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by herrfrank
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1804
Views: 208839

Re: Westport

...And may not be doable with 3 lanes each way unless using lights. Doesn't seem like there can be a good solution that everyone would like. What about hiring the Boring Company to bury SW Tfway from Plaza to downtown? This is not such a farfetched idea (at least the tunnel idea -- not sure about E...
by herrfrank
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2242
Views: 257092

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Grinders makes the London newspapers...

https://dailym.ai/2pjOToy
by herrfrank
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 40665

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Says here that KC Star has more subscriptions than StL Post Dispatch https://247wallst.com/media/2017/01/24/americas-100-largest-newspapers/ The data in the linked article (150k subscribers) is from 2015. If the upthread article with 2017-2018 data is correct at 80k Sunday, 63k weekdays, then the S...
by herrfrank
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 427
Views: 40665

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Between June 30, 2017, and June 30, 2018, home delivery of the Sunday Star fell by nearly 13 percent, from 92,247 copies to 80,444 copies. During the same period, home delivery of the Monday-Friday Star dropped by slightly more than 16 percent, from 74,660 to 62,470. In addition, the much-touted — ...
by herrfrank
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1885

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

Could Drivers Ed just be getting worse? I had a gf from Texas and she was a terrible driver, she would always drive in the Left Lane while people passed her in the Right Lane, I was embarrassed while in the car. I just couldn't take it anymore so I had to basically teach her the rules of the road. ...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 278
Views: 44646

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Brodees wrote: but I swear there's a south-to-north downward incline that I don't recall noticing before the reno.
You are correct. The flooring for this retail space (CVS) was built to accommodate the slight incline on Main in order to have doors on both streets (as originally designed).
by herrfrank
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 106557

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

The last time I saw a Chastainian acolyte collecting signatures was 2014 in the foyer of Price Chopper/ Milgram's in Brookside (at B'kside Plaza and Meyer). My elderly father flew into full curmudgeon mode and interrogated him about Chastain's Virginia residence.
by herrfrank
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Linwood Presbyterian Church plan moves forward
Replies: 25
Views: 3870

Re: Linwood Presbyterian Church plan moves forward

I believe that the building closed as a Presbyterian church in the 1970s. Linwood Presbyterian was a thriving church in the 1950s, but the neighborhood was well into its decline by 1960. There was a massive bell in the main tower. Not sure if it is still there or not. The place does have a legacy; s...
by herrfrank
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 74
Views: 8706

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

I work from time to time in One KC Place. The Berkeley CA diagram is a good approximation. The Baltimore entry to the One KC garage is also three half-levels above the Main Street entry. To switch between the "Baltimore floors" and the "Main Street floors", you have to cross over at certain junction...
by herrfrank
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City
Replies: 151
Views: 17982

Re: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City

I wonder if a new route from KC to Wichita would also facilitate a dream among some Amtrak long distance managers to re-route the Southwest Chief on the higher-speed and double-tracked BNSF mainline (the line by I-35 that bypasses Olathe and heads south to Wichita and Amarillo, eventually turning we...
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 310
Views: 33370

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I'm fairly certain that Amazon HQ2 is Atlanta's to lose. They have a huge site (the old Fort McPherson, partly owned by entertainer Tyler Perry) ready for build out. Fort McPherson abuts two, already-functioning, high-capacity mass transit stops, 15 minutes direct-to-terminal to the world's largest ...
by herrfrank
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 46
Views: 4819

Re: Eclipse

Our group of four had two plans. Plan A was to head north toward Excelsior Springs, but with the rain and the winds from the southwest, we switched to Plan B. Headed east on old US 40, monitoring the cloud cover as it cleared from the southwest following the rain. Chose to watch from Odessa MO rathe...
by herrfrank
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 46
Views: 4819

Re: Eclipse

Thunderstorms rolling in now at 9am. Hoping they keep moving to the northeast...
by herrfrank
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Airport (MKC)
Replies: 20
Views: 3428

Re: Downtown Airport (MKC)

That's the Commerce Bank 10th and Walnut Home Office with the courtyard (since closed in) in the lower right of the picture
by herrfrank
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 830
Views: 81431

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

hartliss wrote:Delta begins new nonstop service between MCI and Boston in October. One flight per day.
This has been moved up to September, and the airline (Delta) is currently offering the fare at a discounted price.
by herrfrank
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Is Reagan to blame for the downfall of St Louis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Is Reagan to blame for the downfall of St Louis?

First off, the blame would be Paul Volcker's, primarily, as he morphed from an antitrust guy to a more accommodating stance; the blame would not assign to a hands-off president like Reagan. Secondly, if you accept this deregulatory hypothesis (I would argue that regional antitrust bias was on its wa...
by herrfrank
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 742
Views: 61194

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

The recent restriping of I-35 has actually resulted in an acceleration, rather than the desired deceleration, of Broadway northbound through Penn Valley Park. The yield sign at the I-35 onramp has been removed, and Broadway now has a dedicated, full-speed lane on I-35. (Formerly, SW Tfwy had both on...
by herrfrank
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?
Replies: 78
Views: 12583

Re: Did section 8 housing kill Bannister Mall?

In the early and mid 80's KCMO began buying houses a ton of houses in the Ruskin, SKC, Hickman Mills area.  In some parts, near Loma Vista shopping center, Longview and Blue Ridge Blvd etc, one in three houses were section 8 low income housing.  At the same time, all the existing apartments in the ...
by herrfrank
Wed May 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5370
Views: 428813

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The city really should have delayed Monday's opening time rather than revert to a 11pm closure on Sunday, because they _advertised_ the extension until midnight. I wonder if work rules had something to do with this kerfuffle. I've walked from 12th/ Main to 20th/ Wyandotte when I've just missed the s...
by herrfrank
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 28
Views: 3617

Re: Highways to Boulevards

So are the median portions, the ultra wide ones between 51st and Gregory open for development? Or is MoDot banking those in hopes of someday making it a full interstate highway. I'm betting on the latter. The whole project seems like a huge FU to the neighborhood. Right down to naming an overpass a...