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by WoodDraw
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 971
Views: 80743

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

"County Line Ice House"

I mean, okay. Let's see what they come up with. A little surprised they ditched the brand.
by WoodDraw
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 173422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I mean, yes and yes, and yes.

This was created for B and M to win. The city got caught with its pants down. Now they took a "competitive" bid. All bidders now will act in their own interest.

I'll still be shocked if it's not gifted to their's truly,
by WoodDraw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1391
Views: 74807

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I can't even believe that people endorsed CC's bullshit. not apologizing. the thought was that it would drive new streetcar supporters to the polls that would also vote no on question 1 (the real threat). and maybe it did, we will never know. note that the endorsement was released the day after TDD...
by WoodDraw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1391
Views: 74807

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The city owns all of this. They've been incompetent for years at setting transit policy. I can't even believe that people endorsed CC's bullshit. Our city is so bad at setting long-term transportation policy that we let a crazy guy constantly do it for us? And then say, "Well this is better tha...
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 167
Views: 8475

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Where do you guys think is the best location for the next grocery store downtown?
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1391
Views: 74807

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

So if we're going to do this, can we start a discussion on how to actually make it good for people that live downtown? I rarely take it because it's awful. I tried to take it today because I had to get to union station. I outwalked it again. In what world is a streetcar a functioning form of transp...
by WoodDraw
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1391
Views: 74807

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

So if we're going to do this, can we start a discussion on how to actually make it good for people that live downtown? I rarely take it because it's awful. I tried to take it today because I had to get to union station. I outwalked it again. In what world is a streetcar a functioning form of transpo...
by WoodDraw
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 173422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Does anyone see a reality in this world where they don't pick Burns and Mac?
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 32
Views: 2059

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

most of the datapoints i have for that are for terms where the full set of amenities weren't completed for the whole duration of the lease term (e.g. p&L tower before north building constructed) or for early renewal commitment incentives (1light). is it more pervasive than that? I've mostly see...
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: KC Star building redevelopment

Has there ever been a thought of doing a gallery in residence program for unused street retail space downtown? I know it's harder than it sounds and would take an endowment from someone and an expectation that land owners would charge only a nominal rent. But I always thought it would be good govern...
by WoodDraw
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 167
Views: 8475

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

kboish wrote:
WoodDraw wrote:I really want a great, independent book store.


https://www.afterwordkc.com/


Ohh, I hadn't heard. Look forward to checking it out. Thank you :)
by WoodDraw
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 167
Views: 8475

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

I really want a great, independent book store.
by WoodDraw
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5058
Views: 300574

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

And once we get the new cars, that will be as fast as I want it to be, at least until the second phase is implemented. the city will have to make significant changes to on-street parking, garage access, and city market/P&L traffic flow to enable consistent four-car operations once the two addit...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 173422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

DaveKCMO wrote:private financing polled well, so i'd expect that to be the chosen option -- despite shields' repeated efforts at being the "anti-Sly".


Lots of things poll well, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it makes sense.
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 173422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Wait, someone correct me if I'm wrong. Two options: 1) private financing with private bonds repaid by use fees 2) public bonds paid for by use fees In both cases we hold an election, yes? Is the whole idea that by putting it solely on private bonds, voters will care less even though it will cost the...
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5058
Views: 300574

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Thanks for the really good response. Isn't there a garage between 9th and 10th that constantly slows up the street car? Right beyond a light?
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 173422

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:Ruckus this week, Burns & Mac CEO hinted at "another agency" to get tax exempt financing.....hmmm....Port Authority?


Wouldn't that require transferring the airport to them?
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5058
Views: 300574

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Even though I live right there, I am awful at streets and memory in general. So if this is stupid or already done, please make fun of me. But I know a few other cities do it where the streetcar street can be right turns only. Has that been considered?
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5058
Views: 300574

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It's almost always quicker to walk unless you're going end to end in the streetcar, or you hit it just right. I live right off it and I rarely take it unless I'm going to union station. We badly need to start thinking of ideas of how to get traffic off of main street. Absolute light priority has to ...
by WoodDraw
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5058
Views: 300574

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Isn't there signage on every stop too? Like a numbered list of how to ride the streetcar, one being like just hop on? Or am I making things up?

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