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by flyingember
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 583
Views: 76182

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

Agreed. And I think we’re seeing it. There’s some signs that multi family has picked up on the northland. The ones at Burlington Creek, 435 and 152 and in Shoal Creek are at a scale the northland hasn’t really seen before. The other tiny change would be maximum setbacks. A required side setback of 1...
by flyingember
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1580
Views: 115288

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It all depends on if center running can be dedicated and ban left turns across Main. Because getting it so the train has zero cars in front of it would make a difference. Imagine it going without stopping between ~27th and 31st and how quickly it could move. Adding 15 seconds for an extra stop and m...
by flyingember
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1580
Views: 115288

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

beautyfromashes wrote:Like the DT TDD public chose side lane setup?

The public being property owners along the line. Maintaining on street parking for them determined a lot.

geography another. Original plan didn’t go down Delaware for example, something about grade + turn radius as an issue led to the loop
by flyingember
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 69
Views: 1117

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

Grand has the no turn dynamic signs around train movement. Doing this more places so at certain intersections all turns get blocked onto Main during event traffic could help. Add the digital signs, turn them on for an event, station traffic enforcement at one corner like a DUI spot and have some par...
by flyingember
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 583
Views: 76182

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

It's been said before but there needs to be 3x the residential density onsite to really keep this thing working. They clearly wanted a plaza-esque space, so they took the shopping center and didn't bring the bowl that surrounds it. :roll: I don't think it's that. It's that retail was developed too ...
by flyingember
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: River Market West
Replies: 124
Views: 19249

Re: River Market West

There's what looks like a survey stake visible even from this far away, so it's probably been surveyed and this is prep for foundation work, like where the main support columns will go.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 282
Views: 19824

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I bet you would find a strong computer science program at the majority of the schools in the towns picked.
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4161
Views: 258887

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Not enough unions in minority and women owned businesses for the airport to be both 100% union and 35% MBE at the same time http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article195240439.html Decades of unwelcoming and sometimes outright discriminatory behavior by organized labor toward minority- and...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)
Replies: 169
Views: 17151

Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

I see some things never change about Kansas. They are going after STAR bonds to build this redevelopment making sure it will be a "tourist destination". FYI, The Great Mall was highly subsidized and was supposed bring in people from all over the midwest by the bus load too. Now it's a fie...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 583
Views: 76182

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

It's over built, especially with the amount of retail in the area. Made more sense before the latest shopping center popped up in the area.
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 270
Views: 15926

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

^ I was actually going to suggest a Magnolia Market store for DT. They’ve expressed a love for KC and said they would live here if they ever left Texas. I’m sure Target lawyers have them wrapped up tight though. There already is/was one. It's a mini store in one of the bottoms markets. Saw it this ...
by flyingember
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Metro Retail Space Reports
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: KC Metro Retail Space Reports

mgsports wrote:Catholic Charities opened in former Nuts and Bolts on 135th Street.

So the opposite of a vacancy
by flyingember
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9199

Re: Hospital Hill activity

3 shifts? 7 days a week? I could see even a couple shifts working for this. two shifts and 235000 sq feet gives 160 sq feet per person across the whole space. Three shifts, 320. 320 sq feet is approx 18x18. That's a lot of space on average. Seems reasonable the space is big enough for 3000 workers.
by flyingember
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9199

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Critical_Mass wrote:You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

this is a 2008 aerial (bottom center in the image). The parking garage it’s going on and the building next to it with the hospital name hadn’t been built yet in this view.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 270
Views: 15926

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Man that is one goofy post. Read the post before mine. To be ok with Three Light because it's not in the crossroads to keep chains out of the crossroads. That's the same protectionist ideas for business that have come up time and time again and never work. As if somehow those businesses will be pro...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 571
Views: 43824

Re: Capping the Loop

Vacating main is a great idea I would think need to be much bigger than one block. The problem is there's so many destinations still. You're not going to be able to detour someone heading to a parking lot at 18th from taking Main. They'll go around and cut over at 14th and back over at 16th. The cr...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 210
Views: 28957

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Planning has a ped safety survey going for Indep Ave

https://t.co/hnonha6ozn

Three point scale where top is strongly support.
Importance of safety for all is at 90 out of 101 answers so far. Targeting ped safety is at 74 of 105.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 270
Views: 15926

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

With the streetcar and bus what difference does 12th vs 18th really make? The current closest target is ~15 minutes from downtown so a department store placed anywhere downtown will be in the sphere of influence of all of downtown equally. Consentino's is on 13th and people from the River Market and...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35770

Re: Three Light

That example image is the materials two light is made from. It already has a stone veneer on a large portion of it.

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