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by Bill Durban
Wed May 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Ikea moving to Urban Core & Online
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Ikea moving to Urban Core & Online

Nashville location nixed.
by Bill Durban
Thu May 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Ikea moving to Urban Core & Online
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Ikea moving to Urban Core & Online

Interesting story Bizjournal (Charlotte): Ikea changing directions from suburban big-box to focus on “online” and “smaller Urban Core" stores. They are canceling construction of a North Carolina location and perhaps others.
by Bill Durban
Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 375
Views: 45278

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

That is the shortest 12 floors I've ever seen! I think you guys should count again. They may raise the crane more.
by Bill Durban
Wed May 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

...I don't want a new airport. It's how many more steps to my gate? Deja vu.
by Bill Durban
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 6094

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Darlene wrote:I think it is a good idea and no body goes down that road anymore anyway.
For someone who claims to have moved recently to the area (specifically suburban kansas) you sure seem to know a lot about the City.
by Bill Durban
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 22451

Re: Six Light

Things don't really have to be "public" until the initial planning and development submittal. Then, whatever is on the plans is public. But they don't have to voluntarily release any information. So I guess we could assume then that both Three and Four Light are pretty much a done deal si...
by Bill Durban
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 22451

Re: Six Light

What's the purpose in Cordish throwing out Fives and Sixes whenever they aren't yet willing to give details about Three and Four? Are they just trying to get the locals to salivate?
by Bill Durban
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 55
Views: 12027

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

So how is this possible? Because E-cards suck!
by Bill Durban
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4445
Views: 323756

Re: We need a new airport!!!

My guess is voters of Kansas City MO will approve a KCI rebuild long before anything from Kansas would come to fruition.
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2443
Views: 193379

Re: New Convention Hotel

Is it just the Star, or are some on the city council trying to cause trouble?
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article117836423.html
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Make Grand Grand
Replies: 292
Views: 37352

Re: Make Grand Grand

Grand Avenue Bridge scheduled to reopen Friday!
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm sure they threw it out there just for conversation.
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

They were saying on the news Sunday that Trump was advocating spending a trillion dollars on infrastructure, specifically mentioning transportation.
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 96885

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

So you are saying they will poo poo it if it passes? Why can’t they just take the essence of his plan and make it what the city needs and what those of us that care, want? I haven’t voted yet and I don’t want to contribute to anything that will stop or slow down the extension of the streetcar’s prog...
by Bill Durban
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 96885

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Dave I believe you are earnest in your attempt to carefully orchestrate streetcar expansion in the most beneficial and expedient way. The problem I fear is that if the Chastain plan is struck down again it will have a detrimental effect on streetcar expansion as well. I think officials would have to...
by Bill Durban
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 20th Street Streetscape
Replies: 155
Views: 25932

Re: 20th Street Streetscape

Have they planted the trees yet?
We want trees.
by Bill Durban
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bridj coming to KC
Replies: 45
Views: 8033

Re: Bridj coming to KC

...and then again it might be a Bridj too far!
by Bill Durban
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: novel
Replies: 61
Views: 9965

Re: novel

bobbyhawks wrote:
Bill Durban wrote:They have no plans to leave the 17th Street (Westside) location.

I've heard the opposite, but delays with working out the new location are just slowing the plans down.


Unless plans have changed 20th and McGee is to be a second location, different menu.
by Bill Durban
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Walnut Terrace (1721 Walnut)
Replies: 57
Views: 10225

Re: 1721 Walnut

I may sound like a critic of the style, but I actually like the outcome. My point is that developers benefit from a less labor intensive design, which they don't discount.
by Bill Durban
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Walnut Terrace (1721 Walnut)
Replies: 57
Views: 10225

Re: 1721 Walnut

They're selling this "look" or style to people because it is the current trend...and the current trend just so happens to be less expensive to build. How convenient.