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by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45860

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Doesn’t it not matter since they already have to build a new garage. That underground garage is in terrible shape, has been for years if not decades. It would not be wise to build on top of the existing garage. This is talking about the Kauffman Center garage. I stand corrected. Didn't research com...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 244
Views: 41023

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

1. You better have a much more robust public transportation system in place than now.
2. And, yes, a parking garage. In reality many more than just one.
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45860

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

normalthings wrote:
beautyfromashes wrote:
flyingember wrote:Was the garage designed to support a building on top?
Yep.
Doesn’t it not matter since they already have to build a new garage.

That underground garage is in terrible shape, has been for years if not decades. It would not be wise to build on top of the existing garage.
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45860

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I was very much under the impression that a downtown campus was part of the impetus for the streetcar running to UMKC. BAP certainly is not my pick of sites but, it beats the hell out of 63rd street. It probably still isn't the UMKC master plan now but decades ago they were drawing up plans to expa...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122221

Re: Politics

Given the recent attitude of Trump on immigration I have finally figured out what he means by Make American Great Again. He means Make America WHITE again.
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170185

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Surprised no one picked up on this (from what I can tell). May not have affected round #2 but who knows about the future. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/climate/koch-brothers-public-transit.html "NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing d...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122221

Re: Politics

"2. I l hear a lot of talk about this being Trump's policy. Perhaps this is where the left is misguided with this fake outrage. This was taking place under Obama, Bush, and probably Clinton, etc." "This has been going on at the border for decades. While it's sad and shocking, it's really not "news,"...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 244
Views: 41023

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

Keep dreaming. A downtown stadium will not happen.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4438
Views: 323008

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 aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4438
Views: 323008

Re: We need a new airport!!!

expanding the gates by 4 didn't cause a year delay. That's insanity. The facility had to be "redesigned" to not just have 4 more gates but also the support structure for 7 more gates and be designed in a way for 15 more to be built. I'm saying that all these factors came together to create a delay ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122221

Re: Politics

This fall will be an interesting time. Do the GOP candidates start running away from Trump if they are losing their races for the Senate and House? So many have tied themselves to Trump, been in OK and so many of the candidates running for office say a vote for them is a vote for Trump. And with the...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 124
Views: 9283

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

FWIW, the Kansas City Public Service company started to replace streetcars with "motor buses" in 1933 with an abandonment of an East/West rail line from Troost to Summit along 33rd, 25th and 24th Streets. This was 2 years after abandoning its first line that ran in front of Union Station. In the fut...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 31, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2442
Views: 171384

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Sharing a MO NBA team could address NHL overlap at STL arena. And investors (edit: as well as larger fan base) from both markets could reduce risk. And could help build KC/STL relationships. For a few seasons the Kings had home games both in KC and Omaha. Not conductive at all for the team as a who...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4438
Views: 323008

Re: We need a new airport!!!

In the 70's there was a Martin Luther King hospital in KC. Why not rename a hospital?
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2442
Views: 171384

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Sharing a MO NBA team could address NHL overlap at STL arena. And investors (edit: as well as larger fan base) from both markets could reduce risk. And could help build KC/STL relationships. For a few seasons the Kings had home games both in KC and Omaha. Not conductive at all for the team as a who...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue May 15, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45860

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The BAP would be a lousy location for the Conservatory. And the way it is built now it is a lousy location for a park. Reason, the park should be more in line with the street grade on the three sides. Best solution? Blow up the garage, go deeper with a new garage and with the space above terrace the...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Looking Ahead: 2020 DNC/RNC to Kansas City
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Looking Ahead: 2020 DNC/RNC to Kansas City

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-has-few-takers-for-2020-convention/ar-AAx6BTQ?li=BBnb7Kz "Cities across the country are turning down the opportunity to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, where President Trump is expected to be nominated for a second term. The cities that have ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Is Kansas City becoming an inverted city.

For the most part I would agree with your assessment. It has been awhile but the last time I looked at growth numbers for both jobs and residents the pace of growth was greater in the areas further out (10 miles) for a city's core, not just KCMO but for cities across the nation. So in that respect K...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat May 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 48
Views: 5037

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

TheLastGentleman wrote:Pedestrian tunnel?
Pedestrian overpass.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122221

Re: Politics

Of course Reagan said this about the Democratic Party but IMO Reagan was a Southern Democrat at heart. ""I'm still a Republican. I didn't leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "In my state we have balanced budgets, surplus, we're up hal...