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by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8128

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

rxlexi wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm
I have seen the 3D maps of the parts of KC that are financially beneficial and those that are not.
Where does one find such?
Here is one version that is public...
https://twitter.com/UrbanAngleKC/status ... 6135990272
by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8128

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

This assumes that zero change happens ever, as if a community is locked in time. That's simply not true. Most places are generally locked in some sort of development style. HOAs and zoning don't allow mixing of uses or density. Can I build a 4-plex in any ol' suburban neighborhood? Hell no! You can...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8128

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

KCMO has triple the acreage per resident than it did in 1950. that means each of us needs to pay triple the taxes to maintain that infrastructure and fire/police coverage. Well that's simply not true. We didn't develop all the new land with amenities inside the city limits. The strongtowns approach...
by AlbertHammond
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8128

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

FangKC - I usually agree you you, but I respectfully and strongly disagree this time. If you at all subscribe to the StrongTowns message, a large part of the message is about how our modern pattern of growth, that is spread out and much lower density per resident, is what's breaking the bank. KCMO h...
by AlbertHammond
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2298

Re: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal

Removing the North Loop and creating a whole bunch of new, vacant land in a city already full of vacant, undeveloped land will not achieve the desired objective of densification and increased urbanity. We're NOT Boston. Let's worry about filling up the hundreds of square miles of vacant land AND th...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 95
Views: 8128

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

Chuck is back tonight. He just spoke over lunch to the Chamber of Commerce crowd...many of which are not interested in his kool-aid. I think many are starting to get it, though. Mayor James did not seem to understand it. Mayor Alvey is fully on-board. Here is Chuck's public talk tonight: https://www...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Nall Hills Shopping Center
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Nall Hills Shopping Center

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by AlbertHammond
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2298

Re: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal

I have not followed this thread or any of the previous discussions or proposals for the north loop. That said, this is a diagram of how I always wanted to see it changed. Fill in the highway with a park that is level with the surrounding streets. Allow 6th and Independence Ave to function as a boule...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1789
Views: 203526

Re: Westport

Also notice bikes aren’t allowed at all. Bicyclists are just going to take their business elsewhere The hoards of 11pm-3am cyclists will be appalled. I was in the district until 10pm on Saturday and all was well. None of these measures were in place at that time. All this fret, but it only affects ...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3646
Views: 329212

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Westport had this same problem about 5 years ago and poisoned over 50 street trees. They got serious about tree health after that and the WRBL started educating the property owners and managers about proper snow treatment. They understand the value those street trees provide and want to preserve tha...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3646
Views: 329212

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Kansas City is ... Good comments FangKC. All true. I specialize in this issue and I have been watching the Plaza trees closely. The key reason for so many dead trees on the Plaza this year is the salt. They are spreading too much salt. They are spreading it too sloppily and are throwing it onto the...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 8688

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

FangKC wrote:No. Why would you combine a memorial to WWI war dead with a civil rights leader that was killed 50 years later? Doesn't compute.
The point is that many of these other suggestions are nearly as ridiculous.
by AlbertHammond
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 577
Views: 78802

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

mgsports wrote:Got a Hardee's,Big Mamma's and so,on new near by.
...a universal measure of successful city building.
by AlbertHammond
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 8688

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Whose Neighborhood Should Get a Street Named for Dr. King? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/us/martin-luther-king-streets-kansas-city.html I will admit that when I travel to unfamiliar cities and I see a MLK Blvd on the map, that is an indicator that I should avoid that area because it will be bl...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 8688

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Not to be cold on the subject, but did MLK ever visit KC? He is a huge and important historic figure, but can't we promote the name of local civil rights figures that were important to our local history? I feel like we are playing copy-cat to every other metro in the U.S....and way late, I might add...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 8688

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Why aim so low? Change Ward Parkway to MLK Parkway to make a serious statement!
by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

...but we did get a new Jimmy Johns on Broadway in recent years. Big things happening in DT KC!!