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by cityscape
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4370
Views: 290729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Thank you, that helps answer some of my questions.
by cityscape
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 872
Views: 104335

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

So, I wonder if the issue with these buildings isn't so much with the glass and similar style but the location. Any other buildings, even if they are all different styles at these locations and over 20 stories are going to have a dramatic change on the skyline and hide all the wonderful stair step b...
by cityscape
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4370
Views: 290729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

My biggest concern with the renderings and the square footage descriptions is that it really feels like this airport is going to feel cramped around the gates. The width of the concourse seems way too small. Doesn't allow for restaurants between gates which means they'll all be grouped together, not...
by cityscape
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1868
Views: 136303

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A few questions.... The extension will be free to ride right? If so, is the plan to keep it free to ride for the foreseeable future? Are the planners taking into account the unpredicted ridership levels of the starter route when determining the size of stations and number of streetcars to order? I ...
by cityscape
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4370
Views: 290729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Why does no one explain to Loar that there were NEVER 90 gates. The gates were numbered 1-90 but they skipped many numbers. Also, those gates were tiny and were meant for smaller aircraft. They really didn't try and explain the reason for why it is only perceived that we're going to less gates and t...
by cityscape
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 61
Views: 1690

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

Don't we want more pedestrians to be walking around comfortably downtown rather than catering to cars and drivers who have to slightly change their route? While I agree there are more efficient methods for closing Grand, I guess I just don't see this as a big or stupid problem.
by cityscape
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 61
Views: 1690

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

I vaguely remember hearing something about the hydraulic ones not playing nice with cold weather / snow / road salt or something. Could have just been a silly rumor or I could be conflating it with something else though. They were initially automatic, but apparently the Australian company didn't de...
by cityscape
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 61
Views: 1690

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

I just want to go on record as saying this is a "good problem to have". I do think Grand could have been better configured to support pedestrian traffic. I think one of the primary issues is the bollards. I know the city intended to have automated ones that were simple and quick to raise/l...
by cityscape
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 5521

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I think you're overestimating the number of autonomous vehicles that will be required. Think how many of our personal vehicles sit all day long while we work or stay home or sleep. When shared vehicles become more common place you'll need less supply for the demand and there will be less 'parked' ve...
by cityscape
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 5521

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Why are we building a garage for the next 100 years??? With Uber, Lyft, autonomous vehicles, this just doesn't seem like a good idea to drop $63 mill. I'm for Option 1 or Option 3. Option 3 allows us to at least repurpose an above ground parking structure. With Option 1 we will likely know in 15 yea...
by cityscape
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1868
Views: 136303

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/03/28/kcata-suit-bad-fences-make-bad-neighbors-on.html She also claims that the KCATA built the fence and that it has been around since 1989. So she basically conceded that the property was theirs? Wow, she is a terrible attorney. Not to mention that...
by cityscape
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 350
Views: 37285

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I too love this building
by cityscape
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59116

Re: Three Light

Incentives, when used properly can help stabilize a community. Had we not invested with Cordish in P&L district, we would have likely seen a continued decline of downtown which means less money coming in and still the same infrastructure to support. I do feel like 100% property tax abatements ne...
by cityscape
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59116

Re: Three Light

I agree. Was fascinating to hear the Cordish rep discuss all the concessions they've made and the expenses they've incurred to help the city. One item that was interesting was that the City has to pay Cordish a $4 million developer fee, I guess for 3 Light? Didn't quite understand what that money wa...
by cityscape
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59116

Re: Three Light

It passed out of committee with no recommendation. Basically, I understood that Cordish will evaluate whether or not they want to negotiate and potentially meet some of the requests of the city in the next two weeks. The resolution to pass 3 light as it stands today stays on the agenda for 3/25 meet...
by cityscape
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 621
Views: 48202

Re: Capping the Loop

Can there be a place for food trucks like a food truck park?
by cityscape
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59116

Re: Three Light

But by all means, throw a tiny wretch in things to increase your political clout. You take things SO seriously! It’s just business. I don’t understand how you can expect the city to take it so willingly, losing millions of dollars without any kind of push back. Cordish isn’t going to walk away from...
by cityscape
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 726
Views: 59116

Re: Three Light

I agree. The Skyline looks great and will only look better with the addition of the Light buildings and Convention Hotel. My biggest beef with the Light buildings is the name/signage they use (Just seems like not much thought was put into the naming). I know the names were likely part of the brandin...
by cityscape
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?
Replies: 22
Views: 1081

Re: Fixing KC's lack of downtown parking?

With Uber, Lyft, soon to be self driving cars, is this really a problem we should be focused on at the moment? We need to think forward not backwards. I suspect there will be an abundance of parking spots within the next 10 years.
by cityscape
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4370
Views: 290729

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Looks like 6-5 in favor with Lucas and McManus undecided per @BrianHartleyKC

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