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by Highlander
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1559

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I think it's up to the people who live along it. I bet most of the people who have complained about the name change on the Star's comments, facebook, ect, had never even heard of the paseo before this idea was put forward. Even if they had heard of it, how many years has it been since they were on ...
by Highlander
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1430
Views: 107101

Re: Politics

Why is no one saying "Rape". Every news report is saying things like "forced non-consensual sex" and "Unwilling sexual encounter". It's Rape. He is being accused of rape. Is this a different story (and woman) than the story around the illicit photographs he allegedly u...
by Highlander
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 58604

Re: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread

Pretty gnarly looking Wall Cloud very close to the ground over Union Station last night - video on Gary Lezak's FaceBook page. Check it out if you are on FB. Now there's snow in the forecast? WTH is going on there!
by Highlander
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 288
Views: 34679

Re: Beacon Hill

This was by far the coolest, most interesting part of my last visit to KC. The Beacon Hill neighborhood is finally starting to take off. I can only hope this neighborhood expands to 4-10 times its size in the coming decade or two. New construction especially needs to jump over 71 and start developi...
by Highlander
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3355
Views: 281458

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Seems to me they're shedding quality but old-line stores that played well to my generation (boomers) and are replacing them with, well, fresher options that speak to a younger demographic. I mean, Eddie Bauer was old news even to me. Haven't set foot in one of their stores in years. For example, th...
by Highlander
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3355
Views: 281458

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

nomadcowatbk wrote:so did they decide not to renew Plaza III's lease or did Plaza III just decide to close?


I think that was Plaza III just deciding to close. Every time I was in that place, albeit it wasn't often, it was damn near empty.
by Highlander
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1559

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Renaming a street for MLK is a way for politicians and community leaders to pat themselves on the back without actually doing anything. That's why there is a MLK street in every city, not because of any other reason . "The Paseo" is at least unique among american cities. I actually find t...
by Highlander
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: novel
Replies: 59
Views: 7690

Re: novel

Old location now closed. Opens at new location on April 6: https://cityscenekc.com/novel-restaurant-opening-new-chapter-in-east-crossroads/ I thought Novel's location was the most quaint in KC. I'm sure the new one will be great too but it's hard to duplicate the setting of the West end place. Hope...
by Highlander
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: KC's 2018 basketball trio
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: KC's 2018 basketball trio

The NCAA women's tournament has 7 games total in KC with the last two days today and tomorrow https://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1 NAIA had 31 games Big 12 had 9 games For a total of 47 tournament games held here this winter. That's extremely impressive. KC has received a lo...
by Highlander
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 629
Views: 83037

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

I saw a map the other day of retail mortgage delinquency by metro area for the US. Kansas City was the only major metro with over 25% of its retail mortgages in default or delinquent. Has to be because we overbuilt. We overbuilt because there is no density. Nah, metro KC is no less dense than most ...
by Highlander
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1601
Views: 120303

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

Don't think this is going to meet Grid's expectations https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/status/975156842098778112 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYhz-ifU8AAaqRD.jpg To be fair, it's a significant upgrade from 10th and Main (which has no indoor waiting area) and is currently a surface lot nestled again...
by Highlander
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 621
Views: 48246

Re: Capping the Loop

I tend to agree. This is a Cordish thing, if they want it, they should pay for it (mostly). For my bang for the KCMO buck, I'd opt for losing the north trench. I think a mixture of funding sources (like Dallas) would be most appropriate. I think the federal government should at least help fund simi...
by Highlander
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 621
Views: 48246

Re: Capping the Loop

While this ideal is popular on this forum, I predict that any money the City spends on it won't be popular with many KC residents. When it appeared on FaceBook, there were lots of comments section and nearly everyone of them saying it was a waste of money. Most common response - fix potholes first....
by Highlander
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 31
Views: 1549

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

Why should the time of purchase mean citizens get a special deal on their taxes to keep them below the market yet be able to benefit from selling their home at market rates? A need-based system is different and isn't just a blanket freeze. "..judiciously freeze taxes on fixed or limited income...
by Highlander
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59302

Re: Three Light

Frankly, I think a lot of this pressure on Cordish is because KC has a councilperson that wants to be mayor and is trying to widen their appeal to a larger swath of the city's voters. While that may be partially true, some of us really want to make sure downtown remains economically diverse. I thin...
by Highlander
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Tournament
Replies: 188
Views: 14773

B12 Tourney 2018

So how is this going this year? Anybody noticing the influx of people into KC for the tourney? I've been talking to a friend who is a UT fan in KC for the first time. He and his family are incredibly impressed with KC. They especially thought the mix of older and newer buildings was interesting as i...
by Highlander
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59302

Re: Three Light

I honestly can't process that people here think three/four light should be affordable housing. It kind of blows my mind. There are so many other ways to bring affordable units downtown. KC is going to scare off potential national developers that are putting up 35 story towers in places like Nashvil...
by Highlander
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3355
Views: 281458

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Well I believe in a systemic change that would involve shifting the resources given to police to under-served communities which involves advocating for non-criminalizing alternatives when the conversation comes up. So here’s one: the Plaza could put on something for the kids to do, maybe an event b...
by Highlander
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1655
Views: 112948

Ironic

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 51744.html

I just do not see the point of Lenexa and OP trying to out incentive each other but, hey, KC should take advantage and divide and conquer.
by Highlander
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 2966

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

The tower was designed to take up the entire north end of the block, its orientation similar to that of the Commerce Bank bldng to the west. It would have had 45 degree angles instead of the 90 degree angles of Commerce. Same flame granite as the current low building. If you are talking about the U...

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