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by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 119593

Re: The KCMO School District

Well, I read that map backwards
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: 1800 Walnut

normalthings wrote:Not in my good surface parking neighborhood!!!

There's a part of city code specifically targeted to maintaining parking at higher amounts in the crossroads.
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 119593

Re: The KCMO School District

Redistrict new map

https://twitter.com/rayweikal_kcps/stat ... 82144?s=21

You can see the population trends in the district. They pulled all of the crossroads out of the rest of downtown.

This should be closely mirrored in council redistricting in 2021.
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1488
Views: 116768

Re: Politics

No laws were broken by these kis or there parents. It's not illegal to seek asylum. They came to the front door and knocked. Source- https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/aclu-sues-trump-administration-over-detaining-asylum-seekers/2018/03/15/aea245e2-27a2-11e8-bc72-077aa4dab9ef_story.ht...
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 70
Views: 4570

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

If only the leaders cared enough to recognize a local civil rights leader. Wasn't Cleaver a local civil rights leader before becoming mayor? He founded a local branch of the civil rights group MLK was the first leader of, the SCLC, so without a doubt yes. But he rose to prominence in politics which...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7137

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

"Nearly all midtown density arose in the bus era?" I don't think so. The bus era began after WWII. Much of what would consider midtown density would have been built between 1925 and WWII. When the streetcars began to go is when midtown began to have more parking lots and not much was buil...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2433
Views: 186979

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

moderne wrote:I cannot determine from going by the site or the web cam, but the western tower crane, is it to the north or south of the future western wing of the hotel?

This should help, since I'm fairly certain the answer is neither

https://twitter.com/CindyCirco/status/1 ... 7452278784
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand
Replies: 74
Views: 17095

Re: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand

grecobs wrote:God damn there are so many surface lots to go...but this looks great.

Surface lots started building up in the 1920s. Expect it to take decades longer.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Downtown Masterplan

New apartments? WTF are you talking about? The trench. Yes, it is skinner. That's why I said OVER the trench. The highway running under. You have a distinct lack of appreciation of how big a professional stadium is and how small the freeway is in comparison. The freeway trench is 150 to 175 feet wi...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Love it. If I was granted only one wish for DT it would be moving 35 off of SW Trafficway. Not my second wish but I would build a stadium (rolling roof), west of Bartle, over the highway trench, so it could be leveraged for convention space. City views would be great too. Tear down brand new apartm...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4423
Views: 313346

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I think the argument that they couldn't have expected #3 is horse crap. That's their job and they've build new terminals before and thus should have understood the FAA wanted them to wait until environmental studies were complete. So, I can foresee 4-6 months delay for 1 and 2 but not for the FAA o...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Downtown Masterplan

On the three MLB sites-

#1 contains the former Executive Plaza. They've had permits for work since February
#3 is the site of a planned apartment complex. A full third of this land is gone
by flyingember
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7137

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

There's some interesting historic info in this atlas around density. It shows just how much the streetcar enabled suburban living and how aside from downtown, how much of the density we have today came to the urban core after the streetcar began declining. Nearly all of midtown density arose in the ...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4423
Views: 313346

Re: We need a new airport!!!

WoodDraw wrote:Anyone watch the meeting today?

Lots on Twitter

Issues over Union vs minority owned still
Delays in opening caused by a bunch of things.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7137

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Was told in the past they would handle the hill up N Oak part NE 32nd

Compare to that for grade
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 591
Views: 60999

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Went down there last nite. Very nice. The problem at the moment is it's not walkable to anything but a park. I know all that should change but I've been burnt enough by "future amenities" that I would have to let someone else be the pioneer. When I'm ready to go in five years I'm sure the...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Fitness Property
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Fitness Property

There are about 65 square feet of retail space per capita in Johnson County, compared with 35 in Jackson County, according to numbers from CoStar, a real estate information company. That number is also considerably higher than the U.S. average of 23.6 square feet per capita.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7137

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

That's silly. We need temporary brt if we win. Rail to the stadium isn't sustainable at this time. Upgrade 101 or 106 permanently (one is planned, didn't check which) to BRT service And then for the game you don't implement temp BRT, you implement express coach bus from select locations to move par...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Divide MO into two states?

California is voting to divide into 3 states. Have always thought MO should donate lower one third to Arkansas. Better to become a southern state, divide or donate lower third and get back to a swing state? https://www.yahoo.com/gma/proposal-split-california-three-states-makes-november-ballot-08560...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2083
Views: 159792

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The TDD is a stable source of revenue for 30 years. That's actually more attractive than fare revenue. That wouldn’t be equity then. It’d be a loan based on sales and property tax revenue. A fare would be revenue for someone who bought the streetcar (equity). That’s why I’ve been so confused by tha...

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