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by scooterj
Thu May 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fairfax District - changed from MO to KS in the 1800s
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Fairfax District - changed from MO to KS in the 1800s

Before 1836 the Platte Purchase area was part of the Missouri Territory. Before Kansas was a state (1861), or even a territory (1854) the area now know as Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. Platte was never in Kansas in any sense of the word. My bad.   Kansas wasn't even a territory at that...
by scooterj
Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fairfax District - changed from MO to KS in the 1800s
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Fairfax District - changed from MO to KS in the 1800s

Eon Blue wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:59 am
Video of the Liberty Bend Cutoff in 1949: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uug4ae6TJV4
Cool! I'd always thought the Liberty Bend shift happened due to natural flooding, I had no idea it was man-made and also so recent!
by scooterj
Thu May 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49986

Re: Bike Lanes

flyingember wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:03 am

Burlington work is supposed to begin next year. I'm 95% certain they're removing a lane of parking for biking.
Hopefully it's the parking on the northbound side, though it'd be great if all the on-Burlington parking went away.
by scooterj
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 333235

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Main to grand is fully open now. Bad Google data I'd guess. Huh, weird. It was definitely closed yesterday, as I discovered too late much to my chagrin and was stuck trying to re-merge onto Grand from the bike lane in rush hour. :) (I couldn't see any obvious reason why it was closed, either.)
by scooterj
Wed May 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49986

Re: Bike Lanes

ame applies to Crossroads: Dozens of intersections with cars legally parked too close to the intersection (less than 30 feet), thus creating major visibility issues. Hell that's pretty much anywhere downtown. 11th & McGee is one of several spots I see it consistently, making it even harder for driv...
by scooterj
Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 333235

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Too many Crossroads projects to keep track of... anyone know which one is causing 19th St to be closed until July? (Just curious.) How do you know July? If it's east of Oak it's probably for the Milhaus project. Until mid-July is what it said when I clicked on it in Google Maps. This is west of Oak...
by scooterj
Tue May 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 333235

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Too many Crossroads projects to keep track of... anyone know which one is causing 19th St to be closed until July? (Just curious.)
by scooterj
Tue May 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49986

Re: Bike Lanes

https://fox4kc.com/2019/05/13/neighbors-still-waiting-for-changes-on-armour-blvd-after-weekend-wreck/ It definitely seems strange that with the visibility problem identified months ago, nothing has been done about it yet. Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the spectrum, a cyclist was apparently hit o...
by scooterj
Tue May 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 27
Views: 1835

Re: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)

https://i.imgur.com/FB9YFiK.png Years ago I visited a friend in Manhattan while I was on a layover, whose studio was quite a bit smaller. So much so that the toilet was actually in the shower. The only place he had for sitting was his bed, there was no room for anything else. Needless to say we spe...
by scooterj
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 163
Views: 34942

Re: Hospital Hill activity

That first image (the one with the crane) is so cool!
by scooterj
Fri May 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 605
Views: 39850

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Bird appears to have a new cage, effective today...

Did NKC ban them? I know I've seen people riding scooters over the bridge since you posted this back in March.
by scooterj
Fri May 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1576
Views: 139472

Re: Union Station

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:15 pm
It's incredible that the building is so huge that there are still large portions of it that are essentially untouched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeOer-ZvOvk
2:31-2:51 had my heart racing and my stomach in knots.
by scooterj
Thu May 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: North Oak MAX
Replies: 28
Views: 2339

Re: North Oak MAX

normalthings wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:37 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Public meetings this week! http://ridekc.org/bulletins/join-us-to- ... -north-oak
Is there an estimated trip length yet? The route looks to have a handful too many stops.
Seriously... and in a few instances they are only a block apart!
by scooterj
Thu May 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2194
Views: 265186

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

Keep in mind that the original TM concept was deemed illegal (an all ages coffee shop that also served booze). They switched to 21-and-over all day long and then eventually stopped serving alcohol entirely when they got in a disagreement with the landlord. If they take over Quay and want to serve a...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 84
Views: 9586

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

I went Saturday night but was gone well before 10. The opinion from my group was that the food is good, the drinks are good, the beer selection is good, but also "Wow, people sure do like to get dressed up just to hang out at a food court."
by scooterj
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

It was taken the same day as the 3D imagery, probably near the same time. You can tell because of how the same cars are parked in the same places, even in public parking lots. Pretty both were taken during late summer Good catch, I didn't notice that my 3D-rendered car was in the same spot. In fact...
by scooterj
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Aerial imagery for the greater downtown area has been updated again. My car is at work, so it has to have been a weekday. And based on shadows, it was morning. Here's direct links to the views of a few development projects if anyone wants to mine them for clues to try to narrow down a month... https...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 21060

Re: Next Mayor 2019

So glad for a temporary reprieve from all the mailers and robocalls and robotexts, especially since almost none of these candidates bothered to clean their lists down to people who actually live in KCMO and so can even vote for these people. Hopefully whomever the two are that emerge from this mess ...
by scooterj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 333235

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I just saw an announcement about a new bar planned at 120 W 17th called Oak & Steel. https://www.oakandsteelkc.com/ The owner is a local guy. If the address is right then that would make it the ground floor retail spot in the garage across from Webster House.
by scooterj
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2786
Views: 291612

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Just got a breaking news alert that a worker has fallen from the top floor and died. :(

I seem to recall something similar happening at Traders a few months ago.