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by Eon Blue
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1564
Views: 111453

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Giant parking garage.
by Eon Blue
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1467
Views: 108110

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

It's open.
by Eon Blue
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1467
Views: 108110

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

This seems like a terrible idea. The street grid has already been massacred in that part of the city by various institutions and developments.
by Eon Blue
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: My wish list for the Northland
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Re: My wish list for the Northland

Make it a nature preserve.
by Eon Blue
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4703

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

While I voted yes for all of those bonds, it was not easy. I walked the 3 blocks to my polling station and that required navigating 4 sections of torn up sidewalks. In this case, navigating meant walking in the street. If I was in a wheelchair, it would have been nearly impossible. Those sections w...
by Eon Blue
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...

I enjoy yielding to pedestrians on my bike. It allows me to reassure them that they have the right of way when they thank me and also gives me the opportunity to shame cars into stopping. Once or twice now I've been riding on a street with two lanes in one direction where I'll stop in my lane and th...
by Eon Blue
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192861

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Because it's not as easy as blank garage facades. The grade is challenging on this site, but could be overcome.
by Eon Blue
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3000
Views: 192861

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Active street frontage...retail, walk-up units, etc. Go walk down Delaware between 3rd & Independence or Walnut south of City Market, then walk down 3rd west of Wyandotte and observe the difference.
by Eon Blue
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: 4711 Belleview

I don't see much that suggests a dramatically improved pedestrian experience.
by Eon Blue
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 252
Views: 39846

Re: On-going downtown development projects

That pit where the old parking garage was torn down looks terrible. It still has the temporary fence up and looks like they just finished demolition work yesterday. I hope it does not fester like that for too much longer.
by Eon Blue
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 434
Views: 35315

Re: Troost developments

Don't care for the setback and the pedestal garage.
by Eon Blue
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: River Market West
Replies: 120
Views: 15065

Re: River Market West

Here are the final development plans, including elevations: http://maps.kcmo.org/kcgis/rest/service ... ments/8323
by Eon Blue
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 262501

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Glad to hear, on all accounts.
by Eon Blue
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 262501

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Every time I drove along 5th street there were nearly 100 people waiting for the next streetcar. Not quite as many but still a long wait on 3rd street. The streetcar is maxed out on Saturdays in the market. There is still a huge need for more public parking so the Market doesn't come under a singul...
by Eon Blue
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2005
Views: 86260

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

They added oodles of street trees throughout the background where there are none now, but they didn't add the new hotel on the other side of Baltimore. :-|
by Eon Blue
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New England Building
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: OFFICIAL - New England Building

Every time I see it, I thank my lucky stars that it survived. Many adjacent peers were lost to mid-century parking madness.
by Eon Blue
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1722
Views: 139519

Re: Misc Crossroads News

18th & 19th are the only streets that enter the Crossroads from the east, thanks to 71. 19th Street peters out before it even gets to Prospect, so 18th is a collector for any kind of mischief by default.
by Eon Blue
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Average joe restaurants...any?
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Average joe restaurants...any?

Not familiar with any of your comparables, but here are a couple ideas:

Lutfi's at either 31st & Main or on 63rd is good fish and southern sides. No booze, though.

Harry's Country Club in River Market has good American comfort food. Has booze.
by Eon Blue
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 194
Views: 20203

Re: Historic Old Northeast

They've cleared the junkyard around the building and put up a fence. Hard to tell if anything has been done to the building.
by Eon Blue
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 194
Views: 20203

Re: Historic Old Northeast

They would be perfect for student housing! It's a constant struggle here (and maybe everywhere?) with institutions in the city like KCUMB, St. Luke's, KCLife, etc. They're valuable assets, but how do you keep them from consuming the neighborhoods around them and enlarging these holes in the fabric o...

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