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by tower
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 347
Views: 55266

Re: Union Hill Development

^A road diet is already planned for all of Gillham. Looks like that area will have a cycletrack on the east and the street parking on the west will stay as it is. http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/gillhambikestudy/ (Chapter 9, page 3 of the final report)
by tower
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2002
Views: 254755

Re: Westport

^none, hopefully. something does need to go there, but I hate this design.
by tower
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Parking

The auto show is probably mostly attended by a suburban/rural crowd that doesn't go downtown much and doesn't know where to find parking. Having a shuttle mentioned in their ads probably provides reassurance to those folks and makes it more likely that they will attend. Hopefully when they get to th...
by tower
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2340
Views: 231541

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^I feel like some of the information the streetcar authority put out was very pro outside-running, especially this matrix, which was one of the first things put out about the differences: http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MainStExt_PublicMtg2_BoardsMaps-8.pdf And it seems like dedica...
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 49
Views: 5785

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Pulse Development seems to have gone silent/dead. They were supposed to have already built the Artisan apartments east of the Plaza, but nothing appears to be happening with that. Mirabelle Phase II seems stalled as well. The site has been cleared but no further movement. I just checked out their w...
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

Collison said on twitter that that was a preliminary rendering, hopefully the final design will be better.

Edit:https://twitter.com/kckansascity/status ... 52100?s=03
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

City Scene article on Walnut:
https://cityscenekc.com/plans-underway- ... ty-market/

The design has has a lot of greenery, which is good. Is there a reason that this doesn't have raised crosswalks? Seems like that would be a good fit for this street.
by tower
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 9564

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Voting for an unknown just because the other options aren't perfect isn't usually the best strategy.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

If the current museum building and parking lot on Grand were getting replaced by a mixed use development, then I'm all for reopening Walnut. Better a car hole there than one on the streetcar route. However, if that's not happening, then I still see no reason to reopen the street. Normally allowing c...
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

Well, it would connect to another half-assed bike lane.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

And this would make it an even longer walk because you'd have to cross at a crosswalk. Rather than putting car lanes trough the center of the market, why not put some planters with some trees and plants there instead? Maybe add a cycletrack.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2124
Views: 252376

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

Walnut is being reconfigured this year to pass directly through the Market, just like it used to do before the 50s. Exciting! Any chance something similar could be done with Main? Wait, wouldn't that basically de-pedestrianize Walnut? Not that it was ever completely pedestrianized, but I still don'...
by tower
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 65
Views: 13411

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Did he get boo'd?
I considered it, but no. The person sitting next to him clapped, while everyone else stayed silent, which is almost as good as a boo.
by tower
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 65
Views: 13411

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

There was an event at the library last night with Bruce Katz, the author of "A New Localism" It was a good event overall, but some old man used the public comment period as an opportunity to rail against this project. I remember him saying "We all agreed it wouldn't happen, but its being built right...
by tower
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 104
Views: 16781

Re: City Center Square for sale

I just realized that this rendering has scooters in it, some by the Lightwell sign on the ground and some near the other entrance near the intersection. Neat! You can see them better in one of the renderings in the CitySceneKC article about the project.
by tower
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail - someday?
Replies: 19
Views: 1523

Re: High Speed Rail - someday?

Looks like California High Speed Rail is dead and the only line might be in the Central Valley. I don't think High Speed Rail is really necessary to connect So Cal to Nor Cal because there are so many flights from the 5 LA Area Airports to the 3 Bay Area Airports and the prices are all super cheap ...
by tower
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 15977

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

It'll help with the book someone is probably currently writing entitled: "Weird and Nonsensical Naming History of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers Confluence Region"
by tower
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 214
Views: 48368

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

The reasonable thing to do here would be to base approval off of whether Sprint can survive or not. Unfortunately, I don't think it can, so the government better be willing to bail Sprint out if it goes under. If they don't approve the deal, and Sprint goes under, we may be looking at a de facto duo...
by tower
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 292
Views: 33135

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

One retail amenity that I believe downtown is missing would be a sporting goods store. We have plenty of gyms, but if someone wants to buy a pair of gym shorts or sweatpants, the only place to get them in the urban core would be at the Nike or Athleta store on the plaza or Run 816 in Westport. Those...
by tower
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 560
Views: 82162

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Or ask them to donate their homes for the parking lot.