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by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I want to see flights to Fayetteville Wichita Omaha Cape Girardeau Springfield MO Joplin Little Rock Tulsa Des Moines Salina Sioux City Fort Smith When we're the center point for the surrounding state's mid-sized cities it means we need more direct flights to other cities. It also makes that feeder...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

"When security was required, KCI lost TWA as a hub." Not accurate. It was around 1985/6 when TWA made a big change in its air operations and made St. Louis it hub for all domestic operations. Serious doubt KCI with its layout could have handled that type of a setup. At one time TWA had ove...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Not sure what you are getting at but in 1994 you didn't have to go thru security, take off shoes, empty water, empty toiletries, and we were not stuck in an enclosed area separated by a wall. In 1994 the Airport would have been most similar to DFW and it would have been pleasant. Just 20 extra feet...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

Re: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?

I hear reports that housing prices are climbing in the Red Bridge area due to Cerner. Know of one house in particular that has increased over $100,000 in less than 3 years and many houses have been improved and updated for sale in a longer period of time. I'm sure Burns and McDonnell is also helping...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

"I'm confident that KCI would be a major hub for Southwest today had KCI built a new terminal 5-10 years ago." In 1994 I seem to remember flights to/from Chicago by Southwest every hour. I remember this because my son and I took a flight to Chicago for a World Cup game in the afternoon and...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 506
Views: 43068

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Yeah, downtown may have had more workers way back when but public transit was a whole lot better. And more people lived closer to downtown.
Same place but a hell of a different time. Will take a lot of time and money to get back to anything similar with regards to public transit.
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 98221

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

"And CC is well and truly a part of "downtown" at this point, and I would argue always has been, " The current area that is defined as downtown wasn't all defined as part of downtown back when CC was initially developed. Can't remember all of the details about it and when but it ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

Re: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?

At one time, much like parts of the KCMOSD, the schools suffered from students having to change schools because of the high rate of moving with the rental housing.
Sante Fe use to be the #1 school, that is 35 or so years ago.
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 98221

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

The Plaza area probably has had as much negative affect on downtown as JoCo. Disagree. Looking at office space alone, the lifeblood of a CBD, JoCo has created massively more square footage than plaza/midtown and the effect continues to depress the downtown market. Plaza is in no way comparable. Per...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns

As I said there is no downtown Raymore or what one might call an old commercial area. Population in 1940 was 207 and it grew to 208 in 1950 so with a population that size and being so close to Belton I doubt there was little commercial development in the little town. A little history of the city. &q...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 98221

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

I have a complex question and I'm not sure anyone can answer it but...uh...why is every KC-based developer completely fucking brain dead? Conservative local banks and people with $$$...when developers say they are responding to the "market", they mean banks But the answer is more complex ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: Best and Worst Suburban Downtowns

Raymore from what I can tell never had what one might call a downtown area or a "Main" street. Yes, it was a farm community but it was close to Belton and the old RG airport. In a way one might have called it a suburb of Belton. There is still a large amount of acreage being farmed on the ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Hot take: the people complaining about walking more than a couple hundred feet might be the ones who really need to walk a bit extra anyways. I'm always very disappointed how many steps my fit bit records after most walks through American airports. I get more steps at Cotsco on a regular basis - fa...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I don't have a stake in this topic since I am no longer a KC resident but I can share my recent experiences with KCI and Las Vegas. Left KC on Sunday. Experience wasn't bad. The secured wait area for the Southwest was crowded even for the size of the aircraft being used. Would hate to see what would...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue May 30, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 203
Views: 22069

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Ok let the discussion begin. http://www.urbo.com/content/these-are-5-of-the-most-dangerous-neighborhoods-in-america 1. City Center in Newburgh, New Jersey 2. Washington Highlands in Washington, D.C. 3. Altgeld Gardens in Chicago, Illinois "4. The Intersection of Independence and Prospect Avenue...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue May 30, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Things that could be announced between now and November vote that would significantly help the vote (not saying probable) ... * User fee increases defined Of course feel free to correct me but I seem to remember the cost of renovation being slightly less than or the same as building new. Of course ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 25, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?
Replies: 75
Views: 4030

Re: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?

Came across this article. Bannister Mall is mentioned just because of Cerner going there now. http://kcur.org/post/heres-how-hickman-mills-became-forgotten-community-kansas-city#stream/0 "Starting in the 1990s, Hickman Mills became a forgotten community. Middle-income families moved out. Blight...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri May 19, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 149343

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I know, there will be public oversight, my main concern is how much of a mark-up there will be to cover private construction loan interest and general conditions. And by mark-up, I mean 'less money to spend on nice stuff.' As I understand the process yes there would be a higher interest cost but th...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 270
Views: 28134

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

It seems Google is holding off some rollouts until they determine plans for fixed wireless rollout. There's no apparent reasoning with the pace/locations as they still are expanding Raymore and other burbs. Not 100% sure but I think the Raymore expansion has ceased for now. Haven't seen any work be...
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed May 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 65245

Re: Politics

Watergate took two years for Nixon to resign. And it took a damaging tape release to take the GOP members to back impeachment efforts. My take, unless a smoking gun materializes beforehand, is the GOP stays with Trump until he becomes an election liability next year. That is if he does become one. T...

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