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by ldai_phs
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 2864

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

The I-29 bridge on N. Oak isn't high enough. Need 16 feet clearance and it's not. Getting the train past Vivion Rd will be the first barrier going north let alone traveling all the way to the airport Given NKC passed a TDD in 2008 and is moving forward with Burlington corridor biking improvements w...
by ldai_phs
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 37
Views: 2043

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Hey! Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm putting together a presentation about how KC has overbuilt low-density areas leading to massive detrimental long-term effects. I am currently struggling to find examples and data about the differences between dense and low density neighborhood...
by ldai_phs
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2364
Views: 171051

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Lots of progress on the site today....Concrete foundation going in on the south side of the project and two new Bay Cranes have popped up too. This thing should be vertical in a few months if not sooner. No way they start doing any kind of steel work in a few months. They have a solid 4-5 months le...
by ldai_phs
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 2864

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Couple Updates: I heard at a meeting today that an LR line from downtown KCMO to far down 71 highway (Harrisonville was mentioned) would only cost roughly $700m. Keep in mind that a single highway interchange costs roughly $500million. The ROW already exists and is gov. Owned so The only costs woul...
by ldai_phs
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!
Replies: 35
Views: 2413

Re: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!

that makes a lot of sense. I personally would rather have public transit over a Google AI Highway.
by ldai_phs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!
Replies: 35
Views: 2413

Re: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!

I heard today that the Chamber of Commerce is looking at an "AI Superhighway" as part of their transit initiative. Anyone else here something about this?
by ldai_phs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 2864

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

71 Highway is a high traffic route with a preexisting transit ROW(the center median is built to handle BRT or Rail). TOD is still possible even though it is median running.
by ldai_phs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 2864

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Couple Updates: I heard at a meeting today that an LR line from downtown KCMO to far down 71 highway (Harrisonville was mentioned) would only cost roughly $700m. Keep in mind that a single highway interchange costs roughly $500million. The ROW already exists and is gov. Owned so The only costs would...
by ldai_phs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138781

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Also on NPR, Gerend noted that lanes, stops, and fares are all up in the air at this point. He also noted that 39th street is the highest east-west bus route in the city. Hopefully, a route from the east side to KU Med on 39th is in our future. I don't like hearing that fares are up in the air. KC ...
by ldai_phs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138781

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

If dedicated lanes down main are used, is it possible to just lay down some good old gravel and wood or concrete ties instead of poured concrete? I assume that gravel and ties will be used within the CCROW way. This would also be super cool https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/CAF_Urb...
by ldai_phs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

I note that neither you nor anyone else on the board complains that Cordish will take some 10-15 years to build out all of its development sites with premium high-rises. If the goal were to get rid of development sites as quickly as possible then clearly it would have been better for them to have b...
by ldai_phs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

"Copaken is not really a company that builds ambitious things." They did Corrigan Station on spec, and Arterra is the only non-wood frame residential project downtown that wasn't massively subsidized (Cordish) or based on pie-in-the-sky cost estimates (2nd and Delaware). Sure they didn't ...
by ldai_phs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Honestly, there's not much that Copaken can do with that site right now. High-rise residential and hotel projects aren't viable when the city is giving substantial cash subsidies to competing projects nearby, and the office market is tepid at best. With a premium site like that it's better to wait ...
by ldai_phs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Incredible progress in a decade but still a lot of work to do. The new Lights will help fill in but I wonder when the other lots will be developed. Are any of them for sale? I’m convinced Copaken is sitting on that prime lot at 13th and Grand and have no serious intentions to build. After the light...
by ldai_phs
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138781

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

why does a stop have to be at Linwood over 31st? Is it due to a future streetcar route down Linwood?
by ldai_phs
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The Reebok Ad would be a cool addition to 3 Light. I am pretty sure we would have to get their permission to use it though.
by ldai_phs
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The murals look fine. It has been said before, but I'll say it again, the street level experience along the building was done very well. That was definitely the most important thing for me. I'm not as concerned about the wall of glass. Once all the landscaping goes in, it's going to look great. The...
by ldai_phs
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105934

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

If the interstate is capped can they expand the display?
by ldai_phs
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138781

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I don't think our current cars are capable of being coupled together. I think a modification to the coupling system would be required.
by ldai_phs
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1779

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Ideally they would choose a street that they feel is meaningful and white Kansas City would STFU and be ok with it. If it’s Paseo, then it’s Paseo. That name never made any sense anyway. Isn't the Paseo designed and named after the Paseo de Reforma in Mexico City. Additionally, why can't or shouldn...

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