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by tower
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3764
Views: 353539

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It would also go pretty far towards revitalizing the area if the just sold the two lots they own north of 43rd to developers and gave land to the city to connect Washington Street to Mill Street.
by tower
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 208
Views: 39684

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Imagine being so rich you buy a mansion instead of paying for a hotel for one week out of the year.
by tower
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax

The state maintains too many roads and will certainly spend a lot of this on new and unnecessary stuff, but we do need to repair roads and bridges. Have we forgotten broadway bridge fiasco already? It's certainly not perfect, but it can't be better and still pass. It is unpopular (and illegal) to to...
by tower
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East Village Transit Center
Replies: 26
Views: 1892

Re: East Village Transit Center

A retail only use would probably be feasible on this site. but if you wanted to do apartments, you couldn't put many units per floor due to the irregular shape and small size. I don't see many apartment buildings build under 100 units downtown, to get that on this lot, you'd probably need 18-25 stor...
by tower
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 208
Views: 39684

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

The combined company would provide a cost-of-living adjustment to employees who move to Washington state from Kansas, T-Mobile President Mike Sievert said, but that would be an uncommon occurrence. An adjustment... down? For moving from KCMO metro to Seattle metro - I think that would be an adjustm...
by tower
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 208
Views: 39684

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

The combined company would provide a cost-of-living adjustment to employees who move to Washington state from Kansas, T-Mobile President Mike Sievert said, but that would be an uncommon occurrence.
An adjustment... down?
by tower
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand
Replies: 92
Views: 23336

Re: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand

shinatoo wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Did he tell you to buy Netflix stock?
For real, if I was going to go back to the past, I'd buy all the stock I could, forget about antiques.
by tower
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 540
Views: 70602

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Cordish got the same result because the architects were all given the same parameters and told to make them look like a family of buildings. If you are given the same canvas and paint as another artist, and told to make your painting look like it is from the same collection, it will look pretty simi...
by tower
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 539
Views: 23190

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Shields is trying to get the scooter tax revenue put into the new affordable housing fund.

https://twitter.com/EricWBunch/status/1 ... 52192?s=09

It wouldn't go far towards affordale housing, but it does keep the money from being used for mobility lanes.
by tower
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 112
Views: 14656

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I’m sure and not surprised. But, we have the choice not to participate in someone else’s pathetic life. People like Scott Wagner, who questioned Kander's motivations in a statement today. I know I joked about it, but that's actually pretty disgusting. [/quote Wow, link to what Wagner said? “If the ...
by tower
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 112
Views: 14656

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Some internet commenter is probably already screaming about this being a deep state conspiracy to elect Jolie Justus empress of Kansas City. I’m sure and not surprised. But, we have the choice not to participate in someone else’s pathetic life. People like Scott Wagner, who questioned Kander's moti...
by tower
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 112
Views: 14656

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Can we at least take a minute before talking about the political ramifications of an, obviuously, very tough decision by Jason? Hello time traveller, welcome to the cruel, unforgiving battleground that is politics in 2018. I very much recommend that you return to the undoubtedly more civilized time...
by tower
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 48
Views: 3254

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

ETA: I also don't think it's fair for them to ask for tips prior to them actually delivering the food. At Parlor, you have to pay/tip as you order. So, in essence, it's more of a "good faith donation" than a "tip." A "good faith donation" is just a fancy term for a bribe, which is probably just as ...
by tower
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 48
Views: 3254

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Another quibble I have is related to tipping. This isn't just a Parlor thing, tipping for counter service has now become an industry wide thing. Why am I being prompted to tip for counter service? Worse at Parlor because suggested tips on the register start at 20% and go to 30%. What service am I r...
by tower
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 16119

Re: 1800 Walnut

Vancouver has a lot of larger apartment buildings especially in the less commercial part of their downtown that have apartments or condos on the ground floor that open directly to the street (higher levels have their own entrance) Is there something in the US zoning code that prevents this? It usua...
by tower
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 16119

Re: 1800 Walnut

Vancouver has a lot of larger apartment buildings especially in the less commercial part of their downtown that have apartments or condos on the ground floor that open directly to the street (higher levels have their own entrance) Is there something in the US zoning code that prevents this? It usua...
by tower
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 156
Views: 16119

Re: 1800 Walnut

Vancouver has a lot of larger apartment buildings especially in the less commercial part of their downtown that have apartments or condos on the ground floor that open directly to the street (higher levels have their own entrance) Is there something in the US zoning code that prevents this? It usual...
by tower
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 539
Views: 23190

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

A cargo bike would work well to pick up scooters, and it wouldn't take that long to break even, depending on the cost of the bike. I bet you could fit 10 scooters at least on it, so- 2000(10*$3)=66 days. Making two trips a day and mixing some limes in there would have it down under a month. Not bad,...
by tower
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 124
Views: 14010

Re: Uptown Shoppes

The Star article now has a new rendering that is superimposed onto a streetview image that I can't be bothered to post. I think this is about as good as we are going to get, since the Uptown has to retain most of its parking during construction. I agree that the hotel is likely vaporware.
by tower
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 44
Views: 3497

Re: "Tower East"

Names like that can take, and last for decades. I like Martini Corner because it came from something specific locally as opposed to calling a neighborhood "The East Village," and sort of stealing it from another city for place-making purposes. What is called "The East Village" neighborhood here was...