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by pash
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 732
Views: 45714

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Sure. Some cemeteries remain in city centers, others have been moved.
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

StrangerThings wrote:Would be interesting to meet you in person, you seem like the "get off my lawn" type.

Says the guy who acts like you're curb-stomping his baby whenever you say you don't like something about a Cordish project. :roll:
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

Look, if you don't know what a typical street in an urban shopping and entertainment district looks like, Google it and click the "Images" tab or whatever. Or go walk down any of the streets on the Plaza, if you don't think the much more modest Westport counts. (Imagine the faux Spanish ar...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

Is this what you do when you can't handle having a different opinion than someone? No, that's what I do when somebody replies with a string of non-sequiturs and suggests I'm "unhappy that they didn't try to make the district look old". Wait, is your argument here that there are not succes...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

I'm not going to stop getting defensive about comments like "The P&L is what it is, and isn't what it isn't. And what it isn't is an urban district that feels urban and works like 99.9% of the successful urban districts in the world work." That's not criticism, that's bullshit and the...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

Cordish isn't going to continuously poor money into similar designs if they don't have a proven track record of working. "Working" for Cordish and "working" for the broader set of people who live and work in the city are two very different things. We care about a lot of things C...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 46
Views: 510

Re: Eclipse

JBmidtown wrote:Why would antifa attack a Jesse James memorial?

For the same reasons they'd deface memorials to other Confederates, presumably. ...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 121
Views: 10946

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

The brick is part of the existing building. There are no windows on the side.
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 46
Views: 510

Re: Eclipse

I went up to Watkins Mill State Park near Karney, about 20 miles northeast of downtown and about a mile or two off the centerline of the path of totality. The weather added a bit of drama, but cooperated in the end, with a brief rain ending about noon, and mostly only scattered light clouds until mi...
by pash
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 732
Views: 45714

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

It's not likely to happen, but not because anybody's too squeamish to disturb the "resting places" of a bunch of decaying corpses. Urban cemeteries get dug up and moved all the time, precisely because they're a poor use of valuable real estate. In fact, Union Cemetery itself includes grave...
by pash
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

I'm pretty sure KCPowercat is referring to the fact that none of the storefronts there open onto the street, instead facing into the interior of the block. And most of them are elevated above street level or sunken below it, so if you're walking along Main, Walnut, or 14th, it's easy to walk by with...
by pash
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 732
Views: 45714

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

The point is, if you're moving the cemetery, you can move it anywhere, and moving it to the park would make little sense when you can just as well move it out of the center of the city entirely. Likewise, if you're doing something with a big chunk of PVP, you can do anything with it, and using it as...
by pash
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1422
Views: 76980

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I bet some shots of you in a safety vest, lanyard, and nothing else would bring out the votes.
by pash
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 732
Views: 45714

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Because there's zero reason to move a cemetery from one desirable location in the center of the city to another desirable location in the center of the city. Nobody does that. When you move a cemetery, you move it somewhere out of the way. If you want to maintain a sense of the historical, build a n...
by pash
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 732
Views: 45714

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

If you were going to move Union Cemetery, you wouldn't move it to a Penn Valley Park.
by pash
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

Who here is going to take your friends from out of town to this place when they show up inevitably wanting to try some of this Kansas City barbecue they've heard all about? I'm not. I'm going to take them to Gate's or Bryant's or Danny Edward's or the real Joe's. It would have been great to have a p...
by pash
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

Uh, if it's not called "Joe's", there's absolutely going to be confusion about whether it's really a Joe's. This new branding and needless conceptualizing seems brain-dead. They're not going to get the huge tourist crowd that a "real Joe's" would have pulled in simply because the...
by pash
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1026
Views: 82714

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

I'm still thinking there's at least got to be a sauce fountain. Sauce slides and sauce bikini wrestling—OK, maybe I was projecting a bit. But check my arithmetic, I'm pretty sure:

World Capital of BBQ + City of Fountains = Sauce Fountain

That's just math, right?
by pash
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 278
Views: 45717

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Doesn't look like it. They're advertising a straight sale, and the marketing pamphlet even points out that the parcel has no minimum parking requirement. It doesn't seem odd to me that they'd sell the lot. The hotel is literally surrounded on all sides by parking lots and garages. Every single adjac...

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