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Old 03-12-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Proposal for first new multifamily housing construction ‘in forever’ for downtown KCK



OK, so a new multi-family residential development in downtown Kansas City Kansas is definitely a good sign. But does every new project in the state of Kansas have to include the word "Prairie"? This whole state pride thing looks extra funny when the project is mere blocks from the state line, and the area could not be less "Kansas-like".

Also, does the term "agrihood" sound ridiculous to anyone else?

 
Old 03-12-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Looks like a bad excuse for building low density in an urban area. That looks ridiculous but par for the course for kck.
 
Old 03-12-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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Proposal for first new multifamily housing construction ‘in forever’ for downtown KCK

OK, so a new multi-family residential development in downtown Kansas City Kansas is definitely a good sign. But does every new project in the state of Kansas have to include the word "Prairie"? This whole state pride thing looks extra funny when the project is mere blocks from the state line, and the area could not be less "Kansas-like".

Also, does the term "agrihood" sound ridiculous to anyone else?
It's hard, really. KCK is dysfunctional regarding urban core redevelopment. Supposedly Village West money is finally entering the older part of the city. I may not be a fan of this proposal per se, but I welcome the development.
 
Old 03-13-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Proposal for first new multifamily housing construction ‘in forever’ for downtown KCK



OK, so a new multi-family residential development in downtown Kansas City Kansas is definitely a good sign. But does every new project in the state of Kansas have to include the word "Prairie"? This whole state pride thing looks extra funny when the project is mere blocks from the state line, and the area could not be less "Kansas-like".

Also, does the term "agrihood" sound ridiculous to anyone else?
I see lots of surface parking lots, farm fields, just open grassy areas and a few townhomes. It's about as urban as what's there now, which looks almost rural in the foreground.

Come on KCK.
 
Old 03-14-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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I see lots of surface parking lots, farm fields, just open grassy areas and a few townhomes. It's about as urban as what's there now, which looks almost rural in the foreground.

Come on KCK.
I agree with you, but seriously... What's the alternative right now? Even though we can make fun of the way they name things, you can't really argue with anyone doing something productive in downtown KCK.

Maybe if they were mowing down massive segments of the urban fabric to put in a Walmart, I would complain. But even then, it would be nice to see someone giving a flip about the area.
 
Old 03-14-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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I agree with you, but seriously... What's the alternative right now? Even though we can make fun of the way they name things, you can't really argue with anyone doing something productive in downtown KCK.

Maybe if they were mowing down massive segments of the urban fabric to put in a Walmart, I would complain. But even then, it would be nice to see someone giving a flip about the area.
You are right, something is better than nothing. I just don't get KCK at all. They are spending hundreds of millions of dollars as sprawl and almost nothing has happened anywhere in the urban core in decades. I mean yea, it's a poor city, but come on, there are pockets of KCK such as strawberry hill that should have developers tripping all over themselves right now to redevelop it for the views of KCMO alone. Look at what's going on along Troost or Beacon Hill in KCMO.

A few townhouses is better than empty lots, but I can't think of many cities out there that have dropped the ball as much as KCK has. All their eggs are in the Village West basket. They have basically sealed their fate by not leveraging some of that opportunity and the use of STAR bonds for a bunch of suburban/rural sprawl.

And yea, the name is dumb, but this is not a large development by any stretch. Even if it's built out, it just won't amount to much. It covers a lot of area, but its impact will be minimal. So the name won't mean much.

Downtown KCK could be a very cool place if Kansas or Kansans in general gave a **** about it. Kansas = Johnson County. That's it. Just 1 or 2 percent of the subsidized office space in JoCo would turn around downtown KCK. I still can not comprehend the waste involved in building the EPA a custom building in downtown KCK only for them to move to a far flung area of Lenexa. The KC EPA is the only location that's not in an urban transit friendly sustainable area. Go figure.
 
Old 03-14-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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I think there has been a little bit of sibling rivalry between the downtown and western wyco. The downtown seems abandoned. I think the curse of the Pylons lives on.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Im from Kansas City,KS. Still live here, but man oh man how I want to leave. I remember joking with a friend just how bizarre KCK can be. One part can be very urban and some parts even remind me of a tiny L.A. Then there are other parts where its just super country like you're several miles away from a big city. I remember going out to western KCK to play baseball in my youth in the 1990s. There was nothing out there by 435, until the speedway was built and everything changed after that. Urban KCK, besides the KU MED center area, is very depressing. Downtown looks like its stuck in the 60s, at most.
KCK had great potential to be a greater city, but ball was dropped. They did get Sporting KC which is cool though lol. Other than that there is not much to KCK, besides the good mexican food.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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I still can not comprehend the waste involved in building the EPA a custom building in downtown KCK only for them to move to a far flung area of Lenexa. The KC EPA is the only location that's not in an urban transit friendly sustainable area. Go figure.
Haha, and that EPA building will be empty soon too thanks to Trump supporters. Make all of America as messed up as Kansas!
 
Old 03-18-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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Sounds like a bunch of petty complaints (the name of the place - REALLY?) just to put down KCK. Um, Prairie Fire at 135th in OP and Prairie Fire downtown KCK. I'm guessing built by the same people and thus the same name. Were you aware there is a Prairie Fire development in KCMO too? https://prairiefiredg.com/project/cp-lofts/ Are you going to call that stupid too?


Not everyone likes urban living. Less dense/more open space makes sense to me.


And about KCK - I have been to The Legends before for Sporting KC games, to go to NFM, and to eat. I had never gone to any of the stores there. Last night I did and I have to say, it was very nice and quite pleasant surroundings. I will definitely shop there again. And the parking lot was full. People were circling around and around waiting for parking spots. So The Legends seems to me to be thriving.
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