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by flyingember
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Atlanta 2019

I was just in Atlanta for a work trip. The airport is insane. One my way back their terminals were buzzing with activity and got back to KCI and it was basically dead. The food courts inside the airport were packed. The between terminal train was super useful. Their metro line gets insanely heavy ai...
by flyingember
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2002
Views: 254565

Re: Westport

Capitalism says that as long as owner of the strip of shops stops is making money off it greater than the return on selling it then it should stick around. Maybe land/property ownership laws subterfuge market pressures or we don't really live in a "free-market" economy? It's way more complex than t...
by flyingember
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)
Replies: 23
Views: 3512

Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Following up here, I wish we knew why they covered up all of the signage and symbols - permitting issues? I think these guys did a bang up job on the building reno and I love both the rooftop sign and the weird lit symbols at street level. A strangely solid addition to downtown, aesthetically. This...
by flyingember
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2002
Views: 254565

Re: Westport

kcjak wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm
That raggedy strip of shops and 'spa' needs to go.
Does it?

Capitalism says that as long as owner of the strip of shops stops is making money off it greater than the return on selling it then it should stick around.
by flyingember
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ
Replies: 60
Views: 8593

Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

snigglefritz wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 am
wahoowa wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:33 pm
i too seethe as i walk past this lackluster project to and from milwaukee deli. i'm almost usually seething though, to be fair!
Eh, I'm just happy this will shift some additional activity into the downtown core.
Versus where it was in the downtown core?
by flyingember
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 9336

Re: Next Mayor 2019

While true rapid rail (metro) isn’t possible Sure it is. But you have to think about not necessarily being seamless with downtown. Using places like the Riverfront for a transfer point. I don’t think we will ever be able to afford a metro aka subway. Maybe there is some confusion due to my using th...
by flyingember
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 9336

Re: Next Mayor 2019

normalthings wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:00 pm
While true rapid rail (metro) isn’t possible
Sure it is. But you have to think about not necessarily being seamless with downtown. Using places like the Riverfront for a transfer point.
by flyingember
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 68
Views: 10381

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

High Schools sometimes have a Jazz Band even today so there's lots of people aware of the genre. For certain people it can be good for a date of a professional meeting where you want live music but don't want to worry about the type of music your date likes. A Jazz club these days is likely to be so...
by flyingember
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 108
Views: 17295

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

mgh7676 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Its been years, so correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this project originally sold as a mixed-use transportation hub? To me, it looks like it has morphed into solely a suburban office building project.
The transit aspect is supposed to be on the NW corner and north side.
by flyingember
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 260
Views: 49808

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

I like how they didn't try to make it look old to match the old building.
by flyingember
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2508
Views: 318693

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The Cityscene article on the Hampton Inn mentions that a long-term deal was secured to provide parking in the lot to the south of the hotel between 16th and Nara. Does that realistically take that lot out of consideration for near-term development? It depends. It's entirely possible to write a cont...
by flyingember
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 9336

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Yikes... this guy (Steve West) https://www.docdroid.net/RSyuITE/steve-west.pdf#page=2 It's interesting. I would have put him into the white American facist grouping but he really doesn't fit well there. It just goes to show you can find any combination of beliefs. It's in the style of a sovereign c...
by flyingember
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112356

Re: Three Light

I would like to see the council largely out of the project approval game except for publicly funded ones. Take the politics out of projects. The council should be defining standards for projects. All project the professional city staff reviews the project like today. If a project meets the standards...
by flyingember
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 560
Views: 82039

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

This is probably them getting the ball rolling. Once the building is down they can do easier geotechnical surveys on the land.
by flyingember
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112356

Re: Three Light

Aka If a large tenant was interested in the project the project would be a go. When a tenant is interested is when they start negotiations. It could take months or years to get from interest to being ready to finalize the design. There's no assurance having a tenant means a project is a go. Look at...
by flyingember
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112356

Re: Three Light

normalthings wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:37 pm
flyingember wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 pm
We had a large hotel confirmation, it's under construction right now and it didn't speed up the process.
I think that KCLover meant a large hotel brand confirmation for 4 Light.
There's been no such confirmation. I've seen renderings include brands that never located to the development.
by flyingember
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 260
Views: 49808

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

Critical_Mass wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Earlier renderings did not include that fence. Not a fan.
If you trust renderings I have a second Power and Light building to sell you.
by flyingember
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112356

Re: Three Light

We had a large hotel confirmation, it's under construction right now and it didn't speed up the process.
by flyingember
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 44
Views: 3423

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

let's just run the streetcar from the riverfront over to st louis with stops at mizzou and maybe the odessa taco john's, who says no? In the spirit that transit MUST be individually convenient to all we will need to pick a random house along the route and detour in order to put a stop right outside...
by flyingember
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 761
Views: 112356

Re: Three Light

normalthings wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:24 am
Is 4 Light postponed indefinitely or is it still happening?
It hasn't been officially announced yet beyond some concept images. So neither?"