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Old 07-21-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Located four miles south of the greater Downtown area of KCMO, the "plaza" district in KC in more intense than many mid sized city's downtowns. This area has developed over 100 years to become a true mixed use area and I'm not sure there is much that can compete with it except in the biggest cities. I'm not even sure that KC knows what it has with the Plaza.

Honest question. I have been to all cities. I have only seen areas that resemble small parts of the plaza. Is there anything out there that is similar?


































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Old 07-21-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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So are you asking for other dense urban areas outside of downtowns in other cities?
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:50 PM
 
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hmmm let me think Dallas, Houston, Denver, LA, Washington DC, Miami etc. to name a few, in all reality there's really nothing special about those pictures
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I've never been to Kansas City, but from your pictures and what you describe, Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood looks similar. Block after block of shopping, restaurants, and bars, a lot of high rise apartments (not immediately adjacent to the shopping, but pretty close), a lot of office buildings (Cherry Creek has a lot of regional banks and financial institutions), a lot of the old homes have been bulldozed to build new luxury townhomes.

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La Jolla in San Diego is like this. Also there are TONS of districts like this in Los Angeles, kind of like mini downtowns outside of the official downtown, such as Century City, Koreatown, Hollywood, etc. This doesn't even count the adjacent cities such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Pasadena.

The Plaza does look really cool though. I'm actually kind of curious about what KC has to offer. Maybe one of these days I'll take a trip out there and check it out.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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Bellevue wa
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Cherry Creek in Denver and Central West End in St Louis are two of the closer peers I have seen to the plaza.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Ill stick to similar sized cities, How about Federal Hill in Providence, or The Fans in Richmond/
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Washington DC leads all cities nationwide in suburban mixed use downtowns outside the central city. These areas even all have Metro access to boot with 3-5 minute rush hour headways. Rosslyn-Ballston, Bethesda, Alexandria, and Silver Spring lead the nation in urban CBD's outside the central city.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Isn't somewhere in St Louis similar? University City maybe? I can't remember.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Washington DC leads all cities nationwide in suburban mixed use downtowns outside the central city. These areas even all have Metro access to boot with 3-5 minute rush hour headways. Rosslyn-Ballston, Bethesda, Alexandria, and Silver Spring lead the nation in urban CBD's outside the central city.
Do those have more jobs and residents than Newark, Jersey City, downtown Brooklyn, Long Island City, and the other centers around NYC?

Edit: Just realized that you qualified "suburban", although the OP stated "urban".
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