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by alejandro46
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 34
Views: 1277

Re: Restoring Residential Density

Kansas City eases parking requirements to spur affordable housing along transit lines https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article229433619.html The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ordinance easing parking requirements for apartment buildings where at least 20 pe...
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 160
Views: 19189

Re: City Center Square for sale

What's the interior Sq. ft. of the total space? 17,000 to 50,000 sq ft?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/ ... 20b56025aa
by alejandro46
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 21
Views: 887

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

If anything hotels in the suburbs should be worried. If I was in the urban core I would not be too concerned by this somewhat inflammatory article.
by alejandro46
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 66
Views: 7538

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

It would take a lot for me to go back to Parlor and *not* get another Come Back sandwich at Mother Clucker. Stand alone coming next hopefully??
by alejandro46
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 34
Views: 1277

Re: Restoring Residential Density

No matter how big this so-called "affordable housing fund," it will not be enough. I'd like to see the money be used to leverage private dollars combined with municipal power of eminent domain to spur low-density apartments into high density developments. Not necessarily recommending eminent domain,...
by alejandro46
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 369
Views: 59895

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Is there any estimate of how much tolls could bring in? I think that this project would be a good one to deliver under a P3. I don't think that much honestly. Most people would just go the Bond Bridge. Additionally, it's hard to ask voters who already face a high tax burden including paying for the...
by alejandro46
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8840

Re: Affordable Housing

It's not only in the City's core. Does the Sears (at former Antioch Mall) really need a surface parking lot this large? A park-and-ride bus stop already exists on-site near the Vivion Road intersection. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1925249,-94.5503885,244a,35y,90h,44.95t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en An a...
by alejandro46
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103986

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Airlines have recently realized (a) hub+spoke not the best model and (b) fewer flights and higher per seat revenue is the best bet. We've largely lose the second tier of service through first tier mergers. So the airlines are effectively rebuilding the network that once existed. Air Midwest was KC-...
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza
Replies: 39
Views: 2715

Re: West Plaza

The land use is inexcusably, irresponsibly bad for an urban neighborhood. Sure, I agree, but it's in a neighborhood surrounded by other houses. I don't know the lot or situation, but maybe multi-family wasn't feasible financially or otherwise. I like the modern designs. Here's another NSPJ home for...
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza
Replies: 39
Views: 2715

Re: West Plaza

I like it! Perhaps it is going along Mercier, along with those other large modern homes? The only thing I don't understand is the large stone section above the garage.

https://nspjarch.com/portfolio/contempo ... laza-home/

https://nspjarch.com/weaving-modern-west-plaza/
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 381
Views: 96631

Re: On-going downtown development projects

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article228965894.html If anything it could get people talking about how the mass subsidization of development the Kansas side is kind of the serious issue/foil. I think generally this forum is pro-infill development and tax breaks on a cas...
by alejandro46
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 839
Views: 121873

Re: Troost developments

Almost anything would be better than what is there now. I'm interested how this fits into the site, as it backs up to single family homes. The fact that this project would be replacing two of the ugliest lots on Troost makes it all the more exciting. Here is the site plan with landscaping: http://i...
by alejandro46
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103986

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/michael-raucheisen-icelandair/id1431055316?i=1000433963860&mt=2 CoastlessKC interviewed Micheal R. of Icelandair today. (8:45 mark) I just got a chance to listen to this and it was interesting even if no real news. The takeaway is that the KC route seems to be do...
by alejandro46
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 839
Views: 121873

Re: Troost developments

The body shop just to the north of the Firehouse (which often looked more like a salvage yard) has been completely cleared out. I wonder if it has been sold, or is going to be put on the market. Here we go: http://i67.tinypic.com/2ccpix5.png 108 units, plus retail/restaurant. Phase 1 is the buildin...
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 86
Views: 46731

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

drumatix wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Big one -
https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/auc ... R719008001
Wouldn't doubt if Mac Properties already has it on their radar.
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I wrote in Wes Minder for Shields, s/o to the community for the great idea :D

I will vote for Joliee in the general. I think she can build consensus between developers, neighborhoods and city government on downtown issues as well as continue the city's success and spread it to the east side.
by alejandro46
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 63
Views: 7551

Re: "Tower East"

The window bars are not exactly visually appealing.
by alejandro46
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 160
Views: 45309

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

New Quiktrip slated for construction at 1401 Armour Road, former home of $100 mil+ fraudulent sweepstakes company "Opportunities Unlimited Productions Inc." https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article228480739.html https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article2094...
by alejandro46
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 2772

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I agree with most of the above. I just hope people remember the political leadership that led us here. No one campaigned for a beautiful airport. They were scared to even mention it with a vote, and even after the vote passed overwhelmingly, they're still scared. We're waisting money on financing b...