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by staubio
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5393
Views: 447763

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It's not working as designed. Some of the detectors (chiefly the ones that look like WALL-E) don't work very well. The Death Star ones have a better track record. If it fails to detect you, or if it detect you going the proper direction, report it. The failure to discern direction has been a problem...
by staubio
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amateurs talk tactics, experts talk logistics
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: Amateurs talk tactics, experts talk logistics

Challenge here is assuming the residents know what is best for the neighborhood or have its future interests in mind. They usually don't all agree, and different generations have different feelings about change. There still needs to be some effort to plan using best practices to build a city for the...
by staubio
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227421

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

There are also some fairly recent permits for Second & Delaware: http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/land/summary/index.cfm?fa=1&pin=148512 The vacation of Delaware St north of 2nd was completed last week, which was one of the last steps. I would suspect we will see this project move soon. Utility ma...
by staubio
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227421

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

Some of those trees were problematic anyway, because they dropped the pods that were causing people to fall. The constructors worked with arborists and only removed trees that were specifically in the path of future facilities (shelter) or that would have surely been killed by OCS foundations. The C...
by staubio
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 36
Views: 5768

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

People are STARTING to accept that you can't say "this is about the success of our businesses" and oppose parking meters are time limits in the same breathe. The on-street parking problem is overstated right now because every time-limited spot had people blissfully parking all day in them, without f...
by staubio
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227421

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

500 Grand is an Integrated Construction Solutions project. The new offices already in the building were part of this project, but I haven't heard anything about the rest of the spots.

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by staubio
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown survey: People happy to live downtown
Replies: 42
Views: 3594

Re: Downtown survey: People happy to live downtown

Is surprising they allow anyone to take the survey, not validating if a downtown resident. Yeah, I'm really surprised they don't better filter it. I really hope they don't use it as some mandate of resident opinion, since it is very unscientific. They also don't assess priorities of the issues they...
by staubio
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KCPD logo
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: KCPD logo

I totally agree. The existing simple demarcation was befitting a big city police force and its officers. When you think of the most notable police "brands," simple, classic typography is the norm.
by staubio
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2012 Downtown Housing Report
Replies: 108
Views: 12781

Re: 2012 Downtown Housing Report

What I've seen doesn't reference that, but I know they aren't done with planning yet. I'd be a little surprised to see that in this spot.
by staubio
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227421

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

There is a classic chicken/egg problem with the City Market. Tenants don't want to stick with consistent later hours because there is a lunch and festival mentality. A few have tried and they didn't stick. I think we need some sort of City Market Flash Mob where we get the businesses open at night a...
by staubio
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2012 Downtown Housing Report
Replies: 108
Views: 12781

Re: 2012 Downtown Housing Report

Yup, in the presentation to the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the River Market West project was 5 stories. On the 2nd and Delaware, it looks like this will span Delaware with the street corridor entering the underground garage, with a courtyard built on top. Another unfortunate street vacation,...
by staubio
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5393
Views: 447763

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

mean wrote:progress has finally outsmarted the powers-that-be.
Brilliant!
by staubio
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Day Trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Day Trips

abilene! the eisenhower library is great! also, nebraska city. most of the missouri river towns have something worth a visit, even if it's just to soak up how those towns embrace a riverfront. we are pretty isolated. it feels like i've already exhausted the options. have you checked out the "day tr...
by staubio
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Day Trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Day Trips

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but the new forum search is a bit limited and I wasn't able to find anything. If anyone can point to an old thread, I'll happily merge. Anyway, one of the few things I don't like about KC compared to other cities is our relative lack of nearby destinations. I...
by staubio
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Livestrong Sporting Park
Replies: 590
Views: 48762

Re: Livestrong Sporting Park

So say I eat at one of the legends fabulous restaurants prior to the match...can i stay parked at the legends or do I risk being towed. Damn I hate driving to crap. I struggle with this too. I really don't know how they'd know the difference. I'm a season ticket holder, so I have reserved parking, ...
by staubio
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1692
Views: 196049

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Awesome. Thanks for sharing! To save the rest of you some time: it isn't on Netflix. I searched. Apologies if this is a duplicate but my search didn't turn anything up and I can't read back through 56 pages . . . When we lived in the historic Northeast our older neighbors told us that they remembere...
by staubio
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 900 Baltimore Ave.
Replies: 466
Views: 64292

Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

glad to see this building saved but even better is that there is a momentum of downtown residents who are now impacting things that happen downtown.  that's the much bigger deal here.  downtown as a community is maturing. Agreed. I think even 5 years ago, this would have come down with a few whimpe...
by staubio
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 682
Views: 98670

Re: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal

As an aside, The MIXX is completely dead to me. I go by there at night and they are closed all the time. Even tried to go there for lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, closed. I hate them, and will never go back there, even if they are open. They barely even tried. This frustrates me. Let @mis...
by staubio
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: What should Kansas City rename itself as?
Replies: 90
Views: 5783

Re: What should Kansas City rename itself as?

Isn't reacting that wanting to change the name is only because we have an inferiority complex kinda part of that same complex? I don't like this idea just for the sake of it, but it would be an amazing move the likes of which nobody has ever tried. As part of a massive national branding campaign, it...
by staubio
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5393
Views: 447763

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

As for whether or not this makes for an effective "spine", it doesn't. But I don't think a spine should have but a couple downtown stops - say Union Station and the River Market - and the rest of the area should be served by things like buses and streetcars. This is exactly the point. This isn't th...