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by flyingember
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1622
Views: 136228

Re: Politics

2024 will be after the census and redistricting. Texas is on path for Hispanics to be the largest demographic of Texas within about 5 years. Watch if Hipanics vote as a group or not in upcoming elections. My favorite fact, almost 70% of the Texas population in 2011 under the age of one (new births) ...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religion...
Replies: 1115
Views: 73571

Re: Religion...

This is saying that people who actively practice are a minority, even including people who claim traditional beliefs.

Groups you could call traditional Christian, going to church and such, falls under 29%.
by flyingember
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 202
Views: 36667

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

COL is about 50% higher in Seattle

They're saying they would expect to keep both offices and few people would move from KC to Seattle but would adjust up when they do.
by flyingember
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 77
Views: 4048

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

kboish wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am
I wonder what lessons everyone is learning from this.
Don't come with lazy plans wanting incentives.
by flyingember
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1006
Views: 126485

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Per previous post, is inline with KC growing with millennials (well 30+) and perhaps KC conservatives/GOP are leaving or dying off. We've seen this in other statistics, each generation is down a little more in Republican identity. So far the idea that people grow more conservative in age isn't hold...
by flyingember
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 77
Views: 4048

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Officiall canceled not because it was a bad idea, didn't get enough incentives.
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 193223

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

grovester wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:51 pm
The next best bet after umkc is a regional plan
No, it’s the largest plan that can be funded and built.

Prospect Max is a good example of this.
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 193223

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The next best bet after UMKC is streetcar to NKC. By itself there's lots of opportunities, such as the HUGE empty piece of land on 10th ave between Burlington and Swift. Crossing the river opens up new set of commuter rail opportunities to Liberty (and onto Kearney and Excelsior) and Parkville. Both...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1622
Views: 136228

Re: Politics

I find some of the immigration really interesting. Like why did Bosnians settle in South St Louis and its now the largest bosnians population outside of bosnia. or why did Somilians and Hmongs settle in Minnesota? Even Akron has a large Burmese population. Al four examples have religious and langua...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1622
Views: 136228

Re: Politics

The idea the present administration has with shutting down, or severely limiting, immigration is simply madness. Most Americans are barely reproducing at a rate to replace the existing population of workers. The largest generation in history is either already retired and approaching retirement. And...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3706
Views: 340215

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I am a little confused and curious by what you meant in your last sentence though rxlexi? Sorry I agree that was poorly worded. Was trying to say that I wish the more vocal NIMBY/Save Our Plaza folks would be up in arms about ugly rehabs, crappy plaza facades, dying street trees, hideous parking lo...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2249
Views: 193223

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Streetcar vs light rail vs commuter rail vs buss gone as a thing. It's all about building the system that serves each area best. It's entirely possible to build a great transit network that's insanely mixed in style. London is the ultimate example. Their underground is heavy rail and it serves place...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Liberty plans gateway: South Liberty Parkway
Replies: 16
Views: 6039

Re: Liberty plans gateway: South Liberty Parkway

Phase 2 is open, Withers Road to 291
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 473
Views: 53743

Re: KC Bike share

New station online, 30th and Troost

Station #41
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 516
Views: 18088

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

There's a bunch of Lime scooters in NKC now. At Swift and Armour, one corner has a permanent bike rack right at the street, the other has scooters in space between the two curb cuts. It's a good example of how corner bumpouts can be great usable space. It's easily a top 5 urban design intersection i...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 443
Views: 53283

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

It's a different color than all the other buildings around giving the area some variety. It's nice that they're not trying to make the building look fake old.
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: How Kansas City got its' name
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: How Kansas City got its' name

Every time I read ridiculous articles claiming that Kansas City was named after the ""Kansas River" I have to laugh. These writers always have a Kansas bias of some sort and constantly try to claim Kansas City for the state of Kansas. The article claims this at the start and notice they offer no pr...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand
Replies: 90
Views: 20985

Re: OFFICIAL - Traders on Grand

Based on the design the elevator and stairwell shafts are behind that wall. Expanding from that space would have been extremely expensive.
by flyingember
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 909 Wyandotte
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: 909 Wyandotte

FangKC wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm
I also noticed there was a big sign across the street to the west advertising the surface parking lot for sale. It's 205 W. 9th on the parcel viewer.
That was the Savoy's lot. Looks like this would be the owner who bought it from the hotel.
by flyingember
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 601
Views: 72284

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I imagine that's up in the air at this point. The concept map had lines and end points for the purpose of having them on the map and showing people there would be multiple stops.

Like their northland station would be roughly I-29 and Tiffany Springs Pkwy. It's not a real point by any means.