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by moderne
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 6795

Re: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing

It originally had a different name. I remember being in the building in the late eighties on a social work visit to a client, but do not recall when it was torn down. I remember the exterior as having a lot of terra cotta in a gothic deco style.
by moderne
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing
Replies: 81
Views: 6795

Re: 911 Linwood Redevelopment as Senior Housing

Hope it does not go the way of The Defenders across the street. That was the tallest building between DT and the Plaza and the sign on top was almost as familiar as the Western Auto.
by moderne
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2361
Views: 170495

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Volcano fountain spurting BBQ sauce.
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Takes me longer than a minute to walk a block. Even more when waiting at a crossing for light or traffic to clear. If its only 1 and 1/2 blocks between 31st and Linwood, it feels like 2 blocks. There must be a terrace in there?
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

My walking times were my experience. McGee does diagonal north-northwest so it does cut off 1 and 1/2 short blocks when you get to 27th st. Both routes have similar elevation change. If, as you say, that was your walk everyday you would have to go uphill either leaving or coming back. Still, filling...
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Bull. I walked it at a brisk pace and timed it . Cannot be the same as to both 27th and 31st. To 31st is one block north and 6 blocks west. 27th is 3 blocks north and the same 6 blocks west. Maybe as the crow flies (if you could cut through the cemetery) but even that does not seem right.
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

From the Filling Station at McGee and Gillham it is a 20 minute walk to 27th & Main. To Linwood and Main it is 17.
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2361
Views: 170495

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

The schedule calls for the guest tower to be topped out a year from now.
by moderne
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Don't forget his honor the mayor lives on Union Hill.
by moderne
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214412

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I'd be willing to chip in if they removed the name of a long defunct auto part and appliance retailer and replaced it with "Kansas City." That way no one would ever have to caption a KC skyline shot again.
by moderne
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This has a great many residents of Union Hill in a tizzy. I haven't any facts, but I would bet UH had some of the highest voter participation in the district. People feel they got a bait and switch. The petition already has over a hundred names and it will be circulated tomorrow when there is an inv...
by moderne
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Only those in the rowhouses down the hill adjacent to the cemetery entrance
by moderne
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The petition is to have a 31st stop in addition not instead of Linwood. Union Hill has more population density than any other neighborhood on the extension route until you get to the Plaza. Back when its renewal began in the eighties it was the only new housing being built between DT and the Plaza. ...
by moderne
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

They are gathering petition signatures at the Union Hill leasing office to get a stop at 31st.
by moderne
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2361
Views: 170495

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

How can one safely walk around it? Everytime I have looked at the webcam I am surprised there have been no auto or pedestrian accidents. Most traffic does not ever come to any type of complete stop and people walk toward the NW corner of the intersection where there is no spot for pedestrians. I agr...
by moderne
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Why not Linwood and 31st both? No closer together than 43rd, 45th and Cleaver II.
by moderne
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: New person
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: New person

Not so much about Kansas here and more Kansas City Missouri.
by moderne
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138322

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

No stop at 31st, a major east-west bus route? My spouse and I may have to change our vote without a Union Hill stop.
by moderne
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1665

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

The Paseo has had that name for over a century. It is the showpiece of all KC boulevards even if the neighborhood is in decline. Since Paseo has a meaning of "walk" and Dr King led many marches, keep the name of Paseo but call it the MLK Paseo, or Martin Luther King Paseo. Its no more of a...
by moderne
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 163
Views: 13608

Re: Streetcar Opposition

He did not even ask her about her fence encroachment on the trolley right of way.

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