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by alejandro46
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 227
Views: 29829

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

I guess this could go in various threads. I enjoy hearing what other municipalities have to say about KC's transit adventures. I posted another link in a local paper where Cincinnati leaders were discussing their issues running their streetcar (low ridership, maintenance, questionable governance wit...
by alejandro46
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9103

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Tried to ride a Bird with a friend last night, spent 5 minutes looking for two around PNL that were on the map but not there :(
by alejandro46
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 594
Views: 67810

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Bar K: Tour the new pups-and-pints pub on the riverfront Bar K's 2-acre dog park in Berkley Riverfront Park carries a unique distinction among traditional canine gathering spaces: It offers the pets' owners as much potential fun as it does the dogs. Bar K includes a restaurant, lots of seating and ...
by alejandro46
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2290

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site. Are they exempt from city processes? No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors? The city can not prevent th...
by alejandro46
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2290

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Looks like a 10-story project. If they smartened up the exterior a bit from this rendering (a little more modern and urban please) I don't hate it. Is the parking garage under the building or adjacent? Hard to tell. For that prime lot, a 2-story parking garage is on par with as bad as a 4 story hote...
by alejandro46
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Connecting disconnected pathways
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Connecting disconnected pathways

For Your Entertainment: "Getting Riverfront Rail Right" - includes discussion of elevated station that could tie directly into new residential development. I recall a discussion with the Port about this and they were lacking in imagination, so to speak. http://urbanangle.net/getting-riverfront-rail...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 715
Views: 80741

Re: Three Light

"Light Rail Station..."

Let's not go down this argument again haha.

Building looks good. I like the Skybridge idea. Just make sure those tie rods are spec'd properly.
by alejandro46
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 258
Views: 40509

Re: Historic Old Northeast

This is what the developer, Robert Andrew of M.A.C. Corp, said he is currently contemplating 1) let the property sit and “let it grow weeds” for 20 years as the parcel appreciates in value; 2) sue the City of Kansas City, Missouri for denying his client’s property rights; or 3) let his legal repres...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Outlaw Cigars
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Outlaw Cigars

After Hen House closed in the Tremont Shops I think it may take some creativity to determine what could fit in that space. Can see why Outlaw wants to move to NKC. The growth of that bar & entertainment area has been explosive. There is a gym across 64th st and in Burlington Creek shops, (overload) ...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321528

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Too bad St. John is moving — I feel like it is one of the last truly luxury brands on the Plaza — but glad they will remain in the market. I hope Taubman can fill the space with two brands as unique and upscale as St. John . It’s a primo corner spot by Apple and Tiffany. St. John Knits is moving: h...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 348
Views: 52110

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

West Bottoms Flats Starting Soon, First Major Renovation Project in Historic Warehouse District Construction is expected to begin soon on the $68 million West Bottoms Flats apartment development, the first major renovation project in the downtown warehouse district that fueled Kansas City’s economi...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 65
Views: 7327

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

One of our lowest scores in the FIFA review and the biggest feasible improvement KC could make is improving connectivity to the stadiums. I recommended Streetcar expansion in my opinion makes the most sense long term to help develop the east side. Obviously, funding + time frame would be difficulty....
by alejandro46
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lions Choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Lions Choice

The real question is will this draw r/KansasCity away from their beloved Arby's

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 58355.html
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Re: One North Development

Medical building on the north edge by Armour (9B) has begun steel framing & stair shaft is up.

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by alejandro46
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 247
Views: 43074

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

Thought maybe I'd start a pro/con list as this discussion continues. Downtown Stadium Pros -New facilities that all fans can enjoy. -Potential for more profit the Royals (need to keep them in town) -Closer for downtown residents and potential for higher attendance -Sweet views -Potential for spin of...
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321528

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

flyingember wrote:This is 4505 Summit, Legacy Crown Point. It's going to be six units.
Is this condos or apartments?
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321528

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

45th & Summit apartment building has begun framing. Elevator tower has been sitting there for a little while as they built out the underground parking area.

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by alejandro46
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179029

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Many people who leave trade schools end up making as much or more than someone with a 4-year college degree. It was a real eye opener when we bought our house and had some trades out to do work. They make good money. Can attest to this as well. Have a friend who is a painter and another who is an e...
by alejandro46
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 179029

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/07/05/kansas-city-streetcar-steel-tariffs.html Many transportation projects, such as bridges, guardrails and tracks, use hot-rolled steel, which was priced at $914 per ton at market open Tuesday, according to CME Group Inc. On March 1, hot-rolled ste...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1332

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

I am of the mindset that the city's traffic, size and (relative) lack of density are not conducive to large scale light rail, even in 20-30 years. I agree with Dave. Let's leverage the available funding to improve bus and implement BRT service when possible, and work to see what eastern spurs of the...