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by cdm2p
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 305
Views: 40651

Re: Bike Lanes

KCPowercat wrote:They could have taken one side of paseo and made it a nice bikeway....the street has no traffic.

Why the heck was that scraped?
People live on both sides of Paseo. It would seem obvious that property owners would want to access their property, no?
by cdm2p
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 20th Street Streetscape
Replies: 155
Views: 27940

Re: 20th Street Streetscape

The 20th Street team worked pretty closely with the home2suites project to make sure all of their utility services were installed before paving was done. That project should not require utility cuts on 20th. Because of the complexity of the BMP system along 20th street, the midwest hotel/herford hou...
by cdm2p
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 430
Views: 44481

Re: Layoffs at The Star

I never liked Yael but the star is even more useless now.
by cdm2p
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 39784

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

The problem with standards is that the city is not standard. The city is different. A suburban standard does not apply to the city. At some point the discussion over land use becomes intertwined. Does a car intensive use (gas station, oil change shop) belong in retail-destination area? Hard to see h...
by cdm2p
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Make Grand Grand
Replies: 292
Views: 41068

Re: Make Grand Grand

I've always thought the city should stop doing per-project work for some of this and instead get a company on the books for all painting work. They get 100% of painting jobs with renewal options for a few more years with some defined increase until either side decided not to renew or the term ends....
by cdm2p
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 39784

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

This is an old topic but needs attention. Something needs to be done about curb cuts. They kill the streetscape. Can somebody take this up?
by cdm2p
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 305
Views: 40651

Re: Bike Lanes

is the bike plan the line drawing that was put together by staff more than 15 years ago? If so, I would say we need a plan revision.
by cdm2p
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Interstate Highway thru Crossroads ('80s Plan)
Replies: 25
Views: 3539

Re: Interstate Highway thru Crossroads ('80s Plan)

I've seen the drawings. I will post if I find them. Tom Levitt led the charge to kill it.
by cdm2p
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 135084

Re: The KCMO School District

Midtownkid wrote:Did anyone else hear about an incident at East High School where a white student was bullied, then drenched in gasoline and burned? Did not die, but is horribly injured. Total race-based hate crime but almost no news about it. Weird.
Didn't this happen like two weeks ago?
by cdm2p
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Yael: KC needs to nurture young leaders
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Yael: KC needs to nurture young leaders

How about Yael replaces himself with someone younger at the Star? He embodies the worst about KC. Completely agree. Yael is the kind of guy that sees storm clouds in a sunny day. Birthdays for him are not a celebration of life but a coutdown towards death. He is without a doubt the most pessimistic...
by cdm2p
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Yael: KC needs to nurture young leaders
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Yael: KC needs to nurture young leaders

Yael needs to shut the hell up.
by cdm2p
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Is the era of big box stores over?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Is the era of big box stores over?

Nothing is absolute. Things change. Big boxes have their place in the marketplace.
by cdm2p
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 135084

Re: The KCMO School District

I know it's been considered before but it's never passed. It's time to take a serious look at the idea. Think of how many young families move out of the core once their kids reach school age. It only makes sense to do everything possible to retain young families in Kansas City. The idea is a case o...
by cdm2p
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 135084

Re: The KCMO School District

I know it's been considered before but it's never passed. It's time to take a serious look at the idea. Think of how many young families move out of the core once their kids reach school age. It only makes sense to do everything possible to retain young families in Kansas City.
by cdm2p
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 135084

Re: The KCMO School District

They should consider vouchers and credits for those who live within the boundaries of an unaccredited district. I know liberals hate the idea but keep in mind that this would be a short-lived credit. After all, kids grow up but parents remain, continuing to pay taxes.
by cdm2p
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: City manager proposes budget cuts
Replies: 22
Views: 1881

Re: City manager proposes budget cuts

No!!!!!!!!!
by cdm2p
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: City manager proposes budget cuts
Replies: 22
Views: 1881

Re: City manager proposes budget cuts

Er... ATA doesn't just run buses to other cities willy nilly. They have contracts with those cities. They get the level of service they pay for.
by cdm2p
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: City manager proposes budget cuts
Replies: 22
Views: 1881

Re: City manager proposes budget cuts

You know ... We complain about low density development and sprawl but have we ever stopped to think that we've lost so much population in the core that population densities in some blocks are equal to or worse than in some exurbs? I would be in favor of vacating blocks and consolidating residents in...
by cdm2p
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: City manager proposes budget cuts
Replies: 22
Views: 1881

Re: City manager proposes budget cuts

Innovation and efficiency is everyone's responsibility. Unless sly has somebody specifically in mind, which is entirely possible.
by cdm2p
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 135084

Re: The KCMO School District

If the North Kansas City School District were to be extended south of the river, I think all of the newly encompassed residential units would see a huge increase in value. Literally my only concern about remaining in the city forever is sending kids to school. Though, admittedly, I'm less concerned...