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by earthling
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1458
Views: 107675

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^Free fare buses would/should be a boost to re-energizing the city core, especially the E Side. With KC's desire to become a 'living lab', that would certainly make for an interesting say 5 year experiment if the TDD or other funding can be pulled off. Many cities have free bus along key shopping/to...
by earthling
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Smart City Project
Replies: 93
Views: 10618

Re: Smart City Project

This article explains more useful outcomes from data collected along streetcar line...

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/big ... d-traffic/
by earthling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2005
Views: 86125

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

And Cordish doesn't seem to be making much effort with P&L still having several empty retail spots. Hard to grasp how they could let several spots sit empty for years. You'd think offering lower rents and getting some revenue on those spaces is better than none at all. The corner spot across fro...
by earthling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 41
Views: 4228

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

On a manufacturing tangent, KC's Harley plant will gain over 100 workers at the expense of their Pennsylvania plant...

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... -gain.html
by earthling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2005
Views: 86125

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

So is the financing all in place, any open items before pulling trigger or potential roadblocks?
by earthling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 947
Views: 47639

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The online form isn't working for me. When I fill it out it says that my address is not valid. I suspect it's the condo #. I typed it exactly as listed on my voter ID card and other ways, not taking it. Also, I noticed it shows the address to mail it to in a popup window. Does it also put on the gen...
by earthling
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1458
Views: 107675

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Seems many Midtowners were not particularly interested in the original downtown streetcar line but now that it's running successfully they want it through Midtown. Even those I know who mostly were concerned about property tax increases now want it as long as it's free to ride. Was almost certain th...
by earthling
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1563
Views: 111105

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

It's an urbanized area so height shouldn't be a concern, especially with a hotel along a streetcar line that won't have as many visitors creating car traffic. The hotel should maybe artificially limit parking (with a premium daily cost) in order to encourage not renting a car (and should appease the...
by earthling
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4675

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

I'm with Fang on sprawl being the primary factor. Is easy to understand that city maintenance for utilities of a couple 300 unit hirises covering a couple square blocks or less is significantly lower than 600 suburban homes sprawled throughout. With lower density obviously comes longer roads, sewers...
by earthling
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 41
Views: 4228

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

KC area ranked 8th for adding warehouse space from 2010-2016...

http://www.cbre.us/research/2016-U-S-Re ... atter.aspx

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by earthling
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities
Replies: 540
Views: 35981

Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

Couldn't the Freeway issues in Atlanta be a blessing in disguise for some people? Its possible that some people never rode MARTA or used the Bus system to commute might just stick to commuting that way and not have to deal with the huge traffic issues in ATL ^And maybe it will prompt more businesse...
by earthling
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 25
Views: 981

Re: New goals for Kansas City

KC also needs to develop UMKC into a major university in a way that grows the local economy. The Stowers Institute should be an opportunity to turn UMKC into a more significant research university yet isn't as mature as it could be.
by earthling
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1458
Views: 107675

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^Thanks for the clarification, the rest of the stretch has been brought up often being now owned by Opus and thought it was also part of project for teardown. Would still be ideal to save the bank building and gut it as restaurant space with exposed brick. Would make a great space for farm-to-table ...
by earthling
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1458
Views: 107675

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^Given even pro-development people who live in Westport zip (myself included) are not thrilled with the project, likely not much support unless they revise plans not to tear down that stretch of Westport. The BOA lot is massive enough to build a large residential project w/out tearing down 100+ yo ...
by earthling
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1458
Views: 107675

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

^Given even pro-development people who live in Westport zip (myself included) are not thrilled with the project, likely not much support unless they revise plans not to tear down that stretch of Westport. The BOA lot is massive enough to build a large residential project w/out tearing down 100+ yo b...
by earthling
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highways to Boulevards
Replies: 24
Views: 653

Re: Highways to Boulevards

Until there is something like commuter rail to bring in workers from the burbs, taking away North Loop may be a risky move. It's difficult enough attracting companies to consider moving downtown. Capping both N and S loops make more sense.
by earthling
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192684

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Ah thanks, missed that... thought it went through.
by earthling
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192684

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

BTW, Tesla is not allowed to sell cars in MO anymore (directly) but see that the showroom is still on Plaza. Are they using it as a showroom only with no sales activity? Can cars be purchased from local dealers?
by earthling
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 1435

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

And for freight the next natural extension would be STL<>Chicago and KC<>Dallas, two major freight connections for KC/STL. A huge % of product moving between coasts likely hits one of those 4 cities. Of course the technology has a long way to go to prove itself at the speeds they claim and logistics...
by earthling
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 1435

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

I think they plan on several deployments, including maybe more than one in US. Google Fiber selected KCK as first location out of 1100 applications. If Google Fiber fails, the hundreds of $millions of fiber investment in KC is still useful and it made KC one of most competitive ISP markets. Likely w...

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