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by ToDactivist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 225
Views: 34075

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

superior linen is a bit of a culprit - agreed. i tried several times to buy either all of west side of cherry or dead lot on 31st and couldnt put enough nails in the jello to hold it still. doesnt know what he wants, doesnt know what price he would sell for as targets always moves and as to employme...
by ToDactivist
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1137

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

commuter rail going forward makes the most sense - not only from the tired "density" excuse but also satellite towns that can become farm clubs for KC labor force, etc. Even Denver's light rail has too many stops in its framework and it IS 2x the density. Commuter rail to DIA is workable, albeit I w...
by ToDactivist
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3512
Views: 310672

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

seen same dead trees elsewhere and now wonder if the city got jiggy with throwing salt last year. it is not a good solution.
by ToDactivist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 54823

Re: Capping the Loop

Was told first step was swapping 670 and 70 signs as it is easier to rid a 3 numbered interstate than 2. then buried parking for north loop (ballpark) stop, then ballpark (amazon or other field) then parks and bldgs above. remember the city will get this land back so payback is property taxes and sa...
by ToDactivist
Tue May 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197259

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

No, past the Farmhouse and wax on to swordfish Toms
by ToDactivist
Sat May 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197259

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

Yea, she has an ATM but its kind of weird.
by ToDactivist
Sat May 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197259

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

cool on ST and good to hear. that was a joint venture of sorts to expose that vintage boiler/area.

as for a market/living room bldg on DE. that is coming. hang tight.
by ToDactivist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4442
Views: 323412

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Not sure I get the connection to MLK. if naming after famous people in KC then Walt Disney(land)
by ToDactivist
Sun May 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 93
Views: 17306

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

Bjournal reported mid summer restart. dont know if they still need a crane.
by ToDactivist
Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197259

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

Boy we are tired of hearing this ongoing circulating non truth. From the horse's mouth: they are very happy staying and both the Farmhouse and Landlord are working to make the opportunity even better. And BTW, there is no increase in rent.
by ToDactivist
Tue May 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: All may not be lost in Parking Garages - Look to Wichita for inspiration
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: All may not be lost in Parking Garages - Look to Wichita for inspiration

All good. I know the ICT product intimately as my father owned it until passing. But the lessson learned is valuable yet i still see KC civic leaders not quite grasping the rapidly evolving dynamics of transportation and it is a killer as a developer.
by ToDactivist
Thu May 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5344
Views: 404629

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

why not jog over @ Westport Road and go up Nichols? Solves Westport, Hopsital and better Plaza access???
by ToDactivist
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 196
Views: 32254

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

even more reason for the CityState...
by ToDactivist
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: KC CityState

Great comments. Odd that a departure requires a vote. Hardly a coup. So thinking smaller, I wonder why rural depopulating counties don't merge. Same argument on representation and turf wars I guess. change is a constant though
by ToDactivist
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: KC CityState

Of course they dont want it to happen. its the golden goose. but can they prevent it? Totally out of my legal league here. is it a vote? is it a coup? is it a midnight move out? See California's efforts.
by ToDactivist
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Homogenization of KC

And before that the longboats of the french...but its not the pioneers that get the glory, its the exploiters who can jump 'n shout.
by ToDactivist
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 938

KC CityState

Ok been thinking about this and as a quasi-outsider, this is my opinion on getting past the barriers perceived in the way. And thru a few leaks to others in place) testing this theory, no one has yet to throw up a credible barrier other than the unfortunately ubiquitous "show me" pukeage. An artilce...
by ToDactivist
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Homogenization of KC

I agree with both comments. I have studied the history for a couple of years now and while the burbs are already lost to the oblivion of commodization, the genesis of the KC core is still that outpost, trading or jumping off spot into the great unknown that either pushed settlers forward or kept the...
by ToDactivist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Homogenization of KC

gondolas? All ideas and thoughts are needed. KC was born and raised on logisitics . A trading post. French traders selling furs downstream and wares shipped upstream. Getting here was one thing as steamboats seemed to last about two trips before blowing up or sinking. Crossing the chasm of the great...
by ToDactivist
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Homogenization of KC

This one is for you wizards...you know the concept...forget gentrification and think about homogenization of cities...Tulsa looks like KC which looks like Indy, etc. WHAT MAKES KC UNIQUE and how do we focus and protect this in the architecture, culture and vibe??? https://www.fastcompany.com/4055824...