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by Highlander
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 73
Views: 8948

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: 4151
Views: 255530

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: 74
Views: 8390

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: 635
Views: 54560

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: 1657

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: 97896

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: 4151
Views: 255530

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: 767

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: 4151
Views: 255530

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: 97490

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: 97490

Does the tax bill put the earnings tax at risk?

Now that state and local tax deductions will be capped at $10,000?
by Highlander
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: The Netherland and Monarch on Main
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Fantastic news. I figured the taller of the two buildings would be eventually torn down as it was in fairly bad shape. That would have left a gaping hole on main street. This is one of the more positive developments I've seen in KC midtown for a while.
by Highlander
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Freshwater - Midtown
Replies: 34
Views: 3686

Any news on this place?

I read great reviews early on...then the car crash. Was really hoping it would open back up, seemed like a great idea and concept. It's been 6 months since the crash, has the owner revealed anything about a timetable for getting it re-opened? Is that even going to happen?
by Highlander
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3120
Views: 253536

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Williams-Sonoma is slated to close mid-January. I have heard a lot about how the new owners of the plaza wanted to make the plaza more of a high end retailer again but I've yet to see any evidence of that. As much as I didn't like Highwoods, the new owners haven't really seemed to improve things on...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 162077

Re: Westport

The U.S. murder rate in the 70s was almost double what it is now. That war on drugs might actually be working! Many people have tied the drop in the murder rate to the US supreme court decision on abortion. If you look at when the murder rate started to decline and how precipitous the decline was, ...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1405
Views: 97490

Re: Politics

I'm afraid things that people expect to backfire still won't until people are genuinely hurt by the decisions. Often, that can take a number of years to realize. Right now, the Republicans can do whatever they want because they have constituents more focused on supporting things that aren't liberal...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 162077

Re: Westport

New, larger residential projects should be concentrated on Broadway, Main Street, and Linwood. Empty lots and post-WWII building sites should be prioritized first. Maybe provide incentives for replacing empty lots and surface parking with new buildings. Any time a historic building is going to be d...
by Highlander
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant?

Thought I'd ask this question since we'll soon be in KC to celebrate our anniversary. We've hit Novel, Bristol and Grunauer's in recent years but the KC restaurant scene has changed a lot since we last celebrated the event there (2 years ago) and we were wanting something different. Any ideas?
by Highlander
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1405
Views: 97490

Re: Politics

He'll just deny tweeting that or something, the dude has lost it. Never seen anything quite like the Trump presidency. He pretty much believes the laws of both the nation and common sense do not apply to him. Having both the senate and house (ostensibly) on his side makes it all that much worse. Hi...
by Highlander
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 660
Views: 78661

Re: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal

The hours were really all Fran's had going for it. The food was edible after a night of boozing. It was a modern day Nichols. Ate their once. Incredible indifference by the service staff. Watched our waiter totally ignore us while he chatted up several waitresses. Took him forever to get to us, foo...

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