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by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 51065

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

look at the ground level, where the light from the signs is shining on the building. it is obviously light tan brick. that said, i have never understood the purpose of night-time renderings or real estate photographs. You generally don't find fancy outside lighting on affordable housing. It's all s...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 470
Views: 52588

Re: KC Bike share

From the Bike Walk KC newsletter- Announcing: Bike + Bus Program BikeWalkKC and RideKC have partnered to make your commute simpler and more affordable. Through the new Bike + Bus program, individuals who purchase a 31-day bus pass can now enjoy unlimited 60-minute bike share trips for no additional ...
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: PortKC launches new inland port development
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

You can transfer to a railroad at St. Louis to get to KC so why take a boat here?
by flyingember
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 51065

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I think it's just a really bad rendering and they always intended it to be light colored.

Ignore the brick, look at the people on the balconies. They're pitch black too.
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 9106

Re: 1800 Walnut

NOT RETAIL. Walkability, pedestrian oriented. NOT BLANK WALLS. if every block had three retail shops on it that would be more than 500 stores just in the crossroads. That’s not a very large percentage of the space either. You would quickly find that most storefronts would be empty most of the time....
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 51065

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

It doesn't seem to look anywhere near the early renderings, which looked slick with two tone charcoal-like dark facade - one of best looking projects downtown. It looks like this might turn into a bland light cinder block and a below avg project in terms of aesthetics. Suppose we should wait til co...
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 9106

Re: 1800 Walnut

You keep building stuff like that, and you're failing to build upon the characteristics that drew people to the neighborhood in the first place. What period are you talking about? It was an industrial district edged by single family homes Then it was an industrial district with lots of parking Then...
by flyingember
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54880

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Doesn’t even need to be literal walking distance. With the train coming and their history of free bus passes they could start to infill along Main rather easily. Buying that lot at 44th and put select offices and graduate studies in a new building there would be a smart move. It’s not uncommon you’l...
by flyingember
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 9106

Re: 1800 Walnut

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm
That doesn’t make any sense. Why would they not make one garage that goes both down to below grade and up for above grade portion?
Money. When we want more housing to be affordable this comes with trade offs.
by flyingember
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: American Royal complex at Village West
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: American Royal complex at Village West

Interesting that they all talk about moving to KCK but it looks like every event this year except BBQ is still downtown. It's hard to confirm locations for some events.

For all their bluster and demands they weren't remotely ready to leave.
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 46102

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

I'm all for downtown-ish baseball, but I'd prefer not have it a block from my house. NIMBY! Sigh. In this case I must admit it. I feel like the negative externalities of 20,000 people a block away 82 days a year would just be a little much. "But Wrigleyville!" Yeah, I dunno. It is admittedly a diff...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54880

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

chingon wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:40 pm
The City should just give them Theis Park.
Give after a citywide vote to remove it from the park system.
I would expect that would get a lot of pushback.
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 99
Views: 9106

Re: 1800 Walnut

There's something in city code I couldn't find again that requires street space be active but it's based on having a minimum amount already setup with retail.

Classic chicken-egg problem.

Otherwise the goal is to hide the garage and have a blank wall.
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 266
Views: 46102

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

smh wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm
I'm all for downtown-ish baseball, but I'd prefer not have it a block from my house.
NIMBY!
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 43091

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The 2013(?) master plan was clearly all about two things 1. infill 2. year-round At one point in the closer part of the zoo for indoor options you had the entrance building, the two Australian spaces with snakes, tropics, and the red barn. That's not enough to be a good cold weather value. People wo...
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350843

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 am

Justin also said an express kci to downtown bus would be beneficial
A second express bus to the Mission transit center would encourage JoCo bus usage.

Not everything should terminate downtown.
by flyingember
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 43091

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

Am not a fan of seeing wild animals penned/caged in so not really into zoos unless they are positioned as a research park that allows public access. Would like to see KC Zoo (or any for that matter) focus more on animal research, animal recovery and even saving a species but not add animals for the...
by flyingember
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54880

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

GRID wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:16 pm
I never quite understood the push to move the conservatory downtown.
The idea was to utilize existing downtown theaters for the school rather than need to build this kind of space.
by flyingember
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54880

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

I know you said highly financially successful, which I am not sure about for private, not-for-profit colleges. I do know that many colleges have only a few thousand students, even in the KC area. For example Avila has enrollment of 1,676, Benedictine has 2,249, Baker has 1,144 and William Jewell ha...
by flyingember
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city
Replies: 12
Views: 2067

Re: 95 Metcalf North Plan submitted to city

mgsports wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:07 pm
But Parking Garages not allowed in that part of Metcalf.
Yet.