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by beautyfromashes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCTV5 tower.
Replies: 49
Views: 6236

Re: KCTV5 tower.

Have to wonder if removing the incandescent lights off and the heat that they produce is a reason for there being a bigger ice problem. Either way, it’s a KC icon and should never be taken down.
by beautyfromashes
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3764
Views: 353842

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think we are due for a housing construction boom in this city similar to the post-WWII era where builders focused on mass construction with limited variability. This is why there were/are so many split level homes with a very similar style. Prefab might be the way it happens. There are so many emp...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 57
Views: 9963

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

East Westport is about to transform all the way to Main St.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3764
Views: 353842

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^ I guess I’m just glad St. Luke’s is actually replacing houses that they tear down now. They’ve carpet bombed the entire area with parking lots the last couple decades.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3764
Views: 353842

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

They’re building new and bigger because they want to increase the property values in the neighborhood. They don’t care about making money on these houses, it’s such a small amount in the scheme of things. But, if they can increase the land price in the area, that would be a bigger profit for them as...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

In the end, SW will make the decision on whether to keep Edgemoor or switch. If they think they can get a better product or cost, they will do it. I would guess their input is the reason we got Edgemoor in the first place, and why we’ll end up with a fairly bland (but fictional) terminal.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

It’s time to hire a real airport construction project manager to replace Klein and move to B&M. The longer you take to bite the bullet, the longer the delays on opening. If it wasn’t a mayoral election season, I think we would have already made the move.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439434

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

grovester wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Official policy has always been to only stop when requested if there is no one waiting at the stop.
I know, but it’s actualky never happened when I’ve been on the streetcar. Always every stop.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5382
Views: 439434

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I saw the streetcars skipping empty stops today. Usually, it stops at every stop no matter what. I was glad to see it as this speeds up service. Not sure if it was because they were running less cars and had more ‘room to run’ or some other reason. Felt like a subway car.
by beautyfromashes
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 228616

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Looks a bit like 1 Light.
by beautyfromashes
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

You’re building a new airport for the next two generations. Get the most recent projections you can, not something 5 years old, even if it was to have a 13 year long projection. They did this...just after the time when they bid on the airport and began planning for its construction. This seems to be...
by beautyfromashes
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Their *17 year* estimates were already looking wrong five years in and the airlines wanted more gates. It was a professional decision, not one coming from lack of data. Original plans for the new terminal were based on long-term estimates of passenger traffic made in 2013. They showed traffic growi...
by beautyfromashes
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

They bid before they even knew what they wanted. Lost all leverage on cost. Of course, the council doesn’t really care about the price. It’s not coming out of any fund they care about. No one is representing the desires of the people. They did YEARS of studies to figure out what they wanted. There'...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

A public bid would have come after a lawsuit. The city can’t do a project like this without having a bid process. Three light was about getting lower cost options downtown with a private project. They’re nothing alike. They bid before they even knew what they wanted. Lost all leverage on cost. Of c...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 7826

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

There’s no reason for this building to be torn down.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I’m just saying it’s easier to negotiate price when you have a complete idea what you want. That way, you cannot prices against each other. If you choose a contractor before you even have a idea what you’re building, the contractor has all the power on price. You can’t price against someone else at ...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380316

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Why do governments bid when they don’t know exactly what they want? It seems that would cause massive increases in price. If you contracted with a house builder and then added a bedroom midprocess they would hit you with a “it’s gonna cost ya” mega increase for sure. Why didn’t we reopen the bid pro...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 152094

Re: Politics

I think Beto more than has the personality but not the depth. He’s probably more of a 2024, 2028 candidate. Just not enough experience or substance. He’ll definitely be a future Dem nominee. The Dems did something very smart in some races this term; they had women with military backgrounds. All of ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 152094

Re: Politics

Good Lord! And you trust polls too.

“Should everyone in America get a house, and car and puppy from the government while working 10 hours a week?”

“Yes, yes they should!”

“Poll says 95% of Americans want to double taxes to pay for....” smh
by beautyfromashes
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 152094

Re: Politics

I think Beto more than has the personality but not the depth. He’s probably more of a 2024, 2028 candidate. Just not enough experience or substance. He’ll definitely be a future Dem nominee. The Dems did something very smart in some races this term; they had women with military backgrounds. All of t...