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by flyingember
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27706

Re: Next Mayor 2019

One thing we learned, polls can show the winner and still be completely wrong.

58-41 was a decisive win for Lucas and was wider than any poll showed. It validates again that turnout matters.
by flyingember
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27706

Re: Next Mayor 2019

An anti Justus text message was traced to Remington Research

https://twitter.com/bryanlowry3/status/ ... 16577?s=21

Good article on the various groups investing in the election.
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 99733.html
by flyingember
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Because that is the law? Yeah, but the school district has a small fraction of the number of students that it used to, they have more buildings than they can occupy and haven’t really proven to be efficient with the money they have. That is the basis for my “why?” It seems the payments to the distr...
by flyingember
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 171
Views: 48690

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

If I was a young person new to the city Northtowne would be the place I would live. It's close to downtown, easy access to Kansas and there is tons of walkability No E. It's just Northtown. It actually has pretty bad access to Kansas compared to downtown. At least for places people tend to go to. B...
by flyingember
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 713
Views: 68160

Re: Capping the Loop

The Sprint Center is the wrong color and that's the old AT&T logo, so very old.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Mark Twain Tower going residential?
Replies: 148
Views: 29834

Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

mgh7676 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm
There has been some sort of construction/remediation/demo crew in and out of this building for at least the last few days. Is working finally starting to begin?
There's been an elevator construction permit since early May.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

Sorry, I just have a personal hatred of the show. I find myself screaming at the tv when they say hardwood floors can’t be restored just because of one spot in one room. Then they put back click together floating floor. They do a terrible job of repurposing anything and history means nothing. And f...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 230
Views: 36941

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

In the 6/10 PortKC development meeting, there is a line item for increasing the funding for the Riverfront Extension. Here is the agenda . There are no other details there I can find - so I don't know how much or what is being funded by this proposed increase. KCDowntown Anyone go? They gave info o...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

“Good bones”- Lets take an old house, completely tear it down except for saving the front door, put it on a new building and call it a restoration. Think of how many structures the city has just torn down. If instead they had sold it and someone who would have put a new building on the existing fou...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 713
Views: 68160

Re: Capping the Loop

Missouri doesn't allow commercial uses on (or above) their property, or at least that's what the city and consultants (HNTB) found... Wouldn’t capping the loop including using Truman Rd South for building along with the land south of the highway? I thought the idea was to sell that land to use for ...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 887
Views: 130201

Re: Troost developments

https://www.flatlandkc.org/news-issues/what-will-it-take-for-banks-to-invest-in-kansas-citys-low-income-neighborhoods/ This is a nice article on the struggles to finance residential redevelopment/investment on the east side. This article should be presented in tandem with any article that discusses...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27706

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Oh, we're a cult now. Nice! #StatusElevated Since we're a cult now does that mean we can use the scientology building? They're a large corporation only interested in getting large tax breaks through legal loopholes and making government do what's best for only them. Doesn't seem like a good fit.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27706

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I love the idea of kcrag being a representative rule of anything too. Like we make public policy for the city. You'd have a better chance of feral kittens than this group agreeing on a group leader. Dave's our leader In the spirit of absurdity around this person we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Where to Pee for Free in downtown KayCee
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Where to Pee for Free in downtown KayCee

Businesses would provide most the options as expected Any church that's generally open all hours The city market also has some on the east side in the pass through to the east lot Bartle Hall/Municipal In Union Station there's a second option near the movie theatre, it's much smaller though The down...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Where to Pee for Free in downtown KayCee
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Where to Pee for Free in downtown KayCee

Midtownkid wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Alley
$50-500 fine, 180 days in prison or both
by flyingember
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1695
Views: 118374

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Clearly (sarcasm) people will flock to vote for his plan because it has VIRTUAL RAIL!
Virtual Rail (train-like self-guided bus operating in dedicated lane employing signal priority technology)
Who needs steam boats when we can use technology to replace tracks.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1692
Views: 146236

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

USDA picked Kansas City. They didn't announce a location.

They're going to build two facilities.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27706

Re: Next Mayor 2019

johnmatrix wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:58 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:39 am
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I didnt know you had a Twitter
That explains a lot.
by flyingember
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2408
Views: 248017

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

the lawsuit was filed because she has no claim to the right-of-way, even if the city approved a permit. What lawsuit? DeJanes's lawsuit to stop the streetcar's expansion? Or did somebody finally file a lawsuit about DeJane's use of the ATA's land that I missed? From the "Streetcar Opposition" threa...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan
Replies: 815
Views: 72211

Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Ok, I think I figured out and the news articles don't match the legal actions taken or facts in place The property was never taken from those people. Union Pacific owned it and transferred it to the new owner. If it wasn't legally railroad land before the STP wouldn't have jurisdiction in the case b...