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by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 769
Views: 102659

Re: Troost developments

Troost Renaissance: Revitalization or Gentrification? Or Can It Be Both? https://www.inkansascity.com/innovators ... QxaG5_-Ukw
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50656

Re: New Broadway Bridge

At least there will be some nice new unobstructed driving views from it. The south end will still have to be very elevated like the current bridge and then the new ramps connecting to the freeway on the bluffs. I imagine there will be not pedestrian considerations? There MUST be pedestrian/bike acc...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 285963

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Specifically, I think it's Christ Community Church, which currently uses a smaller storefront next to the old Sundry space on Baltimore.
by DaveKCMO
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 285963

Re: Misc Crossroads News

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Hearing that OfficePort is selling to a church.
Confirmed.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50656

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Does that have any impact on obtaining funding for the streetcar extension? I assume the riverfront streetcar was not selected this round. Main street extension is seeking a different grant program (New Starts) and we're expecting the initial scoring very soon. We need a "medium" or above to advance.
by DaveKCMO
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 345
Views: 50656

Re: New Broadway Bridge

$25 million TIGER grant for the new O'Neil Bridge: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 27595.html

This is the region's third TIGER grant (regional bus investments and downtown streetcar were awarded previously).
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 41
Views: 3833

Re: Affordable Housing

‘There’s just not enough scooters’: KC councilman pursues tax for affordable housing: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article222604395.html One solution, offered Wednesday by Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, would boost Kansas Citians’ property tax rate to raise about $4 million per y...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 59
Views: 11054

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

Opus' mixed-use poised to trigger Westport Road redevelopment: http://www.metrowiremedia.com/news/opus ... evelopment
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building
Replies: 245
Views: 42679

Re: OFFICIAL - Corrigan Building

Phase 2 status:

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by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 109
Views: 22424

Re: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)

Scaffolding is coming down.
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58184

Re: KC Bike share

Collison has quite a bit more about e-bikeshare hitting KC, apparently not many cities have e-bikeshare... https://cityscenekc.com/shared-e-bikes-rolling-into-downtown-soon-kc-among-nations-first/ B-cycle is only piloting e-bikes in a few select cities. Motivate/Lyft -- the US' largest municipal bi...
by DaveKCMO
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: Forum is slow/unresponsive
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Forum is slow/unresponsive

It seems like we've discussed this before, but I'm unable to view content from before a certain date (I was trying to view the Law Building thread and it gives me error 500). Is that stuff just lost? Thx.
by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 285963

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I really loved Ron Rico, i hope they reopen somewhere else. Really? The place looks completely slap dash. Never been in because I'm not a big rum drinker. Was the food that good? Not surprising they've had landlord issues. The Surface family owns that stretch and is pretty dysfunctional when it com...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3585

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

I thought there was a separate tax/fee specifically for parking lots? Public pay lots. This one is private . Either way, that assessment is only $55 per space per year. Still not much when you're only going to pay $3 in property tax. Do we know who owned this lot before? DST? It's in their little w...
by DaveKCMO
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 48
Views: 3585

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

The parking lot where the hotel will be built is currently paying $52 annually in property taxes. WTF!?!? Not true. Their property taxes are $3 this year. The lot was assessed with a market value of $100 However, they're paying $1013.88 to the CID Note that they are exempt from paying into the stre...
by DaveKCMO
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2362
Views: 285963

Re: Misc Crossroads News

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:37 pm
How is Blvd Tavern doing? I feel like that place has no buzz, same with the Health Food place right by it
They have a dedicated following.

I'm surprised Ruins lasted as long as it did.
by DaveKCMO
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 557
Views: 26975

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

beautyfromashes wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:01 pm
If we do get free bus transportation in the future, will bicycle and e-bike be included? Scooter?
I doubt it.
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 557
Views: 26975

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Do we think prices will go down for the service? Would love to see it cheaper to grab a scooter than drive a car on short trips. At minimum you'll see them integrated into the Uber app, like the Jump bikes are in markets where they exist. It's called "mobility as a service" -- you pick the mode tha...
by DaveKCMO
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 557
Views: 26975

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Uber said to be negotiating a multibillion-dollar takeover of scooter-sharing startup https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/1/1812 ... ton-report
by DaveKCMO
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 481
Views: 58184

Re: KC Bike share

The proposal is to transfer the assets and contract with BWKC for operations and maintenance. Staff would not transfer.