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by tower
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 131
Views: 22162

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

A county qualifies as an outlying county of a CBSA if it meets the following commuting requirements: (a) At least 25 percent of the workers living in the county work in the central county or counties of the CBSA; or (b) At least 25 percent of the employment in the county is accounted for by workers ...
by tower
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1679
Views: 116894

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

He's going about this all wrong. He needs to become a billionaire CEO of an electric car company first, and then people will listen to his crazy transportation proposals.
by tower
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 122
Views: 24500

Re: Broadway

Midtown Plaza is officially still alive, work starting within a week:

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... s_headline
by tower
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 43
Views: 2558

Re: Restoring Residential Density

I’m sure we could do 400k now with fewer rail lines as long as we make use of BRT, scooters/ebikes, and traditional bus. I don't think it's impossible, just way harder than you would think without a train. It's the labor costs of busses. I don't have the time to dig up the numbers but I'll try to s...
by tower
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: NYC Congestion Pricing
Replies: 0
Views: 268

NYC Congestion Pricing

New York passes congestion pricing for Manhattan south of 60th: https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/1/18290323/nyc-traffic-congestion-pricing-state-budget. The policy seems really well thought out (but there is still plenty of time for it to be ruined). The tax credit for those making less than 60k basical...
by tower
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 58443

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: 2074
Views: 267254

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: 504

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: 2403
Views: 244017

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: 6375

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 426
Views: 21272

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 2194
Views: 265230

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: 14054

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: 14054

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: 194
Views: 24096

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.