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New Hotel for Downtown KC (near Crossroads District)

Postby Greg S » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:19 pm

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/26/44 ... t-new.html

10 stories, 256 rooms, and not asking for tax incentives.

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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:50 pm

No tax incentives. Get your |expletive| together, Omaha.
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Postby guitarguy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:11 pm

You can't compare the two haha KC is more than twice as big and has a very established CBD.. The reason Omaha is offering tax incentives is because it pushes a lot of companies over the edge when deciding where to build a new HQ. KC doesn't have this problem..

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Postby Greg S » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:15 am

I get some tax incentives.  One that I am really questioning is Crossroads.  They already got TIF, now they are asking for additional public financing.  If the current developer can't make it work with TIF look elsewhere, don't give in.

It seems like every major project anymore has TIF and the area is considered blighted.


They gave it to TD for the new HQ.  I could have seen using that to get them to go downtown, but not Old Mill.

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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:37 pm

I'm honestly glad they didn't build that fugly seafoam green building downtown..  But its totally fine out in the 'burbs..

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Postby Linkin5 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:36 pm

It doesn't even seem possible this is the first major hotel in DTKC since 1985, that is insane.

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:44 pm

guitarguy wrote:I'm honestly glad they didn't build that fugly seafoam green building downtown..  But its totally fine out in the 'burbs..


It would have been a nice compliment to the UPC.
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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Just what we need.. our whole downtown area colored in sea foam green..  :barf:

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:53 pm

guitarguy wrote:Just what we need.. our whole downtown area colored in sea foam green..  :barf:


It's not the worst exterior color out there... I think it would be neat to have something similar to the color scheme of the easternmost building on the HDR campus.
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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Yeah because that color is actually NICE! Is it really that hard to pick colors that look good?

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:52 pm

guitarguy wrote:Yeah because that color is actually NICE! Is it really that hard to pick colors that look good?


What really makes it pop is the fact that it's 2-3 different shades of gold and it makes an otherwise boring shape really interesting.

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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:19 pm

Wow you really know how to turn me on huh.. side of a suburban office building.. mmm.. hahaha

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:21 pm

guitarguy wrote:Wow you really know how to turn me on huh.. side of a suburban office building.. mmm.. hahaha


You saucy boy, you...
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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:29 pm

darn.. maybe I just blew my cover.. now if I get caught staring at the side of the building people will know I'm a suburbanofficebuildingfiliac.. this isn't good :twisted:

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:31 pm

guitarguy wrote:darn.. maybe I just blew my cover.. now if I get caught staring at the side of the building people will know I'm a suburbanofficebuildingfiliac.. this isn't good :twisted:


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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:55 pm

....*looks at the past few posts*.....


I need an adult  :(
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:05 am

MadMartin8 wrote:....*looks at the past few posts*.....


I need an adult  :(


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Postby Garrett » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:28 am

guitarguy wrote:darn.. maybe I just blew my cover.. now if I get caught staring at the side of the building people will know I'm a suburbanofficebuildingfiliac.. this isn't good :twisted:


WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN LOOK LIKE?!

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Postby guitarguy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:22 am

WILL SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN? .. I assume they will look.. boxy.. very boxy haha

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Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:09 pm

Axel wrote:
guitarguy wrote:darn.. maybe I just blew my cover.. now if I get caught staring at the side of the building people will know I'm a suburbanofficebuildingfiliac.. this isn't good :twisted:


WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN LOOK LIKE?!



Like a Walmart Neighborhood Market. With glasses.
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:35 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
Axel wrote:
guitarguy wrote:darn.. maybe I just blew my cover.. now if I get caught staring at the side of the building people will know I'm a suburbanofficebuildingfiliac.. this isn't good :twisted:


WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN LOOK LIKE?!



Like a Walmart Neighborhood Market. With glasses.


Somewhere between 3-5 stories tall.
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Postby guitarguy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:37 pm

Definitely nerdy too.. extra nerdy..

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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:04 am

Probably be living somewhere on West Dodge Road.
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:51 pm

Wow! This thread took an interesting turn...lol

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Re: New Hotel for Downtown KC (near Crossroads District)

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Re: New Hotel for Downtown KC (near Crossroads District)

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:26 pm

We drove by this hotel site over the weekend. Very impressive! And just a block from P&L.

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Re: New Hotel for Downtown KC (near Crossroads District)

Postby jgomaha » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:50 am

On a recent trip to KC, i met up with a friend of mine that's going to be the Director of Sales for the new Residence Inn & Courtyard property - she was able to give me a hard hat tour of the hotel.


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Shot of the hotel from a parking lot at 16th & Wyandotte, caddy corner from the Kauffman
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Looking north - the Residence Inn side of the hotel
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view of the Sprint Center from one of the Courtyard rooms on the 10th floor
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Re: New Hotel for Downtown KC (near Crossroads District)

Postby RockHarbor » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Wow...that's way nice. I like how it blends in with the historic context of the city, yet has modern touches. I love Downtown Kansas City, Midtown, and the Plaza. Seriously, it is a beautiful urban set-up they got goin' on there.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.


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