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by bobbyhawks
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Street Eats and Interesting Counters
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Street Eats and Interesting Counters

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Port Fonda was 10x better as a food truck
Disagree.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Street Eats and Interesting Counters
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: Street Eats and Interesting Counters

Dang, remember when Port Fonda was always outside the Rieger? Here's to hoping the next PF materializes in the DT area soon. It's one thing to follow a trend and another to just be good at what you do, but most things that have opened lately seem to be following a trend without the focus required to...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 635
Views: 88495

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Online pet website calls Bar K "America's coolest pet business." Bar K presents dogs and their humans a business model like no other. https://petsplusmag.com/bar-k-presents-dogs-and-their-humans-a-business-model-like-no-other/ We took a guest from Europe to Bar K (we don't have a dog, but like to g...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Metro Retail Space Reports
Replies: 26
Views: 5932

Re: KC Metro Retail Space Reports

Cosentino's is wonderful for what it is, but they are in need of some more serious competition to keep things current. It is a nice store, but I feel like they have changed very little in 10 years. They aren't enough of any one thing to make them a destination, and I think that's partially why many ...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

I'm appealing, but still asking for a 100% increase. I have no idea how they will process all of this crap.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Also worth noting, 1720 Jefferson was valued at $517k, and 1728 Jefferson was valued at $508k (which I feel are definitely under but another example of how wacky the valuations were). Can you imagine the house that would need to be built to be worth triple that in the eyes of the assessment team?
by bobbyhawks
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

I've not seen one house in that neighborhood sell for much under 1M Don't know if you were joking, but a majority of houses sold in the area have gone for under $500k. Perhaps people fixate on the ones for sale at high price, but those generally stay on the market for a long time and require many l...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

IMO, there is no single house in the Westside that could sell for $1.5 million, yet at least one brand new property on a small lot in the Westside North was valued in the assessment at $1.5+ million. The properties with homes on either side of it are both under $175k (and both of those assessments w...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Totally agree about the cap, but it sounds like gentrification isn't the primary driver of this. After reading this I'd image that there are properties in areas that have seen little investment but received large increases nonetheless. "The system isn’t changing, but the focus of the every-other-ye...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 11134

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Just got in from being out of the country for 3 weeks to find out about my 136% increase in property taxes. I'll echo what others have said in that my property assessment was way low for many years, but there are some crazy single year increases in my neighborhood. I used to think that the really ba...
by bobbyhawks
Wed May 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Bringing Conventions to Kansas City
Replies: 46
Views: 9803

Re: Bringing Conventions to Kansas City

KC won't have the turnout Nashville did and like KCP stated, KC just isn't a party town like Vegas, NO or Nashville. I wouldn't want that vibe downtown all the time anyway. Can you image if our Broadway street was lined with bars for 8-10 blocks...that would be a nightmare and I'm guessing a lot of...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1031
Views: 119370

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

normalthings wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:49 pm
C-suite exec at JetBlue said that they will probably start MCI service once the new terminal comes online. Have heard similar from multiple other sources as well.
But... but... didn't all the naysayers claim the new terminal wouldn't bring in new flights or travel options?
by bobbyhawks
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2726
Views: 361433

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I have a consulting firm that will name your hipster business for you for $5,000. I have a set of about 500 rotating, currently precious words, and I use a sophisticated random number generator to combine two of them, ala Opal + Heart, Sage & Satchel, or Court and King.
by bobbyhawks
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 3646

Re: Academie Lafayette

AL's biggest concern right now, IMO, is still managing through the growth and scaling in a smart way without overburdening the staff. They have unique teacher issues considering they bring in mostly foreign teachers, but the teachers are pretty passionate about the IB curriculum and immersion style ...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 686
Views: 111301

Re: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal

Is it just me, or is everyone getting diagnosed with Hashimoto's lately? I feel like this is the perfect storm of something that needs to be used to improve the nexus of how we join healthcare systems, food systems, diet, food ingredients, and environmentalism. People go from making fun of gluten fr...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1010
Views: 113816

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In not so surprising fashion, the Chiefs have fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.
by bobbyhawks
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1010
Views: 113816

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At least it could be more like college. Since pro offenses are better, maybe give them the ball at the 50 yard line, and let them try to match each other. It would be pretty exciting.
by bobbyhawks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 489
Views: 85885

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

To move 10,000 people in 60 minutes takes 20 trains departing every 60 seconds. Streetcar service wouldn't be designed with the purpose or capability of moving an entire stadium worth of people from downtown. That wouldn't make sense anyhow. It would connect the district, though, during all of the ...
by bobbyhawks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 489
Views: 85885

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I'd put it in the West Bottoms close to Hy Vee Arena, with one side of the stadium in Kansas and the other in Missouri (hello bi-state tax). Parking space can be found/already exists and can be purchased or borrowed from Hy Vee Arena with the possibility of a streetcar spur over time. Offices can be...