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by Highlander
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 261
Views: 40073

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

At first I was totally against this expansion, as I believed it would be better long-term for connectivity to NKC if the long term goal is North Oak > KCI light rail. However, cost of crossing HoA bridge is a difficult hurdle. However, the streetcar expansion to the Riverfront gets more and more co...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 374
Views: 47680

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I'm indifferent on whether this fails because if the developer has tenant interest they could always find a surface lot to build same project. Would rather see surface lot developed given there is already something functional in this spot. Let Cordish build their residential tower here. The KC deve...
by Highlander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4018
Views: 427938

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

This looks like it's going to turn out pretty ugly. Looks like an apartment building in Olathe. https://i.imgur.com/h1gOmmu.jpg What corner is this on? Might have been tolerable for a mid block location but the giant windowless wall looks terrible on the corner. The whole thing just looks cheap.
by Highlander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 933
Views: 97666

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

Milano is closing. The restaurant was formerly the "Crystal Pavilion," home to endless prom dates in the 1980s. It was not part of the original Crown Center build-out but appeared a few years later in 1982. The staff from Milano are moving to "One East" as in 1 E. Pershing Road, the new name for th...
by Highlander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1723
Views: 152453

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

USDA: Many decline move to KC. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/07/17/742519999/future-of-key-farming-research-uncertain-as-2-3-of-usda-staff-say-they-wont-move Sounds like they'll end up in temp office space or existing USDA space over by Swope Park until a new site is selected. So might ...
by Highlander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 231
Views: 29227

Re: City Center Square for sale

WeWork Dramatically Expands Downtown Footprint WeWork announced this morning its leasing more than 100,000 square feet in the lightwell building, formerly City Center Square, adding to its already sizable downtown presence in the Corrigan Station building. ... WeWork’s first member at the new locat...
by Highlander
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 65
Views: 16332

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

Do not move to my building. Most condos and apartments aren't designed for that kind of noise isolation. That pretty much settles it for me. I've flirted with buying a condo in KC but my wife is a professional pianist and earns her living as such. I am more of a hack but still enjoy playing guitar ...
by Highlander
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style

Is Texas BBQ better than KC BBQ? IMO, not really. But it is really good. And the pepper-forward, unsweet sauce they lean toward is infinitely better than the cloyingly sweet, diabetes-inducing garbage the folks around here tend to prefer. Is Franklin worth the wait? I'm not waiting in line for six ...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 65
Views: 16332

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

So just curious, how problematic is it to live in a condo when both you and your spouse own and play several musical instruments? One of those instruments is an electric guitar and I do like to crank up the volume from time to time. Are most condo's going to be sound proof enough for this activity o...
by Highlander
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4018
Views: 427938

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

So I was under the impression that the Plaza was taking its time to fill vacancies, looking for more restaurants and higher quality but fewer retail stores? I was a pretty surprised to see this announcement. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article231733668.html A...
by Highlander
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1054
Views: 157696

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

2019 US Cities Scorecard For Millennials https://thelangstonco.com/cities-scorecard Why wouldnt KC be on this list. Sunbelt cities dominate the list. Houston is #1 overall. Texas cities did well due to low cost of living and low income tax (no income tax in their case - but they make up for it with...
by Highlander
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 115
Views: 30152

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

staubio wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Here's the latest:

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I like it. A much larger complex than I expected.
by Highlander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1723
Views: 152453

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article231986842.html On a somewhat different theme, regarding the USDA move to KC, I suspect the federal union is guilty of a little hyperbole in this case. I once worked in the Denver office of a company that closed that office and consolidated i...
by Highlander
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 374
Views: 47680

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

While they do make it sound like this is definitely going to happen, they don't make it clear as to when. Sometimes I wonder if the streetcar line has been too successful. I'd love to see this built south of Sprint Arena on Grand to fill in some of KC's most high profile surface lots but the streetc...
by Highlander
Fri May 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NFL Draft
Replies: 67
Views: 6184

Re: NFL Draft

Great news for KC but I have to ask, why the hell is the NFL draft such a big deal now? It's like the last thing I'd ever travel to experience.
by Highlander
Tue May 21, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?
Replies: 72
Views: 16726

Re: New Springhill Suites on the Plaza?

kcmiz wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:57 am
Eek. This should be a case study for how not to design a hotel. Predicting this will be torn down by 2035. Such a waste.
I hope we don't have to wait that long. :(

The pedestal looks like a WWII era German flak tower.
by Highlander
Sun May 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1836
Views: 196788

Re: Politics

I'm not sure what the procedure is in KS for amending the state constitution, but they elected a Dem governor last fall, so they will presumably have a little bit more trouble changing their abortion laws for the next few years. I think your broader point, that women won't want to live in states th...
by Highlander
Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1836
Views: 196788

Re: Politics

I worry about how these laws will backfire. Young people will leave the state. Companies will decide not to locate here. Certain groups will not have conventions in the state. Tourists won't vacation here. Etc. etc. etc. If I were a woman with a college degree, I would probably leave. I am very dis...
by Highlander
Sat May 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2217
Views: 284945

Re: Westport

Wow. Qdoba's didn't last all that long in Westport. It's an area replete with some high quality local restaurants so not a huge surprise.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 97854.html
by Highlander
Sat May 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10443

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I wonder how parking income % compares to other airports? I'm sure it's higher. Parking at KCI makes ~50% more than landing fees and airline leases. Airports such as STL don’t own much of their parking and miss out on the revenue. KCI owns both the short term and long term parking. Most airports I'...