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by voltopt
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 344
Views: 15072

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Platte County shows a total of 5,133 votes in mayoral race. Clay County shows 11,050 votes in the mayoral race. Total is over 56,363 ballots cast. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561e88cee4b06543191f1ad2/t/5ca40e36a4222f9623acd33d/1554255423310/20190402finalunofficial.pdf https://www.claycoel...
by voltopt
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 344
Views: 15072

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Huh. The KCEB still has the total around 40K votes in all. 54K would be 25% of registered KCMO voters - which (sadly) seems pretty good for a municipal primary. KCUR probably misspoke then. KCEB is for KCMO in Jackson County, only. It says it right on the top of the webpage: "Kansas City Board of E...
by voltopt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 449232

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Updated airport renderings/animations

https://www.kci-edgemoor.com/design/
by voltopt
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 145660

Re: The KCMO School District

I'm excited. My daughter is a KCPS student. Go Panthers!
by voltopt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 151
Views: 24791

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

I was in the basement venue last Saturday night, from 7-10, listening to Vaughan Harrison perform. The place was full, and the intimate yet open nature of the space served it well.
by voltopt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 28
Views: 8373

Re: One North Development

Probably to slow traffic Rhetorical question :D - there are other ways to slow traffic. The windy access road decreases pedestrian visibility and wastes space. I'm mainly questioning site planner's tendency to copy / paste suburban concepts. This isn't really design as much as it's arbitrary land m...
by voltopt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37974

Re: Brookside

per the Star FB (i think it was Joyce..), it's 701 E 63rd, - this building: https://42floors.com/images/H4b4e2656c164dbdfdb3e0c91f5e6e4a9aedf99a5B505153OS780x520W0se/517d0c32192407bcf087d66d2bf31a8330852372 Yikes. That looks worse than the "before" picture of 601. I'm sure it will be lovely. I’ll b...
by voltopt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 196
Views: 37974

Re: Brookside

i'm all for infill E of troost but that seems like a stretch. curious to see how it does. https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/permit/90a4cc99-700d-4ed6-8c1e-cc6b3ff17885 It is submitted for permit. This site is currently empty, save for a couple of mid century apartment buildings ...
by voltopt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 28
Views: 8373

Re: One North Development

tower wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:37 am
Image
Why does that access road wind all over the place? This is a completely flat site.
by voltopt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 49
Views: 6021

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: 839
Views: 122067

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: 2400
Views: 237625

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: 129
Views: 21752

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: 129
Views: 21752

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: 5031
Views: 449232

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: 839
Views: 122067

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: 2040
Views: 259647

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: 2040
Views: 259647

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: 5031
Views: 449232

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: 5031
Views: 449232

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.