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by chaglang
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 70
Views: 5204

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Have to imagine that some of this will depend on Kander's platform, which nobody's seen yet. I love his voting rights work, but the mayor's office isn't about that.
by chaglang
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36745

Re: Historic Old Northeast

By that logic, all of the east side - which has a notably reduced tree canopy - isn't suburban. Or something. What?
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Now I really want neon on the MAC buildings.
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Totally agree, and on a separate note it points out the folly of the KCMO/KCPD building demolition program.
by chaglang
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

That was the kind of thing that Hyde Park complained to the city about for years. The city couldn’t get it fixed, and the plan for a while was to tear down buildings to mitigate the problems. MAC’s redevelopment was so effective that now Hyde Parkers get to complain about parking on Armour instead o...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

CPC endorses the project unanimously. On to PZ&E. My hunch is that MAC stays close to the Armour corridor and leverages the momentum they've created there. Taking over the languishing redevelopment of the old MGE headquarters could be a potential next development. (Assuming the building is for s...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I listened to some of the residents speak on the news clip regarding the development and they seemed pretty reasonable. They want the development but claim it doesn't have enough parking. Frankly, I think that's a fair concern. Build 450 units with 225 spaces and you are requiring have of your rent...
by chaglang
Thu May 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I'm not even sure how much the CPC matters. I suspect it'll come down to whether the city council members want to pass on a $78m investment, after years of working with MAC on this deal. I was at the meeting last night. The concerns about rent and what happens to longtime residents is absolutely val...
by chaglang
Wed May 30, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 5053

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The blank wall at steet level isn’t great but otherwise... yeah, build that.
by chaglang
Wed May 30, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3491
Views: 304593

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

chingon wrote:let’s talk about what kind of glass they will use for the doors in the cooler section for about 50 pages while we’re at it

I hear that tempered, insulated glass unit with a vacuum sealed spacer is the latest thing. Excellent insulation value. Very high end.
by chaglang
Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

For any Hyde Park/Squier Park/Center City residents on here, there is a meeting with MAC tomorrow night at Central Presbyterian. Please try to be there. Meeting starts at 7.
by chaglang
Sun May 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56896

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Have to think that MAC was his best hope. Not sure how marketable a shell of a building with zero access to parking is.
by chaglang
Fri May 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 27587

Re: Bike Lanes

IIRC there's federal money for bike infra on Paseo. I can't remember where that project is in the planning phases. And an upcoming streetscape plan will call for protected bike lanes on Troost from Linwood-Cleaver or so. The full striping on Armour has to wait a week for the resurfacing to fully cur...
by chaglang
Fri May 18, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

Having been in many neighborhood meetings on this, I can say that the parking concerns are not widely held. But they are held by a few (really, 4 or 5 people) who are very vocal and somewhat well connected at the city level. It's essentially an issue that HPNA leadership has raised and remained focu...
by chaglang
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 284
Views: 27587

Re: Bike Lanes

Armour bike lanes are being installed starting today.
by chaglang
Mon May 07, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

Very cool.
by chaglang
Tue May 01, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

That sounds nuts, except John Hoffman did that to Longfellow in 2011 or 2012, to increase the value of the houses he was building. After a long and very angry meeting, the city finally agreed to cancel the violations. That they would let a developer do that in the first place is mind-boggling, but t...
by chaglang
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

It’s delayed until 5/15. Meanwhile, if anyone here lives in Hyde Park, you may want to start demanding answers from the HPNA about what they’ve been scheming on. It sounds like they are searching for a way to come out in opposition to the entire project.
by chaglang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 664
Views: 78969

Re: Troost developments

It’s to protect the MAX stop. The building could be gone by the end of the weekend.
by chaglang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 4979

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

im2kull wrote:The tone of both your reply's indicate that you think I'm white.. ;-) =D>

That's something I've honestly never given any thought to.

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