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by alejandro46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan
Replies: 815
Views: 72131

Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Ok, I think I figured out and the news articles don't match the legal actions taken or facts in place The property was never taken from those people. Union Pacific owned it and transferred it to the new owner. If it wasn't legally railroad land before the STP wouldn't have jurisdiction in the case ...
by alejandro46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2153
Views: 273296

Re: Westport

Sounds like we should ship a few Westport CID members to JoCo to privatize and make pedestrian only streets, maybe add a few metal detectors to Park Place and Prairie Fire.
by alejandro46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan
Replies: 815
Views: 72131

Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Mike Sanders was a strong proponent of this plan, and now he's in jail (or something). Without a lot of density and federal support, not gonna happen. County is working against a current lawsuit by adjoining property owners who don't think they had the right to take the ROW back that they were using...
by alejandro46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1690
Views: 118102

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Here's the costs https://twitter.com/kclightrail/status/1138807646931341312 $3.4 billion but the taxes would raise $50 million per year. Add 50% for financing and it would take 102 years to pay off the plan. Sales taxes are regressive and KC already has a high tax burden. If you add in various CID ...
by alejandro46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1690
Views: 118102

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

The earlier the better KC replaces diesel buses where feasible with electric ones. The operating cost is a lot less per mile, but the infrastructure and initial purchase cost are $$$. KCI already has BYD electric shuttle buses in operation. Proterra and BYD both make longer range (~250 usable miles)...
by alejandro46
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Scarritt Building
Replies: 22
Views: 3828

Re: Scarritt Building

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:44 pm
groan. let's hope he doesn't screw it up like he has everything else.
Fast Forward:

He did.
by alejandro46
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42153

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I want to say the Mobility Lanes on Grand were some of the coolest things I've seen in years in KC. That was such a cool project and really wish we could expand that up and down Grand along with other overbuilt roads.  I love the scoots and generally they work best in the CBD and Crossroads. T...
by alejandro46
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lenexa
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Lenexa

More subsidized quasi urban suburban development. But please tell me more about how the City of KCMO is giving handouts to developers in the urban core...
by alejandro46
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 991
Views: 108715

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I believe Boeing was targeting August for Max return... Emirates, a big Max customer, doesn't think it'll be ready until past Christmas at least. I think a lot depends upon if each national/supranational aviation agency has to independently re-cert the plane. Basically they don't trust the FAA to no...
by alejandro46
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 345
Views: 76706

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

mgsports wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:07 pm
KCK out by Legends? Southern Johnson County? Lees Summit?
Royals will not move from one suburban stadium to another.

Legends already has Community America ballpark.
by alejandro46
Wed May 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 318
Views: 61292

Re: Historic Old Northeast

johnmatrix wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 am
chaglang wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Demonstrably false.
Nope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTQwa6zvcY
Obviously understand that this is a dangerous and developing area. Hoping that it will be better soon but just writing. It all off as future crack houses because it is in the east side is pretty racist.
by alejandro46
Mon May 20, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza
Replies: 54
Views: 5122

Re: West Plaza

johnmatrix wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:44 am
So any plans for the land just north of the Country Club bank that used to be apartments now it's just a big empty lot?
It’s owned by Price Brothers, so I’d expect plans to take shape in about 25 years or so.
by alejandro46
Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Artistry KC (19th and Oak)
Replies: 15
Views: 3633

Re: OFFICIAL - Artistry KC (19th and Oak)

What was the final decision on parking garage placement?
by alejandro46
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2600
Views: 338164

Re: Misc Crossroads News

normalthings wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 am
kcjak wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:01 am
So in 2031 all of the artists will be priced out of the Crossroads once the abatement expires...or it will need to be extended.
I have serious doubts that Crossroads will still be the Art district in 2031.
Jonny Kaw's XR
by alejandro46
Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: Tracks 215 Project

4 block walk to Main and 19th streetcar stop seems like an easy walk for me. Currently the city generates minimal tax revenue from this parking lot. After the TIF rolls off, the tax revenue will be substantial. Building density is expensive, this is right next to a busy rail line, and the rents are ...
by alejandro46
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4408 Madison- Hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: 4408 Madison- Hotel

There’s a new Spring Hill opening right there at 45th/Madison. A few hotels there could help slow traffic down a bit along that stretch. Uh yeah. You'd be amazed how many people from Kansas go the wrong way on that street. Have seen this so many times. On the 4408 lot indicated there looks like the...
by alejandro46
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 132
Views: 23897

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Commuter rail or better express bus service to Lawrence and St. Joe could grow the metro without any new development in between. Not everyone would use it, but there are already people who commute from Lawrence today, so it is definitely possible that we could boost that number of commuters to 25% ...
by alejandro46
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 24
Views: 2013

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

Glad we are not in an arms race for newspaper quality. Another unfounded opinion piece with no stats, data, or metrics to back it up.
by alejandro46
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 835
Views: 161260

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Oh, I've done the reading and don't oppose capping or removal. In the scope of downtown highway scars, it's the least offensive and could be improved by simply adding more sound abatement and plantings in the adjacent green spaces. The Baltimore crossing just needs to be narrowed. North Loop remova...
by alejandro46
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4408 Madison- Hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: 4408 Madison- Hotel

Price brothers isn't it? Time frame 10+ years?