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by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1482
Views: 85702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

"DeJanes's garage, by the way, seems to have been built in 1996."

Surely the ATA knew of its existence since then. If so then why wait so long to take action? Why wait 20 years?
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3658
Views: 190741

Re: We need a new airport!!!

flyingember wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Someone floated the idea of a regional office controlled airport authority. I think this is actually a great idea.


Wouldn't this take an act of both state legislatures like the ATA?


Instead of regional just think of using the Port Authority.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3658
Views: 190741

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is from the Missouri Constitution and this is evidently what is being referenced. "Section 27(a). Political subdivision revenue bonds issued for utilities and airports, restrictions.—Any county, city or incorporated town or village in this state, by vote of a majority of the qualified elec...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1482
Views: 85702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Easements provide rights for a specific and limited use of land by someone other than the owner. When a non-owner uses land in a way that excludes the owner entirely from using it himself—such as by fencing it in or building a garage on it—that's called "possession" or "tenancy"...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1482
Views: 85702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

There are numerous parking lots on the ATA's right-of-way. There is no such thing as an easement that does what you imagine; presumably the ATA leases the parking lots to the adjacent businesses. Yes, it's possible that the ATA and Sherry DeJanes entered into a contract that allowed her to construc...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1482
Views: 85702

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

What about the parking lot for Sutherland's? That is on the ROW. Yes, the ATA could have granted easements to the so-called offending parties, less area the ATA would have to maintain.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2406
Views: 133945

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

mgsports wrote:It would before Seattle does because don't have to redo Sprint Center.


How old is the Sprint Center? May not have to redo all of the place but having a team would require some sort of expenditure to bring the facility up-to-date. Plus a practice facility among other things.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5090
Views: 312779

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

There is an item call "contributory negligence". I am stopped at an intersection by a red light. The light turns green and I proceed to enter the intersection. Of course I don't look both ways because I now have the green light. I fail to notice a car speeding and it immediately hits me as...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2406
Views: 133945

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

Looks like Seattle has a $650M plan to rehab the Key Center to attract either a NBA or a NHL team. I think it is to be ready by 2020.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5858

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

As the saying goes Kansas City has as much chance of getting this Amazon project as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. You're right, lets not even try. Bidding on moon shot projects like this teach you nothing about yourself. There is nothing learned from the introspection involved in self...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5858

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

As the saying goes Kansas City has as much chance of getting this Amazon project as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: BBQ WARS!
Replies: 216
Views: 13427

Re: BBQ WARS!

Looks like there are 3 choices for BBQ at Arrowhead this season. Smoke, Plowboys, and Little Pig.
The Little Pig is located in Belton and is a very small restaurant. So if you are at a game and want some BBQ give Little Pig a try.
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 322
Views: 34866

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Yes it is. The city bought the bridge years ago in order to remove the railroad tracks that went between Kemper and the other buildings and then turned north through the east parking lot.
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3658
Views: 190741

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Here is one airport getting a big makeover http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/the-worst-airport-in-america-is-getting-an-dollar8-billion-makeover/ar-AAqChuF?li=BBnb7Kz "The news of the improvements will be music to the ears of the 28+ million passengers who pass through LaGuardia last year. T...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 249
Views: 20360

Re: New Broadway Bridge

What is the projected cost of the new bridge and the associated improvements? And don't forget the interest costs. What would be the projected annual cost to principal and interest? And let's not forget any operating and maintenance costs to include. Now you might have a pretty good idea what the pr...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 739
Views: 47801

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

flyingember wrote:
aknowledgeableperson wrote:The city of Boston has at least three cemeteries in the heart of the city and I would imagine that land has more value tied to it than Union Cemetery.

To be fair about Boston, their cemeteries are for tourism too.


To a certain degree so is Union Cemetary.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 739
Views: 47801

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

The city of Boston has at least three cemeteries in the heart of the city and I would imagine that land has more value tied to it than Union Cemetery.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 249
Views: 20360

Re: New Broadway Bridge

KCPowercat wrote:they have the airport....think how many people will pay it that are tourists and south of the river.


Of course it would depend on the amount of the toll but many would probably avoid it in favor of an alternate route.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2406
Views: 133945

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

Just curious. Any one here think local KC owners would be willing to put up $500,000,000 for an expansion NHL team? The latest found on Wiki: "Kansas City sports investor Lamar Hunt Jr., whose father Lamar Sr. was an early investor in what became the Columbus Blue Jackets and whose family owns ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 80345

Re: Politics

The GOP will do nothing to get rid of Trump until he becomes a liability. That is in 2018 there becomes a time when the GOP's hold on the Senate and/or House is in jeopardy. And they won't get rid of him, as of now no impeachable offense and Amendment 25 has never been utilized. The current GOP offi...

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