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by earthling
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1868
Views: 224457

Re: Westport

https://fox4kc.com/2018/12/10/sailor-sacks-in-westport-is-closed-for-good/ Would make sense for Char Bar to move here if the project at existing location goes forward. And it would be opportunity to get rid of that annoying small surface lot in front of SJ (turn into gaming lawn). I'll miss the SJ l...
by earthling
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 58
Views: 1556

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Downtown has been over 95% leased for a good ten+ years but with a new wave of higher end units online would appear there's not enough higher income willing to live downtown at over $2/sqft. Lack of higher income downtown job growth probably a factor but if nearly all units were under $1.50/sqft it ...
by earthling
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58219

Re: KC Bike share

Collison has quite a bit more about e-bikeshare hitting KC, apparently not many cities have e-bikeshare...
https://cityscenekc.com/shared-e-bikes- ... ons-first/
by earthling
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 286187

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Did it go downhill? Last time I was there it was fine. 'So last 3 years ago' or sign of Xroads getting more supply (of eats/drinks) than demand? Have been wondering if a breaking point has hit.
by earthling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 319
Views: 48012

Re: Beacon Hill

Nice downtown view from couch..
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by earthling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3589

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Denver's downtown population was quite a bit higher than KC's ten years ago. We still have a ways just to hit critical mass, considered to be about 35K-40K. Or at least in past that was considered sweet spot to attract most any retailer. But in this age of online shopping and everything is a service...
by earthling
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3787
Views: 363610

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Elly's - am guessing it's about weekday biz too. They were busy weekends but I've been weekdays several times recently and it had below avg crowd for the size of space. Maybe the rent too high, is a rather large space.
by earthling
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 560
Views: 27283

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

According to Lime app, there are a couple _bicycles_ downtown at the moment - about 18th/Main and Library district. Also one on Plaza by Michael Kors. Error in app or are they experimenting with bikes?

edit: One in Westport too.
by earthling
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1751
Views: 161166

Re: Politics

In these bizarre times, where's the underground/street cultural movement justifiably if not cynically reacting to today's koolaid drinkers? Every other past decade had Socrates to Mozart to jazz to beatniks, punk and Daria...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZswmxq-K1M
by earthling
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1692
Views: 195317

Re: KC in TV and Movies

by earthling
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sex recession
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Sex recession

A rather fascinating article starting out about younger generations having less sex than any previous then transitions into several other directions about recent changes in US/global behaviors, suggesting mostly due to internet, social media and porn... https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2...
by earthling
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GenZ (aka iGen)
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: GenZ (aka iGen)

Other notable tidbits from same study. * Of the portion no longer attending high school, 59% were enrolled in college last year. That’s a jump from the 53% college enrollment rate among millennials in 2002 and an even bigger jump from the 44% of Gen Xers in 1986. * Just 13% are growing up in rural a...
by earthling
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GenZ (aka iGen)
Replies: 1
Views: 452

GenZ (aka iGen)

Some interesting but not surprising stats about GenZ and other generations. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2018/11/15/early-benchmarks-show-post-millennials-on-track-to-be-most-diverse-best-educated-generation-yet/ http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/11/PSDT.11.15.18_postm...
by earthling
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 286
Views: 27744

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Xroads looks to be getting a couple more grocers. A couple bookstores have opened up this year.

What amenities have you seen in other downtowns you'd like to see DTKC?
by earthling
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 560
Views: 27283

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Would think Lime will also need to arrange dedicated parking for airports, which would probably be a popular use especially in KC (not having effective public transit to airport).
by earthling
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 560
Views: 27283

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Lime is launching per minute car share in Seattle. Can rent via same app as scooters. "Rides in the LimePod will cost $1 to unlock the car and 40 cents per minute of use." ($24/hr) So under $15 for airport run from Plaza if no traffic, less from downtown. https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/13/lime-is-de...
by earthling
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KS and MO stats
Replies: 1
Views: 705

KS and MO stats

Some random stats about both states. Right click each link and open in New Tab. KS is less white (76%) than MO (80%), with more Latino of course but also more Asian and Black/other picking up % wise. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ks https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/mo KS is growing with interna...
by earthling
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1751
Views: 161166

Re: Politics

NY Times opinion piece on KS going blue...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opin ... ernor.html
by earthling
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread
Replies: 160
Views: 38562

Re: KC sci|tech|startups|entrepreneurial thread

ChowNow - LA-based online ordering platform for restaurants picks KC for office with 100 employees...
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ffice.html
by earthling
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 84
Views: 16117

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

And most states allow medical usage anyway, I think about 35 now.