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by tower
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: A quick population hypothetical for data fiends
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: A quick population hypothetical for data fiends

Not sure what the urban core density was in 1940, but the city population was 399,178 with an area of 58.6 square miles, for a density of 6,812 people per square mile. I believe that would have been from the river to Gregory Boulevard and from state line to about where 1-435 is now, based of a map f...
by tower
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 194
Views: 20621

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Very, very, beautiful building delayed by environmental work, folks. SAD!
by tower
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Someone needs to tell them that isn't how investment works. You can't just sit on large swaths of undeveloped land and dilapidated buildings and expect to get a decent return on your investment. Property values won't go up unless development happens, but they are preventing that.
by tower
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 240
Views: 16337

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Most of the time, it is hard to tell if the city leadership lacks vision or is just pragmatic and realistic about the voter base... but on this Amazon thing, you've got to go all out. The riverfront is easy because it is shovel ready, but it is far from an ideal location. After I heard about some of...
by tower
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1360
Views: 84016

Re: Main Street MAX

Because Cerner isn't a democracy, and the CEO (who's preferences were probably a good part of why they have a suburban campus) is dead. And because we actually want people to ride the bus, and Cerner has a lot of people. I get the tendency to want to exclude people from a service that they didn't wa...
by tower
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1886
Views: 185490

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Stores in St. Louis and Tulsa, carries Baldwin jeans- I think that would be a safe bet to say that that is it.
by tower
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Google thing? I think the over arching transit goal was to double the number of jobs accessible by public transit and use transit to build the city of the future. Then they said they have a partnership with Google that is transit related New urban mobility platform. Only a few cities chosen. Detail...
by tower
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

It may be extra vague because they don't know or can't say what the Google thing is.
by tower
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Also, if they put a row of townhomes on the Pennsylvania side that would ease people's minds. They could probably make it as dense as they want to on the Broadway side.

Edit: easing people's minds may be the wrong phrase. More palatable?
by tower
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Unfortunately, I doubt the neighbors would be eager to have denser development given the outcry for newer projects in Westport. If no one's complaining, then nothing's going to happen quickly. Great point. Those shops are in Valentine, right? Yep. Used to be called the Valentine Shopping Center, I ...
by tower
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Sells used the term remodel, but I think any redevelopment on that site would require a teardown of the existing structure and a rebuild with residential. I don't think that anything short of that would ever make this site work.
by tower
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

I skimmed through the LCRA meeting minutes and found some interesting tidbits: https://i.imgur.com/DkaXTm2.png That was in 2015. Looks like LCRA considered taking back the property because of low occupancy back then, and I don't think it has gotten better since. I think that it is required to stay a...
by tower
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Should we remove the city/county wide rail project option from the poll? Of course that is the preferred option for everyone, but assuming that we have to extend it with a TDD...
by tower
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Extending through Waldo no the CCROW (and then maybe down to Three Trails/Cerner) might be the most useful extension, but I think there is still too much neighborhood opposition, so it didn't get might vote. Independence Ave would be a good extension, but I voted for Linwood to Michigan (somewhat s...
by tower
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Uptown Shoppes

I really hate this place, it holds the entire area back. Probably more than the plasma place. Unfortunately, the owner just uses it as a parking lot for the Uptown Theater, so it isn't going away anytime soon.They could tear it down and build a parking garage, then build apartments and retail around...
by tower
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 417
Views: 46412

Re: 18th and Vine

Transit Agency Pursuing Development in Big Way, Offering Strategic Block on 18th Street Near Crossroads, 18th & Vine An entire city block along the strategic 18th Street corridor between the Crossroads and 18th & Vine Jazz District will be offered soon for development by the Kansas City Are...
by tower
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4090
Views: 240584

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It's definitely not an original idea, I'm just venting my frustration. I think most people here would agree with transferring the airport. Unfortunately, it is probably a non-starter in this current political environment. I'm not sure if it would require a public vote or not, but I have very little ...
by tower
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4090
Views: 240584

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I heard there is confusion from non KCMO residents trying to vote Its almost like people have an expectation of having a say on the issues that affect them. Did they forget what country they are in? What planet they are on? Seriously though, win or lose, we need to transfer this to another entity. ...
by tower
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4090
Views: 240584

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Long long lines at the main Southwest gate this morning at 5:20 am. I would have missed my flight or just barely made it if I weren't TSA pre-check. Unfortunately, some of the Delta gates don't have pre-check lanes, which is another reason why we need centralized security. It's really annoying if y...

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