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by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 96
Views: 9093

Re: Uptown Shoppes

If the city controls the parcel and the shops are mostly vacant, why not demolish and start over? That retail is never going to be hopping because it doesn't address the street in an otherwise walkable neighborhood. I've seen similar strip malls in other cities converted w/out tearing down. One was...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I figured there might be a way but it did push me to buy a Wallet on second ride, and I did spur of moment. I didn't see a way to bypass and wanted to get on so didn't delve.
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Not too thrilled with Lime's pre-allocated Wallet method as a user but it is brilliant on their part. If a Bird and Lime are near each other, I'm more likely to grab Lime unless low on power.
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 96
Views: 9093

Re: Uptown Shoppes

This doesn't include potential hotel at corner. Better than expected but doesn't integrate with Broadway sidewalk very well. Would like to see a Sprouts here if not a local market. https://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/qtaeyz/picture218621370/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/Uptown%20Lofts.jpg https://www...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420599

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Would think at this point if any month has lower ridership than previous year it would be due to fewer events for the month, bad weather or operational issues. The steady rise of downtown population and hotel rooms should otherwise increase ridership, more streetcars added or not. Would be interesti...
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420599

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

More cars running at same time with shorter wait times might grab more that just go to the next stop vs walking. I usually walk in those cases if not seeing a streetcar but will wait for it if not far from stop. And of course during busiest packed periods/events, it should usually mean more riders p...
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420599

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Summer ridership compared to last year..
JUNE 2018: 223,877 | JUNE 2017: 217,129
JULY 2018: 262,593 | JULY 2017: 230,925
AUG. 2018: 221,898 | AUG. 2017: 199,516

http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploa ... ership.pdf
by earthling
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 255
Views: 38642

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

If the free streetcar didn't exist would say each primary downtown neighborhood should ideally have its own small market and/or drugstore. But with free streetcar, CVS and Consentino's are just a horizontal elevator ride away. Still, would be good to have Walgreens somewhere downtown for competition...
by earthling
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2486
Views: 209060

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Erosion might be an issue though would think it can be managed.
by earthling
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 96
Views: 9093

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Agree the plan sounds great on paper, confidence in Larry Sells to pull it off is the challenge. Could end up half-assed, even if selecting an urban minded developer who would build hotel directly up to sidewalk. Anything in that lot would be an improvement but hopefully they do it right and integra...
by earthling
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

If there were a thousand Segways for rent on the streets it would be a bit different than a patrol rider. Wouldn't mind seeing the app saying 'potential $50 fine for riding on sidewalk'. It doesn't have to be enforced but should reduce sidewalk riding. I've seen some very poor sidewalk placement (in...
by earthling
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 56
Views: 13986

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Another ecommerce warehouse coming... Overstock.com to KCK...

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... n-kck.html
by earthling
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 69492

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

^Bummer was hoping it would fail for better eats.
by earthling
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 43
Views: 1673

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

The room itself doesn't scream luxury, looks typical modern minimalist. A modern luxury room would have something like wide patios with wide vista view from a living room. Boutique old hotels might not have this but the luxury must be in services rather than room design. The lounge on each floor is ...
by earthling
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Yeah, Lime expanding through morning. Now many around Westport/Plaza to UMKC/Rockhurst. And they are planting directly on Plaza, which Bird isn't doing.
by earthling
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Looks like Lime is starting to launch around P&L area for now, odd high concentration around 14th/Walnut. Is that really the case? As expected, just scooters no bikes. Time to install the app... edit: They're dispersing quickly. Apparently they did first dump near P&L Live and maybe Juicers dispersi...
by earthling
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal
Replies: 38
Views: 2305

Re: The Junction Before and After, North Loop Removal

^Bingo. Leave North Loop as-is or dig it deeper and reduce the access allowing as a downtown bypass.
by earthling
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 453
Views: 13845

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

KC appears to be much more tolerant of these than some other cities but will be interesting to see what happens when Lime rollout doubles scooter count.

I heard that Lime delay is due to Bird getting an exclusive period with the City, true?
by earthling
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 406
Views: 50170

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Yeah, it looks like light tan brick for streetlevel but not upper floors. All moot now, but unfortunately it's looking like a cinder block in the end.
by earthling
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 406
Views: 50170

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I don't think you can interpret this as a light cinder block facade even at night. It's too bad as a two tone dark charcoal like facade would look sharp, especially in context to the surrounding red brick buildings. A light cinder block facade does not complement the surrounding buildings. http://i....