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by alejandro46
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1856
Views: 223735

Re: Westport

Didn't SJ's just open several months ago?
by alejandro46
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 766
Views: 102519

Re: Troost developments

Troost Renaissance: Revitalization or Gentrification? Or Can It Be Both? https://www.inkansascity.com/innovators-influencers/local-news/troost-renaissance-revitalization-or-gentrification-or-can-it-be-both/?fbclid=IwAR17NmACc_HuNU_LA7manlt-D7oU_yh9n8GdBPN8m1OXhXRGfQxaG5_-Ukw Interesting article. "“...
by alejandro46
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Heart of America Rapid Transit
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Heart of America Rapid Transit

No gondolas ?
by alejandro46
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 268
Views: 48252

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Stunning old Victorian remodel for sale in Pendleton Heights at $350k, corner of Woodland and Missouri. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2281932_zpid/39.115511,-94.546838,39.079474,-94.601769_rect/13_zm/ https://i.imgur.com/qiCUGI8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0A0byli.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5zzoq7t...
by alejandro46
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Economic development and tax abatements
Replies: 14
Views: 2349

Re: Economic development and tax abatements

There is a lot of really informative discussion on this thread. I think JoCo's overuse of greenfield TIF and infrastructure development has substantially harmed the metro and will not pan out in the long run. Urban area TIF with high density in vacant buildings or infill lots in blighted areas is th...
by alejandro46
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 766
Views: 102519

Re: Troost developments

"Longtime Residents Worry Roommate With Well-Paid Job Slowly Gentrifying Apartment" https://local.theonion.com/longtime-residents-worry-roommate-with-well-paid-job-sl-1819578403?utm_content=Main&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=SF&fbclid=IwAR2-BeWlIZ3YnFoO5rezA_jPsStFom1mP...
by alejandro46
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Forum is slow/unresponsive
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Forum is slow/unresponsive

Same here, virtually unusable for me. Unsuccessful on Chrome or IE as well.
by alejandro46
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Thanks for starting this thread. I am supportive of the re-development as well; the neighborhood property values are exceptionally high and it makes sense to upgrade the old housing stock and generate revenue and long-term stability by replacing the homes. The foundation has already rehabbed homes w...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 392278

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Looks like Alligent and Spirit are held up over the baggage system costs, per the Star.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 04615.html

I'll just be over enjoying my free-flying bags on SWA. . . .
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 392278

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Thanks kboish for the update. I hate the KC Star and Business Journal's worthless inflammatory headlines about ballooning costs. I'm all for transparency, but I mean the costs are going up because of the metrics required to apply for federal funding; they have to include substantially more contingen...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363240

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I'm actually surprised St. Lukes is building single family houses. I would have expected that the parcels they owned would have been redeveloped as multi-family buildings. Why demolish single family houses to just build single family houses? Wouldn't it just be easier to remodel the current houses?...
by alejandro46
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363240

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

No paywall link from about 20 min ago: https://www.saintlukeskc.org/about/news ... a-westport
by alejandro46
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363240

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I would find a teardown to be better if they were taking out two homes and putting up three. It's all about having a healthy balance to the neighborhood. It seems like part of the purpose is to provide quality housing for medical staff and prospective "customers" (patients) at SLH. If you'll look a...
by alejandro46
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363240

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Didn't find any demo or construction permits on Development Tracker, but looks like four homes at the corner of Summit and 45th St. (same corner as Crowne Plaza and Tudors) are being demoed. They are all very dilapidated homes from the outside. At least the one on the end always had a creepy van th...
by alejandro46
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 36900

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Obviously a regional transit levy would be ideal for bus/streetcar development. That would be a yuge ask for those out in JoCo if a penny of their $ went into a project not directly connecting to their own subdivision. . . That's the conventional wisdom, which isn't always reality: https://www.joco...
by alejandro46
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 36900

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Obviously a regional transit levy would be ideal for bus/streetcar development.

That would be a yuge ask for those out in JoCo if a penny of their $ went into a project not directly connecting to their own subdivision. . .
by alejandro46
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 205467

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. http...
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1856
Views: 223735

Re: Westport

Westport Manor Square was approved back Summary of 2017. Nothing else since then. It's a major project in a city with a lot of inventory coming online. Wouldn't be surprised if they were having financing issues. http://maps.kcmo.org/kcgis/rest/services/external/DataLayers/FeatureServer/35/48791/atta...
by alejandro46
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363240

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Didn't find any demo or construction permits on Development Tracker, but looks like four homes at the corner of Summit and 45th St. (same corner as Crowne Plaza and Tudors) are being demoed. They are all very dilapidated homes from the outside. At least the one on the end always had a creepy van tha...
by alejandro46
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 451
Views: 60333

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Great pictures - I think the final color/brick choice looks way better in person than in the early pictures.