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by voltopt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: White Castle in here
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: White Castle in here

The White Castle in Midtown (NE corner of Linwood/Gillham) and the one in Grandview (Truman Corners) were fixtures for me in my late teens/early twenties.
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 109
Views: 7230

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Right, Dixie Bell was in the Rieger until 2000, and then the DB complex was across the street.

1822 was still Tootsies in 2002, at least that's how I remember it!
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 897
Views: 139054

Re: Troost developments

That argument makes sense but I'm not sure how much weight it carries for an upper middle-to-middle class resident who may be able to comfortably adjust their monthly budget if taxes went up. And the potential gains in amenities within walking distance of their home isn't compelling because they've...
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 109
Views: 7230

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

I remember dancing at that location in the early 'aughts. I think it was the second Tootsies location? Can't remember, only recall that it was 2001-2002.
by voltopt
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 545
Views: 37766

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: 545
Views: 37766

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: 484985

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: 1035
Views: 154622

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: 154
Views: 27817

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: 32
Views: 10907

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: 197
Views: 43834

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: 197
Views: 43834

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: 32
Views: 10907

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: 59
Views: 7895

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: 897
Views: 139054

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: 2453
Views: 265276

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: 151
Views: 24585

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: 151
Views: 24585

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: 484985

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: 897
Views: 139054

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...