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by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: KC CityState

Many counties do need to merge in both Kansas and Missouri. The county I grew up in has seen its' population drop to around 4,400 people. The population in 1900 was 17,083. There are schools that are merging with other districts located across the county line, or sharing sports programs with them be...
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1448
Views: 107715

Re: Politics

Nixon did have fairly high support among Republicans clear up to the end. However, once people realized he was involved in the cover-up of Watergate, that support dropped. I grew up in a heavily-Republican area, and once people became aware of the crimes in the administration, they dropped Nixon lik...
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1652
Views: 162852

Re: KC in TV and Movies

I found this web series online that is set in Kansas City, and produced locally.

https://www.captiveswebseries.com/videos
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1448
Views: 107715

Re: Politics

35% of Americans will support whoever is on their team. It's all about "winning". I say this all the time. I know people whose families would starve without food stamps, and/or be homeless without housing assistance, who vote for Republicans because that is who their father voted for. The...
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1448
Views: 107715

Re: Politics

Greitens seems like the kind of guy that people support based on the limited, projected image, but if they spent an hour with him alone just talking, would walk away hating him.
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: KC CityState

You need the legislatures of both Kansas and Missouri to approve this, and they won't. Loss of state revenue alone would stop it -- especially in Kansas since the Kansas suburbs pay for much of state government. Then, even if MO/KS approve, for the KC Metro to become a city-state, you would need the...
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1448
Views: 107715

Re: Politics

So he maybe took some pictures, did some rapey things, possibly blackmailed a woman and also could have engaged in felony tampering to solicit campaign donations. Sounds downright presidential to me. Absolutely, I'm sure Trump is wondering why he didn't think of political advertisements like these....
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 43
Views: 5998

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

This is the first time I have heard of this proposed development. The elimination of the state tax credits has already derailed the construction of at least one low-income housing building downtown. Last summer, Prairie Fire Development Group drew up plans to t ear down the former Kansas City Public...
by FangKC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 6930

Re: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing

Does anyone have any idea of where The Defenders got its name? Very strange. Kind of comic book stuff. It originally had a different name. I remember being in the building in the late eighties on a social work visit to a client, but do not recall when it was torn down. I remember the exterior as ha...
by FangKC
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 6930

Re: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing

Whatever is happening, it better happen fast. Affordable housing funding and historic tax credits are both on the chopping block on the federal and state level. I would assume this project would utilize both.
by FangKC
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214700

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Developer Plans to Convert Former Auto Row Building on McGee Into Offices ...Andrew Brain of Brain Group development plans invest up to $12 million to covert the 100 year-old building at 1824-32 McGee into office space. ... The building at 1824 McGee opened in 1919 as the Franklin-Williams Motor Co...
by FangKC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1448
Views: 107715

Re: Politics

by FangKC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105945

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

You can't wait forever for some pie-in-the-sky mega-project. Look at the North Loop. There is no big payoff coming. Just build smaller infill projects that create activity. It's the appearance of vacancy and no activity that are the reason big tenants don't come. Create a filled-in neighborhood wit...
by FangKC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214700

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Yes, it seems a bit much to expect the condo owners to have to shoulder the cost of this alone.
by FangKC
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105945

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

You can't wait forever for some pie-in-the-sky mega-project. Look at the North Loop. There is no big payoff coming. Just build smaller infill projects that create activity. It's the appearance of vacancy and no activity that are the reason big tenants don't come. Create a filled-in neighborhood with...
by FangKC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214700

Re: Misc Crossroads News

It could probably handle two restaurants with a shared patio.
by FangKC
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105945

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

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