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by scooterj
Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The sky bridge to St. Luke's would have been cool, but the expense of that makes it make a lot more sense as to why they would keep both 43rd & 45th instead of combining at 44th.

Interesting read!
by scooterj
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

TheLastGentleman wrote:I'm glad the muehlebach is getting renovated, but I would have liked to see it return to being a hotel. Seems odd.


Yeah, it's puzzling to me that they are converting a building already set up as apartments into a hotel, and a building already set up as a hotel into apartments.
by scooterj
Thu May 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 270
Views: 24348

Re: Bike Lanes

I already saw a car in the bike lane yesterday- they were loading something up in their car. The parking spaces aren't fully painted though- maybe with the buffer, cars will do a better job of respecting the bike lanes. I saw a truck parked in the bike lane on Grand with its hazards on last night a...
by scooterj
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 330
Views: 34260

Re: New Broadway Bridge

^Yep! I noticed the freshly painted "BUS ONLY" markings on the pavement and a whole slew of covered up "No Parking" signs installed and waiting to be uncovered. I honestly don't remember this being too terrible when the Paseo Bridge broke after people had a couple of weeks to adj...
by scooterj
Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 325
Views: 37965

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

KCPowercat wrote:shortcut



Ditto. Also bathtub for the homeless.
by scooterj
Fri May 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Beardsley Road
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Beardsley Road

Our favorite short cut that can never seem to stay open very long will be closed at least through this weekend after a homeless camp fire this afternoon caused possible structural damage.
by scooterj
Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 151
Views: 15940

Re: North Kansas City

I think this may be the time to introduce some residential into downtown NKC. Especially in that area with CVS across the street, a few breweries a block away, the nearby restaurants, etc. I think an apartment building similar to 1914 Main would do quite well there with ground level retail of cours...
by scooterj
Fri May 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 151
Views: 15940

Re: North Kansas City

Fire destroys building near Armour and Swift http://www.kmbc.com/article/careless-smoking-blamed-for-3-alarm-building-fire-in-north-kansas-city/20633006 I'm surprised it took so long for this to get mentioned here. They've already started tearing down the shell, from what I heard a little while ago...
by scooterj
Mon May 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 29
Views: 2686

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

None of the fountains or the reflecting pool at Liberty Memorial have been turned on yet this season, and in fact the drinking fountains are still off too. Come to think of it, the fountains here were barely on last year, either. It doesn't seem like the hillside work should require the water to be ...
by scooterj
Mon May 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 364
Views: 40645

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

How many floors are left to go? I noticed on Friday that the current height is now lined up exactly with the base of Kauffman Center when viewed from the base of Liberty Memorial. I know there's some sort of height restriction rule for anything built between the Memorial and Kauffman but I can't rem...
by scooterj
Thu May 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The other day I ran into a group of about 7 people at Zoo Bar who had been in KC for a couple of days for training and had been all over downtown enjoying the nightlife, but wanted to stick with dive bars. They'd heard about Westport, and in particular Buzzard Beach, and asked if it was in walking d...
by scooterj
Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 330
Views: 34260

Re: New Broadway Bridge

^Related, has anyone heard whether the shoulder of Burlington will be turned back into a transit-only lane with priority signals like it was when the Paseo Bridge broke?
by scooterj
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Just have both the Linwood and 31st stops. Not worth pissing off a large group of supporters just to cut one stop, especially since either are better than the 45st St stop. Just have one long stop serving both streets better. Why does the train need to stop a block apart to make a small number of p...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 777
Views: 111595

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

shinatoo wrote:
Just look at what we lost.


While they were certainly unusable, given where we are now I find it amusing that one of the first things they had to do when they began construction was rip out all the old streetcar tracks.
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 777
Views: 111595

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Should have done a pic from the 88 title game....or. the. Reebok. Ad! (I'm not giving up) Which building had the Reebok ad? I remember it well, but downtown has changed so much since then I am having a really hard time picturing where it was located. 14th and Grand? Facing the Sprint center now? Th...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 8795

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

I am so glad I found this. My pet peeve is parking. I hate never being able to find a good parking spot. It is not easy to have to walk to far in heels and it is not good after dark to be a lady walking alone. I bet you hate malls and big box stores too. You have to walk the equivalent of dozens of...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 777
Views: 111595

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

KCPowercat wrote:Should have done a pic from the 88 title game....or. the. Reebok. Ad!

(I'm not giving up)



Which building had the Reebok ad? I remember it well, but downtown has changed so much since then I am having a really hard time picturing where it was located.
by scooterj
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The hill compounds the distance between 27th and Linwood. Maybe a stop between 30th/31st would be appropriate in addition to Linwood, as it would be equidistant. This is a big part of the issue here with this being the only spot on the entire line that is proposed to run 2/3 of a mile in-between st...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Fed has an exit to Wyandotte....use that and go to 31st....easy access to multiple north south options. That's good. Send them out to an unsignalized intersection that has poor sight lines during a time of day that 31st is nearly bumper-to-bumper in both directions through there. So they can then h...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2005
Views: 149346

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm guessing whoever came up with "one auto lane in each direction" for the north section hasn't looked at traffic patterns in the afternoon rush hour, when traffic backs up in all three lanes for multiple blocks, usually at least from 31st to the Federal Reserve but sometimes from Linwoo...

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