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Old 09-30-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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This is interesting: Master Plan | Briarcliff Development Company | Briarcliff KC

It seems they're planning on building south all the way down to the river.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Do you have any memory of what that area was like?
Hardly any. I even had to look real hard to ever remember the old Riverside! But I did see the location would be excellent whether working Downtown, N. of the River, etc.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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It's funny... I have lived up north my whole life and driven or rode that stretch of highway hundreds of times including everyday for work before it was developed and I cannot picture what it looked like before.
Yea kinda why I asked. I have little recollection myself. No reason to go up there before I guess. It's pretty cool how a private development is changing the feel of the entire area though. Half of the Briarcliff development is in the city of Riverside and if somebody told me 15 years ago that class A office space, luxury housing and a country club were going to be built in Riverside I would have laughed at them. Riverside has always been sort of the little redneck suburb of the metro.

But with Briarcliff expanding into Riverside, the new Horizons Parkway exit off I-635 and development going there plus Park Hill South High and the Casino, Riverside is changing.

But the RED X can never go away!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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Yea kinda why I asked. I have little recollection myself. No reason to go up there before I guess. It's pretty cool how a private development is changing the feel of the entire area though. Half of the Briarcliff development is in the city of Riverside and if somebody told me 15 years ago that class A office space, luxury housing and a country club were going to be built in Riverside I would have laughed at them. Riverside has always been sort of the little redneck suburb of the metro.

But with Briarcliff expanding into Riverside, the new Horizons Parkway exit off I-635 and development going there plus Park Hill South High and the Casino, Riverside is changing.

But the RED X can never go away!
HA! Yeah I remember Riverside being a gas station here, a gas station there, a gas station on the other corners (jk). But logically, that proximity to DT, probably a safe area with the River buffer, no Kansas income tax filings, apparently good school district, and more . .certainly makes sense to develop.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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HA! Yeah I remember Riverside being a gas station here, a gas station there, a gas station on the other corners (jk). But logically, that proximity to DT, probably a safe area with the River buffer, no Kansas income tax filings, apparently good school district, and more . .certainly makes sense to develop.
The only thing I remember about the good old days of Riverside is the Firworks stands. Do they still do that there?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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does anyone remeber Riverside Stadium for car races
knew some folks who used to race there
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Fly Over Country
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does anyone remeber Riverside Stadium for car races
knew some folks who used to race there
Used to go every weekend in the early 70s. My first apartment was in Riverside, personally
I thought that town was a dump. Nice to see it's getting a refurb though, it's about time.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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does anyone remeber Riverside Stadium for car races
knew some folks who used to race there

Actually now that you mentioned it, but never did attend a car race. But that did fit the image I think most of us had. Back then I don't think we ever would have thought of it as a future development place but now that the metro has spread all out, it certainly seems an excellent location and this huge complex, including future plans, has got to generate alot of enthusiasm to live, work, merchant there.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Between Briarcliff (part of it anyway) and this Horizons develoment below, I think Riverside is getting a new life.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Tivol in Briarcliff is closing. I have no idea why, but I wonder if the demographics haven't turned out to be as upscale as they'd hoped?
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