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by Highlander
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Great news. I was half expecting an 11th hour lawsuit from one of KCI's devotees to put the project on ice for a while longer. Glad it's on its way.
by Highlander
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 138
Views: 25934

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

The flashcube building will be residential? Is the glass being removed to accommodate balconies?
by Highlander
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112546

Re: Three Light

True. The council needs to get out of the way and keep personal agendas from retarding everyday normal progress which ultimately results in nothing but good. Canady supposedly voted no on the airport after the FAA blocked her pet projects. Off topic but the council and their community benefit requi...
by Highlander
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5030
Views: 443401

Re: We need a new airport!!!

hartliss wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:08 am
Groundbreaking set for 3/25. https://twitter.com/Sam_Hartle/status/1 ... 39746?s=20
Great news. Anybody know how long the destruction of terminal A will take? And how long before work on the new terminal begins?
by Highlander
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 132650

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

I ate at the County Road Ice House while I was in town last month. I was very surprised to see that it was dead on a Friday night at prime time. I would have thought anything associated with Joe's KC would be doing great business. That said, the food was great. Service not so much. Nobody could comp...
by Highlander
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 489
Views: 90706

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Stumbled across this awesome aerial shot https://i.imgur.com/cNx3Csd.jpg The exact same shot today. Note that the houses in the bottom right are still there, as well as the red church at the bottom near the middle https://i.imgur.com/cdOQhEQ.jpg This is a great picture (the top one). It's clear tha...
by Highlander
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400613

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

We should be able to design buildings that, at the very least, match the quality of pre-war architecture, if not exceed it, but we just don't I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't use the word quality. What you're wanting is the detailing of pre-war architecture. The quality of today's buildings...
by Highlander
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 228
Views: 42402

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

So what's the plan for the squat fortress-like building just east of the taller portion of the Federal Reserve? Is it part of the renovation?
by Highlander
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?
Replies: 31
Views: 3222

Re: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?

“As we work with developers, we believe the future will need less parking,” AREA Vice President Sean Craven said in a release. “We need to be able to easily convert parking garages to new uses, but we still need to be able to accommodate what employers need today.”

Bold statement for KC.
by Highlander
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 16021

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

The Paseo is named after the street in Mexico City that's named after the Mexican struggle to have a modern, liberal (for 1860) government. We renamed a street named after a political struggle for one named for the leader of a political struggle. It's name has nothing to do with the city beautiful ...
by Highlander
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 123
Views: 16021

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I was hoping for Troost. It's named after an actual slave holder. And would replace the name of a street that's synonymous with segregation in KC. I don't disagree with anything you guys are saying. I just don't think the goal was to choose a street that needed rebranding - like Troost or Prospect....
by Highlander
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 596
Views: 95083

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

There are middle class and luxury houses in KCMO that are in the Center, Lee's Summit, and Raytown school districts. Some are a short drive east of the Cerner campus down Bannister Road. There is also plenty of land to develop for new housing around those neighborhoods. There is also plenty of KCMO...
by Highlander
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5030
Views: 443401

Re: We need a new airport!!!

So while we bumble around and ultimately will settle for a second rate piece of crap that looks like it belongs in Oklahoma City, Chicago is going to do their new terminal right. Refreshing to see a city that gets it and ultimately is going to prioritize great design and visitor experience. https:/...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 596
Views: 95083

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

The idea that this would get people to move to the area will never happen if the schools don't gain a better reputation. Naive of KC politicians to think this was going to have any impact at all on SE KC. It's too accessible from established suburban housing in Lees Summit and south Johnson County ...
by Highlander
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust

How many employees do they have? Has to be quite a few to fill up a 13 story building.
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5030
Views: 443401

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There aren't any amenities outside security either is the most lol part of kull"s continuing defense of our trash airport. Not to belabor the point but here is some interesting reading on Yelp regarding what the outside world thinks of KCI. There are a few 5 star ratings (very few and mostly from K...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400613

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I really liked KC Marketplace. I spent some time there trying out a variety of KC spirits and beers. Nice store. Yes, I agree that Made in KC Marketplace is a hit; better than expected. Nice atmosphere, particularly around Christmas, and the bar area is a surprisingly decent hang-out spot with gues...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 400613

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Just spent a large amount of time on the Plaza over Christmas. I have to say that I was a bit impressed. Way fewer empty storefronts than expected and much larger crowds in the week preceding Christmas than I remember from last year. That's not to say the mix of stores was optimal (I would have like...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5030
Views: 443401

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This is what I read today with regards to timing: The issue that continues to stir up a lot of conversation is the new single terminal at KCI . We recently got a look at the new renderings, but will a groundbreaking happen this month as Edgemoor promises? The airlines are still disputing the nearly ...
by Highlander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2719
Views: 274864

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Honestly, I'd like to see the thing replaced. Pretty poor architecture IMO Indeed, the Crowne Plaza (not its original name) embodies poor architecture because the city hired a low-bid architect back in the urban renewal days. Same guy who did all the Missouri state trooper barracks; he tossed in th...