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by shinatoo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 206624

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It's almost like we need immigrants to fill those jobs.
by shinatoo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 206624

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It's a long and complicated switchover. I'm not an economist so I don't know how this will play out, or how it has played out in similar scenarios, but it's going to be a bumpy ride. One thing to realize is that many times businesses use these kind of involuntary price increases as new permanent ba...
by shinatoo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 206624

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Most of our steel is imported from Canada anyway, something like three times as much as China. Mexico even imports more steel than China. There is a nail manufacture in Poplar Bluff that is laying off half it's crew because they import steel from Mexico and pricing is killing them. The steel industr...
by shinatoo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: East Bottoms: Former Ramada Conference / Howard Johnsons / Park Place

I don't think MCC offers any residential housing, do they? It's kind of a big step and investment to get into that side of the business. It seems the handful of community colleges that do offer housing are in more rural locations. Not a commuter school system like MCC. And if they did offer housing...
by shinatoo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 159
Views: 18230

Re: 1800 Walnut

How about the Streetcar TDD building a mega garage near a stop, or several garages near stops. It would serve all the people in the TDD and further the vision of why we have the streetcar to start with.
by shinatoo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 115
Views: 20998

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Glitz and Glory, really?
by shinatoo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1751
Views: 161651

Re: Politics

No laws were broken by these kis or there parents. It's not illegal to seek asylum. They came to the front door and knocked.
by shinatoo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Downtown Masterplan

moderne wrote:Think it would be harder to reinforce against a bomb in the contained space under a building(like a giant pipe bomb). Beside it some of the explosive force would dissipate in other directions.
I'm not a bomboligist.
by shinatoo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Tear down brand new apartments, got it. The trench is way skinnier than a stadium. New apartments? WTF are you talking about? The trench. Yes, it is skinner. That's why I said OVER the trench. The highway running under. Don't think that would be smart from a security standpoint. You wouldn't want s...
by shinatoo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Love it. If I was granted only one wish for DT it would be moving 35 off of SW Trafficway. Not my second wish but I would build a stadium (rolling roof), west of Bartle, over the highway trench, so it could be leveraged for convention space. City views would be great too. Tear down brand new apartm...
by shinatoo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Love it. If I was granted only one wish for DT it would be moving 35 off of SW Trafficway.

Not my second wish but I would build a stadium (rolling roof), west of Bartle, over the highway trench, so it could be leveraged for convention space. City views would be great too.
by shinatoo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 601
Views: 74783

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Went down there last nite. Very nice. The problem at the moment is it's not walkable to anything but a park. I know all that should change but I've been burnt enough by "future amenities" that I would have to let someone else be the pioneer. When I'm ready to go in five years I'm sure the story wil...
by shinatoo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 601
Views: 74783

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Went down there last nite. Very nice. The problem at the moment is it's not walkable to anything but a park. I know all that should change but I've been burnt enough by "future amenities" that I would have to let someone else be the pioneer. When I'm ready to go in five years I'm sure the story will...
by shinatoo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 129
Views: 19536

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

BRT to the airport. Call it the "KCI Flyer".
by shinatoo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

Re: Divide MO into two states?

All the state boundaries will change after CWII.
by shinatoo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 74
Views: 11926

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Plus training facilities for all four pool teams in one location.
by shinatoo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 74
Views: 11926

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Wouldn't they have to modify Arrowhead to fit a regulation field? Has to be 70 yards wide at minimum.
by shinatoo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 59084

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

TheLastGentleman wrote:When in the process did they scrap the 3rd shell? It would be cool to see the original plan executed
When the cost of the two shells hit 450 mi. The original budget was in the 375 range.
by shinatoo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 669
Views: 80640

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

So what's happening with Hale Arena now? Do the Fosch Brothers have an option on it?