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by earthling
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1327
Views: 75905

Re: Main Street MAX

Yeah as a bus rider I want more frequent service over larger buses. Frequent service is more important than capacity per bus to bus riders. And being 'on time' isn't as important if a line runs at most every 10 minutes. Larger buses would likely cause less frequent service and less frequent service ...
by earthling
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 176
Views: 21582

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Certifications seem more important now than degrees with many high paying IT positions.
by earthling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Amazon could use Sprint campus as short term tactical space as new buildings constructed. And if TMO merger happens and pulls out of KC, about 5K potential employees available for AMZ. And lots of contractors. But hopefully TMO realizes it's cheaper to operate out of KC than Seattle.
by earthling
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 176
Views: 21582

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Looking like TMobile/Sprint will target announcing an intended merger by October. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/report-t-mobile-sprint-finally-figuring-out-this-merger-thing/ TMobile CEO may lead the combined company, which could be bad news for KC unless they realize how mu...
by earthling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Apartment/Condo market reports
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Apartment/Condo market reports

Collison on Denver cost of living rising, much higher than KC. Downtown Denver has more downtown housing coming for 2017 than all of KC metro...
https://cityscenekc.com/denver-postcard/


Mods feel free to move to better thread.
by earthling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Meyer Building (3923 Main)
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Meyer Building (3923 Main)

MAC?
by earthling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Meyer Building (3923 Main)
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Meyer Building (3923 Main)

Photon vibes sent hoping for something positive to happen with Hawthorne building. Not sure if that part of Main is prime for retail rents rising until more market rate residential built up.
by earthling
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1596
Views: 138823

Re: Westport

^Agree, or torn down for a large residential mixed use project with streetfront retail.
by earthling
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1833
Views: 166639

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Would be interesting to see how many biz (of any type) have opened in Xroads in the last year. Seems like a lot. Any stat available from City?
by earthling
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Zipcar
Replies: 97
Views: 6928

Re: Zipcar

Hopefully enough increase to justify expansion into Westport/Plaza area.
by earthling
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

KC grabbed Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin to be on KC's HQ2 proposal team. Thoughts? Waste of money? https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2017/09/14/amazon-hq2-florida-kotkin-kansas-city.html Who is paying for these people to "help us"? Yes, what are they thinking. Any city money ...
by earthling
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

KC grabbed Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin to be on KC's HQ2 proposal team. Thoughts? Waste of money?
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -city.html
by earthling
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 61
Views: 4001

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Would be interesting to see how much local funding indicated compared to investor funding for the regions on the long list. Would expect the ratio will be quite high towards local funding. As posted earlier, MO should only invest as much as can be applied toward a new I-70 as a contingency plan if H...
by earthling
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1327
Views: 75905

Re: Main Street MAX

Changes for other bus lines Oct 1. Was hoping to see 47 line changed to go down Main instead of Grand downtown but no announced changes...

http://ridekc.org/bulletins/bus-service ... tart-oct-1
by earthling
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 967
Views: 86297

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC #3 for 'best cities for jobs' according to Glassdoor...

https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Cit ... KQ0,20.htm
by earthling
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Google's Chicago offices are often considered a secondary HQ.
by earthling
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Good points. Also agree likely Atlanta (or Dallas). If bus is acceptable as tactical transit in short term, Dallas could be a player if coming up with a solid rail plan. And if bus is tactically acceptable, KC could make at least a long list especially if they make the bus system free as Dave has me...
by earthling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I've sent a link of this thread to ThinkKC. Hopefully they will watch for ideas and challenges they can address.

Continue to post ideas here.

Or you can send ideas directly to them...
http://thinkkc.com/business/amazon-hq2-kc
by earthling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I don't think I've seen a single one of those articles that has so much as mentioned cost of employment. If Amazon doesn't really care much about saving a billion dollars a year versus more expensive metros, then KC isn't going to have much of a chance. But if Amazon does put serious weight on the ...
by earthling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 165
Views: 7222

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

NY Times cuts KC and STL before first round...
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... rs-be.html

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