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by alejandro46
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: Phoenix

Agree, Tucson and Flagstaff both nice, Phoenix is a giant suburb, a place to just exist. Stayed at a resort hotel for work event though in Tucson, which felt like isolated entrapment. Was it like Lowes Ventana Canyon or Starr Pass? If you explore 4th Avenue, Downton and the University along the str...
by alejandro46
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 402
Views: 67347

Re: New Broadway Bridge

So much of the peak use slowdown comes from bad ramp access. For example, removing the backups onto Broadway from I-35 will help as many people go faster as the north loop removal would lead to going slower. It would encourage more traffic to take 670 to 35 for example. Related, theres plenty of ca...
by alejandro46
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 294
Views: 49646

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:29 pm
We're trying out some new "basic" shelters to replace the blue tanks: https://ridekc.org/blog/bus-shelter

Take the survey!

I'm getting a "Page Not Found" error.
by alejandro46
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 402
Views: 67347

Re: New Broadway Bridge

If I recall, the additional time would be like 7 minutes at max.

If MODOT removes several exits along I670, we can mitigate this. i'm very annoyed that MODOT has taken all that BeyondTheLoop worked for and threw it in the shredder.
by alejandro46
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 406
Views: 100480

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

I disagree. Picklemans pizza and soups are good. I ate there many times when I lived in downtown Columbia mo. Get the French dip, chipotle chicken, or baja chicken soup. People like the pizzas too. Typically they make their food faster than they can build this location. I’d put them slightly lower t...
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Parkville
Replies: 17
Views: 4897

Re: Parkville

Can't access beyond paywall, but apparently Creekside Commons construction is underway. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2019/07/23/parkville-mixed-use-retail-housing-baseball-fields.html?iana=hpmvp_kan_news_headline Loopnet listing: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/15399-NW-Brink-Meyer-Rd...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Gooooogle Data Center
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Gooooogle Data Center

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 73152.html


It is $25billion, but that's just the maximum amount of bonds to be issued.

It is the Hunt Midwest Business Center.
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Gooooogle Data Center
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Gooooogle Data Center

Per Kevin Collison twitter, I just happened to look down on my phone: https://twitter.com/kckansascity/status/1153408771005325312 Breaking: Google considering $600M data center in KC, just announced at @PortKC. Fewer than 100 employees though. Proposed Google data center would be 78 acre site in exi...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4400 Washington
Replies: 18
Views: 2914

Re: 4400 Washington

The light brick was added to align with the facade of the rest of Saint Luke's facilities. I presume they received a tenant allowance of some kind when they leased the space.
by alejandro46
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 261
Views: 41614

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Agree with all being said above. One minor issue; instead of a stand alone building for the museum, I was thinking something along the lines of a couple of levels of ground floor space in a new mid-rise office or apartment tower. https://berkleyriverfront.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Berkley-River...
by alejandro46
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 261
Views: 41614

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

At first I was totally against this expansion, as I believed it would be better long-term for connectivity to NKC if the long term goal is North Oak > KCI light rail. However, cost of crossing HoA bridge is a difficult hurdle. However, the streetcar expansion to the Riverfront gets more and more com...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 59
Views: 7862

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Is this related to the work already stared on the west side of the building? No, I don't believe so. That is the separate 4050 Pennsylvania Ave that an advertising firm is moving into. https://42floors.com/us/mo/kansas-city/4050-pennsylvania-ave https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/10/1...
by alejandro46
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 59
Views: 7862

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

It reminds me of Farmland HQ/Cerner Oaks and not really in a good way. It's not offensive and it just kind of blends into the area. They are not going for any design awards. https://cdn.businessyab.com/assets/uploads/68ae2515470e751d1ebe00841e4f1f51__united_states_missouri_clay_county_gallatin_towns...
by alejandro46
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 59
Views: 7862

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

It appears that the windows are much more uniform and there is less unnecessary decorations on the building. It also is just a better render and maybe a darker red facade, but its a better looking building than the earlier renderings in my opinion. Build it! http://i66.tinypic.com/30nhg1e.jpg https:...
by alejandro46
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: B&B Entertainment District
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: B&B Entertainment District

The Jazz place at the B&B in Liberty was empty when we went but the food was actually quality and not super expensive.
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 117
Views: 18813

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

If KC loses the bid because poor public transit it would be a huge shame. If won't be the first time. I'm sure people are working hard to figure out how to make pump those rookie-league basement numbers up. Here is a few ideas that I think, at a minimum, a Fifa judge would expect from a KC bid tran...
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 117
Views: 18813

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

If KC loses the bid because poor public transit it would be a huge shame. What is the minimal throughput required on game day to move people from the Fan Experience (Union Station) to TSC? 2k people/hour? Our road network is overwhelmed during the avg. Chiefs games with majority personal vehicle tra...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 117
Views: 18813

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Any rail planning for World Cup should still follow the Next Rail proposed alignment on 31st and Linwood, future TOD developed at Clever II and enabling access to VA med center, then following Stadium Dr info TSC. Running special service for World Cup, barring the unlikely expansion beyond the main ...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 117
Views: 18813

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

How many people are estimated to travel here from out of town for your average group play match? What modes do we have to transport them from the airport to various hotels spread out across them metro? What methods to we have then to transport them from spread out hotels citywide then to our far-flu...
by alejandro46
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 117
Views: 18813

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

How the hell is Philly ranked lower than Cincy and Nashville and Orlando ranks as one of the best. Here is the full report. Pg 131 - Transit. Seems to take into account three criteria- international access, intra-city access, and intercity access on match day (20% weighted each). I'm unsure if ther...