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by beautyfromashes
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3552

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Our republican and democrat congress people wrote letters of support for the most recent expansions and tried to help get us money. This includes Roy Blunt who sits on the Appropriations-Transport Sub Commitee and Committee on Transportation. That doesn’t seem like any big feat; every Congressperso...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3552

Re: Next Mayor 2019

So back to Steve Miller. What's the pitch? I received his flier in the mail but all it touts his is construction law experience and time on the highway commission. What are his ideas, his vision for the city? I haven't heard that and perhaps incorrectly my sense of him is that he represents the Car...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3552

Re: Next Mayor 2019

DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:54 pm
So here's my biggest question: Is anyone here supporting Steve Miller?
I think he’s a good candidate. All the others seem pretty much the same.
by beautyfromashes
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3552

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I think my biggest issues are pushing for the return of historic tax credits from the state, transportation funding at the federal level, successful navigation of the KCI redo, and job creation. I saw that Steve Miller had Tim Kaine at one of his events recently. He also has state MODOT experience. ...
by beautyfromashes
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 65
Views: 6769

Re: Affordable Housing

^ Yes, and the reason people haven’t been buying in this generation is because they carried huge college debt, mistakenly thinking that every dollar put into education would pay off no matter the degree or field. The Federal Reserve bank also artificially kept interest rates low, creating a disincen...
by beautyfromashes
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 65
Views: 6769

Re: Affordable Housing

Increasing the supply overall does decrease the price of all units as a whole IF it doesn’t also increase demand. In your scenario, decreased pricing for DT luxury units would likely pull in more middle class residents from the suburbs instead of rolling price increases back all the way to lower inc...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 65
Views: 6769

Re: Affordable Housing

^ Thanks for your thoughtful response. I agree with most all of it. The working class are those who will take the biggest hit, because the percentage increase in their cost of living is proportionally higher. The $100 or $200 increase in their housing cost will be devastating. Yet, we aren’t focusin...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hampton Inn (16th & Main)
Replies: 120
Views: 26141

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

Did we already know that a Dtarbucks was going in here? Can’t remember and saw the sign up today.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Sooooo.....How about that Strata design? Cool, huh??
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Yeah, I always mess up the terms. Financial district, whatever. Yeah, the Financial District that doesn’t have a single financial company...that I can think of. If someone wants to give me an approved list of neighborhood names, go. You guys are some pedantic motherfuckers. Doesn't UMB own like thr...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Do any construction companies in town even have the ability to build a high rise? What is the highest crane in town? I assume you’d need to bring in a crane that would attach to the exterior of the building and rise as the building goes up?
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

WoodDraw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Yeah, I always mess up the terms. Financial district, whatever.
Yeah, the Financial District that doesn’t have a single financial company...that I can think of.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

I get from your posts that you want a tower to change the skyline look of downtown or perhaps have it as a badge of honor that we are making progress rebuilding here. But, what will be a true sign of success and spur additional growth is more people, more vibrancy, walkability, activity and increase...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1971
Views: 248334

Re: Westport

It's also a solid idea to be open until 2:30 am. no. If you are a business interested in making money in Westport. If you have to stay open until 2:30 to make enough money, you’re not a very good businessperson and if you’re main clientele is wasted drunk guys and spurned gun toters wanting to shoo...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1971
Views: 248334

Re: Westport

alejandro46 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:23 am
It's also a solid idea to be open until 2:30 am.
no.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Actually build out East Village, then we can talk about a tower. Parking lots for days. Why can't we talk about both? It's not like there's only one developer downtown. Because it would take every developer in town working nonstop my entire lifetime to fill the number of parking lots we have downto...
by beautyfromashes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 284
Views: 28830

Re: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)

Actually build out East Village, then we can talk about a tower. Parking lots for days.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4969
Views: 431501

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^ I’d agree with this. We are showing weak leadership; from the aviation department to the council. The airlines have taken advantage of that, as would be expected. We’re not even hearing push back in the airlines cutting our budget 10%, even after getting an outside study saying the original quote ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4969
Views: 431501

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Can we increase the term of the bonds to generate more upfront funds to fulfill a better vision for the airport? I have a feeling KCI will be like the streetcar and generate many more funds than anticipated with rapid growth. Even with a longer term, if revenues beat projections, we could pay off ea...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4969
Views: 431501

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Part of it is that the city isn’t putting any money in. We thought we needed to frame it that way to win the election and get the support of the citizenry, but I think it’s hurting us now. The airlines have latched on to the narrative that they are paying for it all and have the say in what is built...