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by flyingember
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2478
Views: 311099

Re: Misc Crossroads News

grovester wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:19 pm
When will we get the East Side Bus System & Hot Dog Stand?
The Infrequently used bus stop cafe?
by flyingember
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2105
Views: 245182

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

Edited: Why not curve the whole road to the east and eat up some of the wide plaza areas in front of the Arabia Museum, while preserving the "public square" in the rendered median area? Basically, keep all the traffic and parking to the east of the median in the current rendering. Safety. When lane...
by flyingember
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1971
Views: 248277

Re: Westport

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
FedEx is moving it’s Plaza center into a Westport location. Don’t know where or why however it is planned to open in May.
Their Plaza location meant a lot of people illegally parked, often blocking pedestrian access.
It was also tiny.

This is a good thing.
by flyingember
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4969
Views: 431433

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Heather hall just suggested the airport may be a waste because the green new deal will get rid of airline travel before the 30 years that this will be fully paid off. She was not wearing her MAGA hat at the time. For the sake of argument let's say it becomes law and we get rid of air travel The air...
by flyingember
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2105
Views: 245182

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

Why not curve the whole road to the east and eat up some of the wide plaza areas in front of the Arabia Museum, while preserving the fountain and the "public square"? Basically, keep all the traffic and parking to the east of the median in the current rendering. The fountain is east of the museum b...
by flyingember
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3544

Re: Next Mayor 2019

After crime and schools, keeping up infrastructure should be a focus. Especially after this harsh winter. Was driving through JoCo the other day on those nicely plowed streets with no potholes. Enter KCMO and there's a pothole every hundred yards or so - or having to dodge something. It's a symptom...
by flyingember
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3544

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Politicians, who continually ignore their constituents, do so at their peril. They usually become ex-politicians. Many long-serving politicians pay attention to letters, email, phone calls. One politican I voted against ignored me in person. I was talking to them, they were clearly listening and th...
by flyingember
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3544

Re: Next Mayor 2019

WSPanic wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 am
LOL, 95%?

OK, good scientific polls happening there.
When I saw the word "Facebook" for the poll I knew that was worthless
by flyingember
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power and Light District Official Tenant List
Replies: 182
Views: 58290

Re: Power and Light District Official Tenant List

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 pm
I've never witnessed a Jos a bank with anybody in it. Not sure how any of them make it.
A clothing store doesn't need to be busy, it needs to make sales. Someone walking in and buying a $3000 suit is far better than having people browsing all the time.
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 470292

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

We're probably right around the 9 month point to the new trains. I would guess at this point that it would take a major delay to take more than 10-11 months. A new 805 train photo https://twitter.com/kcstreetcar/status/1096111951397179392 Probably right around the six month mark until delivery.
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1085
Views: 131075

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Unless there is a major culture shift in KC's corporate community that brings tens of thousands of jobs back downtown, you are not going to see a huge impact even if all the new proposed projects happen. It feels like this is starting to happen. https://cityscenekc.com/childrens-mercy-hospital-laun...
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1971
Views: 248277

Re: Westport

shinatoo wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 pm
They could sell their sidewalks.
That's unlikely

https://twitter.com/kccrank/status/1096117392982360065
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 65
Views: 12795

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

tower wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:31 pm
I remember him saying "We all agreed it wouldn't happen, but its being built right now!"
This is what you get from living in an echo chamber.
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3544

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Too many candidates haven't made an effort to be citywide. You can't get elected mayor by focusing only on one district. Wagner, Taylor, Reed, Canady all have this problem to some degree. Miller may not be bad for some things, but he's not someone people will recognize outside of small circles. He'l...
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 159
Views: 42723

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

mgsports wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:32 pm
so would Braums but that's not happening at moment.
Ever. Not happening ever.
by flyingember
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1971
Views: 248277

Re: Westport

Looks like the Westport CID is on a path to bankruptcy within a few years. https://twitter.com/catreidtv/status/1095739263738630145 "Continuing increases in security expenses that outpace the allowable increases in annual assessment rates and reduce other services offered by the CID continue to pres...
by flyingember
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394019

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I am saying that the reality is that people care about buildings for more reasons than just whether or not it is being utilized by society. That should be apparent, especially in Midtown KC. Except you have to ignore the history at we tore down thousands of homes to get to the current buildings we ...
by flyingember
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 356
Views: 56752

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Sounds like we need to be writing to KCK about the north loop part. Anybody know if bringing 9 highway down to grade can be separated from the north loop decision? That seemed like something everybody was into but not sure it can be done without some substantial work on the interchange over 70. It ...
by flyingember
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 159
Views: 42723

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

mgsports wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:37 pm
But maybe expand to Ottawa,KS and Butler,MO.
Braums wouldn't go there either.

324 miles from Tuttle to Ottawa
338 to Butler, MO
by flyingember
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 394019

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think this tweet is a good example of the divide between "designers" and the average citizen. Read the comments. https://twitter.com/SFGate/status/1094569556272603136 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzCxNcXVsAAoXxc.jpg It's a horror to see them do that to a house that only needed to have the exterior...