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by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 139
Views: 12335

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

Fang, looking at that land, the church must have gotten that land cheap. I would think that land value for a ready to build large site would be too high for a small church, but maybe they slipped in and grabbed it while it was cheap. It could be worse, the Star could have land-banked the parking lo...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Wondering. What are "the needs, wants and desires of the millennial generation renters"? Are they really that much different than previous generations of renters?
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Fight. Fight.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1526

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I'd rather see Prospect be renamed - there's such a stigma with it (and Troost) being a dividing line, a name change would be a great opportunity to rebrand. And wasn't Prospect the epicenter of the '68 riots that happened around the time of King's murder? I really think Paseo makes the most sense ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 5529

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Convention services never sells BAP as an option for conventions to use....if it does they do a horrible job of selling it. Not sure about now but it was back in the day. The problems for convention use are many, one being trying to restrict access. Another being weather. The city has for decades t...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1880
Views: 136825

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It’s going to be terrible for traffic in Midtown and I don’t trust that ‘experts’ have it figured out. No left turns on all of Main will be a mess for residents. How is someone going south on Main supposed to get to their home in Hyde Park or going North get to a home west of Main? You’re creating ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Gondolas!
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Gondolas!

A gondola from the downtown to the West Bottoms has been a pipedream for a few since the 70's when the named Kemper Arena first opened. Probably will be another 40 or more years before one gets constructed. Expanding bus service provides more flexibility at a much lower cost.
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NAIA Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: NAIA Tournament

The NBA use to have 7 or 8 rounds in its annual college draft. At the NAIA tournament one could usually see one, two, or even three players who would be drafted playing for one of the schools. So many people would take a week's worth of vacation to come and see the games. Of course many of the top s...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Will Save the Suburbs?
Replies: 120
Views: 12727

Re: What Will Save the Suburbs?

Interesting subject matter. Concerns NYC but this is a situation some of the board members have gone through in the past with moving from KC's core. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/comparing-suburbs-montclair-in-new-jersey-vs-dobbs-ferry-in-new-york/ar-BBJuuyk?li=BBnbfcN "Once you ha...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 2958

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

A few of the older apartment complexes in the neighborhood have already been refurbished and updated. And as the complex grows more of the nearby housing stock will also be refurbished and updated. It will take time, afterall look at the urban core of KC and the time it has taken till now and still ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 2958

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

Not sure how large you consider H&R Block but that would be the only large firm I can think of that has moved to downtown in the last 25 years. But that move was only from the fringe of the Plaza so for the city as a whole it wasn't that beneficial. Plus wasn't there plans for a second tower for...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Sidewalk snow removal/enforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Sidewalk snow removal/enforcement

Guess some have forgotten, or never learned to walk downtown streets when there is ice and/or snow. Gone are the days of buckled rubber boots or galoshes I guess. May not be stylish but they worked pretty good years ago.
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1430
Views: 107014

Re: Politics

What will the GOP House and Senate do?
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 41
Views: 5670

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

Of course each downtown is different but here is a warning shot about future development of apartments. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/major-apartment-developer-warns-of-acute-crisis-ahead/ar-BBJdC0O?li=BBnbfcN "Scan the downtowns of the nation's largest cities, and you are likely t...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4370
Views: 291221

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I would say it is legal. Right-to-work is between the worker and the employer. Requiring union labor would be a contract issue between the parties in the contract. Prevailing wage, which is usually the local union rate, would likely be part of the contract.
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1430
Views: 107014

Re: Politics

Reading an article that says the Tea Party is dead and the deficit hawks are no more. Reasons being the recent tax reform package that increased the deficit and the just passed agreement to keep the government running that increases the funds for the military and domestic programs.
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1430
Views: 107014

Re: Politics

If the House, and maybe the Senate, turn Democratic with the 2018 elections the GOP and the President will see these committees come to different conclusions. Those in power always forget about the paybacks they receive when they are no longer in power.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 70875

Re: The Health Care Debate

Now we have an announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase are banding together to explore a health care system for their employees. This will be an interesting development especially if a few other large employers join the effort.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown KC Post
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Midtown KC Post

Came across this article in a Facebook group about KC that I am in. Looks like people were fighting density back in the 1920's. http://midtownkcpost.com/roanoke-property-owners-took-a-stand-against-apartments-in-1920s/ "In the 1920s, the owners of single-family homes in the Roanoke neighborhood...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1880
Views: 136825

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Calling it a transit "park" doesn't change the nature of what it is. Transit "stop". You re arguing the point from your point-of-view. I would imagine many more would argue theirs from a very different point-of-view. And that would be a city-wide point-of-view.

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