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by ToDactivist
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Thanks to the posters and moderators
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Thanks to the posters and moderators

I wanted to have an official post to thank the posters and moderators of kcrag. Many of you have been instrumental to the success and renaissance of Kansas City. Seeing Kansas City change and regain population has been amazing. Downtown feels like an entirely new city, many places are bustling that...
by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 305
Views: 55815

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

chaglang wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:32 pm
taxi wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
I hear Whole Foods is sinking. Literally/physically.
How much?
unsure what you meant but in general the chain sux compared to its prior iteration. talk about screwing up a good thing....
by ToDactivist
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1990
Views: 227184

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

smh wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 pm
grovester wrote:Do we know it's a move and not an expansion?
I don't know that--Dave may have additional insight.
its a full move.
by ToDactivist
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207556

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Autonomous mass transit may save the day and for KC it might be a good thing to be late again. Streetrain sans rails on preset routes are easy for AI and of course flexible to change route based on demographics, daily events (games, festivals, etc). Worth considering. China already using this. https...
by ToDactivist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207556

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Some interesting thoughts here. I think streetcar extension to UMKC, if it remains free, will be a game changer, despite concerns about traffic/trip length. It makes the existing line exponentially more valuable, connects the two densest job and investment centers in the region and runs directly th...
by ToDactivist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207556

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I see the plaza extension way higher priority. It makes the current line infinitely more useful. Past that I totally agree need to be looking more regionally and commuter focused... Which is what the rock island plan is about....the other side of the metro doesn't appear to be interested in commute...
by ToDactivist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207556

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Okay somewhat agree and perhaps my comment was more slanted towards prioritization vs yes/no. Seems to me the first line solved the intended need plus proved the concept of investment along a line will occur - duh. But I am NOT seeing a conversation or hear chatter on commuters and given recent disc...
by ToDactivist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2272
Views: 207556

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Okay i've had it. the extension is just flat a bad idea based on the success of a good idea and what better way to ruin both then throwing money at a low density, sketchy concept that doesnt intersect anything useful. Who is going to use it? Not plaza patrons. UM CK will take uber to CBD amenities b...
by ToDactivist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: How Kansas City got its' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: How Kansas City got its' name

First the Town of Kansas in RM, then City. Even Columbus Park area was called East Town of Kansas.
Delaware Street of course named after the tribe that had been relocated right across the Kansa.
by ToDactivist
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 62345

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Oh come on, it's fine as a neighborhood and serves a purpose for people there. I have no problem with a drunk, young, sports neighborhood. I just have no faith that KC will pull it off. I see a stadium surrounded by parking lots and garages. Also, Kansas City isn't Chicago. Putting a stadium in the...
by ToDactivist
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 62345

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

why either or? Denver did all and look where it went. Airport, People Mover then Light Rail, Downtown stadiums - all three. thats a commitment to an vibrant urban lifestyle.
by ToDactivist
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 3223

Re: The Junction Before and After

https://gizmodo.com/6-freeway-removals-that-changed-their-cities-forever-1548314937 Okay, you’re thinking, but where do all the cars go? It turns out that when you take out a high-occupancy freeway it doesn’t turn the surface streets into the equivalent of the Autobahn. A theory called “induced dem...
by ToDactivist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 62345

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

My big worry about building the stadium downtown is how much parking they're going to want, and how much surface parking they'll want. I would have loved a downtown stadium before, but I think that was the chance. We're doing just fine without it. If it does come downtown, I want it to be on our te...
by ToDactivist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 62345

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

This is exactly where I have always envisioned a downtown stadium in KC being built. Not sure why there are high rises directly north of the stadium in your rendering cutting off the view of downtown, but, otherwise it's exactly as I've envisioned it since working near Wash Park back in the late 90...
by ToDactivist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 3223

Re: The Junction Before and After

and ditto on the ULI "ditch the ditch" movement (or lack thereof). The city gains acres of land back to re-sell on top of former I-70 deck - now integrated parking, commuter rail, bus terminus, etc.
by ToDactivist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 3223

Re: The Junction Before and After

Of course nothing is happening. That's not the point. I'm not talking about this stuff happening now. 10 years is actually a pretty good estimate for when this might be plausible. This forum is for speculation right? I think a lot of the reason the junction area is dead is because so much of it can...
by ToDactivist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2018 Downtown Reports
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: 2018 Downtown Reports

Frustrating for those wanting to stay and invest in downtown that we can't get more condos going...those 6 are the delaware landing project which has been delayed but as the developer posted on here, still in the cards. Condo liability is still real for developers unlike other states that limit cla...
by ToDactivist
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287753

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Any movement on Delaware landing? plenty of movement OnDelaware, the new brand going forward....dining On, exploring On, etc...Delaware Landing was too long, dated too. Hired the pros....two more restaurants to open this month, now working boutiques, the trolley and new designs Specifically the Del...
by ToDactivist
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287753

Re: Misc Crossroads News

fortunately "river quay" is changing....been a tough one to spell and pronounce and just was probably poorly selected. Any movement on Delaware landing? plenty of movement OnDelaware, the new brand going forward....dining On, exploring On, etc...Delaware Landing was too long, dated too. Hired the p...