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by earthling
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Dave, any possibility ATA pursues a totally free fare bus system (or most of system free).
by earthling
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 545
Views: 55525

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

^Check into it! I know a few at Cerner but not at new campus. Are you working new campus or other?
by earthling
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

(1) NKC or (2) Independence Ave These two make most sense for next streetcar expansion with commuter rail to burbs. Most Brooksiders don't want it, though Waldo probably does. And it would be great to see ATA pursue free bus mostly metro or city wide. Dave mentioned that as a possibility, maybe hol...
by earthling
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 545
Views: 55525

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

On another topic, heard that Cerner is reimbursing employees $5K on buying a home if within 3 miles of new campus. True?
by earthling
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 111
Views: 10877

Re: The Future of Crown Center

^Good tidbits. I've pinged Kevin Collison, asking him to check into any actual movement with CC plan lately, particularly office space. Downtown vacancy is just about at the point that it's possible CC might go for an office building w/out a major tenant signed. Plaza vacancy is really tight but the...
by earthling
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 49
Views: 7630

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Colliers' Q3/2017 Industrial Space - national report... http://www.colliers.com/-/media/files/marketresearch/unitedstates/2017-research-reports/2017-q3-industrial-report-us-national--colliers.pdf KC leading Midwest absorbing industrial space (other than Chicago) - page 10. Also recently delivering a...
by earthling
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 111
Views: 10877

Re: The Future of Crown Center

^Likely the case but a July release/update is mentioned. I don't recall previous master plans specifying 2M sqft office. But given no word from development media since July, maybe not much to it.
by earthling
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 111
Views: 10877

Re: The Future of Crown Center

4 new office towers with a combined 2 million sqft of office space, additional retail, and residential buildings are all planned for Crown Center per a Crown Center release. Not sure what exactly the timeline would be on this considering their release from July is the first and only time I have hea...
by earthling
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 545
Views: 55525

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Curious, 11M-12M sqft would be unprecedented even on a national scale. In comparison, Hudson Yards project in NYC is 6M sqft office and considered massive, though I think long term a 20M mixed use project and not a single company. Sounds fishy but at the rate Cerner is going, they could be thinking ...
by earthling
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread
Replies: 156
Views: 25692

Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

The above are tech jobs only. When including other STEM scientific/engineering/tech services jobs, KC has jumped too, around same level as Austin. There are about 100K total Sci/Tech Services jobs in both KC and Austin. KC Sci/Tech/Engineering Services jobs... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ix17e...
by earthling
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 49
Views: 6527

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Office developers have been more interested in The Plaza with its under 5% vacancy but given not much less space left hopefully they'll redirect focus downtown. With downtown under 10% and Class A getting closer to 12% vacancy (the historical trigger for spec building), it might start to spur more s...
by earthling
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown report from CBRE
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Downtown report from CBRE

Anyone able to find a recent downtown residential population estimate?
by earthling
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread
Replies: 156
Views: 25692

Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

KC tops in growing tech labor force from 2011-2016 according to this. Not bad considering no major tech university in metro. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YVsBWtLztc12mSB3RXLMo5YpTpB7-g77X1o1_36K9_-z59qjqUiOuTac4WHwbAXM8JIlp5PavpltObmPieSepLqctbEltfvOCLcoyC1PXoibcyWJlYf_LBGvdPXBXFqCwTTLifc0XBqXx...
by earthling
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown report from CBRE
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Downtown report from CBRE

Here's a recent downtown KC report from CBRE with various stats. Some stats are a couple years old from Downtown Council but I was surprised to see the claim that the downtown daytime population is up to 122K. That seems high. You might need to create an account to download.. https://www.cbre.us/res...
by earthling
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 105
Views: 8247

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

^Ah, yeah, see what you mean. But it might survive with Quality Hill residents if the food is decent, could turn into a neighborhood hangout. And the hotel visitors who want something other than P&L to walk to.
by earthling
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 105
Views: 8247

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Have youse guys been there yet or just being harsh on the description. Sounds fine and downtown loop could use some off beaten places to eat outside mainstream P&L. Will be a good option for the convention area hotel visitors looking to escape P&L, and for Quality Hill residents. Then again,...
by earthling
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 49
Views: 6527

Re: Downtown office vacancy

Here is Colliers' Q3/2017 national report. KC is considered a top 20 market in terms of activity. Vacancy is improving across the board, causing rising rents. That should help build case for new development. KC stats start on page 10. Keep in mind they appear to include Midtown/Plaza with downtown s...
by earthling
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Regional fare payment comes to your smartphone today
Replies: 31
Views: 1912

Re: Regional fare payment comes to your smartphone today

On a related note, KCATA opening its Uber style ondemand service to general public, downtown at first. https://cityscenekc.com/transit-agency-offers-online-ride-hailing-service-downtown-plans-metro-expansion-in-new-year/ Fares for the on-demand service are $3 for the first eight miles and $2 each mi...
by earthling
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 276
Views: 36299

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Google Fiber has dropped the price of Gigabit to $55/month in San Antonio. They don't offer 100M service or phone. They offer YouTube TV instead of Traditional PayTV... https://fiber.google.com/cities/sanantonio/ Charter/TWC also plan to rollout Gigabit soon but no word yet on which markets are firs...
by earthling
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 181
Views: 23395

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Now that the Tmobile/Sprint merger discussions seem to be completely over with, Sprint plans to invest supposedly $5B-$6B/year in network going forward. Could mean more jobs in KC too. And if Charter merger happens, overlapping jobs will be very small compared to Tmobile. http://www.businessinsider....

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