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by AlbertHammond
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 573
Views: 69706

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: 63
Views: 3054

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: 63
Views: 3054

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: 63
Views: 3054

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: 3424

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!!
by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 3424

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

Eon Blue wrote:I’d rather have 10 new 4-story buildings than one 40-story building.

^^ what he said.
by AlbertHammond
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1285
Views: 108472

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

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by AlbertHammond
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Slovenia for 7 nights

I spent some time in Ljubljana a decade ago and the city center was quite nice. It surprised me with the number of young people (college age) in the city. The bicycling culture was starting to compare to Amsterdam. There were cycling facilities everywhere. It was a great visit. https://c1.staticflic...
by AlbertHammond
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 73
Views: 6281

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

https://www.facebook.com/strongtowns/posts/10155064657161603 “Investing in infrastructure that will last 40, 50 more years is the correct use of debt. Just as people know that a mortgage is good debt as you invest in property to secure your family’s home and future.” Sorry, but no. That's not corre...
by AlbertHammond
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 73
Views: 6281

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

I went to the Peter Kageyama event in OP. His talk was very good. In some ways, relating to the StrongTown message of focusing on small initiatives that have high relative return. "Return" in his talk was social, not monetary, but they go hand-in-hand. The Chuck talk looked like a good one...
by AlbertHammond
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 73
Views: 6281

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

Here is your chance to give praise or throw tomatoes at Mr. Marohn. He is speaking as part of the KC Library series on January 30th. https://www.strongtowns.org/eventspage/2018/1/30/kansas-city-mo On the same night, Peter Kageyama is speaking in Overland Park. http://www.fortheloveofcities.com/in-t...
by AlbertHammond
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1745
Views: 183294

Re: Westport

chaglang wrote:If you had to guess, why isn’t the survey available at the first meeting?

Too much info to digest in one meeting. The historic data and dialog probably deserves its own dedicated time.
by AlbertHammond
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1745
Views: 183294

Re: Westport

Sounds like the 2/1 meeting is the public meeting for the Westport Dev. plan. https://twitter.com/Westport_KC/status/956632941165150209 & the 2/6 meeting is the public meeting led by HKC to present the historic survey results. https://www.historickansascity.org/event/westport-survey-meeting/
by AlbertHammond
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Crescent Creek in Raytown
Replies: 36
Views: 4842

Re: Crescent Creek in Raytown

I was digging around and stumbled onto this thread and this development. It looks like it stalled out around 2005 and never restarted.
https://goo.gl/maps/rbNWoBFzCHD2
by AlbertHammond
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets
Replies: 73
Views: 6281

Re: Strongtown: Suggestions for KC's downtown streets

Here is your chance to give praise or throw tomatoes at Mr. Marohn. He is speaking as part of the KC Library series on January 30th. https://www.strongtowns.org/eventspage/2018/1/30/kansas-city-mo On the same night, Peter Kageyama is speaking in Overland Park. http://www.fortheloveofcities.com/in-th...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)
Replies: 210
Views: 29991

Re: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)

it's all very nice inside, but doesn't make up for the horrendous ground-floor experience. If we want to be a great city, we cannot keep allowing this to happen. A city is not just about "density". Allowing what to happen? Making the ground floor use better would theoretically increase de...
by AlbertHammond
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)
Replies: 210
Views: 29991

Re: OFFICIAL - Hilton Home2 Suites Hotel (20th & Main)

DaveKCMO wrote: it's all very nice inside, but doesn't make up for the horrendous ground-floor experience.

If we want to be a great city, we cannot keep allowing this to happen. A city is not just about "density".
by AlbertHammond
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)
Replies: 169
Views: 19084

Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Sani wrote:I thought this would have gotten a more recent post. Huh. At any rate...


Us Kansans like to throw good money after bad. :( This is not STAR bond worthy.
by AlbertHammond
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3404
Views: 291491

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

While I agree with your assessment of most nursing care facilities, I believe this development will be 'luxury senior living,' rather than a nursing home or maybe even assisted living. A lot of wealthy seniors live in South Plaza condos or places like the Walnuts, and I have a feeling this will be ...

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