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by flyingember
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1747
Views: 152962

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

That pic reminds me... has there been any activity yet with either the Cafe Al Dente or Winslow's spots? The landlords seemed in a hurry to send both packing but I haven't found anything since about plans for either spot. If they hit the official end of the lease it was probably the only time they ...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Overland Park
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Downtown Overland Park

kboish wrote:We need to get the Strang Line going again.

In the bus to train model, we could beef up the current 403 route first and see if ridership approves along it.
by flyingember
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Overland Park
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Downtown Overland Park

It does show OP gets it that they can’t just be a single family homes suburb.
by flyingember
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3110
Views: 245193

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza is a popular location for office space. This makes me wonder why that building would ever convert to a senior living/assisted living facility. Why wouldn't it continue to be office space? It’s a hard design to do large floor plates that are popular today. Probably better to convert and re...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 615
Views: 51976

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

swid wrote:Maybe this time it will actually happen:

OneJet to start 2x/weekday MCI-PIT and 1x/weekday MCI-MEM service in March

No other airline is providing any nonstop flights to either destination. Good sign for KC
by flyingember
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3110
Views: 245193

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The community also will offer 24/7 nursing and other services for a wide range of care levels, from low to high acuity. Few able-bodied residents would be willing to pay for 24/7 nursing care if they don't need it. This isn't remotely a fair assessment of what these facilities provide. 1. There's a...
by flyingember
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 189
Views: 23927

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

Google street view on desktop would have this. Somewhere in the interface is a slider to go back in time if available for the location
by flyingember
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 247
Views: 47690

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Had noticed a little bit of activity around the building at 913 Wyandotte. Always hoped a use would be found for it, but according to Parcel Viewer a pre-demo inspection was in October. Fencing has gone up around it. proposed 2-story parking garage. no development application has been filed. rumor ...
by flyingember
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1686
Views: 156794

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

Ghost towns are historic too.
by flyingember
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 247
Views: 47690

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: 29137

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: 18326

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: 29137

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: 1686
Views: 156794

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: 878

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: 53661

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: 92561

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: 83559

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: 5141
Views: 342032

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: 413
Views: 34298

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 ...

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