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by shaffe
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 75
Views: 8545

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

If I still lived in the Professional Building I'd be kind of bummed about that since I used to park in that lot. Alas, such is the price of progress and I'm super happy to see the Ambassador doing well. My wife and I stayed there once and it's a bit of a hidden gem in the downtown area. Looking a bi...
by shaffe
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3208
Views: 149498

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Go walk on the people movers for miles at a time at Detroits new airport, then come back and talk about convenience. I'm pretty sure it takes 45 minutes to walk 1/3rd the length of that massive over-ly sized, food and retail laden airport. It was clearly built to be a mall first, and airport second...
by shaffe
Thu May 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 270
Views: 28148

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

smh wrote:I have heard that if you just take your EQ in they'll exchange you for the new stuff no questions asked.


I might have to give that a try. It's been a long time since I asked but the last time I did they told me they don't swap equipment.
by shaffe
Thu May 25, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 270
Views: 28148

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Got this email today, ouch: We want to let you know that the price of your Fiber 1000 + TV plan will be increasing from $130/month to $150/month starting with your July bill. (If you also subscribe to optional packages, the prices of those add-ons will remain the same.) I wonder if that means I can...
by shaffe
Tue May 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4977
Views: 278511

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It has come in handy for us a few times when we've gone downtown for something and can't find parking. Then we just head to the River Market or Union Station and park there and use the street car to get where we need to go. River Market+Streetcar >>> Parking at Barney Allis or Kauffman, in my opini...
by shaffe
Thu May 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3208
Views: 149498

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I get why the other engineering firms (BNIM quoted in that article) might not like it, but if that is what it freaking takes then I'm all for B&M taking this project on. It may be necessary after the ballot item in November (insanely and stupidly) fails.
by shaffe
Tue May 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3208
Views: 149498

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Anecdote #2 from me for the year. My wife and I just got back from Cancun and to book our flights we flew out on one airline (Delta) and back on another (American). We parked our car in economy parking for 5 days while we were gone since our flight times were super early leaving and mildly late comi...
by shaffe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

The 2026 world cup will have 48 teams and 60 games to host. 40 games in the US works out to at least 12, but possibly 14, sites. Arrowhead was one of 18 venues submitted with the 2022 bid so it's certainly a possibility that KC could make the cut - especially if they were considered a pair host with...
by shaffe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 6045

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

DaveKCMO wrote:why the hell would you vote no on sidewalks but yes on flood control?


Controlling floods seemed like a good thing. I didn't want to have the city issue $600 million in bonds for sidewalks.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by shaffe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 6045

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

I went No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes

I thought the Chastain issue was going to be up today?
by shaffe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 192
Views: 14300

Re: New Broadway Bridge

there's 8 other bridges. Some people just have to detour onto one of them. Care to name the 8? There's two bridges, six lanes of traffic each way, that serve as a reasonable detour for the tens of thousands who take that bridge every single day. It was a sizeable annoyance when they closed the viad...
by shaffe
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3208
Views: 149498

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Anecdote time! I flew to Chicago this weekend. This afternoon we returned via O'Hare and were through security in 5 minutes. Would have been less than 15 minutes from a curbside drop off via cab/friend to my gate. It was only 20 minutes from the blue line stop to our gate. Traffic, not terminal cons...
by shaffe
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1740
Views: 146623

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Stadium could fit if you take out some industrial buildings on the south side of 19th. That would be the size of current Kauffman land currently (zero parking) Would it face slightly northwest to get a good outfield view? If there was ever commuter rail into Union Station that would be a great plac...
by shaffe
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!
Replies: 4304
Views: 129595

Re: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!

Last thing I'll chime in about the insane continued hand wringing about the basketball tournament: Before Missouri left the Big 12 the tournament was held in KC for 11 of 16 years The Big 12 is currently committed to have the tournament in KC for at least 8 consecutive years of the post-Missouri Big...
by shaffe
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!
Replies: 4304
Views: 129595

Re: TIME TO FREAK OUT AGAIN ABOUT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT! THE BIG 12 IS DEAD! MAYBE!

Lets see how many future B12 tourney's KC gets. That is a huge event that is definitely at risk....even if it comes back at, it will be a diminished rate of occurrence. You mean the tournament that has been in Kansas City every year since 2010? The one that has been extended twice since Mizzou join...
by shaffe
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 65282

Re: Politics

I saw on social media a very accurate summation of this election:

Donald Trump is the only person who could have lost to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is the only person who could have lost to Donald Trump
by shaffe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1558
Views: 59573

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Voted yes here. If nothing else I hope it might serve as a kick in the ass to the council to quit pushing aside transit improvement as a citywide need. I won't be upset if it doesn't pass though.
by shaffe
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 103
Views: 6045

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

Since when did the city fix sidewalks? They just made me shoulder $6k in curb and sidewalk repairs for concrete that was less than 20 years old - and still haven't fixed the wastewater inlet part of my property that continues to crumble.
by shaffe
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC's IRS center survives closings
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: KC's IRS center survives closings

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Isn't most of the building empty except for the tax season?


Most of the bottom floor is, yes. The second floor and the post office building is pretty filled year round.
by shaffe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC's IRS center survives closings
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: KC's IRS center survives closings

Hey I work at that place! I can't imagine it would really be possible to cohabitate with another tenant unless the IRS was shuttled either totally into the old post office building or totally into the "spec monstrosity". The spec monstrosity in particular is on one hand very adaptable and ...

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