Search found 4649 matches

by earthling
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2106
Views: 245508

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

Is the purpose of this to take load off Grand through same stretch? Mixed feelings...
by earthling
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 348
Views: 84858

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Would be nice to get a real Jersey style sub shop like White House Subs, though hard to find anywhere outside E Coast... https://scontent.fmkc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/11350543_10153338579047999_5173403286106582874_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent.fmkc1-1.fna&oh=4c576616601ed16d264ba96ddaee7a1e&oe...
by earthling
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3772

Re: Next Mayor 2019

After crime and schools, keeping up infrastructure should be a focus. Especially after this harsh winter. Was driving through JoCo the other day on those nicely plowed streets with no potholes. Enter KCMO and there's a pothole every hundred yards or so - or having to dodge something. We need a pro-d...
by earthling
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2478
Views: 311386

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Suspect that Darlene is a person who was kicked off the site as 'she' appeared shortly after.
by earthling
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1972
Views: 248712

Re: Westport

Is it the small lot next door to West Portlandia apts or is a building being torn down?
by earthling
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 57
Views: 9290

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Restaurant openings do seem to be happening at a faster rate than Midtown population increase.
by earthling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20351

Re: Prospect MAX

Is likely they have emergency pull things that take out entire window. But still, not being able to open window for some air not great.
by earthling
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20351

Re: Prospect MAX

Yeah, sometimes drivers run the heat high when 50s to 60s and I need to open window just to breathe.
by earthling
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1023
Views: 141929

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Agree that Google Fiber wasn't a failure, just that the window to capitalize on it is over. Now that airport, transit and downtown have attention/momentum, the new priorities for the region should be boosting up the universities and addressing crime.
by earthling
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1023
Views: 141929

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Not stellar growth @5% considering OKC, Nashville, Louisville and Indy all regionally kicked butt. How can KC do better? KC had its chance with the Google Fiber hype, which has since subsided now that gigabit is broad. Warm weather cities and winter 'destination' cities (Denver, MSP) will do well, ...
by earthling
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2106
Views: 245508

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

As low brow diners go Cascone's has recently been at the bottom of the barrel food wise. Look forward to an upgrade even if just middle=of=pack diner but should probably offer some different items than City Diner. Like focus on potato scrambler type plates or something.
by earthling
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1023
Views: 141929

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC ranks 19th for Millennial growth, beat out by Louisville and OK City though no STL on list...
https://www.thisisinsider.com/cities-mi ... klahoma-17
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394328

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The church, however, says it doesn’t need rescuing. A letter from the church’s executive board, filed with the city’s Historic Preservation Committee in response to the nomination, said that while members treasure the existing structure, they don’t consider it historic and don’t support the propose...
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394328

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The trend of many existing church goers appears to be gathering in strip malls or mega churches - 'the building doesn't matter' crowd. Most of the rest are struggling to maintain expensive old money pit buildings with shrinking members.
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394328

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The reality is that underused property in a prime location like that is sold to highest bidder that likely wouldn't find a good function for that structure (the layout of building and fact that it's few floors). Ditto for the old Westport bank building, unfortunately. Both could have made great rest...
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394328

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Fang, you must have missed the memo that religious affiliation is shrinking including in KC. The only religious growth in KC (2013-2017) is with Latinos and Black Protestant according to... http://ava.prri.org/#religious/2013/MetroAreas/religion/m/13 http://ava.prri.org/#religious/2017/MetroAreas/re...
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394328

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Tried Larkburger and not at all impressed even if half the price. Would rather have the frozen Costco microwave burgers (yes, tried it).
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 177165

Re: Politics

At the risk of generalizations.. . Northland KC evangelicals seem pretty religiously extroverted where KS evangelicals more likely to keep to themselves, but neither as politicizing as southern MO. I spend a lot of time in NW and upper central MO and they appear to be more like Iowa. St Joe area sti...
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 177165

Re: Politics

According to same source, KS has a bit more religiously unaffiliated than MO and more Latino Catholic of course but was surprised to see KS white/latino catholic combined is more than MO. KS has slightly more evangelical than MO but southern MO seems more driven to politicize religion in this era. S...
by earthling
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 177165

Re: Politics

^My sisters in W County grew up DEM leaning (in city), their husbands have Fox News on 24/7. My sisters have since drank The Wall koolaid. KS had the disastrous GOP 'experiment' that failed. Several in seat have switched to DEM, now a DEM gov and they also voted in a lesbian rep. KS has gone from *t...