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by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 157
Views: 21700

Re: North Kansas City

New welcome arch sign going up on Armour tomorrow. This explains the odd curb bumpouts they installed last month at Armour & Buchanan that didn't seem serve any useful purpose. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/north-kansas-city-gateway-to-be-installed-saturday https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjNeWe...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3633

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Looks like a 10-story project. If they smartened up the exterior a bit from this rendering (a little more modern and urban please) I don't hate it. Is the parking garage under the building or adjacent? Hard to tell. For that prime lot, a 2-story parking garage is on par with as bad as a 4 story hot...
by UrbanKC
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1819

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

My skepticism comes from direct experience watching the city fumble TOD along the downtown route. Had MainCor not been two steps ahead with their overlay, the city would probably just NOW be getting around to doing something (and that's being generous). Couple that with the intense deference to NIM...
by UrbanKC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1819

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

None. The only route that made sense will be streetcar. None of these are dense enough to merit the investment, as borne by the expected rating of the 2008 LRT plan that failed at the ballot box (the feds hated the south of Plaza and north of the river parts). Build BRT now and grow ridership, walk...
by UrbanKC
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1819

What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

If Kansas City were to embark on a light rail line to build off the energy and momentum of the streetcar line, what starter route do you think makes the most sense? Light rail being differentiated from a streetcar line by: having a dedicated right-of-way, faster speed, higher capacity, less stops.
by UrbanKC
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 68
Views: 9712

Re: Oak Tower

If anyone has seen the professional restoration efforts in Greece, and around Europe, I think restoring Oak Tower would be entirely manageable. Especially considering modern technology, techniques and materials. Sure, part of the problem back in the day may have been a crumbling facade, but that's m...
by UrbanKC
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?
Replies: 37
Views: 4032

Re: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?

Putting jails and prisons far outside of the cities puts the problems out of sight/out of mind, and makes it harder for inmates' families to come visit, a significant factor in reducing recidivism. Also they often end up going in polluted areas. We have a quarter of the world's prison population in...
by UrbanKC
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?
Replies: 37
Views: 4032

Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?

‘Disgusting’ conditions greeted auditor on first inspection of Jackson County jail On his first visit to size up the Jackson County jail earlier this year, it was the filth that auditor Jim Rowenhorst initially found most appalling Toilets crusted with feces, filthy mattresses and showers that look...
by UrbanKC
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 361422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

SOM is part of the Edgemoor team as the architects. Airports they've designed:
http://www.som.com/projects#markets=aviation&
by UrbanKC
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Oak Tower
Replies: 68
Views: 9712

Re: Oak Tower

If they can restore a lot of the stuff on the Parthenon, Erechtheion, the Archaelogical site at Epidauros and other sites throughout Greece, Italy etc... Then I think it'd be manageable, especially with modern technology, to restore the sculptural exterior on this building. Though it certainly would...
by UrbanKC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Jesus, take a breath kids. Opposition to transit projects is normal. Everywhere. They sue in San Francisco to stop BRT routes from being built for Christ's sake. Sometimes I wonder if they're right about millennials and participation trophies after all... I also think people forget about this: http...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Kansas City is doomed and I'm gtfo as soon as possible. We will never be able to win against the brain dead rubes. They run every aspect of this backwards "city". I'm done. DONE. Meh, they'll all die off in a decade or two. Most of the idiots who are against transit tend to be in theirs 60s & 70s, ...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

That is the whole point of Q1. They don't like the TDD because it wins. I suspect it will be deemed unconstitutional or something by council and not affect much except for bad press. I hope. and this vote again proves why the folks in Platte & Clay County, and probably Eastern/Southern Jackson in K...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

So, how does Question 1 hurt the TDD and the streetcar if the city IS actually taking it to voters? I mean the city is taking the issue to voters. Just not the entire city.
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

WSPanic wrote:Q2 down 55/44 with over 60% reporting. Not looking good at all...

Meh, while Chastain's plan could help if passed, it isn't necessary. I'm more concerned about Q1.

If Q1 passes, then I hope the city's legal team can find a swift way to strike it down.
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

JBmidtown wrote:I couldn't sleep so I voted. When will election results start rolling in? 8pm?
I voted this morning! Trying to encourage other KCMO residents to do the same!
by UrbanKC
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 192433

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:ballots mailed to qualified voters on tuesday, june 20. here's what the envelope looks like:

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And this is just to form the TDD, not the vote to build it itself? I'm guessing that will go before voters in November?
by UrbanKC
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2511
Views: 216508

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

It passed the P&Z Committee and is on to the Council, which meets at 3:00pm today. What was the result? You would think this would be big news but I cannot find any mention of it in the Star today. I had heard that CFRG may take it to the courts if the city ignores their petition process (although ...
by UrbanKC
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2511
Views: 216508

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

It passed the P&Z Committee and is on to the Council, which meets at 3:00pm today.
by UrbanKC
Fri May 26, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2511
Views: 216508

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Are there any actual updates on the hotel itself, and how close we are to getting groundwork started?

The petition seems useless and pointless, especially if the city just settles everything and gets started. How close are they?