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by flyingember
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 147
Views: 18782

Re: City Center Square for sale

3-4 floors actually makes sense. Take one side of the first floor and put their storage space at street level from the docks. Unless they kick out every tenant the east side is occupied. The main entrance to the store goes on 2 with more shopping on 3. Since the west side entrance is on two this isn...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103916

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

normalthings wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 pm
KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Commercial MKC flights!
Let’s bring back scheduled MCI-MKC service!
General Aviation transfers into downtown would be useful for some cases.
by flyingember
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lee's Summit Soccer Megacomplex
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Re: Lee's Summit Soccer Megacomplex

smh wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:47 am
Who wouldn't want to ride a Ferris wheel in an East Jax greenfield. Imagine the fantastic views of trees and parking. Very nice.
The siblings riding it will be able to see the games going on. Which is totally the point.
by flyingember
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

johnmatrix wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am
No convention has ever said "were not coming because you have too many hotels"
Having conventions playing KC off another city for room deals is a situation we want to be in.
by flyingember
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Restoring Residential Density

Being willing to convert homes into multiple units would go a long way. That four bedroom would be perfect for that purpose. Building front-back apartments on many empty lots would make them affordable relative to many options. If a single 3BR home costs $215k, these units would each rent for about ...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1679
Views: 114713

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Maybe this has already been discussed, but is Clay Chastain really back with another proposal? Of course it includes a gondola: http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=5o3Yd5EsEswtHMouWa90rV5Y0L0rSBp6JpReORfm1qrkRnZ9S5rvSuAm1K4tQHZ7 It's the submitted petition for this http://ww...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2393
Views: 236772

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Keep in mind that there's work that can be advanced without full funding. The next phase of engineering work is funded as I recall. Once the track layout is defined it's possible to start talking to utilities. Water line work was early in the sequence downtown and coming through and improving the wa...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 1536

Re: Academie Lafayette

I would guess nuclear family structure, or lack there of, is more likely to have a correlation to grade scores than anything. Grades, yes, but not graduation rates. Someone can graduate with less than ideal grades. This page either is the most incredible organization on the subject or the guy is cr...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 838
Views: 121600

Re: Troost developments

There are often trans prostitutes on the NE corner of 43rd and Troost. Speaking of that intersection, it's surprising that no one has tried renovating the apartment building on the SE corner. Oh, there's a family that's been "renovating" it for the past two and a half years. Very little progress he...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Restoring Residential Density

Had to look up the term "goldilocks density" which seems to have originated at the Guardian... not in love with the term “Cities need Goldilocks housing density – not too high or low, but just right“: There is no question that high urban densities are important, but the question is how high, and in...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 1536

Re: Academie Lafayette

The entire southern third of NKC Schools is so high on free lunch that they're just called 100% schools. Only the school with kids in $600k homes isn't, it's only like 80% If you think NKC schools minority is likely to be middle/upper college graduates ready for education you're insane. There's elem...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14724

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Can someone explain this affordable housing thing to me? I don’t exactly get: 1. Why this is needed in this form 2. Why Lucas expects this to pass 3. Why the $10/million a year wouldn’t be better used for improved or free bus service. (connecting existing affordable housing with jobs) Firstly, part...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 84
Views: 8811

Re: Affordable Housing

chaglang wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:27 am
Good lord, finally.
Good movement to be fair, but not far enough. Should allow less parking for all development, even market rate. Let a developer decide what's appropriate as a minimum.
by flyingember
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 369
Views: 59847

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Seriously who oversees modot spending? We can't even get them to fix highway lighting along i70. They don't clear sidewalks and bike lanes they are responsible for, they dump their bridge on KCMO to help fix. Seems beyond incompetent. It's exactly what people said would happen. When every project i...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103916

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

If you were jetblue would you think this is a market with lots of demand they can try to take some of? Apparently the top 30 hubs move 70% of traffic. The not Southwest big airlines (Delta, American, United) only fly nonstop to 17 cities from KC in total. Of the domestic airport destinations, only 3...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103916

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

C-suite exec at JetBlue said that they will probably start MCI service once the new terminal comes online. Have heard similar from multiple other sources as well. Seems like a long time to wait. Hopefully it is sooner. JetBlue is announcing today they will be starting Transatlantic Service - Its st...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 1536

Re: Academie Lafayette

You can't place this issue on an being minority by any means. Minority students in other district are more likely to graduate. If anyone wanted a model for how to educate all students well it's NKC schools. KCPS is absolutely a failure to manage the district. Four year cohort graduation rate NKC: 95...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103916

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Airlines have recently realized (a) hub+spoke not the best model and (b) fewer flights and higher per seat revenue is the best bet. We've largely lose the second tier of service through first tier mergers. So the airlines are effectively rebuilding the network that once existed. Air Midwest was KC-...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 1536

Re: Academie Lafayette

All of KCPS is within the city limits of Kansas City. (There used to be a small overlap with Independence, but that was resolved by yielding control of those catchments to the Independence School District.) Yielding? There was an election and then a court battle that validated the election. https:/...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 1536

Re: Academie Lafayette

How would you put a school system under our local government?

NKC Schools crosses 9 different towns.