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by flyingember
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1463

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 pm
^ and I’d imagine the quality of work you get for the underpaid position is inferior due to the fact of underpaying?
It probably depends on the role. I would argue the front line employees do a good job and any limitations are caused by the policies in place.
by flyingember
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1463

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

You would honestly have to convince a lot of city staff that first. I’ve heard a number of relatively seasoned, mid level and higher employees express some pretty negative opinions on the core, streetcar, development in downtown. Then someone should clean house. And, no, I’m not kidding. They drama...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50602

Re: New Broadway Bridge

grovester wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Does that have any impact on obtaining funding for the streetcar extension?
No, that was submitted to New Starts for funding

http://kcstreetcar.org/about-streetcar/ ... extension/
by flyingember
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 57
Views: 1463

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

Realize that this article isn't covering more affordable options. Everything on that list is high end.

This means there's a need for more units at a lower cost per square foot.

I bet they would all be fully occupied if they cut their leasing rates.
by flyingember
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1855
Views: 223625

Re: Westport

WSPanic wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 am
I was making a Marie Antoinette joke - you know... off with her head/no one took your head off?

Tough room.
It was kind of a dull joke.
by flyingember
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3568

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

shinatoo wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 am
The parking lot where the hotel will be built is currently paying $52 annually in property taxes.
WTF!?!?
Not true. Their property taxes are $3 this year. The lot was assessed with a market value of $100

However, they're paying $1013.88 to the CID
by flyingember
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3568

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

So with all the hotels, more than I can keep track of, how many hotel rooms will downtown have when all of these are complete. Over 8K? 6521. Marriot 983 Crowne Plaza 388 President 121 Philips 217 Holiday Inn Aladdin 193 Westin Crown Center 724 Sheraton Crown Center 733 Comfort Inn and Suites 110 F...
by flyingember
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 68324

Re: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread

If the city can't plow the streets it should start repaving them skinnier so there's less plowing to do.
by flyingember
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 766
Views: 102319

Re: Troost developments

I don't understand the opposition to gentrification in KC. The middle class essentially left KC south of the river during the 60's through 80's save for an enclave from Brookside to the Plaza and west of Holmes in far south KC. The areas they lived were occupied by people with lower incomes. So, wh...
by flyingember
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 557
Views: 26725

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

150 electric bikes coming, partnership between BikeWalkKC and RideKC.

http://bikewalkkc.org/blog/2018/11/medi ... nd-ridekc/

They'll work with the current Bcycle stations and be dockless
by flyingember
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 305
Views: 40526

Re: Bike Lanes

The issue isn't just bike lanes and the fix would be relevant. The city is supposed to maintain access to bus stops and crosswalks under ADA and they aren't. I saw someone jump over a pile of snow across the street from city hall on Monday while the street was clear. They need to be more particular ...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 305
Views: 40526

Re: Bike Lanes

As usual, the city doesn't clear bike lanes of snow and pushes what they plow into them.

Saw this in two different bike lanes
by flyingember
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 391776

Re: We need a new airport!!!

How long until we get something like this, the Program Definition Manual for the new terminal in Des Moines? It's been on the KCI website for years. https://www.flykci.com/media/1446/mci-terminal-area-master-plan-april-2015-final.pdf Oh, maybe I misread that document. I thought that it was a final ...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 93
Views: 10452

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

It's quickly becoming true that for minorities, that breaking the Troost line is going to be the only path forward. This is interesting because when I’ve asked about why we still use Troost as a political boundary, the same politicians who regularly talk about breaking down the Troost wall say that...
by flyingember
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)
Replies: 213
Views: 35498

Re: OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

Yeah, credit when credit is due - they've kept pedestrian access open. Which has actually made this area more pleasant to walk in the winter without pigeons and bird poop everywhere lol So I guess they succeeded by failing for so long. Things would be much smoother if projects could have 100% closu...
by flyingember
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 93
Views: 10452

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Blacks have four representatives on the city council, yet there are no council representatives of Mexican descent. When is the next council district adjustment, after the 2020 census? I’d imagine the council will start to look very different with the next change. We'll have new maps in 2021. Will g...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 285721

Re: Misc Crossroads News

There is less and less parking all the time. I predict just a few years there wont be no place to park You try walking in heels. Actually, net parking is way up downtown in recent years. New garages: Two Light, Corrigan, Loews, Courtyard/Residence Inn, 5th and Grand, Missouri and Grand, Crossroads ...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 41
Views: 3820

Re: Affordable Housing

Her house also has an electric furnace and water heater, which are more expensive to operate than gas. Her house has central A/C, but she can't really afford to run it except when it gets really hot. I would be surprised if electric heat wasn't the right choice. Just to have gas service is around $...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 41
Views: 3820

Re: Affordable Housing

beautyfromashes, in the photo above you can see the result of this practice. On stretches that once had 11 houses, you now see five or six. Your first image example, your commentary is wrong. Of the five homes, three are more than 100 years old. It's been at that density level for over a century.
by flyingember
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4815
Views: 391776

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Sani wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:50 am
How long until we get something like this, the Program Definition Manual for the new terminal in Des Moines?
It's been on the KCI website for years.

https://www.flykci.com/media/1446/mci-t ... -final.pdf