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by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4154
Views: 256740

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Not enough unions in minority and women owned businesses for the airport to be both 100% union and 35% MBE at the same time http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article195240439.html Decades of unwelcoming and sometimes outright discriminatory behavior by organized labor toward minority- and...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)
Replies: 166
Views: 16890

Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

I see some things never change about Kansas. They are going after STAR bonds to build this redevelopment making sure it will be a "tourist destination". FYI, The Great Mall was highly subsidized and was supposed bring in people from all over the midwest by the bus load too. Now it's a fie...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 577
Views: 75742

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

It's over built, especially with the amount of retail in the area. Made more sense before the latest shopping center popped up in the area.
by flyingember
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15570

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

^ I was actually going to suggest a Magnolia Market store for DT. They’ve expressed a love for KC and said they would live here if they ever left Texas. I’m sure Target lawyers have them wrapped up tight though. There already is/was one. It's a mini store in one of the bottoms markets. Saw it this ...
by flyingember
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Metro Retail Space Reports
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: KC Metro Retail Space Reports

mgsports wrote:Catholic Charities opened in former Nuts and Bolts on 135th Street.

So the opposite of a vacancy
by flyingember
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9102

Re: Hospital Hill activity

3 shifts? 7 days a week? I could see even a couple shifts working for this. two shifts and 235000 sq feet gives 160 sq feet per person across the whole space. Three shifts, 320. 320 sq feet is approx 18x18. That's a lot of space on average. Seems reasonable the space is big enough for 3000 workers.
by flyingember
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 74
Views: 9102

Re: Hospital Hill activity

Critical_Mass wrote:You need to flip that 90 degrees and put it on top of the garage just south of 23rd st

this is a 2008 aerial (bottom center in the image). The parking garage it’s going on and the building next to it with the hospital name hadn’t been built yet in this view.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15570

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

Man that is one goofy post. Read the post before mine. To be ok with Three Light because it's not in the crossroads to keep chains out of the crossroads. That's the same protectionist ideas for business that have come up time and time again and never work. As if somehow those businesses will be pro...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 571
Views: 43674

Re: Capping the Loop

Vacating main is a great idea I would think need to be much bigger than one block. The problem is there's so many destinations still. You're not going to be able to detour someone heading to a parking lot at 18th from taking Main. They'll go around and cut over at 14th and back over at 16th. The cr...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 210
Views: 28809

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Planning has a ped safety survey going for Indep Ave

https://t.co/hnonha6ozn

Three point scale where top is strongly support.
Importance of safety for all is at 90 out of 101 answers so far. Targeting ped safety is at 74 of 105.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 266
Views: 15570

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

With the streetcar and bus what difference does 12th vs 18th really make? The current closest target is ~15 minutes from downtown so a department store placed anywhere downtown will be in the sphere of influence of all of downtown equally. Consentino's is on 13th and people from the River Market and...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35303

Re: Three Light

That example image is the materials two light is made from. It already has a stone veneer on a large portion of it.
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 638
Views: 54861

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

It's a start but I'd much prefer a flight that terminates on the continent. As it is, on the outboard leg, it's simply trading the connection location with some east coast city unless one is wanting to see a bit of Iceland. Iceland still requires a multi hour flight to continental Europe. The payof...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 571
Views: 43674

Re: Capping the Loop

I'd agree...seems like they are in the "how much money will this cost to do anything" phase, not the design phase. Neighborhoods must be involved at the point someone has figured out which options are even possible No point in bringing up options that cant be done because the engineering ...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 638
Views: 54861

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I find it odd that the plane is going to be sitting idle at KC for like 20 hours, seems like they could find a better use for that 20 hours. Hell they could run a 5th freedom route from KC to Vancouver and still have like 10 hours spare. A comment in The Points Guy article on the new route noted th...
by flyingember
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 367
Views: 35303

Re: Three Light

kboish wrote:According the article it is supposed to be introduced this week (to be heard in committee next week). If that is the case, usually it is posted Thursday afternoon at the latest.

https://twitter.com/kcdowntowners/statu ... 6244082688

Confirmed
Quoting city manager
by flyingember
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1900
Views: 191874

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The Kemper is closing its' Crossroads location. https://cityscenekc.com/kemper-contemporary-art-museum-closes-crossroads-gallery-to-focus-resources-at-main-location/ haw will take the place of the kemper at the crossroads: https://cityscenekc.com/crossroads-deja-vu-haw-contemporary-expanding-into-f...
by flyingember
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up
Replies: 30
Views: 6120

Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

smh wrote:
beautyfromashes wrote:My parents made reservations for Tavernonna for Christmas Eve night with a gift certificate I gave them. They took the reservation, but were closed when they showed up. :(


Oh my.

Reminds me of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T2GmGSNvaM
by flyingember
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 246
Views: 18412

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

It overstates that KC has an international airport, which is likely not broad enough for their requirements. Its pretty indicative of our standing in the competition, which is that we really just satisfy the basic requirements of the RFP, but we're affordable. Sacramento and KC were included in tha...
by flyingember
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1780
Views: 160579

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

So someone paying $9 for 9 hours of parking during a workday = $45/wk. How does that compare with structured or surface lot parking options in the loop? You seem to have surmised that this change is intended to discourage full day parking in these spaces. Garage parking is available at 300 Wyandott...

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