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by Highlander
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Northeast Industrial District Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Northeast Industrial District Housing

A hundred years ago this NE area was a typical residential neighborhood alongside an industrial area. It's not that much different from that now. Except it had an amusement park in the late 1800's early 1900's. The place has changed little other than the presence of Knuckleheads which itself (despi...
by Highlander
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1606
Views: 116301

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

KCMO in general also needs heavy fines for autos not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, especially if this will be a pedestrian oriented roundabout. Some cities have $300 penalty signs for not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks. KC direly needs this even if not enforced, as well as much bett...
by Highlander
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1606
Views: 116301

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. Tennis players per day: A few dozen and less during winter? Potential streetcar daily riders going by Plaza: Likely 5K+, maybe 10K+ peaks (it will likely be one of busies...
by Highlander
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1606
Views: 116301

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

As discussed before if Main/Midtown is getting a road diet, they should reconfigure Bside Blvd to dump into Broadway/JC Nichols instead of Main and encourage 47th traffic to use Gilham and Bway instead of Main. That would likely mean taking out the tennis courts, which could also be converted to a ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Is gentrification even an issue in KC for the poor? There are no large tracts of urban KC being gentrified, every gentrification effort is pretty small scale and localized (e.g., Beacon Hill and West End). Also, somewhere on this forum, someone posted recent population trends for the the portion of ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 259853

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Hell yes. Absolutely. Watching the council trying to play up to their constituencies by trying to extract CBA money from Edgemoor is painful. KC's politicians are trying to milk this thing to the point it will no longer be an attractive investment. And once again, KCI may be in KC but KC residents ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 289
Views: 20516

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I hear everyone talk about universities and don’t understand that knock on us as a candidate. We are the largest metro area to: KState, KU, Nebraska, MU, MSU, ISU, etc. not count MS&T and other smaller universities. I'm not saying those are bad schools at all, I'm just saying that almost every ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 259853

Re: We need a new airport!!!

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article194513689.html KC Star calls for regional airport authority. KCMO should use this as leverage to get regional transit funding. Hell yes. Absolutely. Watching the council trying to play up to their constituencies by trying to extract CBA money from...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)
Replies: 169
Views: 17222

Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

I see some things never change about Kansas. They are going after STAR bonds to build this redevelopment making sure it will be a "tourist destination". FYI, The Great Mall was highly subsidized and was supposed bring in people from all over the midwest by the bus load too. Now it's a fie...
by Highlander
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9239

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Maybe time for it's own thread? https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/11/childrens-mercy-pediatric-tower-funding.html?ana=e_kan_bn&u=iz2lrOOUyzTofQsIwjLD8A0cb9071d&t=1515686659&j=79486401 The Business Journal kind of buried the lead. One of the more notable side-notes to t...
by Highlander
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 259853

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So have CBA's become a standard part of deals in the US between cities and developers? Or is this some kind of one off in KC? Reminds me of what a third world country would require of a western oil company as part of a deal to get a concession. Hope the council is grounded in reality here - if a com...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 75
Views: 8708

Re: Downtown office vacancy

So it's official that DST is sold. They own a lot of buildings on W Side of Loop. They are expected to consolidate data centers and corporate functions in near term so likely a hit on jobs and possibly a building or two sold if not more eventually. That would put more space on market so of course d...
by Highlander
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 638
Views: 55339

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

It's a start but I'd much prefer a flight that terminates on the continent. As it is, on the outboard leg, it's simply trading the connection location with some east coast city unless one is wanting to see a bit of Iceland. Iceland still requires a multi hour flight to continental Europe. The payoff...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!
Replies: 12
Views: 1697

Re: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!

I saw this article in the Star this morning regarding Millennials in KC preferring to buy in the burbs and not the KC urban core. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/article192831699.html As someone who has kept their eye on the KC condo and urban home market for the last few years with t...
by Highlander
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 985
Views: 98537

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Clickbait is clickbait. Missouri is ass-trash backwards from a civil rights perspective, but no worse than the rest of the south, and even then it’s still light years ahead of probably 75% of the must-“do” destinations in the churn of yuppie travel porn. The "Rest of the South"? For Shame...
by Highlander
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 259853

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I was already sold on and voted for the new terminal, but I flew for the holidays after a not having flown for a while and it was fairly awful. Granted it was Christmas Eve-eve and probably somewhat busier than usual, but the time it took to push my way through the masses of people to get from B40 ...
by Highlander
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant?

Le Fou Frog This is where we ended up for our special occasion. We loved it. Some great suggestions here but we had never been to le fou frog and thought it was about time to give it a shot. Next year its going to be the Antler Room. our trips to KC are commonly food excursions and this holiday exp...
by Highlander
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 259853

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Check the city manager’s twitter feed for some interesting comments: @kcmomanager I always favor the unadulterated professional opinion rather than those compromised by political considerations. All that said, one of the unfortunate consequences of ever letting this get to a vote is that now the co...
by Highlander
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1405
Views: 98657

Re: Does the tax bill put the earnings tax at risk?

Now that state and local tax deductions will be capped at $10,000? Not payroll deductions, federal income tax form deductions. Being a federal tax code change it only affects what someone does on their federal taxes. For KC residents, it would be people making 6 figures annually. Well my point was ...
by Highlander
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1405
Views: 98657

Does the tax bill put the earnings tax at risk?

Now that state and local tax deductions will be capped at $10,000?

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