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by voltopt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 31
Views: 2848

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

smh wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:16 pm
I wouldn't mind a better version of Tivoli somewhere else. I'd love to see something more like Ragtag in Columbia.
Maybe the old movie theater at 39th and Woodland?
by voltopt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 90678

Re: Troost developments

The most pressing issue, at least as far as that site is concerned, is drop off on Troost Avenue. Front door drop off just north of 31st, under this new bridge and just north of a MAX stop, is very precarious. Children and parents exit out of cars in the midst of u-turns and traffic trying to pass t...
by voltopt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2233
Views: 187117

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The KC Star article is a little misleading - 10% turnout is about average for an April or August ballot in KC, when nothing else is on the ballot. Look at the April election sales tax vote, which passed with voter turnout around 10 percent in Platte, Clay and Cass counties — Jackson County had the h...
by voltopt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 125
Views: 15182

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

That's not to say the grade is too steep for streetcar.
by voltopt
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 125
Views: 15182

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

It's never been studied and that hill might be an issue, although it was there when the previous streetcar system was in place. I'm looking for evidence, and it appears 39th Street has never featured a streetcar east of Main. I could be wrong. The 39th Street streetcar line seems to have extended o...
by voltopt
Wed May 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Just call it Mid-Continent International. Name the terminal(s) whatever you like. It doesn't have to be 'Kansas City' anything.

Cheers!
by voltopt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 723
Views: 90678

Re: Troost developments

The Native American cultural center is located at 3103-3105 Troost. It is not owned by the Herrons but by a nonprofit called Tycor Community Development Corp. The head of that board recently passed away, so the status of that building is uncertain. If you look at it from a birds' eye view, the back...
by voltopt
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1798
Views: 204649

Re: Westport

Sutherland Lumber General Office
4000 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-3000 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CST)
by voltopt
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1798
Views: 204649

Re: Westport

Aren't those two apartment buildings used as office space for Sutherlands Lumber Company? I bet you anything this is for a surface parking lot.
by voltopt
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I was impressed that it passed by similar percentages in Clay & Platte, too. Apparently this was one issue that the river doesn't divide us on. So who are the 500 people that voted yes on 2 and no on 3? And are there just 11,000 that vote no on everything, no matter what? Had I been able to vote in...
by voltopt
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

chaglang wrote:Gregg Community Center was its usual ghost town. There was a Freedom, Inc worker outside urging people to vote yes on all 3 issues.
There were about six or seven voters when I passed through Gregg fifteen minutes ago.
by voltopt
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 226
Views: 37721

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Gilham Road curves to the east at 34th Street, then heads north in an alignment on Cherry for three blocks, to 31st, before heading back west in front of El Torreon. Historically, it continued north to 25th Street and then curved into Pershing. When the flatter alignment was established on Locust fr...
by voltopt
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1798
Views: 204649

Re: Westport

A signature piece of the 'Plaza Bowl' concept is that the low density, historic center is in a valley. Extending it up the steep hill to the north and into a separate topography is insulting. I can't think of any reason to use this logic, at least from an aesthetic or geographic perspective. Westpor...
by voltopt
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 7295

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

Imaged added in previous post, sorry!
by voltopt
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "The East Side" crowdsource definition
Replies: 16
Views: 2020

Re: "The East Side" crowdsource definition

This is a generic map I made ten years ago, trying to group geographic features (for example, the ridge east/west through midtown) with highways, watersheds, neighborhood self identity, and development time period. These 'overall' districts would include the neighborhoods, for example, Northeast inc...
by voltopt
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 7295

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

A road diet! As someone who lives in Manheim and works in Westport, I think about this all of the time. In fact, I sketched this last week. You could get away with dedicated parking lanes AND a dedicated left turn lane if you shortened the sidewalks, which is possible, because the parking areas woul...
by voltopt
Fri May 19, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Healthy skepticism!
by voltopt
Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Agreed...this isn't a normal deal. I think we all get that. I think the city getting outside council is a prudent step. Given it's not the city asking for bids in return for city backed money....I still am not sure what "bids" everybody expects here? Burns and mac have come in with an offer to priv...
by voltopt
Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Floated, but not formally proposed. There is a difference!
by voltopt
Fri May 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:Anybody else is free to approach the city and offer this deal.
Actually, they are not, as the city is preparing to sign the MOU.