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by chaglang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1801

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.
by chaglang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1801

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

It’s about meaning. I’m sure that the origin of the Paseo was meaningful to some Kansas Citians 100 years ago. If the local black clergy is saying that renaming Paseo to honor MLK has meaning for them, great. Rename the street. If they find meaning in renaming a different street, rename that one. As...
by chaglang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1801

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Ideally they would choose a street that they feel is meaningful and white Kansas City would STFU and be ok with it. If it’s Paseo, then it’s Paseo. That name never made any sense anyway.
by chaglang
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Mirabelle I & II (45th, Broadway, Wornall block)
Replies: 10
Views: 1826

Re: Mirabelle I & II (45th, Broadway, Wornall block)

The gray was Emil Brown’s idea.
by chaglang
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 237
Views: 30368

Re: Westside happenings

I'll reserve judgement until it's actually finished.
by chaglang
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1741
Views: 178695

Re: Westport

IIRC Ragazza is moving in there.
by chaglang
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Hmmmmm
by chaglang
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

It would be smart if someone mentioned to the city's housing task force that allowing housing to be torn down with no replacement is not helping the situation.
by chaglang
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3368
Views: 283507

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

They still have a good outdoor gear selection - which may make them better suited to places with mountains nearby - and we discovered that the going out of biz sale has everything at least 40% off. In case anyone has any upcoming outdoor adventures planned.
by chaglang
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Squire Park / Affordable housing
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Squire Park / Affordable housing

So... this was complicated. We had a lot of discussions about this within the neighborhood, and there are a lot of Squier Park residents (including myself) who are concerned about affordable housing. There were also a number of people who felt strongly about wanting the 8 square blocks north of 37th...
by chaglang
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

344 or bust. I don't know if you mean that literally, but would you rather nothing be built than 244 units plus retail? Yes. I'd rather wait for the right development than build a watered-down version of the MAC project. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore historical density on a st...
by chaglang
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

MAC would have included the Marquette building in the development plan, but they don't own that one either.
by chaglang
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

They don't own those buildings to the south and they don't own the lot on the NE corner of Armour and Harrison. That's the main reason they aren't included in this development plan. I know that MAC needs a certain number of units for financial reasons and to offset the risk on the retail portions, b...
by chaglang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

Historic buildings vs MOAR PARKING is the ultimate central hyde park conundrum.
by chaglang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

I get all that, but this is not the highest and best use of very prominent corner. As a resident, I really want the additional residents. I don't want to trade a few dozen units of housing for preserving this building.
by chaglang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

Suspect they're tearing it down because it's sitting in the center of the largest parcel. I'm not too attached to it- it's a thoroughly ordinary building that has taken on outsized significance because it happens to still be standing.
by chaglang
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

Traffic control went up there last weekend.

Yeah, you can pull (receive) a permit to build a building, but if the inspector doesn't like what you're doing he can pull (revoke) your permit. It makes no sense.
by chaglang
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

Demolition and water shut-off permits pulled for the buildings on the NE, NW, SW corners at Armour.
by chaglang
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

chaglang wrote:It's the building on the SW corner of Armour and Forest.

My fear is that something was entered incorrectly at the county level and the info is just being pulled into Parcel Viewer.

Yep, the county is wrong. Carry on.
by chaglang
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 70210

Re: Troost developments

It's the building on the SW corner of Armour and Forest.

My fear is that something was entered incorrectly at the county level and the info is just being pulled into Parcel Viewer.

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