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by shinatoo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334756

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Question for architecture/engineer types...does a lot of clear materials in the roof make for more or less energy efficiency? Obv natural light helps with lighting costs but how expensive of "glass" do you need to make sure you aren't wasting a ton of energy to heat/cool? Lots of clear material in ...
by shinatoo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 27
Views: 768

Re: "Tower East"

I believe the name Martini Corner came into effect when The Drop opened. They definitely had martinis. I think the Velvet Dog has them too for a bit. Martini Corner was used well before The Drop came around. When I first moved to KC in the early '90s, Velvet Dog was one of the first area bars to la...
by shinatoo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2289

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Looks like every other Drury built in the last ten years. Specifically the one next to the mall in Chesterfield Mo. The street-level environment around that one is pure depressing shit. The only design element considered was "How can we make ourselves look good to advertise to people on the highway?"
by shinatoo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 697
Views: 57588

Re: Capping the Loop

I thought the Baltimore/Wyandotte block would make for a great outdoor amphitheater.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Lincoln Yards Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Lincoln Yards Chicago

No mention of a pharmacy.
by shinatoo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 321486

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Seriously people. if you live in an apartment next to the plaza it is literally a three block walk to get ALL THE WAY ACROSS the Plaza. FIVE if you want to get from the west to east end. How is adding some apartments in the "actual" Plaza going to improve the built environment? It's already mixed us...
by shinatoo
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9096

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

These are all over downtown San Antonio. Sidewalks were packed this weekend and everyone was riding on the sidewalks (streets are very narrow around the Alamo). Didn't seem to be a big deal having them on the sidewalk, couldn't go very fast anyway with all the people. Everyone using them seemed very...
by shinatoo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: California Based Company
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: California Based Company

OK. Don't toy with me about Del Taco. Not cool.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 337
Views: 46366

Re: Union Hill Development

If they won't take it down the area should be maintained by the owner as a public space/park.
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4546
Views: 334756

Re: We need a new airport!!!

There were about 20 plus police cars on the way to the airport. At least one at every exit and many with their lights on. Who's flying in? Trump is supposed to be in St Louis today
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance - 7/19/2018 at 11pm CDT
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Forum Maintenance - 7/19/2018 at 11pm CDT

KCPowercat wrote:Good reminder for donations.
Where would we send those?
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 341
Views: 72131

Re: On-going downtown development projects

Anyone with the chops that can build a heat map based on development dollars for the KC metro?
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1971
Views: 204418

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

the main issue for me would be them propping open the doors that lead to the residential areas. Not cool.
by shinatoo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 341
Views: 72131

Re: On-going downtown development projects

I really like this map, and although the city has its development tracker that shows the whole city, it would be really nice if this map showed the whole city's development along the existing streetcar route and proposed route. I understand this might be daunting to add all of the projects, but I w...
by shinatoo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 65
Views: 7322

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Don't forget the LA Stadium will be open by then. It can have a temporary capacity of up to 100k people. Got to think it will be the front-runner for the final.
by shinatoo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 159
Views: 16907

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

flyingember wrote:I’m actually glad it’s spartan. So many churches seem to be about “look how rich we are!”
I guess my point was if you're going to make it look like an office building, make it a nice modern office building.

And if you are right on the nose with your comment. Just look at their main campus.
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 159
Views: 16907

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

Is that the new Social Security office/dialysis clinic that they resurrected the original 1983 plans for?
by shinatoo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 247
Views: 43058

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I disagree on higher attendance. DT only has 20-40k residents, depending on how you draw the line. So you would be putting a stadium in a low-density area with poor automotive access, relatively speaking. And yes, TSC is in a VERY low population area. But isn't all of KC low-density population? So s...
by shinatoo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 178999

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm sure they do make good money, but If they are legit contractors then remember all the overhead that comes with running a company, bonding, insurance, marketing and taxes are no small cost. That's all calculated into the hourly rate.
by shinatoo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2208
Views: 178999

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It's almost like we need immigrants to fill those jobs.