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by voltopt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 123
Views: 15986

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: 16
Views: 3922

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: 152
Views: 25580

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: 152
Views: 25580

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: 16
Views: 3922

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: 31
Views: 3094

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: 724
Views: 92781

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: 191232

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: 16224

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: 16224

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: 4650
Views: 359689

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: 724
Views: 92781

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: 1804
Views: 208569

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: 1804
Views: 208569

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: 4650
Views: 359689

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: 4650
Views: 359689

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: 38363

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: 1804
Views: 208569

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: 7429

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: 2076

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...