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by flyingember
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 249
Views: 20297

Re: New Broadway Bridge

grovester wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:there will probably be a TIGER grant application for the bridge.


How much could that cover?

Up to 80%
by flyingember
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5745

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

dnweava wrote:4) It smack dab between 2 brand new housing developments (marked in green circles)


One of your new housing plans is more than ten years old. The permits are from 2006.
It got stuck in the current unfinished state.
by flyingember
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 525
Views: 69846

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

So what is the extent of the capping that we are talking about here? Ideally, I'd like to see it from Bartle Hall all the way east to include the block just south of the Sprint Center. That is a wide swath and I doubt if Cordish would have much interest in the entire area. The block south of the Sp...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5745

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Basically the city can use this to "Show-Me Institute" the voting population that being "Citizens for Responsible Government" is costing the city high value jobs and that "Smart KC" development is anything but.
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kaw Township
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Kaw Township

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kaw+T ... 94.5830789

click on "send feedback" in the bottom right and send a note to them. I just did.
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5745

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Continuing the trend of forcing minority and low income residents out to support a large corporate headquarters will go down in flames
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos
Replies: 29
Views: 3853

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

I don't think, at this point, with the square footage pricing they are getting for those graves that we can expect top level materials. We will see what happens when the market drives up the price. I actually heard they are giving first 2 decades rent for free. Must not be enough people dieing thes...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kaw Township
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Kaw Township

Kaw Township is a subdivision of Jackson County dating back to 1827.
You're literally inside is when you're downtown.

What are the apps? Need to identify the common data source that uses this name.
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 90
Views: 5613

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

This network idea of having the train cover the key destinations rather than trying to be for everyone can help explain why we've been doing transit elections wrong. It's all about working with the existing network. The city understands this WAY better than Chastain but no one really gets this. The ...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 145
Views: 5745

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

By coming to KC or any other medium sized Midwest city would help to bridge the distrust people may have with big coastal tech companies and allow them better access to the midwestern and rural markets they are interested in. I like this idea. Sell Kansas City as being an urban center with "sm...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 90
Views: 5613

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

The twenty percent that would utilize 80% of the rides would most likely be those that both live and work along the suggested route not necessarily. The idea is to encourage active use. Someone that bikes half a mile on each end is still a customer. The goal is to build a network to where we don’t ...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 90
Views: 5613

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

[quote="JBmidtown”]There will never be a streetcar that can cover the vastness of the void we live in.[/quote] We obviously can’t cover it all, so I think the goal should be to cover the top 20 general area destinations with high capacity transit. This should be a mix of streetcar, commuter rai...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5090
Views: 312358

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

My point is if it was clear, streetcar would have rushed out the proof like they did before. Their silence indicates to me blame is debatable (probably by the insurance honks) You’re probably right that it isn’t clear enough to make a claim. Clearly it’s better to move on, fix the train and be done...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1478
Views: 85281

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I found permits listed for both of the encroaching driveways, the encroaching home addition, and at least two of the encroaching garages/outbuildings. So who approved them? Doesn't make them the least bit legal. Just makes it that much more of an "Egg on your face" moment for the city. Th...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2406
Views: 133755

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Looks like Seattle has a $650M plan to rehab the Key Center to attract either a NBA or a NHL team. I think it is to be ready by 2020.

Thinking positive, if KC was to ever gain a team, it would be a lot easier as part of a bigger expansion into multiple cities.
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5090
Views: 312358

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

KCPowercat wrote:The absence of sending out dash video of 801 crash makes me think the blame isn't as cut and dry as the vehicle crash last year.

Why does who's at fault have to play a part?

it's more likely someone filled out the right paperwork to get a copy. Wasn't it first made available by the media?
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 61
Views: 3889

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

The Denver Hyperloop is very interesting to me because its not really connecting 2-3 huge cities, it possible people are thinking the Front Range could turn into one huge mega region. Cheap Housing in Pueblo + a $10-20 Ticket into your office in Denver could be very enticing to a lot of people. I c...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 154
Views: 19904

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

This is why we need to ban parking minimums citywide.

We shouldn't be social engineering ourselves into more parking than a developer wants.
by flyingember
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3645
Views: 189860

Re: We need a new airport!!!

grovester wrote:There are just as many entities that WANT more elections as don't, to confuse issues and drive down turnout. It's part of the game and won't likely change.

Like having the mayoral election alone from other issues reduces turnout and makes petitions easier.
by flyingember
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 183
Views: 14342

Re: Bike Lanes

I'm glad something is getting done, but it's a shame to see them backing down from the original vision. Does anyone know if these will be buffered or not? it's not 100% buffered, but most of grand is. here are the design plans: https://data.kcmo.org/Transportation/Final-Bike-KC-4-3-16/6phz-6gj8 I c...

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