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by FangKC
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 293
Views: 33679

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I've read several articles in the past two years that say the large open-area work spaces are being found to reduce productivity, not increase it. There is too much noise, activity, and are too many forms of distraction. Employees are more productive and less stressed out if they have their own offi...
by FangKC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 21
Views: 867

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

Before the new wears off, KC needs to also focus on food and entertainment. Planners do react to feedback, and they tend to return to the "fun" cities over and over. We cannot just skate by on BBQ places and jazz music. There needs to be variety. One of the best advantages KC has for convention trav...
by FangKC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza
Replies: 39
Views: 2657

Re: West Plaza

Rumor is that Mike's Liquor is building on that lot. Employee confirmed this a few weeks ago. it's going to be a huge liquor store. Correct with the new Mikes (with drive through) and the mega QuikTrip and all the other cheap franchise joints this strip will no doubt become a walkable pedestrian pa...
by FangKC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Milhaus Mixed Use (19th and Oak)
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: OFFICIAL - Milhaus Mixed Use (19th and Oak)

Pioneering East Crossroads Apartment Project Kicks Off Construction Construction of a $72 million East Crossroads apartment development that’s been in the works for 16 months is scheduled to begin today with the first residents expected to begin moving into the project in Fall 2020. John McGurk, an...
by FangKC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 369
Views: 59847

Re: New Broadway Bridge

To be fair to MDOT, the gas tax has not been raised in 22 years, and Missouri has among the lowest gas taxes in the USA. The last time the gas tax was on the ballot to be raised (2018), Missourians voted it down. Since 1996, the state has also added more than 525,000 in population, so I assume that ...
by FangKC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flooding on the Missouri
Replies: 194
Views: 12833

Re: Flooding on the Missouri

Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa could remain closed until June

https://www.kmbc.com/article/interstate ... h/27126616
by FangKC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 31
Views: 1175

Re: Restoring Residential Density

In the past these neighborhoods could support a lot of nearby businesses. That was when many houses had five or six people (or more) living in them. Almost 40 percent of all households (houses, apartments) in KCMO are now occupied by single people. On my block, 13 of 29 houses have a single adult li...
by FangKC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8810

Re: Affordable Housing

It's not only in the City's core. Does the Sears (at former Antioch Mall) really need a surface parking lot this large? A park-and-ride bus stop already exists on-site near the Vivion Road intersection. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1925249,-94.5503885,244a,35y,90h,44.95t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en An an...
by FangKC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8810

Re: Affordable Housing

How about reducing parking minimums for retail centers where many of the parking spaces are never used? There are many opportunities to create affordable housing near and around existing grocery stores, and shopping malls. This would allow seniors, disabled, and low-income residents to live near ret...
by FangKC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1809
Views: 182685

Re: Politics

We can’t confirm him,’ Pat Roberts warns of potential Kobach nomination for DHS One of the GOP senators from Kris Kobach’s home state said Tuesday that the Senate would not be able to confirm the Kansas Republican if President Donald Trump taps him for a cabinet post. Kobach, the former Kansas secr...
by FangKC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 369
Views: 59847

Re: New Broadway Bridge

It would be ridiculous to fund that steamboat museum in Jefferson City when there is not enough money to replace highly-used bridges in large cities.
by FangKC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8810

Re: Affordable Housing

KC committee hopes to ease parking requirements to spur affordable housing A City Council committee on Wednesday endorsed a potentially transformative plan to ease parking requirements for developers who build some affordable apartments. The proposal, which the full City Council could vote on as so...
by FangKC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2022
Views: 258640

Re: Westport

by FangKC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 31
Views: 1175

Re: Restoring Residential Density

Designing and Building a Better Kansas City for the Future ... Second, let’s legalize the historic, built pattern of Kansas City. These “missing middle” buildings give the city the kind of Goldilocks density that supports local businesses, makes transit viable, is affordable and builds local wealth...
by FangKC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2022
Views: 258640

Re: Westport

Owner Of Kansas City's Tivoli Cinemas Says Friday Will Be Its Last Day

https://www.kcur.org/post/owner-kansas- ... y#stream/0

KC's oldest independent movie theater will close its curtains for good

http://tinyurl.com/yxlcylz8
by FangKC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1126
Views: 110769

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Schlitterbahn quiet on summer plans for KCK water park ... A Schlitterbahn spokeswoman told The Kansas City Star that there was no news about the local water park. But tickets are not for sale on the local park’s website and a Schlitterbahn job website lists no positions available in KCK, The Star ...
by FangKC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1036
Views: 146368

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC rises in 'best places to live' list Kansas City rose nine spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 ranking of the nation's best places to live, and it's ranked the highest of any Kansas or Missouri metro on the list. The magazine analyzed the nation's 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affo...
by FangKC
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1036
Views: 146368

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Travel The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend By Thrillist Travel 12. Kansas City, Missouri KC is Austin without the crowds, Chicago on a smaller scale. This midwestern metropolis is so underrated it’s silly; the folks are welcoming, the barbecue is dank, flights cost nothing. Public transit is i...
by FangKC
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1036
Views: 146368

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

The Best American Cities for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In) By Thrillist Kansas City, Missouri Metro population: 489,000 Median 1BD rental: $736 Key stat: 90-plus, the number of barbecue restaurants in Kansas City’s metropolitan area https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/best...
by FangKC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2022
Views: 258640

Re: Westport

That is upsetting news. I go to the Tivoli the most of all area theaters.