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by Highlander
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50781

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Looks better than I thought it would a few weeks ago when it was still covered in scaffolding. The brick is much lighter than advertised but it's not bad.

Is the ARTerra moniker displayed on the side of the building as the rendering suggests?
by Highlander
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 723
Views: 84508

Re: Three Light

Couple surveyors were in this parking lot this morning and it was blocked off from parking. Maybe getting ready to start construction? I'm not sure they're there yet. Surveyors were testing the soil for One Cardinal Way in St. Louis about two months before the actual ground was broken. We'll see! W...
by Highlander
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 976
Views: 74625

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For Week 2, the Chiefs were: #1 in offense #1 in special teams #32 in defense Not too dissimilar to Mizzou football. Juggernaut offense* and a crappy secondary. *haven't really seen a good defense yet. Now if the Chief's can just keep their key offensive players healthy this year. They don't have t...
by Highlander
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1061

Re: Affordable Housing

The affordability number today is about keeping the top of the market down so lower end buildings are less likely to raise rates. It's probably mostly to stop developers from calling insanely high numbers as affordable for incentives like they had been doing. Putting a low income person in 3 Light ...
by Highlander
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 42932

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

^ I’d guess that JOCO leaders would require funds go to their area too, like for the Deanna Rose Farmstead. They’re petty like that. They have every right to be "pretty like that." Any bi-state tax should benefit both states. As I recall, previous attempts have failed because the plan was to funnel...
by Highlander
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54622

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Theis Park is a joke, never used and is simply open space. If the right developer or project came along, the city should seriously consider the exchange. I was thinking of Southmoreland Park when I said it was well used. Still, I would never advocate for anything other than landscape improvements a...
by Highlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54622

UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I was going to suggest across the creek from Nelson Atkins, then realized that was the MRI Global property haha. Don't think we have to worry about William Jewell becoming a big player, their accreditation is currently on probation. I'd leave MRI Global alone. It fits in well where it is and doesn'...
by Highlander
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 42932

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I like the idea of an aquarium but not really sure its the direction the KC Zoo should go in. The Zoo is very spread out and should devote it's funds to infilling it's vacant spaces with new animal species. Since Wistoff has arrived, he's concentrated on rides, playgrounds and food venues and a coup...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350028

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^^^^^ that sounds far from the truth. As said in the council meeting, an FAA ruling was not yet known and wouldn’t be released until later. Also, the Community Benefits don’t add up to hundreds of millions or anything large. Probably. But the easiest thing to do is just drop the community benefits ...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350028

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Too bad, really. At least the design for the old KCI was unique and innovative for its time. What we’re getting here is the cheapest and most generic scheme possible, a step from Oklahoma City and on par with every mid-tier city in America. Congrats, KC. So many things went wrong with the marketing...
by Highlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 50781

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

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by Highlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1520

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

Since about 90% of the cars in Europe are Manual, does having a manual make you more of an attentive and possibly better driver? I mean about 95% of the people in the US do not know how to drive a manual and they are unable to be stolen by most thieves. Maybe but a lot of European countries do not ...
by Highlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1520

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

The broader comparison to make with US/Europe is that the US doesn't teach much etiquette in schools while Europe generally does. Americans value individuality a bit too much over valuing impact on society compared to Europe and especially Asia. It impacts many behaviors and Americans are poor at n...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1520

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

Driver licensing in most European countries is considerably more time-consuming, difficult to pass, expensive, and...actually teaches you how to drive compared to what passes for driver testing and licensing here. Having taken and passed the British test, I will attest to that. I was pretty stresse...
by Highlander
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3653
Views: 329824

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Look at how long it took the Northland to take off. Johnson and Clay were nearly the same size until 1940 when JoCo took off. The early development was actually all east and south for the longest time. You can see this in the fancy homes along Swope Park towards the southeast, the streetcar lines h...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1686
Views: 184150

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Kind of an interesting KC-related tidbit from Wikipedia about the sitcom "Cheers" "Early discussions about the location of the show centered on Barstow, California, then Kansas City, Missouri. They eventually turned to the East Coast and finally Boston." That would have been interesting - tourists i...
by Highlander
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3344

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Here is the only description of the project that I have seen. I've tried searching the net for a more detailed description but could not find anything. It's a big project for being so under-the-radar. No mention in the Star and nothing in the business journal as far as I can tell (nothing turns up u...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3344

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

I'm not seeing anything in the document about the project occupying the entire block. Is it possible it's only taking up a corner? I mean, the current structure doesn't even take up a third of the site Not seeing any kind of details that would show the footprint of the hotel? For a project of this ...
by Highlander
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3653
Views: 329824

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Think of the resources our city spends uphold racism on one had and help alleviate it's effects on the other. Think of what those resources could go to if we didn't have to do this. Look at the police budget, if I recall, it's a HUGE portion of the city budget. It's primary job is to police our eas...