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by FangKC
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118215

Re: Politics

Security Concerns Stall Kris Kobach’s Controversial Voter Tracking Program in Kansas A massive voter-tracking program run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — which purports to help states keep voter rolls accurate — has halted operations over concerns about its own accuracy and security. The...
by FangKC
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 456
Views: 56893

Re: 18th and Vine

Vandals cause serious flood damage at Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center in KC (Former Paseo YMCA) The new Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center was hit by vandals Friday, causing serious damage. Police say around 11 a.m. Friday an alarm went off. They said someone broke into the histori...
by FangKC
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 83
Views: 14051

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

On Ozzy and Jack's World Tour this week (A&E Channel), Ozzy Osbourne meets up with a long-time fan when they are visiting the military's aircraft graveyard in Arizona. The fan presents an old Black Sabbath cassette tape for Ozzy to sign, and explains that the younger members of his crew didn't k...
by FangKC
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place

Yes. It's also a huge waste of resources. 1. That building was in use for only 43 years. The carbon produced from building it is still in the atmosphere heating the planet for who knows how long. 2. We have homeless people who would benefit from having a place to live. If no operator could be found ...
by FangKC
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Downtown Masterplan

No, it was having Swope Community Builders as the master developer. They were unsuccessful in developing the lots that were already owned by the City and Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. Swope was granted redevelopment rights in 2005, so they have had plenty of time to assemble all the pa...
by FangKC
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place

Eyesore motel coming down June 24, forcing traffic detours along I-435 near front street In just a matter of seconds, a once prominent but now problem property will be reduced to rubble when the City of Kansas City performs a demolition that will improve the neighborhood by removing blight. Implosi...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Downtown Masterplan

To be fair, there aren't that many historic buildings left in the Paseo West neighborhood. A few, yes. There are 45 blocks in Paseo West, and probably 28 older buildings worth saving, and a smattering of individual houses. Exactly this. Paseo West could use a complete overhaul. Sure, make an effort...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 83
Views: 14051

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

I can't believe they are getting historic tax credits. The building isn't yet 50 years old. Most exemptions to that rule are because the building is considered exceptional. I really doubt the Flashcube Building is considered an exceptional historic asset by many experts. There are much older propert...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott (16th & Baltimore)
Replies: 269
Views: 37317

Re: OFFICIAL - Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott (16th & Baltimore)

I wonder if Brad Nicholson will oppose their license?
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118215

Re: Politics

The bill that the Dems uniformly opposed that went down in the House was a hard line anti-immigration proposal. It was a cure worse than the disease. Also, the GOP controls the entire government , so if they want to do something they shouldn't need the Dems anyway. But it turns out, with the except...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118215

Re: Politics

I think the crux of the long term fix is Trump wants to cut legal immigration numbers. Non-starter. Cutting legal immigration is only going to cause more problems in the long-term. People who oppose even legal immigration don't realize this. There is a demographic issue here. Our current birth rate...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1522
Views: 118215

Re: Politics

There was never any law that required the separations of children from their parents. It was a policy that could have been changed at any time by Trump. It didn't require any action by Congress. I have a feeling the EO came after Trump's visit to Capital Hill, where lawmakers explained this to him, ...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36484

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Controversial Northeast development held by Council committee A proposed retail development at 2600 Independence Avenue will have to wait at least another month for a chance at approval from the City Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee. The short-handed PZED committee – me...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 43421

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Block 4 Properties , a nonprofit affiliate of the Downtown Council, was set up to acquire property at 17th & Broadway for the future home of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. In addition to acquiring the land, the Downtown Council acts as the property manager and assists in fundraising ...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 813

Re: Downtown Masterplan

To be fair, there aren't that many historic buildings left in the Paseo West neighborhood. A few, yes. There are 45 blocks in Paseo West, and probably 28 older buildings worth saving, and a smattering of individual houses. Paseo West would be the perfect neighborhood to redevelop into a true urban n...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 43421

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I could find no owner on the parcel viewer, but I assume that Shirley Helzberg owns it, right?
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 55
Views: 4934

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I was hoping he would run for governor against Mike Parsons in 2020.
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36484

Re: Historic Old Northeast

I would think the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and IA CID would want a denser development that included residential, since having more residents would increase sales for area businesses as well as put more eyes on the street to reduce crime. The parcel viewer shows that property owned by BA Propert...
by FangKC
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 377
Views: 43421

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The original Downtown UMKC Conservatory proposal, which would have been located on land immediately south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, collapsed in January. That’s when Julia Irene Kauffman withdrew her $20 million pledge, the foundation of its private funding. She was responding...

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