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by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 300
Views: 38917

Re: Beacon Hill

Looks like a substantial amount of activity. So how close is the existing vacant land to being built out? Looks like a nice combo of new builds and renovations.
by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 52
Views: 5433

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

No surprise, hotel rooms and transit may be the biggest obstacles for KC to overcome in getting a bid. Otherwise, KC seem to score pretty high.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/ho ... -world-cup
by Highlander
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 328
Views: 43484

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

I was disappointed, tbh. The Savoy Grill was the cities high end restaurant of its time. They’ve lost that with the new dinning room space that is totally new, but boring and the bar area that kept the old decor but lost the high end feel. They put couches in the bar to try and fill the space inste...
by Highlander
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1658
Views: 118798

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

flyingember wrote:Another not border war move

Lee’s Summit to Independence

Grow from 11 to 85-135

https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 37310.html


Makes sense. Kansas burbs have been going at it for some time now. What a way for government to spend money.
by Highlander
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

If you want a line that will be used, regardless of how difficult it would be to get it through, clearly the best route would be Olathe-Lenexa-OP-Shawnee-Merriam along I-35. That would provide downtown access to by far the most people. While a route to KCI would is a popular thought, I don't think i...
by Highlander
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 328
Views: 43484

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

KCPowercat wrote:https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article214122669.html


Wow. That look is about 180 degrees from the way I expected them to go with the dining room. So I guess the remnants of the old Savoy Grill, the nostalgia the article mentions, are limited to the bar?
by Highlander
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Berlin - Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Berlin - Europe

Unfortunately, KC doesn't have the economic drivers that can produce anything close to the frenzy of activity Berlin has seen. i don't buy this...GDP of KC is comparable (although not sure what is being measured with regards to the geography of "metro" Berlin). american cities always have...
by Highlander
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 78
Views: 12427

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

From 27th Terrace & McGee this is going to look like either a modernist hill town or a Soviet apartment block. Not sure. The windows going in are dark framed dark smokey glass. Varied groupings of mostly narrow floor to ceiling in ones, twos or threes. I think this is going to somehow appear ve...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169117

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Now that it has officially passed, how soon do we order the streetcars from CAF? And what is the plan for the maintenance facility, will it be expanded or have additional overnight streetcar parking added? first all the money needs to be identified and confirmed. Then the city/authority begins nego...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 335
Views: 68535

Re: On-going downtown development projects

So what's the crane count right now downtown? Two at the Loew's convention hotel, 1 at the 16th Main hotel and 1 on hospital hill. Any more?

I know there was a crane at the Copaken residential project but that has topped out.
by Highlander
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 121431

Re: Politics

I know Obama deported a record number of people- but what worries me about Trump is that he actually uses and popularizes the rhetoric normalizing U.S. state sponsored terror against immigrants- and justifies it morally, using Christianity,and that it is simply "enforcing the law". ...lik...
by Highlander
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 169117

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC



I saw this today on facebook. I am ecstatic about the vote but rather disappointed to see all the negative comments to the article.
by Highlander
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 121431

Re: Politics

I've seen several news stories saying the economy is the best it's been in decades. If the economy was headed up over the last 8 years, then it has really improved over the last year and a half. While the economy is better than it's been over the previous 8 years, I do wonder how strong it is. If i...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 464
Views: 58626

Re: 18th and Vine

Is this the same Anita Moore? http://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/kansas_city_news/article_0b48fb06-ff86-11e6-a57c-0b0e420ed081.html Yes, and she's awesome. Cant wait for this place to open. https://www.facebook.com/Soir%C3%A9e-Steak-Oyster-House-458494797896810/ Is this restaurant going to be in...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 52
Views: 5433

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Here's one pundit predicting KC will be a world cup site. Hopefully, the USA can qualify that year.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/06/2016-f ... -bid-final
by Highlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 5699

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

normalthings wrote:If only the leaders cared enough to recognize a local civil rights leader.


Wasn't Cleaver a local civil rights leader before becoming mayor?
by Highlander
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 406
Views: 45571

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article213287264.html Altercation in BAP. Ignoring whether the police action was justified or not, one statement in the article caught my eye: "Other than the officers and suspects, the plaza was empty , Sinno said." From the pictures, it must hav...
by Highlander
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Divide MO into two states?

California is voting to divide into 3 states. Have always thought MO should donate lower one third to Arkansas. Better to become a southern state, divide or donate lower third and get back to a swing state? https://www.yahoo.com/gma/proposal-split-california-three-states-makes-november-ballot-08560...
by Highlander
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Divide MO into two states?

California is voting to divide into 3 states. Have always thought MO should donate lower one third to Arkansas. Better to become a southern state, divide or donate lower third and get back to a swing state? https://www.yahoo.com/gma/proposal-split-california-three-states-makes-november-ballot-08560...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 54629

Re: Capping the Loop

DaveKCMO wrote:Let me just say I don't think KC will build any more new rail than River to UMKC.


Is that because of the recent election that dictated that all of KC vote on future rail lines?

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