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by scooterj
Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4965
Views: 268239

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I'll toss in another voice wishing they'd open the doors automatically at stops. A couple of weeks ago I needed to get off at a stop that wasn't one of my normal stops. It was night, and I was apparently the only person getting off at that particular stop. But because it's so freaking bright inside ...
by scooterj
Fri May 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Admiral & Charlotte
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Admiral & Charlotte

I thought they were putting up a freeway sound barrier until this afternoon when I drove past the Admiral side of it. Looks like some sort of fort.
by scooterj
Mon May 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4965
Views: 268239

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The clickbaity local news articles and their hordes of anti-everything internet commentators about last night's Garth Brooks incident is really starting to piss me off. Yes, the Streetcar screwed up by promising they'd run an hour later than usual then not sending buses around when it couldn't happe...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noooooooob KC library question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Noooooooob KC library question

Ah, cool, I assumed you'd have to return it to the same branch it was picked up from. Thanks! Edit: Also I didn't realize that "middle" building on the block was part of the library so I didn't look that far down Baltimore. I've only been in the library once and that was just to head to a ...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noooooooob KC library question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Noooooooob KC library question

I am currently in possession of a library book that my niece checked out from the Central Library. So far it's proving just about impossible for me to get there during library hours to return it. Do any of you know if it has an after-hours book drop, and if so, where it's located? I couldn't find on...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Traders on Grand
Replies: 56
Views: 9809

Re: Traders on Grand

reported sidewalks blocked by this construction. The construction barriers are making it really hard to see to safely cross at 12th & McGee. The Pickwick initially had the same problem at 9th but mitigated it by replacing a section of barrier with fencing and temporarily making that intersectio...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 314
Views: 29700

Re: Union Hill Development

Found a permit related to this work - looks like these are being converted to apartments. Permit KCDowntown "Union Hill on Main" -- Opening in May, so they mustn't be doing that much renovating. Several charity trucks are picking up all the mattresses right now. The new owner must not wan...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1033
Views: 52255

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

At the end of the day, request a ballot and if you're in the district you'll get one and if you're not, you won't. At the end of the day, if someone thinks they live outside the boundry, they're not going to request a ballot. I'm in the sweetspot of your demo. I want this thing. I'm a relatively sa...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: World War 1 Centennial

rxlexi wrote:...as well as better landscaping surrounding the memorial (the Main Street side of PVP still looks like garbage - a nice tribute to the devastated landscapes of WW1).


It sometimes seems like the sidewalk directly along Main is an interactive trench warfare exhibit. Especially after a heavy rain.
by scooterj
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: World War 1 Centennial

shinatoo wrote:
Was that the dedication or did the Cowboys win the World Series?



We were joking at work that the date on the photo was wrong and it was from the Monarchs 1924 Negro League World Series victory parade.
by scooterj
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: World War 1 Centennial

Pretty cool, I didn't realize it had gone through so many design tweaks.
by scooterj
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 314
Views: 29700

Re: Union Hill Development

For what it is worth, they just painted the exterior of The Residence Inn a few weeks ago. Edit: A bit more info, I drove by and they have two rolloff dumpsters in the parking lot. They could be there for an interior remodel. Also, their shuttle van is still there which is a newer one. My bet is th...
by scooterj
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 462

World War 1 Centennial

I'm surprised I haven't noticed a thread on this considering what a big deal it is for KC to be hosting this tomorrow, as well as for how disruptive it's going to be for those who work in the area. :) http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article141969674.html http://kcmo.gov/news/2017/wwi-ceremony-t...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 314
Views: 29700

Re: Union Hill Development

Yeah and the Fairfield still seems to be open. (My office window looks right out onto them.) Both places were slammed during the recent basketball tournaments, the Residence Inn appears to have quickly closed right after those ended.
by scooterj
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1998
Views: 92282

Re: beer.

I don't like sours so I turn my nose up at most of their offerings, but their Omar is one of the best Porters I've ever had and rivals Black Squirrel for the title of my favorite local brew.
by scooterj
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 314
Views: 29700

Re: Union Hill Development

It looks like the Residence Inn - Union Hill (2975 Main) has closed. The sign has come down and the hotel web site shows no available rooms ever again. Has anyone heard anything about plans for this site?
by scooterj
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 192
Views: 13221

Re: New Broadway Bridge

i'm surprised there's no outrage yet about a TWO-YEAR SHUTDOWN. I live up north and it's being discussed on Nextdoor. A couple of people are worried but most would rather have 5-10 minutes of inconvenience for a couple of years than to have what happened in Minneapolis happen here. Based on Paseo B...
by scooterj
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1727
Views: 141728

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Is there a project underway at the SE corner of 19th & Oak? I noticed that block has been getting cleared out / cleaned up but I can't find any info other than demolition permits.
by scooterj
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: NKC Swift Ave updates
Replies: 5
Views: 420

NKC Swift Ave updates

These may all be old news, but they're new to me and I didn't see anything recent on this site. :) From south to north... ⋅ Last night on my way to bowling I noticed a new sign up on Swift and a lot of bar tables in the windows. Velo Garage & Tap House , 1403 Swift. (The short building...
by scooterj
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Lighting up KC's skyscrapers
Replies: 56
Views: 5122

Re: Lighting up KC's skyscrapers

I noticed that a few buildings have been lit in pink/purple the last few days, but I'm stumped trying to think of a reason for it. Anyone know? Or is it just a random majority color choice?

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