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by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1428

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

It's actually really interesting to watch them move around. I don't have any near me in the CBD right now. If they're happy with the launch, I hope they'll drop some more. First player advantage :)
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 274
Views: 39203

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

I'm still out of town. Any significant changes? It actually doesn't feel much different inside. The only things I notice are the windows and the revolving door. Thanks! Got back this morning and you're right. Better alcohol section which is really nice. I feel like they're still having trouble keep...
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1428

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

All of them have disappeared to the west side of downtown. :D

I love these things and hope they're successful. It's going to take a few years for infrastructure to catch up.
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 243
Views: 40408

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

I think the Royals missed their opportunity for a new stadium downtown. And I'm not in love with any of the locations proposed anyway.

I'm not sure you could get to 50% these days even if you only asked the urban core.
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 274
Views: 39203

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

I'm still out of town. Any significant changes?
by WoodDraw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1428

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Is any of the problem business owners not knowing what they are and having them removed?

Also why are the hours limited? Is that city policy or they don't have lights or don't want drunk people (I assume the latter)?
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

I’m saying that we should be talking/complaing about how there aresurface lots, and the few buildings are like 1 story buildings. Instead of complainingg about how a notoriously stingy and riskless developer actually wants to build something of a good size. Ohh I thought you were talking about buil...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169093

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

P.s. my name's Andrew. I don't want to be an anonymous douche. I've met a few of you that know that. The rest I'll be happy to buy a beer for when we meet. I don't want to speak in tautologies, but transit has to work. For the cost, what are you getting in return? Dave doesn't need to be lectured on...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

normalthings wrote:We should be having talks about no density and 1 floor buildings. Not high density and and 14 floor ones


Why would you build a one floor building instead of a parking lot under current zoning and tax law?
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169093

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I think people always hate change until you give it to them in a package and say look, here is what we can do. We dealt with this with the airport for years until we were finally able to mobilize around it and it passed easily. Transportation is going to change rapidly in significant ways and I thin...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 243
Views: 40408

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

I know nothing about this, but has anyone approached cordish? It'll take a serious investment from the team and city and third parties. We're getting close to the point where this needs to be discussed for land reasons and future downtown planning. If it's a no, we need to stop banking land. It it's...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169093

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yeah, this forum has a long history of being annoying and controversial. It also has a reputation of a lot of people with power being involved in it or actively reading it.

I always thought the idea was to bring up topics that are controversial and promoting what we think are best practices.
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169093

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Phoenix, Minneapolis, Houston, etc have light rail dedicated in center lanes, we could do that.... you can't tell me it is hard to do just because we are in America. We tried getting voter approval for that -- twice -- and both attempts failed (city hall support for it was tepid, business support n...
by WoodDraw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169093

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Boards from the public meeting: http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MainStExt_PublicMtg2_BoardsMaps.pdf the more I look at these designs the more I think about how much potential we are about to flush and I'm kinda angry and how shit these designs are... This design reduces traffic la...
by WoodDraw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 274
Views: 39203

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Was the alcohol aisle stocked at all? They stopped stocking it prior to the renovation. I'm hoping they turn it back into a more full service store in that regards.

I went from buying Smirnoff to Tito's to having nothing available. Save time with gin.
by WoodDraw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

I don't want to be too hard on the crossroads, but it's become one of the most NIMBY urban neighborhoods. Bullshit. Again, we've not 'fought' anything like the neighborhoods made up of middle class single-family-homeowners. The last building that caused a serious NIMBY fight was the 18-story DST/Ac...
by WoodDraw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

I don't want to be too hard on the crossroads, but it's become one of the most NIMBY urban neighborhoods.

I have no problem with them being heard, but I'm unwilling to give up zoning policy to the select group of people that show up to these meetings.

Build!
by WoodDraw
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3329

Re: 1800 Walnut

The crossroads not liking a building? What a shock.

There were people that bitched about the convention hotel going up in the convention district!

That height is absolutely fine. Build it!
by WoodDraw
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4434
Views: 321511

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They need to reach financial close. That's for sure. I don't even know if they're still aiming for 30% design. But they need to close. After that they can blame shit on other people, but they're in charge of financing. We need a final agreement and financial close. How can you have a financial clos...
by WoodDraw
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4434
Views: 321511

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They need to reach financial close. That's for sure. I don't even know if they're still aiming for 30% design. But they need to close.

After that they can blame shit on other people, but they're in charge of financing. We need a final agreement and financial close.

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