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by chingon
Mon May 22, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 109
Views: 9444

Re: Brookside

it's also much more walkable to amenities and services than our prior location (south hyde park) trying not to derail the conversation about BKS, but this statement is such a perfect example of how far Hyde Park, specifically, is from functioning as a truly desirable urban neighborhood. Without any...
by chingon
Fri May 19, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I just don't like the gerrymandering aspect of it. That's not what that word means. It would be gerrymandering if a city wide vote for a streetcar was set up in a way that there was a majority of yes votes in a majority of districts, and the district votes determined the outcome. It is not gerryman...
by chingon
Thu May 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

the number will never be high enough for some people. I'm one of them. In what respect? As in voters are lazy and need to get out and vote OR as in there is some problem with mail-in votes? In the respect that the more people who vote, the more likely it is to pass. Also, there is a problem with th...
by chingon
Thu May 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:the number will never be high enough for some people.


I'm one of them.
by chingon
Tue May 16, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 34
Views: 1942

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

The opposition to this project has fuck-all to do with bricks. It is 100% an objection to increased traffic, decreased parking, and the height of the building/how many people might live there.
by chingon
Fri May 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 140901

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Part of me thinks they should cancel the election as a big FU since no taxes would be needed, but I'd also like to see it pass with the infrastructure margins and put the do nothing crowd back in their hole for a while. The idea that the polling has shifted (or will shift) enough to pass between no...
by chingon
Fri May 12, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:If I sent someone the precinct list would you calculate this for me? #exhausted


I would. I don't know that it's particularly meaningful or helpful given the nature of the election (except as an ex-post-facto arguing point), but I could certainly do that, if you'd like.
by chingon
Fri May 12, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 177
Views: 21433

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Ask yourself who pushed the bill, how their relationship with Greitens is, and what might Greitens want to trade them in return for signing or allowing it.
by chingon
Fri May 12, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 140901

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Part of me thinks they should cancel the election as a big FU since no taxes would be needed, but I'd also like to see it pass with the infrastructure margins and put the do nothing crowd back in their hole for a while. The idea that the polling has shifted (or will shift) enough to pass between no...
by chingon
Thu May 11, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Does anyone know how many people voted in the last election within the expanded TDD bounds? you mean the april 4 municipal? i surprisingly do not have that information. KCEB charges for voter files. what question do you want to answer? ?? https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/4417/SOVC_OFFICIAL_4.17.pdf
by chingon
Thu May 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 140901

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Part of me thinks they should cancel the election as a big FU since no taxes would be needed, but I'd also like to see it pass with the infrastructure margins and put the do nothing crowd back in their hole for a while. The idea that the polling has shifted (or will shift) enough to pass between no...
by chingon
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: HopCat at Westport/Broadway
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: HopCat at Westport/Broadway

The beer list is way out of scale with historic Westport beer lists.
by chingon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: New goals for Kansas City

1. Re-Kesslerizing the Parks and BLVDs plan. Bike paths a la Trolley Track Trail down the middle of all BLVDs with medians, separated bike lanes on all others. Design standards for properties on BLVDs that prevent things like the north side of Gregory between Troost and Paseo. Traffic calming on BLV...
by chingon
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1036
Views: 52925

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I hope everyone realizes that now is a good time to channel all that disappointment and frustration into seeing this expansion passed. Actually, not "seeing it passed" but helping make it pass in concrete, real world ways. And I don't just mean voting for it. The options that remain to peo...
by chingon
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Redistricting KCMO council districts
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Redistricting KCMO council districts

"It's pretty hard to say what growth trends will continue almost 25 years out, which is how far away the census after next is." So the next census after 2020 is in 2042? What about the one in 2030? Anyway, the Northland may not compose three whole districts but will have two whole and par...
by chingon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Northland Population Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Northland Population Growth

What's the north/south population split now?
by chingon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Redistricting KCMO council districts
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Redistricting KCMO council districts

I've be surprised if the Northland gets the majority of 3 council districts in the next census, or if the east side doesn't at least have 2. I'd be even more surprised if there any charter change to the current make-up of the city council. It's pretty hard to say what growth trends will continue alm...
by chingon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 157
Views: 21241

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

flyingember wrote:So you're ok with a giant freeway project in that area? Access to that spot isn't very good today. It's why in the car era it's not redeveloping.


Access to that spot is excellent and nearly identical to Kauffman.
by chingon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: My wish list for the Northland
Replies: 25
Views: 2842

Re: My wish list for the Northland

My wishlist for the Northland is new-urbanist (throwback term alert!) infill development in the inner Northland, especially along North Oak and infill along corridors where leapfrog development has occurred, coupled with significant de-annexation. Start with everything southeast of Gracemor/WOF, and...
by chingon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 157
Views: 21241

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

The correct answer remains between Truman and 18th, from Paseo to 71.

Shut this thread down now.

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