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by Highlander
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 75
Views: 11593

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: 2178
Views: 163696

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: 67560

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: 1522
Views: 118327

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: 2178
Views: 163696

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: 1522
Views: 118327

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: 457
Views: 57067

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: 48
Views: 4760

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: 4968

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: 377
Views: 43468

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: 11
Views: 329

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: 11
Views: 329

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: 53563

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?
by Highlander
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53563

Re: Capping the Loop

Different sources of funds...both can be done. I realize that but the south loop capping, which I believe is the most important of the two, comes with strings attached. Cordish funding almost ensures the capping will be less than hoped for in terms of scope and also restrictive in terms of usage. I...
by Highlander
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 94326

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Perhaps the dumbest of all Chastain's proposals. A simple high quality bus service from downtown to KCI would suffice. We do need that - have it stop downtown and and Union Station. Beyond that, the proposal is further flawed by many of Chastain's past agendas - Penn Valley Park, robbing the bus sys...
by Highlander
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 690
Views: 53563

Re: Capping the Loop

I'd rather spend the money and cap the south loop from the convention center to the Sprint Center and leave the north loop as it is for now. Capping the south loop would have a huge benefit making downtown and the crossroads a single entity again and create badly needed public space in the most appr...
by Highlander
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 81
Views: 10170

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

At 200,000 sq ft, this is a pretty good sized office project. I'm wondering what happened to the building that was formerly occupied by the architectural firm (Populous??). Whoever it was, they moved to the plaza. Is that space vacant or has it been leased since? Very un-Kansas City like for an enti...
by Highlander
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56761

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I listened to some of the residents speak on the news clip regarding the development and they seemed pretty reasonable. They want the development but claim it doesn't have enough parking. Frankly, I think that's a fair concern. Build 450 units with 225 spaces and you are requiring have of your rente...
by Highlander
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56761

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Yeah, it was definitely very hostile. People wouldn't even let MAC finish their presentation (which wasn't that long) before launching into lengthy rants. There were some parking complaints, but it seems like most of the ire was directed toward gentrification/apartments being too expensive. Kind of...
by Highlander
Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 13th and Grand tower
Replies: 230
Views: 15277

Re: 13th and Grand tower

As long as we keep losing downtown corporate businesses to Overland Park, there won't be anyone willing to build a spec 35 story building in KC. The only way something like that happens is with a large tenant taking up multi-floors. I guess there is the weird off-chance it could be half hotel, half...

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