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by beautyfromashes
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 135
Views: 16642

Re: Affordable Housing

...but the richest county in the metro dumping its problems on KCMO, which is already home to most of the metro's poorest, is scandalous almost to the point of absurdity. Which makes some of the affordable housing initiatives and tenant groups kind of hard to understand. Why is there so much effort...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2213
Views: 283550

Re: Westport

They have removed the cover facade on the old Thriftway space at Main and Westport Rd. It’s interesting because behind was the original brick and arch rock entrance. It’s big enough it almost looks like a firehouse truck entrance. Does anyone know what was at that location originally?
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1720
Views: 151450

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Maybe Kansas City Area Tourism board should send these workers some kind of video to show that the place is urban, has a lot of great restaurants and has a really low cost of living. Ah, who am i kidding, they would probably mess that up and show videos of Zone Rosa, Town Center, PrairieFire and Le...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5567
Views: 505406

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Truman to 12th. Yes. No cars.
Replaced by grass like in Europe or pedestrian walking plaza?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5567
Views: 505406

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:00 pm
All that said, let's remove the cars from Main Street!
Are you talking removing the parking or auto traffic altogether? I’d be open to either, including on the Plaza extension. Just curious what you meant.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2213
Views: 283550

Re: Westport

It seems the battle between Westport Rd and SW Trafficway will never be resolved by limiting the latter even though that would be the ideal. What would happen traffic-wise if we closed Westport Rd altogether to the mess of that interchange. Do you think that west side part of Westport Rd would come ...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2213
Views: 283550

Re: Westport

I hate to say it, but it’d almost be better if Westport wasn’t connected to SW Trafficway at all. The buildings and businesses get more suburban-y the more you go in that direction. It makes it feel like more of a pass through than where to be. Not really sure how to fix it. I know the business owne...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 347
Views: 46213

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

Apparently, the Star Opinion board can’t do any actual journalism, saying there aren’t any tenants for this building so it shouldn’t receive incentives. Trust me, there are.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 356
Views: 79404

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

So, if this happens, I’ll have to listen to my suburbanite relatives explain how the stadium built/saved DT. :(
by beautyfromashes
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5057

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

If you don't like that, don't be a property owner or buy a less valuable property. Be a renter or better yet buy property that better suits your needs. “Hey, granny on a fixed income living in the same house your bought with your now deceased husband 50 years ago and raised your kids in: time to st...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 158
Views: 23578

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Mesob closing for the construction. No replacement location yet.
by beautyfromashes
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1720
Views: 151450

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article231799633.html For USDA researcher Andrew Crane-Droesch, a cross-country move from the nation’s capital to Kansas City is out of the question. Giving reasons: ...”Number four, I have a deal-breaking preference to live in a walkable city,” h...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 376
Views: 68017

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Was thinking more a breakfast restaurant like First Watch or Le Peep.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 376
Views: 68017

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

This is the right move. Now, they should remove the couches in the bar area and fill the space with small tables. It still would be move casual than I would like but it would be packed all the time. I thought they might convert the dining room to a breakfast space when I first went there at opening....
by beautyfromashes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 120
Views: 17449

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I thought this was a national monument now. Why should funding be an issue? I assumed it was being maintained by the federal parks service. It has gotten bad though. There is always standing water on the west stairs which will likely cause issues in the future.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 171
Views: 25412

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

chaglang wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 am
Congrats to 4th District councilman Eric Bunch! Haha, what a world.
What committee assignments should he get? Obviously, transportation would be right in his wheelhouse (perhaps as committee chair?), but I’d really like to see him in Planning & Zoning.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1638
Views: 147219

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Generally, think we are near the end of needing subsidizes in the DT area. I don't think we are close to ending TIF's/abatements. Rents aren't rising fast enough to keep up with construction cost. Increase supply will do that. Keep the incentives and prices will actually decrease. Generally, I’d li...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1638
Views: 147219

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

I think the council doesn’t have the stomach to heavily subsidize a large development with taxpayer funds like they did P&L. I’d say it would have been developed by now if they did. Of course, it’s probably best that it wait since a non-subsidized or less-subsidized structure is more likely as we co...
by beautyfromashes
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 171
Views: 25412

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I still don’t know how no one on this board ran against Shields! I’m disappointed in all of you.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5057

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Because that is the law? Yeah, but the school district has a small fraction of the number of students that it used to, they have more buildings than they can occupy and haven’t really proven to be efficient with the money they have. That is the basis for my “why?” It seems the payments to the distr...