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by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

Does that include the new wing of 531 Grand?

Edit. Looks like that added 45 for a total of 185

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 85812.html
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 860
Views: 74154

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Jack stack is the fourth

I forgot about the fifth, there's one inside crown center
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 860
Views: 74154

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

KCPowercat wrote:I don't think it will necessarily kill plowboys.

it will be the fourth BBQ restaurant downtown in a city where tourists want to eat BBQ. I'm not worried
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 55
Views: 2498

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Let them start digging the NYC to NJ tunnels that Christie took away the funding for.

If hyperloop fails at least would have that done
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Remodeling Town Pavillion
Replies: 104
Views: 10867

Re: Remodeling Town Pavillion

judging from their KCK and KCMO locations, likely another lunch only operation. kind of a bummer, and was hoping for some kind of ethnic food, but better than vacant. Lunch is where all the money is in restaurants. If they do it smart they will tune their lunch business like Plowboys did to the poi...
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 860
Views: 74154

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Taking that on face value, that's not the worst source ever.

I'm quite pleased with this. I can schedule a pickup on the way home from work much easier for that location.
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 860
Views: 74154

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:New tenant is Joe's KC BBQ =D> Plowboys will be done for.

what's the source?
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 119
Views: 6590

Re: Streetcar Opposition

kelly's and the levee donated to smartKC, according to their latest filing: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx1_a32nv3z2dzRDRU1pVVBGZDA Jeez, you'd think a Westport pub would actually want to give their liquored up patrons another option for getting home that doesn't involve them driving their ow...
by flyingember
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3386
Views: 159648

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Why would they send someone out that can't answer "who" let alone "why" ?????
by flyingember
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 119
Views: 6590

Re: Streetcar Opposition

If the legislature didn't like the TDD law the way it is it would have been changed already since it's a method to impose *new* taxes

That's the only answer you need.
by flyingember
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

You're still not getting what I'm saying. I'm saying you're thinking too small by focusing on one shopping center. The opportunities are 100x greater to look beyond the functionally tiny area of 46th Ter to Ward Parkway and Main to Jefferson. Here's a map https://countryclubplaza.com/wp-content/uplo...
by flyingember
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

There are a lot of locals who've lost interest in the Plaza, the 'boring mall' it has become why does the plaza need to be something for everyone? Why does it need to serve any specific person to be worthwhile with the storefront mix the way it is today? If a great new neighborhood use store wanted...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

And cutting down on some retail could provide opportunity for downtown to expand retail. what makes you say these two things connected? would a retailer that wants to locate in one of the premier retail centers in the midwest really locate downtown just because there's no space at their center of c...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

Michigan Avenue shopping has an entire mall the size of the plaza just in one building and the shopping district is closer to if you had a two block shopping district from 31st to 47th St in KC. It's not an apples to apples example. The question you haven't answered is why does one specific shopping...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

Why can't these things be in the neighborhoods? Why do people have to go to the plaza for neighborhood amenities? A comedy club or music club isn't a bad idea but why must this be on the plaza? If we want to discourage car use on the plaza and get more ped use a concentration of activities isn't the...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1113
Views: 62227

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The airport line can not be just about going to the airport to make any sense and it's still expensive to get to the airport. I think about half the distance is getting to the airport from the last logical destination. If I were picking, get it to Tiffany Springs and stop there. You pass by Gladston...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5041
Views: 286946

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Yes. But we've been talking about long waits and variance in headways, so I think it should be apparent that time, not space, is the variable of interest. Indeed, that's exactly what flyingember pointed out. You're certainly not wrong. Our time gaps should match our physical gaps and it doesn't. It...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3048
Views: 208086

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

KCPowercat wrote:Highwoods doesn't own the plaza anymore.

Nike was always going to be yawn


For reference, the sale was announced in Jan 2016

Here's the current owner
http://www.taubman.com/taubman-properti ... lub-plaza/
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

About 40 votes so far with over half preferring a bit more mixed up than just retail/restaurants. Doesn't look like too many want something as drastic as changing Nichols Rd to a pedestrian only street, would think it would be a huge long term boost. Take a look at the pics again above, most still ...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Some downtown conceptual/potential projects
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Some downtown conceptual/potential projects

Oh well. The orientation of that outfield is just plain wrong anyways. I think only Comerica Park has as south-facing of an outfield as that rendering and it's a problem. PNC Park faces south. It is definitely not the preferred orientation, but clearly, some exceptions are made. Not the best exampl...

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