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by KCFan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This gal does a great job of putting KCI into perspective: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article154767429.html Good editorial. It basically says what I've been saying here for years - KCI's convenience is mythical and overplayed. Go walk on the people mover...
by KCFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

by KCFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

St. Louis just got a non-stop to Cancun on Southwest.
by KCFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Thanks for the update. I've been told that Southwest essentially can't get any more flights into Chicago or Dallas and need flights in the central U.S., which is why they've added so many more flights in St. Louis rather than KC (just can't connect passengers in KC). And apparently they can't make a...
by KCFan
Tue May 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

At this point there's a good baseline with the current plan but it would be nice to see some more ideas. What would be really interesting is for a company to come in with a really competitive renovation plan that comes in way lower than the city's numbers and produces something equally useful to bu...
by KCFan
Thu May 25, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The reality is if a multi-terminal design made the most sense for KCI and was the best design, that's what we would be doing. No one intentionally tries to design a crappy airport. Just like KCI never would have been designed with 3 semi-circles had they anticipated how big a threat terrorism would ...
by KCFan
Fri May 12, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The City needs to quantify the savings from financing. They should also quantify the likely fee increase per ticket. They already did. It was $2.10 one way. Airline pricing is more complex than that, but if you wanted to look at it simply, it would be $4.20 more in fees that are part of each round ...
by KCFan
Fri May 12, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The idea that the polling has shifted (or will shift) enough to pass between now and anytime soon is madness. This concept has to move the needle a little at least. 1. The needle needs to move A LOT. A lot a lot. 2. While Loar rarely does anything based on constituent desires on not her own self-in...
by KCFan
Fri May 12, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^^ I guess that I don't buy that the 'time/money' value for just a few months until a fall election would be worth the considerable effort and risk B&M would have to undergo. The only reason I would see is that this way would bypass the bid process for them and guarantee them the business. But,...
by KCFan
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Northland Population Growth

I've generally looked at ACTs as well in the past because it's one way to gauge schools on a common test. One big difference in Liberty's case is every kid in school takes the ACT whether or not he/she has any intention or not of going to college. So when you have that many additional kids taking th...
by KCFan
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Northland Population Growth

Unfortunately I don't have a BizJournal subscription, but I can at least get the gist of it from the first part. I'll be really interested to see how that turns out. Liberty is highly, highly motivated to grow residential. They really feel like they got left behind. It's probably been 4 years or so ...
by KCFan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Northland Population Growth

What's the north/south population split now? That data is really hard to find. I spent entirely too much time on google trying to figure it out. Below is a post from another message board was the best I could find. Not sure how accurate it is, but I always thought KCMO north of the river was a litt...
by KCFan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Northland Population Growth

Liberty is tentatively planning to build a 3rd high school in the next 5-10 years. The school district is growing around 300 students per year and that's with virtually all the growth coming in the Kansas City side of the district. Liberty actually has a couple new neighborhoods starting plus there'...
by KCFan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Northland Population Growth

KC metro growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article141841529.html The Northland outgrew Johnson County for the first time I can remember. 5706 new people north of the rivers versus 5693 in Johnson County and that's with the Northland having only 58% of the population that JoCo does. Will be...
by KCFan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 157
Views: 21901

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

the city manager mentioned that "land banking discussions have started" for downtown baseball at this month's Downtowners luncheon (he was the speaker). "2033 will be here before you know it." just a hunch, but i think the north loop removal spot is probably their top choice sin...
by KCFan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Liberty Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Liberty Commons

Louie's Wine Dive is also opening in a month or so. Not at all surprised about Gordman's. Dreadful store. Once was enough. I keep wondering if Natural Grocer's will make it. It is completely dead every time I've been there. Odd concept of a store. Grocer's is a bit of a misnomer since it is mostly ...
by KCFan
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Liberty Commons
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Liberty Commons

Quite a bit of the shopping center is open now. I think Maurice's opened last week. Still some construction going on. Gordman's was a goner when they took out bankruptcy. No way anyone was buying a location that had not built up a clientele yet when they could have their pick of existing performing ...
by KCFan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

My understanding one of the challenges is that the city agreed to put the airport to a public vote so I don't know if they cal legally make the airport private or if they have to put it to a vote still? I do know there's been some focus groups on it and apparently the focus group still believes the ...
by KCFan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I thought some would find this Saturday picture from Justin Meyer interesting. The line is back further than you can even see. The luggage check is almost completely blocking the walk way.

https://twitter.com/JustinMeyerKC/status/843059782143692800
by KCFan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3185
Views: 148521

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Airport design - it was inside the gate. Where do you propose they put people that they're not? Is there some space they're not making available to the public just to make everyone uncomfortable? That's what you're insinuating. After 9/11, security increased which limited space inside the gate compa...

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