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by GRID
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2769
Views: 282478

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It's turning out a lot better than I thought it would.
by GRID
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 113
Views: 19499

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Losing Pro Teams might be the most major impact of no longer being a Top 30 metro but there will probably be many other impacts too, like when services rollout something to the top 30 markets, etc. I'm in the camp that no strong university will continue to be a major factor for comparably slower gr...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Weekday ridership continues to increase. Right, as it should with all the residents moving downtown. That's why I said "weekends" when I mentioned the suburban people playing on it. And personally, there is absolutely noting wrong with that either. The streetcar is exposing people to downtown even ...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 103
Views: 23750

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

This is one of the neatest hotels I have seen anywhere. I hope to get a chance to stay there in the future.
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ Because it’s a streetcar, for the benefit mostly for those living alongside it. It’s not a commuter rail and never will be. It’s not going to connect to Liberty or the airport or JOCO or the stadiums. Those would all be bigger trains that would connect at some point along the line. We can see tha...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1126
Views: 111138

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

I think it's been obvious for a year that Schlitterbahn has no interest in re-opening the park. It won't open this year at all and will probably re-open under new ownership (possibly as a city owned waterpark) the following year. If it sits vacant more than a year, it will likely be torn down comple...
by GRID
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I don't get the curb running thing. Can somebody explain why they chose to do that? It just seems to really cheapen the entire investment and permanent solidify that this will forever be nothing more than a local tram and not light rail lite. Getting caught up in traffic, parked cars, traffic signal...
by GRID
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3975
Views: 405929

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Don't think they are going away. They continue to open new ones and modernize older ones in the DC area in places like Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville, Alexandria, etc. I think theaters are still a very important part of a major dense mixed used district (urban or suburban). People that live in t...
by GRID
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3975
Views: 405929

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

That is really bizarre. Theaters are almost always a big part of a mixed use urban district like the plaza. Every single district similar to the plaza (most are downtown of suburbs), in the DC area has a major theater complex. So this will leave the entire urban core with one theater? Seems like an ...
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3115

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I think the only thing that might help is the 1% for art. Outside of that, this is basically going to be the most generic airport terminal ever built. I just hope the city finds a way to apply the 1% for art in a way that actually enhances and improves the terminal and is not just a bunch of nonsens...
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3115

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

^ A bigger version of Wichita's new terminal would be huge improvement honestly.
by GRID
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3115

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

No matter how people try to twist things or defend this design, it has to be one of the most boring, un-inspiring, uninteresting major airport terminal projects I have seen in any city anywhere in the world. There is absolutely nothing architecturally interesting about this design. The renderings ar...
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 92
Views: 16030

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Nice infill project for a very underutilized block.
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 38175

Re: Brookside

I recall hearing it called Brookside East when I lived in the area. I think it's more of a way of telling people what part of the city you are in than anything else. And Prairie Village is the one that should be re branded to Brookside West. PV is basically a Brookside wannabe, or at least it used t...
by GRID
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2769
Views: 282478

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

^ It depends on where your flight it coming from and the direction of the wind. When I fly into KC, I will often fly right over downtown and land from the south. I think you have about as good a chance of seeing downtown KC as you do seeing downtown St Louis. By the way, the flight from DC or Baltim...
by GRID
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Where the hell were you all during the public comment period? The ship has sailed. Well, I don't live there. I just figured planners would push a dedicated center lane hard. You would basically have light rail infrastructure in the core of the city at that point and a really nice spine to feed into...
by GRID
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yeah, I seriously can't believe they didn't go with center tracks. That's the difference between a true transit spine and a fun toy to ride while in the city. Other routes would be fine with curb running shared traffic, but the core line from the plaza to downtown? Come on.
by GRID
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 381
Views: 96991

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Some are easily impressed. Infill is nice in lieu of height. Don't get me wrong, Downtown KC is seeing some nice infill. I'm just saying those two photos are nearly identical. You would have to be a development nerd to really find the differences without studying the photos and even then, there are...
by GRID
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2401
Views: 238064

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

They should submit a list of all major cities and how much they have received in FTA grants over the last 20 years. KC would have to be near the very bottom. KC and MO residents pay into these fed grants, so they should get more of their share back. I would think the KC streetcar would have as good ...
by GRID
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 381
Views: 96991

Re: On-going downtown development projects

I don't know where else to post this, so I decided to post this here. I took the first photo on June 22nd, 2015 from the Link Bridge by Union Station. It is below. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/258/18907989119_1b1761b3b1_k.jpg This second photo was from September 30th, 2018 from the same location ...