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by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2490

Re: Tracks 215 Project

Let me rephrase: We should be seeking a much lower parking ratio than 1:1 within a 5 minute walk of the streetcar line.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2490

Re: Tracks 215 Project

It has two stops within a five-minute walk.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2490

Re: Tracks 215 Project

I don't get how this is a reasonable request in the slightest. The 150 parking spaces already exist. There is no public benefit to putting them in a garage. Building parking for the new residential, again, has no public benefit. We should be seeking a much lower parking ratio than 1:1 along the stre...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 63
Views: 3170

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

I don't see how building a bunch of taxpayer-funded parking garages gets away from catering to the car culture. It makes things worse. If the city's going to be involved in parking, it should be coordinating shared parking for residential/office/retail and opening up every private parking space to b...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 59103

Re: Union Hill Development

I went in a few weeks ago to grab some dessert-to-go on a Saturday night at 8pm and no one was in there.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2408
Views: 247374

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yeah, it's so weird that there would be more people downtown on weekends going to events rather than work. Doesn't make any sense. /s
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2600
Views: 338023

Re: Misc Crossroads News

This is just proving how much City Market is missing the boat by not having a Christkindlmarkt on December weekend evenings. Serve Christmas-themed cocktails in the shelter with garage doors. Do a Christmas light show on the Steamboat Museum building. They'd make a killing.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 328
Views: 41409

Re: Five Light

I'm not buying that at all. The tower is mid-block so that corner isn't underneath it. They would have to take out Jos A. Bank as well to reach the elevators.

The mid-block lobby will be two stories and not that small square footage-wise, I don't see the issue.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 104
Views: 15490

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I didn't count them but there were at least 20.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 59103

Re: Union Hill Development

Seems like a good place for some food trucks that can move when it's icy.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 110
Views: 27942

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

Not that much better.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 110
Views: 27942

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

They must be pretty high-end considering the new townhouses the same developer built at 27th & Campbell still haven't all sold for less than $300k.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5524
Views: 495131

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I'm not sure I really understand the logic here. If a developer comes in and makes a legitimate offer, I don't see how Commerce could think it's a better strategy to sit on the land in the hopes that maybe in 10 years the Royals might select their site for a new stadium if they decide to move and ev...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple searching for second HQ--too!
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Re: Apple searching for second HQ--too!

Taking the KC economic border war nationwide!

First, they get insane incentives to locate the 2nd HQ. Then, every time they want to add jobs they'll play each HQ's city and state off of each other to see who will offer more incentives for the new jobs.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

Re: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!

That "study" is bogus.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2153
Views: 273176

Re: Westport

The U.S. murder rate in the 70s was almost double what it is now.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 342
Views: 57285

Re: Beacon Hill

God, this neighborhood is fugly.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 110
Views: 27942

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

27th has been reopened between Grand and Gillham. The road diet looks nice as it goes past one of the Hallmark surface parking lots, and some trees and grass should help even more. It would be nice if they could do something with the huge north facing blank brick wall that one is confronted with as...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Metro Transportation Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Re: KC Metro Transportation Ideas

I oppose building rail transit in all of suburban Kansas City (excluding NKC). Until they are interested in dense land use, it's all the expense, none of the benefits.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 881
Views: 129400

Re: Troost developments

Has there been a more complete transformation of a corridor in KC in such a short period of time (assuming all of these projects get built)?