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by flyingember
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 243
Views: 47354

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

I could be wrong, but I think I recall someone saying that building was to be demolished as part of a plan to rebuild the garage next door as a larger structure. I heard that when I worked next door. They built the garage on the corner to handle a larger structure. He let that structure go bad too....
by flyingember
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 270
Views: 28931

Re: Three Light

Is the timeline still to build 4 once 3 is close to being done? I would think that all the demand would lead to bigger buildings and faster start times. They're probably doing exactly what you would think, doing a demand forecast with each new building and adjusting their schedule. Like if Two take...
by flyingember
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: River Market West
Replies: 122
Views: 18255

Re: River Market West

Probably exploration boring for foundation engineering. Don't see any of the other equipment or materials one would expect if they were ready to pour.
by flyingember
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 270
Views: 28931

Re: Three Light

the citywide homes tour has a spring and fall event not sure about the downtown-specific homes tour Three can't be *exactly* the same because Walnut to Grand is a steeper grade than Main to Walnut and they're reversed, Grand is in the draw. The question is will they redo the garage entrances so they...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1676
Views: 155804

Re: Westport

brewcrew1000 wrote:I honestly think anti density people would rather see the neighborhood completely rot, a ghost land/shell of a place as long as it preserves that historic feel

The historic feel like Times Square once had with prostitution and crime?
by flyingember
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!

Provincial, half assed leftists like him just like to stir up moral panic for the readers (which have have been dumping the Pitch exponentially for years). He’s just unhappy because KC doesn’t get to be his bombed out playground anymore. Poor baby! How does a reader “dump” a free paper? How is that...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 330
Views: 53542

Re: On-going downtown development projects

The parcel at 2001 Grand is assessed based on a value of 2,657,500.

If you ever thought there's a disparity between market rate and the real market, this goes to show it.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92221

Re: Politics

This will backfire on their constituency and support denser areas or less facilities per capita. As we know the government provided insurance model is a subsidy. The goal of course is to reduce this subsidy. The well known economic problem is this subsidy provides the "customers" that give...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1360
Views: 83352

Re: Main Street MAX

No need to fix the turn lane back up if you eliminate the south plaza jog... plaza library generates a lot of trips. why eliminate jog now when streetcar construction will disrupt that segment of main/brookside? I see your point about construction, but isn’t that going to be an issue anywhere up an...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5140
Views: 341229

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The problem is ridership can be explained by a lot more than novelty at such tight numbers. The number and locations of events will play a part. The temperature of each day year over year could explain it. The eclipse this August by itself could explain part of that month's drop when so many people ...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34145

Re: KC Bike share

The problem is there's no way for someone to be certain the bike wasn't in the rack without it being the dock style that can read the bike from the stand. Dockless bikes don't work that way. The smarts are in the bike, not the station so dumb racks can be used. The bikes have GPS built in and some ...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 275
Views: 29770

Re: Beacon Hill

grovester wrote:Not to mention it's completely auto-centric.

Yep, blame zoning for that one
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 51
Views: 7246

Re: Hospital Hill activity

The stairwell would be on the buildings' western end. Oops, my bad. The rendering looked like a north-south alignment to me... I was having trouble differentiating new-build from existing on the non-glass portions. The helpful part is the campus and building renderings show the same sky bridge.
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 553
Views: 50215

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

mister816 wrote:how old is that photo, I drove by yesterday and they are substantially further in construction than that.

Thinking summer
by flyingember
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34145

Re: KC Bike share

Dockless could work with some structure, such as using designated bike racks issued a city permit. The City could have a way for the public/businesses to register their own bike racks and dockless system records city approved locations in their app. The bikeshare system or city could issue branding...
by flyingember
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)

Why does TOD only have to be in the urban core? That seems to be the missing piece. Easily 3/4 of city residents are in a suburban area because that's where the transit is (and where it works best). Most of the bus system today is in suburban areas. The suburbs start, give or take, at 47th on the s...
by flyingember
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)

Why does TOD only have to be in the urban core? That seems to be the missing piece. Easily 3/4 of city residents are in a suburban area Well, if you start doing TOD in suburban areas... won't they stop being suburban areas? Exactly. And when you think this way, a train towards the airport (even bui...
by flyingember
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)

Why does TOD only have to be in the urban core?

That seems to be the missing piece. Easily 3/4 of city residents are in a suburban area
by flyingember
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Edgewood Farms
Replies: 13
Views: 2920

Re: Edgewood Farms

mgsports wrote:http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/EBAWUZSFOIj02T0syVsWCjpE0MxJ00ZkbtmzCtSc864/document.pdf Trader Joe's and Marshalls

This isn't an announcement, just a drawing
by flyingember
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 51
Views: 7246

Re: Hospital Hill activity

kcjak wrote:Unfortunately, wouldn't the new tower impede the view of downtown from the patient rooms? The new tower would become the new view from the patient rooms.

There's patient rooms with views of other rooms, a courtyard being surrounded by building today.

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