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by flyingember
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 174
Views: 22434

Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Kevin Collison update... Hotel/residential hybrids are a trend now given residential can maintain hotel services during down periods. There's a hotel near the StL Amtrak station like this I've used. They had the lobby, then parking with the hotel parking on one side and the apartment on the other. ...
by flyingember
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 203
Views: 17338

Re: Bike Lanes

If I'm reading the minutes right the NKC Burlington cycle track project engineering contract was approved yesterday. This is the 10th Ave to 32nd Ave segment of the bike network and hopefully will help accelerate the KCMO connections to NKC. I would call this the biggest deal bike lane in the city, ...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

if you're curious about election results from 2014, here you go: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx1_a32nv3z2UHEzWDVxdUVOd3c The corridor numbers were closer than I remember. I'd hope they would go up considering the success of the starter line. IIRC none of these extensions were viable financial...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Extending through Waldo no the CCROW (and then maybe down to Three Trails/Cerner) might be the most useful extension, but I think there is still too much neighborhood opposition, so it didn't get might vote. Independence Ave would be a good extension, but I voted for Linwood to Michigan (somewhat s...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4007
Views: 228489

Re: We need a new airport!!!

beautyfromashes wrote:What would be the best European city for a nonstop?


London or Rome
by flyingember
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

NKC provides access to a huge number of blue collar jobs. Indep Ave provides access to a lot of people who need better access to jobs Those are my top two assuming the service on either is better than the current bus service in frequency and hours. Both combined seems like a good combination. Sellin...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC area Transit master plan LIGHT RAIL OR BUST!
Replies: 28
Views: 1586

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

We have light rail. It's running downtown right now. This is an important distinction when we look at what we can do. I like to use Houston because it has similarities and differences to KC The red line has longer trains, have dedicated lanes and mostly wider stop spacing. But the red line downtown ...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4007
Views: 228489

Re: We need a new airport!!!

You guys are a tough crowd. I don't see anything wrong with making it regional. Build good faith. There should be plenty of KCMO resident meetings because the city tax covers the approach roads, the employees are city employees and it's a city facility. But having some meetings outside KCMO would b...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 49
Views: 6564

Re: Downtown office vacancy

I expect we'll see more mixed use projects adding office space before a dedicated tower. It's not hard to add a few office suites to a residential tower and add a few floors.
by flyingember
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?
Replies: 151
Views: 7871

Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

My favorite part is any parking lot redo must follow current code. So it includes a green/fence buffer at both streets and a certain percent (20%) of the interior space must be green. You'll see a lot of parking lots degrading because the replacement cost of lots has become way more than just paveme...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 300
Views: 25149

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Riverite wrote:DId the bridge get it but now the streetcar won't qualify?

The problem is it would qualify. They don't want other parts of town to be left out of the funding.
by flyingember
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 102
Views: 8029

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

operationally, riverfront would only become a spur if you extend north of the river on the heart of america bridge. as of today, it would simply be the northern terminus of a 7-mile (!) streetcar line. However, it might be just another stop if a dedicated transit bridge is built with a NKC extensio...
by flyingember
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4007
Views: 228489

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Let's please not do this. This was like a decade old debate that nobody in Kansas City cares to have about how many fortune 500/1000 companies are in each city. We all love our older brother. Stl is a great city. We will just keep trying our best to be a real city over here. We both want to take fl...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5134
Views: 336057

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Is there a place to see the financials of the streetcar group there's a streetcar section in the city's annual budget: https://data.kcmo.org/Budget/FY-2016-17-Adopted-Budget/jkcu-25gm Spoilers: four tax sources have have helped fund the streetcar TDD taxes Public Transit sales tax Capital Improveme...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1547
Views: 103293

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Sounds like things are being handled well. Key thing would be good publicity on this. Don't want people thinking a delay in the last election means things are going badly.
by flyingember
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 300
Views: 25149

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Related, by sending everyone outbound going south through Harlem it gets a lot more eyes on the neighborhood.

Best way to encourage redevelopment is to have people talking about how bad an area is
by flyingember
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 140
Views: 25241

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

Not sure what is going on with all the chicken places, but earlier this year Zaxby's opened up at 291 & Church Rd, and I see in the Liberty Commons shopping center a new chicken place called Slim Chickens. And now it appears at the corner of 291 & 152 is a Raising Cane's chicken place being...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Emporia has 2
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Emporia has 2

two!
by flyingember
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 442
Views: 43431

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Your ordinance very quickly becomes unmanageable if you don't treat spot uses equal. It's not a resident vs business problem or a single home vs expensive apartment parking problem, it's that there's too many residential cars for the amount of free parking. Trying to limit by time of day just create...

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