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by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

Some of the smaller ones probably have difficulty financially supporting a police department, or don't have one at all. I think the counties' sheriff's office provides law enforcement in some. Raytown has been having financial and management problems. https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-governm...
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 214
Views: 46580

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

Sprint/T-Mobile: Merger will deliver 1,000 new jobs to OP campus Pending the close of their proposed $26.5 billion merger, T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp. announced the combined company will add five new customer experience centers throughout the U.S. Each center promises an average of 1,000 new j...
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51501

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Many of them were former banks, or some type of financial institution. I was told awhile back by an older guy who'd live in KC all his life that the Kempers bought up empty bank buildings, and demolished them to prevent any competitor banks from coming into downtown. Examples being the Columbia Nati...
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 479
Views: 87244

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

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Looking southeast from the top of the old City Hall building at 5th and Main.
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 479
Views: 87244

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Yikes!
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51501

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

That is upsetting for me to watch. That was a good building.

From the angle in the photo in the link below, it looks like one could have gotten two big apartments on each floor instead of the one I stated earlier.

https://pendergastkc.org/collection/91 ... ding/49996
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

This has implications for Kansas City as well. A successful merger in St. Louis might eventually lead to some future city mergers here. Probably not Jackson County as a whole with KCMO, but there may come a day when it makes sense for some municipalities like Gladstone, Birmingham, Randolph, Raytown...
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 405
Views: 51501

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

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The Gloyd Building would have been a good building to convert into lofts--one big apartment per floor.
by FangKC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 48
Views: 16113

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

Report: Downtown nears 16,000 apartments — with more on the way ... According to the survey, Downtown had roughly 15,700 housing units in 2017, and the report projected hitting 17,000 in 2018. By 2020, it estimates that Downtown will have just less than 20,000 housing units. For comparison, Downtow...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 32529

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

Proposed Pedestrian/Bicycle Span to Downtown Riverfront Well-Received ... “Based on our feedback, running a separate pedestrian lane is a huge piece of the puzzle, not only for the streetcar but for riverfront development,” he said. ... In December, CityScene KC first reported that Port KC and the ...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2471
Views: 310582

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Orange Theory Fitness is opening soon in 1706 Baltimore. https://i.imgur.com/9X4uOlk.jpg Orangetheory Fitness Opening Soon in Crossroads Orangetheory Fitness, the Florida-based exercise chain, is opening its 11th franchise in Metro KC in the Crossroads’s space formerly occupied by The Sundry at 170...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 280
Views: 53841

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Looking NE at the new Pendleton ArtsBlock under construction. Photo taken from Park Avenue south of Independence Avenue. https://i.imgur.com/5Uazryh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YfvYl3h.jpg Looking SE at the west side of the structure. Photo taken on Park Avenue from north of Independence Avenue. https:/...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2696
Views: 265877

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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The new Loews Hotel tower seen from Hospital Hill.
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 149
Views: 30552

Re: Hospital Hill activity

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This is not the best photo, since I was shooting into the sun, and the window was dirty. The new Childrens Mercy Hospital tower is rising above the surrounding medical center buildings.
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1023
Views: 141744

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

And for more advice on where to settle down to live long and prosper, here are The 100 Happiest Cities in America . 4. Overland Park, KS Population: 188,966 Poor Mental Health Days: 2.7 Unemployment: 3.42% Income Inequality: 4.0 Median Household Income: $83,007.00 WalletHub Score: 63.86 Happy City S...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1023
Views: 141744

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

The 50 Cities in America Where People Live the Longest If you want to live a long and happy life, you probably know that you need a healthy diet and regular exercise. (If you’re really in the know, you know that you should adopt high-intensity exercise, specifically.) But you may be overlooking ano...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393519

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think the food hall concept would work here as well.
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 176842

Re: Politics

I think those living in The Empty Quarter would be the most insulted by these names.
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 524

St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

City, Meet County: St. Louis Weighs Historic Merge On Monday, the St. Louis think tank Better Together unveiled a formal proposal to combine the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in a new type of local government for Missouri: a metropolitan city. Governed by an elected “Metro Mayor” and a 33‑...
by FangKC
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11815

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Memorial before modifications that included the new entrance.

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https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0798164 ... 312!8i6656