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by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Homogenization of KC

One has to remember the trails were originally started in Independence. And even before that close to Franklin MO. And before that, St. Louis. Trailheads moved west every few decades. Like the cattle drives moved out to central Kansas with the railroads crossing the plains The Pony Express started ...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: KC CityState

Many counties do need to merge in both Kansas and Missouri. The county I grew up in has seen its' population drop to around 4,400 people. The population in 1900 was 17,083. There are schools that are merging with other districts located across the county line, or sharing sports programs with them b...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3083

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

I went to the northrail meetings, there's notes way back in that thread, but the idea was HOA = cheaper new bridge = way more expensive but gives the option of a much better ped crossing into NKC starting at the park. a new bridge also could better align with columbus park and I could see it being u...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 40
Views: 2197

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Hey! Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm putting together a presentation about how KC has overbuilt low-density areas leading to massive detrimental long-term effects. I am currently struggling to find examples and data about the differences between dense and low density neighborhoo...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3083

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

The I-29 bridge on N. Oak isn't high enough. Need 16 feet clearance and it's not. Getting the train past Vivion Rd will be the first barrier going north let alone traveling all the way to the airport Given NKC passed a TDD in 2008 and is moving forward with Burlington corridor biking improvements wi...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!
Replies: 35
Views: 2461

Re: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!

I heard today that the Chamber of Commerce is looking at an "AI Superhighway" as part of their transit initiative. Anyone else here something about this? It sounds awesome but I don't know what it means. If you blockchain the data lakes and cryptomine the ELK stacks, you can use the cloud...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development

JoCo in general is about 30-40 years away from a tax/fee problem, as in they need to build denser to not need to massively raise them in the future. It's not the roads that will cause this, it's the water and sewer system. What's happening in KC where just about everything needs replacing will come ...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan

You put that many houses there and there better be a plan to help with traffic on 152, it's already a mess now IMO. There's no fix, this will be the third major round of road widening and reconfiguration over I-35. I lived in Liberty during the first one and remember when walmart moved into Kansas ...
by flyingember
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New building in Liberty
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: New building in Liberty

Along 291 at the triangle? It's an apartment complex.
by flyingember
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

JBmidtown wrote:Alright scratch the whole thing. No streetcar for me, no streetcar for anyone!

Moving it to Troost!
by flyingember
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3083

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

$100 million per mile is probably low. Should count on double that by the time funding is found. In the United States, most recent and in-progress light-rail lines cost more than $100 million per mile. Two light-rail extensions in Minneapolis, the Blue Line Extension and the Southwest LRT, cost $120...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214826

Re: Misc Crossroads News

DaveKCMO wrote:The Kenton property was purchased by Shirley Helzberg.

people were complaining about parking in that part of town
by flyingember
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

One problem I I fell into is thinking too much in 2D. How do the stop placements work in terms shapes centered on top of them? (I used diamonds for comparison simplicity, easy to show E-W the same as N-S) Small diamonds https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I9I5LKj9zPl5LgMVz-L0qhaUvdUOWYN7&usp=shari...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 3083

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

I'd only support that if 71 was getting downgraded. I'd rather pay more to have it be somewhere else and have the possibility for good TOD and high ridership. need to be careful here, last thing wanted is to take everyone taking 71 into downtown and move them to 435 into JoCo and a lot of people wo...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214826

Re: Misc Crossroads News

FangKC wrote:Yes, it seems a bit much to expect the condo owners to have to shoulder the cost of this alone.

No, it's not.

When you move into a condo building with maintenance costs you are responsible for all repairs. Fancy tile work, expensive wood work or special sign it's all the same.
by flyingember
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Let's ignore street location and focus on minimizing the walking distance for the most people Pershing is 24th 3 blocks to 27th 5.5 blocks to Linwood is 32.5th 2.5 blocks to Armour is 35th. 4 blocks to 39th 4 blocks to 43rd 2 blocks to 45th 2 blocks to 47th 4 blocks to 51st so the largest gap is 27t...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 19
Views: 2929

Re: East Side Development

11th and Prospect. Wow. That's a really good sign for that area.
by flyingember
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 124
Views: 14754

Re: Hospital Hill activity

It's not quite as obvious as the hotel but the Children's Mercy project is moving along.

Today they're moving materials or equipment onto the roof level of the garage and have forms up for new walls onto another part of the complex.
by flyingember
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Just have both the Linwood and 31st stops. Not worth pissing off a large group of supporters just to cut one stop, especially since either are better than the 45st St stop. Just have one long stop serving both streets better. Why does the train need to stop a block apart to make a small number of p...
by flyingember
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 223
Views: 26608

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Darlene wrote:This is terrible. Why don't they charge and put these criminals starting these fires in prison? The same as drug dealers and murderers, if they would just crack down on crime things would be a lot safer.

You assume they know who is starting the fires.........

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