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by scooterj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 83
Views: 14057

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

shinatoo wrote:Glitz and Glory, really?



I was more irritated by the fact the article had to supply a link to explain what a flash cube is. (Which was then filled with comments by stunned kids wondering why light bulbs burned out so fast back then.)
by scooterj
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 49
Views: 1958

Re: 1800 Walnut

It looks much better than what I was imagining in my head. The only concern that I have about height is that it may satisfy too much demand and delay prolong the existence of our parking lot hellscape. I don't think that this particular building will soak up all the demand or anything, but if a lot...
by scooterj
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 114
Views: 11758

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Wow they sure promoted that hard if it been there a few months. First I'd heard of it was when I saw the new banner at the end of last week.
by scooterj
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 335
Views: 37480

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I've been wondering what KCK's feelings would be about eliminating the only interstate freeway access to their downtown. Looks like their opinion is exactly what I expected it would be.

I-70 isn't going anywhere so we should just eliminate an exit or three, narrow the channel, and put a lid on it.
by scooterj
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 456
Views: 56906

Re: 18th and Vine

The owner of the building is apparently trying to pass the collapse off as an intentional part of the renovation process.
by scooterj
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163570

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

flyingember wrote:Another interesting thing, the center running plan includes the trolley trail being extended across Brush Creek



But but but I thought the streetcar was going to destroy the trolley track trail? :-P
by scooterj
Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 34
Views: 2443

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Park,_Kansas_City And apparently Walter Cronkite of all people was there to witness Electric Park II's fiery demise. This is my first time reading about this, quite an interesting piece of history! The park inspired a certain young Mr. Disney in the design of ...
by scooterj
Tue May 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 75
Views: 11498

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

27th Street is now completely missing adjacent to this project. That was a surprise on my way to work this morning.
by scooterj
Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163570

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: 66
Views: 5041

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: 283
Views: 27548

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: 335
Views: 37480

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: 377
Views: 43433

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: 454

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: 17475

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: 17475

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: 37
Views: 3720

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: 373
Views: 44449

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: 2178
Views: 163570

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: 335
Views: 37480

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?

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