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by HalcyonKC
Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

Wichita making a little bit of bank on their flag with a tourism video. Catchy tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cKDYCZFL2I
by HalcyonKC
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 24
Views: 2015

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

Even if the article is completely true (and not just another Star attempt at seeding a contrived controversy to ignite newspaper sales), shifting that demand line back to the balance point is easily done: private developers will take some of the older hotel room stock offline and convert it back int...
by HalcyonKC
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2195
Views: 268261

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

Writing has been on the wall for awhile. Maybe we can redo that whole building and reopen walnut? Yes. A few things: 1. Walnut is being reconfigured this year to pass directly through the Market, just like it used to do before the 50s. 2. A replacement tenant has approached the city. 3. The Arabia'...
by HalcyonKC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

Wichita's flag is apparently popular enough that they now have a city flag license plate available through the state of Kansas, with funds going to benefit that city's local parks. https://wichitaparksfoundation.org/plates-for-parks/ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51c0b686e4b094d93e3f7422/t/...
by HalcyonKC
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 129
Views: 22696

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

There is no serious plan or discussion about rail beyond river to UMKC streetcar. Frankly, I'd be fine with it remaining a circulator system for the densest part of the city--only extending it if the TDD voters themselves wanted a spur to hit a specific part of the city, or if there were an adjacen...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: All may not be lost in Parking Garages - Look to Wichita for inspiration
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

Re: All may not be lost in Parking Garages - Look to Wichita for inspiration

To be honest, I've sort of cringed over the years watching a handful of new residential construction projects go up in downtown KC--and, post-Greensburg tornado, seeing that the most substantial part of the buildings is almost always the freaking parking garage. These developments' garages are built...
by HalcyonKC
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Oggi Lofts (600 Central)
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: OFFICIAL - Oggi Lofts (600 Central)

Construction workers have been busy as beavers on this building for several weeks now. Some of the old ghost windows and doors facing the south alley have been opened up--and the liberated bricks were promptly moved a few feet and re-used to close up other alley windows. Presumably it's to accommoda...
by HalcyonKC
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

While I'd be fine with either of the designs I've submitted here, I think I actually like the first one a bit better.... https://i.imgur.com/TA8V5pf.png The fountain is just framed better IMO. I can see the appeal of the exact triangles of the second one though. Agreed, I liked the framing better o...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

https://i.imgur.com/TA8V5pf.png This is more along the lines of what I like. Agreed, this is now a simple, clean design. It connects with the old flag, but boldens it up in the right way. I've never liked how the fountain symbol on the existing flag looks very delicate and got lost on the white bac...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

I mashed the KC logo with some art deco line art I found and played around with the colors. https://i.imgur.com/AGOQea7.png https://i.imgur.com/yAAmd7F.png https://i.imgur.com/xXestNz.png https://i.imgur.com/4lohsmu.png I didn't mean for them to look so MU/KU related. If anyone has any color ideas ...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19353

Re: The KC City Flag

Wichita's city flag has enough design mojo that there's a movement afoot to make it available as a personalized license plate. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article178464901.html I'm not sure if Missouri allows such a thing, and even if they did, the current KC flag blows and probab...
by HalcyonKC
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Oggi Lofts (600 Central)
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: OFFICIAL - Oggi Lofts (600 Central)

Anyone heard any updates on this project? I live near this building and haven't seen significant progress, just a construction dumpster. A couple weeks ago, I noticed many of the building windows were left open overnight during a large rainstorm--although they then wisely closed them in advance of t...
by HalcyonKC
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 106
Views: 28115

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

I wish we had more buildings built this solid. Particle board and 2x4's are flimsy fodder for tornadoes, fires, termites and rot. This thing looks like it's being built to actually last a few generations.
by HalcyonKC
Tue May 09, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2408
Views: 247742

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I still can't believe that nobody in the local press has reported on DeJanes's squatting in KCATA's right of way, nor that the pro-streetcar side are failing to make it known that their most noisome opponent is literally leading a political campaign to protect her commandeering of public property f...
by HalcyonKC
Mon May 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2408
Views: 247742

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Big surprise that Sherry DeJanes and CFRG have teamed up. Per Reddit , the address on the mailers is Sherry DeJanes's law firm, and she is registered as treasurer of Be Smart KC, the organization that sent them out. The videos hartliss linked confirm that, and make clear that CFRG paid for them. I ...
by HalcyonKC
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1690
Views: 118133

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

One of my office coworkers is a young kid fresh out of college and voted for the Chastain plan on the last ballot. He is brand new to town and didn't know the history of Chastain's unrealistic plans and the old vendetta-driven shenanigans. Similarly, I myself naively voted for the 2006 initiative wh...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 370
Views: 62767

Re: New Broadway Bridge

It looked to me like they were putting curbs in place that would prevent all but the center lane on westbound 5th from trying to go across the intersection. The outside lanes are supposed to be for turning north or south on Broadway, but every once in a while I'll see someone in a turn lane abruptly...
by HalcyonKC
Fri May 20, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Fall 2016 in new home
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Re: Fall 2916 in new home

Gross, a ham aged that long would be mighty tough. I'll just get one out of the replicator.
by HalcyonKC
Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5524
Views: 495539

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

people are being drawn from a few blocks away where there are lots of residents and workers who might not normally venture to/across main. it's easy to downplay the north loop stop, but there is residential on all three sides of that sea of surface parking. my friend at the view -- who said he woul...
by HalcyonKC
Mon May 02, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5524
Views: 495539

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I don't understand why Sue has hung her hat on being the face of the opposition for this project. I know some small business owners, and they have a generally scrappy attitude, always looking to network for new connections and turn anything that happens into an opportunity. I don't get that vibe fro...