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by BigBill33
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

119th and 35 isn't any better!  All I'm saying is that there's no real long range planning when it comes to transportation issues.  Developers develop with the blessing of the city without any concern for infrastructure planning and when it comes time to open up the floodgates of the new b...
by BigBill33
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

drramos101 wrote:Geez. 6 lanes. Is there room for six lanes? I cant imagine how terrible Barry Road will be with more construction.  :shock:


I'm sure they won't properly design this new change and Barry Road will forever be fubar!
by BigBill33
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?
Replies: 150
Views: 7600

Re: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?

"Westport is not the best place - I find it somewhat dirty and at times unsafe." I sometimes think these statements can only come from someone who's never been to an old city and likes to hang around sterilized places like The Legends.  Westport is a decent spot with an eclectic mix of many th...
by BigBill33
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?
Replies: 150
Views: 7600

Re: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?

I wasn't comparing KC to Minneapolis , only that light rail didn't make MSP more vibrant in any way and that MSP isn't a 'big' city in the way that NYC/Chicago are.  STL has had light rail for a couple decades now and isn't any more vibrant than KC. Pre-1950, KC was light years ahead of Denver...
by BigBill33
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?
Replies: 150
Views: 7600

Re: If someone wants to live in a vibrant big city, should he/she move to KC?

I think KC compares closer to Denver to some degree, but needs more momentum downtown.  KC's City Market, Martini Corner, Westport, W39th, Plaza, Brookside, Hyde Park meets or exceeds anything in Denver's urban areas, it's just that Denver's downtown is quite a bit further along.  KC's downtown how...
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: MoDot adds more KC area projects to five year plan
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: MoDot adds more KC area projects to five year plan

I vaguely remember hearing about that from a co-worker when I first moved here from Denver.  That logic is nuts, but after living here for a few years, it doesn't surprise me!
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: MoDot adds more KC area projects to five year plan
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: MoDot adds more KC area projects to five year plan

How about overpasses on 71 Hwy to get rid of those stoplights. Why are there stoplights on MO-71 anyway?  Isn't it ironic that the best looking and organized highway (north of 75th street) is in the poorest neighborhood?  Is there any indication that the stretch between 75th street and I-...
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Johnson County Transit (The JO)
Replies: 325
Views: 30569

Re: Johnson County Transit (The JO)

I have to laugh at some of these comments to the recent op-ed article in the Star... m The system map for RTD in Denver includes Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Parker, and Boulder, all affluent neighborhoods!  I agree that the system also provides service to very poor neighborhoods, but...
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities
Replies: 548
Views: 53678

Re: Light Rail Systems And Routes In Other Cities

DaveKCMO wrote:Denver: RTD eyes bus, light-rail cuts



Interesting news!  I will have to inquire about this when I'm in Denver next week.  I have an insider at DRCOG! 
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

From north bound I-29 take the 152 Hwy exit (this is south of Barry Rd) and go 152 east to Green Hills Rd.  Exit at Green Hills road, go north over the highway and get back on 152 Hwy west, then exit at Ambassador, keep your place in line (there will be cars in front of you and behind you doin...
by BigBill33
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

Nice photo!  I like how there are no easy access routes in and out of this market center!
by BigBill33
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?
Replies: 91
Views: 17936

Re: ?What New Retail Does Downtown Need?

How about a Whole Foods in the Rivermarket area?
by BigBill33
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Grandview Triangle
Replies: 55
Views: 5344

Re: Grandview Triangle

bahua wrote:It still has left exits. FAIL.


Agreed! 

And why does the KC infrastructure have so many left exits?
by BigBill33
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

I live up here by all this so I'm in it practically every day. My opinion is no, it can't really handle it. On weekends it doesn't handle it hardly at all, let alone adding a bunch more retail. I'm all for the retail, but we need the infrastructure to service it, which just isn't happening. And I d...
by BigBill33
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

Geez. 6 lanes. Is there room for six lanes? I cant imagine how terrible Barry Road will be with more construction.  I believe there's room for 6 lanes west of I-29.  I analyzed the Cousins drawings for this center and I must say that this area is going to go from bad to worse in a hurry.&...
by BigBill33
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Denver Union Station
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Denver Union Station

There is no comparison,  KC's blows Denver's away in every aspect. I grew up in Denver and think that the Union Station rennovation project and transportation hub is an excellent transition, but Kansas City's Union Station is by far much nicer and more architecturally appealling.  I have ...
by BigBill33
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Staley Update
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Staley Update

I am amazed at the amount of land that high schools consume these days!  You could build an entire mixed-use neighborhood in that same amount of land. Is it really necessary for every school to an entire complement of sports facilities? Why not share some of that with other schools in the dist...
by BigBill33
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Tiffany Springs Market Center
Replies: 120
Views: 20602

Re: Tiffany Springs Market Center

Just what the northland needs, especially the area around I-29/Barry Road, is another area that looks like 119th and Metcalf!  I am generally for progress, which KC desparately needs, but at times refuses to acknowledge, but this project is only going to make this area a complete FUBAR mess!&nb...
by BigBill33
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 100922

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

KCK wrote:It is so funny reading all of the old posts. Everyone was certain this would fail.




True, but it's not set in stone yet, that KC will indeed have light rail in the near future.
by BigBill33
Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 100922

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

kucer wrote:According to a mailing I got last week, I believe it is only a paper napkin somewhere....





Is there a website or documentation of the exact plan?  That would truly help.