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by UrbanKC
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Should Jackson Co. relocate the Correctional Facility?
Replies: 27
Views: 1210

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: 27
Views: 1210

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: 3762
Views: 208832

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: 33
Views: 3124

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: 1525
Views: 95868

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: 1525
Views: 95868

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 6...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1525
Views: 95868

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 ...
by UrbanKC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1525
Views: 95868

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: 1525
Views: 95868

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: 1525
Views: 95868

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: 1525
Views: 95868

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: 2174
Views: 127961

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 (altho...
by UrbanKC
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2174
Views: 127961

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: 2174
Views: 127961

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?
by UrbanKC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 2172

Highways to Boulevards

So the city has proposed decommissioning the North Loop and turning it into an area for redevelopment. Other successful projects like this have been in San Francisco (most notably), Seattle, Boston and a few other cities. There seems to be a direct correlation between the economic vitality of an urb...
by UrbanKC
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 586
Views: 77873

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

ldai_phs wrote:Does anyone have any updated pictures of this project?


Took these during First Friday this month:

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by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 29
Views: 4235

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

Believe these renderings to be of the condo portion of the plan, I believe these buildings will be on the west side of McGee Trafficway and on the southern side of 27th between McGee and Warwick. Renderings from Draw Architecture's website KCDowntown It's just my personal opinion, but black brick i...
by UrbanKC
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3087
Views: 233813

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

If it's easy to make buildings pedestrian friendly, why don't developers do it more often? Money etc... If you put in stores, that takes out parking stalls and requires you to add another story of parking. This jacks up the cost because you need to add even more concrete and structure to the cost. ...
by UrbanKC
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1713
Views: 144138

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

That project looks amazing, though I don't like the idea of a tower that tall in the city market area. Also, the design of the tower leaves a lot to be desired. But the idea of an open market is great. Honestly, I think they should do a big renovation of the current City Market. On the property betw...
by UrbanKC
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 69
Views: 7720

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Any updates on this project in the past year?

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