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by kcjak
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 42
Views: 2371

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

Another thing to note is that the majority of people complaining don't even live in the neighborhood! They don't want to have to deal with increased traffic instead of finding different travel routes, they don't want to drive past something not clad in brick and they're afraid there's not enough par...
by kcjak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

I agree. We need to show up to any public meetings and planning sessions, because the anti-anything people will show up in force. I don't expect to get everything I want, but neither should they and I think more than anything they need to understand there ARE people in the area who are for sensible ...
by kcjak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

Apparently the street vacation wasn’t part of the Westport Building Ban. It’s going back to CPC on 11/7. There’s some kind of quid pro quo where WRBL will support HKC/Vicki Noteis/Lisa Briscoe’s efforts to amend the PMAP and extend the Plaza height restrictions into Westport, in exchange for the st...
by kcjak
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 208
Views: 10340

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Maybe KC is getting Amazon Now (2-hour delivery)
by kcjak
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

The midtown area plan was developed (at least in part) by area residents - if people wanted their voices heard, they should have been involved or more vocal in the meetings, rather than forcing development guidelines through when people don't like what the plan recommended. I went to the meetings fo...
by kcjak
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3750
Views: 205889

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The best I can say is I like the fountain. The next best is at least they didn't put rocking chairs in the concourse. After flying through terminal C at IAH last month where EVERY seat had access to an ipad, food/drink options and mobile device charging, this rendering looks like something done on t...
by kcjak
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

I can't help feeling that Mary Jo Draper is involved - she pushed the initial moratorium after getting upset with the development on the BOA lot. The proper forum for this was the Westport Plaza Neighborhood Plan a few years ago - it's fine to tweak things now and then but to basically stop developm...
by kcjak
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

UGH - time to start calling and emailing the council about this. AGAIN.
by kcjak
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 86
Views: 5253

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

WoodDraw wrote:What's the cost advantage of paying to get freight from Kansas City to STL in 30 minutes instead of 4 hours though? And like then what do you do with it? Load it back on to trucks?

This is all just vapor.


Only one Amazon Now warehouse needed for both KC and STL?
by kcjak
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1642
Views: 145280

Re: Westport

Looks like Freebirds has closed. I'd love to see that strip mall closed and rebuilt to front Mill Street, but it just underwent a renovation and is otherwise leased up.
by kcjak
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5123
Views: 323960

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Was the construction equipment being maneuvered by Sherry DeJanes?
by kcjak
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 42
Views: 2371

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

As someone who lives off of 39th, I couldn't disagree more. I avoid the intersections of 39th/SW Trfy at all costs, especially during rush hour because traffic builds up for blocks. Maybe if 39th had designated left turn lanes and a single thru lane it could be accomplished, but right now its a clus...
by kcjak
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 208
Views: 10340

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

There's no sure thing that the site being pitched is downtown. Sure, it's what most of us want, but this is a regional effort and even though Amazon prefers an urban setting in Seattle doesn't mean it's a stipulation for the new HQ. The Research Triangle in North Carolina is hardly urban, and their ...
by kcjak
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 208
Views: 10340

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Thank God Funkhouser is no longer here!
by kcjak
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1633
Views: 95593

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

East Village. Or maybe the state of Kansas could give up all taxes in exchange for them to go downtown KCK...or The Legends!
by kcjak
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3750
Views: 205889

Re: We need a new airport!!!

One of the local newscasts interviewed on the street asked why they were only going to build one terminal - why not replace all three? She said 'everyone is always talking about how people don't want to stick around our city - they just fly in and out. We need three terminals to keep people here lon...
by kcjak
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1525
Views: 94394

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I wonder how many of them could've accessed the internet via cell phone?
by kcjak
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1525
Views: 94394

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

No need to make the case publicly that Sherry DeJanes is an obstructionist out for her own narrow interest, willing to set back Kansas City's system of public transit by decades in order to preserve her surprisingly spacious backyard. I'm sure she'll go away of her own accord any day now. &&...
by kcjak
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 42
Views: 2371

Re: Westport

chaglang wrote:Has someone alerted HKC to this clear violation of Westport Architectural CharacterTM ?

:lol:

Wait til Mary Jo Draper finds out about this!
by kcjak
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Another 16th & Main hotel
Replies: 47
Views: 5476

Re: Another 16th & Main hotel

The article mentions that 100 parking spaces will be available on the SE corner of 16th/Main. Does anyone know whether the folks behind the Hampton development own that surface lot or just leasing spaces from another owner? Just wondering how future development of a surface parking lot directly on t...

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