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by chaglang
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27705

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Congrats to Lucas. I'm genuinely curious how his supporters will define a successful term in office. The few people I've asked have talked about "fixing affordable housing".

(Prediction: I suspect he'll be mayor until the nanosecond after Cleaver announces his retirement.)
by chaglang
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 162
Views: 21744

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Congrats to 4th District councilman Eric Bunch! Haha, what a world.
by chaglang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

This might be the SAVE, Inc project?
by chaglang
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 96
Views: 12736

Re: Affordable Housing

This is just the kind of feel-good, low impact kind of approach I’ve come to expect out of KC. We won’t change our Soviet style permitting process in order to greenlight projects faster to get more housing units built, we won’t try to align business relocation incentives with housing incentives to t...
by chaglang
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Has anybody throwing a fit about this looked at comp sales? I have. My complaint is that the assessments didn’t track the market very well. Our assessment seems in line with the comps and for that reason we aren’t challenging the assessment. However, the comps around us have been going up since 201...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

I would think several hundred market rate apartments ought to help alleviate any perceived issue. It’s almost as if pushing through the sidewalk ordinance, killing off any discussion of staggering bar closing times, and imposing a development moratorium after the Opus approval had some consequences...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

Too much strategy
by chaglang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Wonder if the people who bought very cheap or a home in really bad condition got hit the hardest then they are shocked to see the rates go up. Mine went up 350%. I have heard similar stories from others in Hyde Park. Honestly, it was undervalued for years. The assessment had only increased slightly...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

We have a number of houses in Squier that were rehabbed in 2010-12 and continued to assess at close to the pre-rehab rate... until this year when they adjusted to current market value. The result means that, while the valuations are probably correct, homeowners are looking at a 500% increase. There ...
by chaglang
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 152
Views: 21712

Re: Uptown Shoppes

So the building wasn’t sited for ease of neighborhood access. Glad we agree.
by chaglang
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 152
Views: 21712

Re: Uptown Shoppes

The shopping center is facing the parking lot but by having the building on the back side of the lot it was easier to walk to from the neighborhood behind it where everyone in the homes lived historically. Bollocks. The building is sited where it is because it's the most visible and easiest access ...
by chaglang
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

I stand corrected. Not sure what is happening. According to this, DBK has a Liquor License app at 4140-44 Penn. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YPQfTVEvQcktWOHne6OiRSaxpjQJ_aqU/view According to this Snooze is going in 4140 Penn https://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/kansas_city_news/article_c4f86...
by chaglang
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 108
Views: 19457

Re: The KC City Flag

Isn’t that the current city flag with the red and blue blocks skewed? Does is need to be red/white/blue? Some of the more interesting flags posted here have been shades of those colors. I’m not a fan of the fountain heart thing - too clip art for me - but if it’s used it should be a bit smaller on t...
by chaglang
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

GouldEvans has been in 4200 Penn since January.
by chaglang
Wed May 29, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

^Agreed. Although I’m skeptical that a developer following that plan won’t get hassled by the Nopus crowd anyway.
by chaglang
Tue May 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

It will be as strictly adhered to as all the other plans in the city.
by chaglang
Fri May 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2165
Views: 274120

Re: Westport

Side comment: Vockrodt maybe needs a vacation from the Twitters
by chaglang
Wed May 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

It’s been a while since I looked at the plans but I think the existing addition on the front is coming out. I remember there being a handicapped ramp with landscaping at the front. The building is a lot larger than it looks, and the apartments will be very small. I don’t remember there being a new a...
by chaglang
Tue May 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 159
Views: 29923

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

It’s interesting that the preservation community looks at this more broadly than many urbanists do. I recognize that this existence of this building is an affront to the current mode of urbanist thinking. But if it’s an apartment building full of tax-paying city dwellers, doesn’t that represent both...
by chaglang
Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 318
Views: 61377

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Demonstrably false.