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by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1115
Views: 62455

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:1,966 ballots received, as of today. i guess midtowners are just procrastinators, as witnessed by the last-minute rush of ballot applications.

What was the downtown election percent returned?
by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 171
Views: 20609

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

they may plan a drive-thru bank, but they won't get one. it's a special use permit for that zoning code (DX-15). they got the same chilly reception when a previous drive-thru plan was floated for that spot (and guess what? they ended up there anyway without a drive-thru). two of the most recent ban...
by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1588
Views: 61894

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Second time in a year. His last one was on the 2016 presidential election. One or two before that one (2012 or 2014?) was extremely poorly written and the city killed it, he sued and the state supreme court threw out everything except the tax on the ballot. He started actually working with the city ...
by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 103
Views: 9445

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

70 rooms, 7 floors. It's 10 rooms per floor.

Based on the windows, looks like there's five rooms on each side of a floor facing east and west.

It's clearly a 100% how to not spend money plan
by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1528
Views: 97612

Re: Union Station

shinatoo wrote:That would be a great location for a gondola.

Only if it's a stop between Crown Center and Penn Valley Park on it's way to the amazing parallel train route on Broadway
by flyingember
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3053
Views: 208536

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I would like to see a road diet where it has wider sidewalks so restaurants can setup outside seating and shops can have sidewalk sales but it's not closed to traffic.

right now it's so wide that a truck can park in the middle and block no one.
by flyingember
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 103
Views: 9445

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

I really hope that's a sacrificial design or the black and white and angle takes a cool front and makes it look bad.
by flyingember
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Market Square Townhomes- Independence Square
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

Re: Market Square Townhomes- Independence Square

That's not a bad description.

The materials look nice, the scale is off. The structure feels compressed
by flyingember
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 15
Views: 483

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: 864
Views: 74364

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: 864
Views: 74364

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: 2531

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: 10893

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: 864
Views: 74364

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: 864
Views: 74364

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: 6635

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: 3390
Views: 160182

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: 6635

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: 1925

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: 1925

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...

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