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by chingon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3386
Views: 159555

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I have never liked a single airport I have ever been in. When people talk about SFO or DIA or PDX being "nice", I'm as baffled as I am when talking to Trump supporters. I dislike airports just slightly less than riding in cars for more than about 5 hours. Otherwise I think they are really ...
by chingon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 715
Views: 43394

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

It's close the Broadway to I-35 interchange or nothing else matters. That said, the park is more used now than I can remember it being at any time in the last 15 years. I remain probably less convinced than the average board member that access to the park is a panacea, in the same way I'm a little l...
by chingon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1569
Views: 123072

Re: Westport

lock+load wrote:Would like to see St. Lukes vacate all of their property north of 43rd. Plenty of space for a huge garage where they just tore down the building no SE corner of 43rd & Wornall.


If memory serves, that "building" was mostly a parking garage...
by chingon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 715
Views: 43394

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Part of me just thinks the best solution to the Penn Valley Park conundrum is to just get rid of it. Everything but Memorial Hill.
by chingon
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 46
Views: 1850

Re: A vision for turning The Plaza mostly into a Euro residential village

The idea of making Nichols pedestrian is really great. Probably as close to having a plaza on the Plaza as is possible, and it handles very, very little auto traffic even when the Plaza is bustling. Probably hurts the bottom line in the short term though.
by chingon
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 11567

Re: Brookside

The old Brookside YMCA?
by chingon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 535
Views: 40570

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I'm not hyper critical of new buildings on vacant or underused land in KC because when I see new urban construction in fast growing, booming, trendy or coastal cities, from Portland to Brooklyn, 98% of it is every bit as uninspired, boring, tepid and soulless as this project, the Cornish towers, or ...
by chingon
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 248
Views: 24820

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

flyingember wrote:Remember, this isn't about funding education, this is about the perception this is a waste of money .


Um, that's not what this is about. It's about showing Ryan Silvey who runs shit.
by chingon
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1113
Views: 62186

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Question 1 seams like it wouldn't hold up against the TDD. Not sure what they are trying to accomplish. It seems like it's prima facie unconstitutional. What they are trying to accomplish is to create a mechanism to tie up the streetcar expansion vote in the courts, because they don't think they wi...
by chingon
Wed May 31, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 11567

Re: Brookside

Baccala
by chingon
Mon May 22, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 11567

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: 1113
Views: 62186

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: 1113
Views: 62186

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: 1113
Views: 62186

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: 44
Views: 3479

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: 3386
Views: 159555

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: 1113
Views: 62186

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: 248
Views: 24820

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: 3386
Views: 159555

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: 1113
Views: 62186

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

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