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by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Will Save the Suburbs?
Replies: 120
Views: 11736

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: 60
Views: 1379

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: 60
Views: 1379

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: 229

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: 1421
Views: 102450

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: 4673

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: 4259
Views: 273983

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: 1421
Views: 102450

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: 1421
Views: 102450

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: 68627

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: 453

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: 1614
Views: 122271

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.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1614
Views: 122271

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Nice try. Don't think that would fly with the Park's Board.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1614
Views: 122271

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

"we should sell off the land"

As dedicated parkland it would take a vote of the people to allow.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 273
Views: 17178

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Don't forget the rumors of Amazon buying Target. One of many with this prediction.

www.kare11.com/article/news/analyst-hq2 ... -509275842
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 291
Views: 22337

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Wonder how many of those cities/states would implement those LGBTQ protections if that was a condition of securing this project or Apple's?
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1614
Views: 122271

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

From what I remember the tennis courts are on land that is dedicated park land. The Parks Dept controls how the land is used.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Northeast Industrial District Housing
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Northeast Industrial District Housing

A hundred years ago this NE area was a typical residential neighborhood alongside an industrial area.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1614
Views: 122271

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Unless they could move the tennis courts to another Plaza location seriously doubt they would sacrifice the courts for anything.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4259
Views: 273983

Re: We need a new airport!!!

beautyfromashes wrote:
dnweava wrote: We aren't getting the world cup.

What makes you say that? We won't get the final, but seem almost assured of being a host city.


Assured????????????????
Since when?

Don't forget Mexico and Canada will also get first rounds games, and I think a very limited second round games.

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