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by earthling
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5311
Views: 396244

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The 3 streetcar run doesn't seem to be as consistently efficient as it should be even during lower street traffic periods. I often see the 'layover' at Union Station not take off until the one 'behind' it' is approaching the station or at Xroads stop. Seems the car at US should leave about the time ...
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 1800 Walnut

That's too bad. Something needs to break up the MCW (Monotonous Cordish Wall) in progress.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 4924

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Still going with Nichols Rd through Plaza. Has an appropriate if maybe even meaningful irony.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 1800 Walnut

Are spots available to allow undeveloped lots losing spaces to use such garages?

One in Xroads and one near Paseo bridge if casino streetcar extension occurs would otherwise have its place in order to allow filling other lots. Near Paseo bridge would keep that many cars out of downtown.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 1800 Walnut

Have brought up in past idea of City buying lot along streetcar in Xroads and building a mega garage (surrounded by retail) that serves entire district. This frees up developers to build other surface lots not having to factor much parking while those losing the lot can use the city garage. The purp...
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4432
Views: 315488

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Time to rename this thread... 'New airport' or something.
by earthling
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 276
Views: 20091

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Thought I'd revive this. Outside a couple new bookstores opening and a CVS renovation, restaurants/bars seem to still dominate new openings downtown. There doesn't appear to be any momentum for a Target type store or any major retail at this point. Should pursuing broader range of retail become a hi...
by earthling
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2176
Views: 163111

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Dear peeps/lurkers not convinced of streetcar's purpose or critical of design... One major aspect many (including transit 'analysts') seem to not discuss much is the 'free to ride' nature of the streetcar without the inconvenient fare process to board. It makes the streetcar more like a seamless int...
by earthling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2176
Views: 163111

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

From the Biz Journal article...
Main Street Rail TDD Chairwoman Jan Marcason said it hoped to find out in January whether the project was selected for the federal funding.


Plan B if no Fed funding?
by earthling
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2176
Views: 163111

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Streecar passes... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/06/20/kc-streetcar-main-street-extension-approved.html?ana=e_kan_bn_breakingnews&u=SVqBNSXIzGze5UUcAN0ltg05217013&t=1529515934&j=82248951 The TDD won't begin raising taxes until after a plan is approved for construction ...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1521
Views: 117995

Re: Politics

The board also has a libertarian contingent too. Moderate independents too who try not to get caught up in such polarization and attempt to levelset the conversation yet isn't sensationalized enough to consider as reasonable. You know when you watch a cheezy Hollywood movie with someone (of any age...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1895
Views: 191786

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

Tried the poke bowl place over lunch and liked it. Tried spicy ahi tuna suggested bowl. The options/ingredients are better than other poke places I've tried, including Atlanta and Tampa recently. Tasty, zesty, fresh - great balance. A line was out door entire time but moved fairly fast. Under 10 min...
by earthling
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1521
Views: 117995

Re: Politics

US GDP growth trend not really better last two years... https://d3fy651gv2fhd3.cloudfront.net/charts/united-states-gdp-growth@2x.png?s=gdp+cqoq&v=201805301234v&d1=20080101&d2=20181231 Unemployment rate improvement is good but rate of improvement is about same as 2011-2016. https://www.bl...
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2176
Views: 163111

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

3,545 is the final count for @kcstreetcar ballots accepted before the 5pm June 12 deadline... 10% of registered voters in the TDD boundary ("turnout"). 4,770 ballots were mailed & 5,044 were requested. Certified results announced at noon June 20 at Union Station! So given leaders like...
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 114
Views: 11622

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Get ready for a wave of poke bowl places in city too.
by earthling
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 114
Views: 11622

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

So 4 barcade type places in greater downtown area now with Rockafire recently opening too. Can all survive a few years? These are way higher maintenance than a typical bar with a few machines.
by earthling
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5311
Views: 396244

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The streetcar had a problem again this morning announcing the next stop before pulling into the upcoming one, confusing everyone. This seems to happen a bit too often. Do drivers have control to sync it up?
by earthling
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1895
Views: 191786

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

The Poke bowl place had a long line before it opened. Thought about trying it but line too long. Will try over lunch next week.
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 994
Views: 114450

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Some various KC metro/region claims in this report, some not news. Might need an acct to access... http://cbre.vo.llnwd.net/grgservices/secure/Why%20Kansas%20City%202018.pdf?e=1528998044&h=6bf5117e6e8c062fd379dbef9ef96261 Sorry about the all caps, came that way... THE ANIMAL HEALTH CORRIDOR, ANC...
by earthling
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 53
Views: 11116

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Large report on KC's industrial/warehouse industry. KC blowing away rest of Midwest in % growth of warehouse space last 10 years. Didn't realize KC is 2nd largest hub for auto manufacturing... Kansas City is the second largest hub for automotive manufacturing in the nation, featuring plants for both...

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