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by WoodDraw
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I'm not in the prediction market, but I'm going to guess KCP comes out of this one okay.
by WoodDraw
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 111
Views: 12251

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I asked earlier, but I don't think anyone answered. Is Matt Staub going to jump back in to anything (feel free to answer here Matt :P)?
by WoodDraw
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 111
Views: 12251

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Is Matt going to jump back in?
by WoodDraw
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 278
Views: 44622

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

fire (alarm) today? ton of sirens appeared headed this way around 4pm Word is someone left a package on their stove and then turned it on. This seems to be something of a pattern among downtowners. It happened the first week One Light was open a couple of years ago. Stop putting boxes on your stove...
by WoodDraw
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17359

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I'm not talking about the specific case here, but I believe a lot of places use them for private security and they have no authority in the streets. I know it's a bit joking, but I haven't had a lot of Segway encounters that bother me. I hope the answer is to try to keep scooters on the street, but ...
by WoodDraw
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 2210

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

So, I think it looks good and they seem to all be pros. I disagree with the debate about having bigger rooms. Most companies have rentals that put up anyone that will be there for extended amounts of time. For typical business travelers, you want everything to be taken care of. Breakfast and coffee ...
by WoodDraw
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 2210

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

The colored renderings look like absolute trash.(like Dreary In). However, the white renderings on the architects website actually look really nice. The hotel looks like the convention hotel from the east, the Center from the south, and somethinf complete unique from the west. I really hope the des...
by WoodDraw
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 147
Views: 12208

Re: 1800 Walnut

They could get around it with solid landscaping, but I'd like to see them have another go at the design.
by WoodDraw
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 47195

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

Oh come on, it's fine as a neighborhood and serves a purpose for people there. I have no problem with a drunk, young, sports neighborhood. I just have no faith that KC will pull it off. I see a stadium surrounded by parking lots and garages. Also, Kansas City isn't Chicago. Putting a stadium in the ...
by WoodDraw
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 56010

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

How does this align with the original plan? I know our old governor messed it up, but how can you think the current plan on the old plan have any semblance?
by WoodDraw
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 47195

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

My big worry about building the stadium downtown is how much parking they're going to want, and how much surface parking they'll want. I would have loved a downtown stadium before, but I think that was the chance. We're doing just fine without it. If it does come downtown, I want it to be on our ter...
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The city found out July 19th that a significant part of the community benefits were rejected. The council was only notified last week.
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Here's my read: The airlines want this to be as cheap as possible, edgemoor has their built in profit, and the city wants to use it as a slush fund for their constituents. That all leaves very little margin to build anything impressive, let alone above average. SOM is doing exactly what they were to...
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I was joking a little bit :) Most of what you said though is just standard airport stuff. People want bathrooms and seats with power? How many focus groups did it take to figure that out? In and out at the curb? That's standard at every modern airport. I guess here is a better question. What are we ...
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Seating, airport gates, and a roof: pick two.
by WoodDraw
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So the argument is that we hired an architect so incompetent that they didn't plan for seating?

And it doesn't have to come from anywhere. Just increase the cost.
by WoodDraw
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 40639

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The problem for the star is that there is just better coverage online now than what they provide. You have Kevin Collison reporting on city issues, the athletic hiring all the best sports reporters, and twitter to fill in the gaps. I'd love to pay them, but I'm getting better coverage other places f...
by WoodDraw
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is going to be a very, very generic airport. Better to put aside any expectations now, and just know we're getting the cheapest thing possible. The city fucked this up so bad. They should be running this project and issuing the bonds. You mean versus the status quo which is to give people expe...
by WoodDraw
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is going to be a very, very generic airport. Better to put aside any expectations now, and just know we're getting the cheapest thing possible.

The city fucked this up so bad. They should be running this project and issuing the bonds.
by WoodDraw
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4651
Views: 360015

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The faa predictably bounced some of the community funding. Council still wants their slush fund paid.

Expect even more to come out of the design.