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by shinatoo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 261
Views: 40071

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Now find a place to put the baseball stadium down there and you've got a real winner.
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 181
Views: 39404

Re: Hospital Hill activity

So a small complaint. We took the Troost max to visit a friend in Children's Mercy. Super hot day. Max drops you on the back of the building. You have to walk all the way around the building on the north side to the main entrance, or around the south side to the emergency entrance. It's not a short ...
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4018
Views: 427923

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

An office building at NE corner of 47th/Main is going residential, luxury senior living. Would like to see some of the office spaces above Plaza retail also go residential. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/12/12/more-details-on-northpoints-planned-luxury-senior.html Before: https://...
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 142
Views: 18242

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I like everything but the trench.
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4400 Washington
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: 4400 Washington

This project and 2 Cleaver Boulevard are both horrible remodels.
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 374
Views: 47667

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Strata is being subsidized, with direct investment from the city, at 27 million. I don't mind TIF's, but that's real money coming out of the budget.
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Architectural Salvage
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Architectural Salvage

Raw materials, but don't have a vision yet, so both I guess.
by shinatoo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Architectural Salvage
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Architectural Salvage

I need to put up a privacy screen around a porch and want to do it with something aesthetically pleasing. Was thinking about trying to find some reclaimed materials. Any tips on good places to go in KC? Bottoms Up in the West Bottoms is the only place I seem to see on Yelp or Google.
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

No, there was a push in the late 80s early 90s to turn downtown into an office park. Just keep the viable Class A office buildings and tear everything else down and replace with parkland, just like Corporate Woods in OP.
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Second Board of Trade Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: The Second Board of Trade Building

I vividly remember that build coming down and the "Downtown Corporate Woods" plan. I would love to see some supporting documents if any of you researchers can find them.
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 261
Views: 40071

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

I say tear it down and build a real hotel/casino combo with a streetcar extension. Yes! The current building/boat has become such an eyesore both inside and out that I don't see how anything can fix it. They need to start over. This should have been the premiere casino in Kansas City, not the dumpi...
by shinatoo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 57
Views: 15021

Re: East Side Development

I would think you would need a grocery in the area before you would get new residents. So it's a risk, but one I suppose you need to take.

To missing KC's point: I think you are correct, question is, when do you give up?
by shinatoo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 57
Views: 15021

Re: East Side Development

The first thought is: why do you shop somewhere that you think the prices are high and has a poor selection, shitty quality of meat and prepared food, dirty stores, and rude employees? I do go elsewhere to shop, but if I need something in a pinch I'll go to SunFresh - two blocks versus a 20-30 minu...
by shinatoo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 57
Views: 15021

Re: East Side Development

The first thought is: why do you shop somewhere that you think the prices are high and has a poor selection, shitty quality of meat and prepared food, dirty stores, and rude employees?
by shinatoo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: American Century Championship - Golf
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: American Century Championship - Golf

Trump and Stormy had a good time out there.
by shinatoo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 470
Views: 70496

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.

But a lot of that is probably structured.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Even better would be to base everything on a land tax.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Such a system shouldn't be based on the sale price. Can game the system too easily. If you sell your friend a home for $1000 and everything else is selling for $100000 there's no way that should set the taxable value. Maybe require an independent assessment to participate in this program. Without i...
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

A purchase should automatically adjust market value. If you purchased a house for $200,000, that should be the new assessed value. If an old lady bought a house 20 years ago and it was assessed at $50k and they never adjusted it, I’d be great with her paying below the market value. She came to a de...
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

My hope is that the different taxing jurisdictions lower their rates so that the impact of all this isn't so great, but also they are able to keep their budgets fully funded. But.. I'm just going to go ahead and say this. As someone whos property was already assessed near market value, and who asse...