced? And I hear they are having a tough time leasing out 2 Light, only 20-30% full?

Does KC have any towers over 25 floors either under construction or proposed?
I'm finding several things close to your figure, but not over. To be frank, it feels a little arbitrary, since KC Power and Light 2 is 24 stories, but in many ways quite similar to BPV 2. And the planned Loew's convention center hotel is 280' more or less, but 23 stories. Nothing super tall, but there's nothing super tall here either. A little taller, but even the 100 is only a Tucker Blvd and a half wider than that Loew's. I don't see why we should be gloating over the width of a stroad. I am suddenly reminded of the Car Talk proposal to use the "Pinkwater" as a unit of measure for car seat width. We could measure buildings in Tuckers. In which case the 100 is 6.3 Tuckers and KC's Loew's is 4.7.

All that said, I believe the point of this thread is to talk about neat stuff in KC, not to start the Vince McMahon Cross State Rumble 5000! KCP&L is a neat project. Honest. I've been up on the roof. It's pretty cool. None of which detracts from cool projects underway elsewhere. And we don't need to feel like it does. A 7.2 Tucker project, while not in any danger of topping KC's 10 Tucker tower, will be pretty cool.

Of course, if we can put a few more stroads on diets then our buildings will look taller without having to gain an inch. It's all about the waste-lanes. Long buildings, wide sidewalks, and slender streets make for a sexy town. And maybe domes. And arches. ;-)