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by chingon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162615

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: 31
Views: 4744

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 ...
by chingon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Side Development
Replies: 31
Views: 4744

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: 31
Views: 4744

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: 5308
Views: 395845

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...
by chingon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5308
Views: 395845

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: 3491
Views: 303704

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: 15596

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: 21502

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.
by chingon
Sun May 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

Sounds kind of ambitious for the site and the demos. I’d probably at least check it out. Will it be like that awful Eat-a-ly place in Chicago, a place I feel pretty much sums up what half of Chicago has become.
by chingon
Sun May 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 283
Views: 27477

Re: Bike Lanes

JBmidtown wrote:I drove down Armour today and already saw 5 cars parked in the bike lanes. Because Kansas City just has to Kansas City.


Yeah, this happens no where else in America.
by chingon
Wed May 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 21206

Re: Six Light

Is the topic still the glass?
by chingon
Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 4828

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Also, we should stop naming streets after the full names of people. Street names should be one or two words max. If you want to use the full name, fine, just have a Martin Street, Luther Avenue and King Boulevard, rather than one lengthy street name. Co-sign. Full name streets are almost as lame as...
by chingon
Fri May 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 21206

Re: Six Light

this site has a LOOOONNNGG history of hosting some very plugged in people....glad you are joining us now. It also has a long, and I think endearing, history of being a little bitchy, and fairly thick skinned. The pearl-clutching, and oh, dear, what ever would your EMPLOYER! think of you saying “dic...
by chingon
Thu May 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 21206

Re: Six Light

KCPowercat wrote:
WSPanic wrote:
mean wrote:This is getting a bit dangerously close to doxing, and we've already had enough of that kind of drama around here lately.



Did I miss a recent doxing drama?


I was kind of wondering this as well but I figured my asking would lead to re-doxing


Pash was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
by chingon
Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 253
Views: 21206

Re: Six Light

Good God.
by chingon
Sat May 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 448
Views: 50205

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.

Apropos that the first image is of supposedly-beautiful Vancouver’s monotonous glass wall waterfront.
by chingon
Fri May 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 274
Views: 37629

Re: 50s/Main development

People should wear more cowboy hats. It’s basically the climate appropriate headwear for our environment in the summer.
by chingon
Fri May 04, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

The barely-influential Civic Council just hired a former Nashville Chamber guy: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/05/04/kc-civic-council-president-marc-hill.html The Nashville Chamber was a major voice of support for their transit plan. The Civic Council is a collection of swindling,...
by chingon
Fri May 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 661
Views: 72604

Re: Three Light

I still think people just can't get past the name. As stupid as that may sound. The name "Kansas" City just comes with too many stereotypes built in that are just extremely difficult to overcome. Oh, bullshit. Denver had an awful reputation as a smoggy, dusty, run-down shithole. Portland ...

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