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by chingon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 103
Views: 9302

Re: Uptown Shoppes

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:16 am
Wow, that article was terribly written. Staff cuts at the Star.
They mostly just tweet stuff now and call it good.
by chingon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Location, location, location = fail. This city simply cannot get it right. They keep throwing events at Swope Park and nothing is successful. Example: The Ethnic Fest should have 10 times more visitors than it gets. But who wants to park in a field and walk a mile through tall, chigger-infested gra...
by chingon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54497

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The City should just give them Theis Park. Don't see how that is a good idea. That is a great park and it is actually well-used. This forum is full of ideas to get rid of parks and make every corner of the city 'dense'. One thing I love about the city (and most visitors notice) is all the great 'op...
by chingon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 45815

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Also, Wrigley isn't exactly in the middle of downtown
Also wrigleyville is fucking horrible.
by chingon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54497

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The City should just give them Theis Park. Give after a citywide vote to remove it from the park system. I would expect that would get a lot of pushback. Yeah, I understand the reality. But it’s probably as likely as any of the rest of this pipe dream about UMKC becoming a big, important urban univ...
by chingon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54497

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

The City should just give them Theis Park.
by chingon
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis
Replies: 39
Views: 1484

Re: Interstate 70 KC to St Louis

Europeans breathe better than Americans do.
by chingon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

It’s very useful for south of the river neighborhood identification since it marks street boundaries perfectly Yuck. That’s antithetical to the idea of a neighborhood to me. A neighborhood is supposed to be nebulous, malleable, and subject to the whim of an ill-defined, possibly chimerical, popular...
by chingon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3646
Views: 329314

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

MidtownCat wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:13 am
I wouldn’t be too critical.
Um.
by chingon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?
Replies: 39
Views: 1614

Re: What route makes the most sense for a beginning Light Rail line in KC?

normalthings wrote:What steps are required to create something like STL’s Metrolink?
First you need a time machine...
by chingon
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 714
Views: 89802

Re: Troost developments

DaveKCMO wrote:People really don't like criticism of this bridge.
Did you call it a “honky-tube”?

Or just point out that it would make way more sense just to make the fucking street safe enough for children to cross?
by chingon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2233
Views: 186256

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

What an Urban Planner from Amsterdam has to say about our system and extension. Good. But the layout of the proposed route is madness. So many lanes of striped asphalt. Utter waste. Why not import some of the world's best practice and do center-running (grassy) transit lanes with floating transit s...
by chingon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 38
Views: 7166

Re: East Side Development

This committee should take their time and do it right. No one wants another Citadel or 18th & Vine Part 1. Between Prospect MAX and Smart City 2.0, there is already a lot of focus on that corridor in the near-term. I’m very excited about Prospect MAX. I know next to nothing about Smart City (1 or 2...
by chingon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 38
Views: 7166

Re: East Side Development

Thanks. I’m abroad and hadn’t seen that article. Not that I would have read something on the editorial page if I was in town. The Star’s new editorial board has taken a turn for the woke that I’m not interested in. Local muck racking and trolling of the Abouhalkah variety I could stomach, laugh at, ...
by chingon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 38
Views: 7166

Re: East Side Development

Does anyone know what’s going on with the east side development tax money?
by chingon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420706

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Unpopular Opinion: the grey streetcars are ugly. I really enjoy the lovely colors that the party car has been “painted” with. I wish we would have picked a livelier paibt schene fir our cars I wanted red, but was convinced to support the "timeless" scheme we have now. Put my firmly in the don’t car...
by chingon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5357
Views: 420706

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

shinatoo wrote:
beautyfromashes wrote:
ldai_phs wrote:Unpopular Opinion: the grey streetcars are ugly.
I’ve always been confused: Is it grey or gray?
Both are correct. Grey is more popular in the US, gray in the UK.


Switch spelling or countries and you’d be correct.
by chingon
Tue May 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3646
Views: 329314

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

let’s talk about what kind of glass they will use for the doors in the cooler section for about 50 pages while we’re at it
by chingon
Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?
Replies: 148
Views: 18187

Re: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?

mean wrote:I haven't, although I hear good things about Guerro. Do they actually have seating though?
Are you guys talking about Tacos el Guero, in the corner of wheeling? Or a different place?
by chingon
Tue May 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 140
Views: 24689

Re: Brookside

I don’t really care what they call it on the marketing lit. It’s infill in what I would call Blenheim. I’ll take it.