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by flyingember
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 172
Views: 31818

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

beermestrength wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:54 am
I wonder if we will ever see a day when "Affordable" replaces "Luxury" downtown.
In about 15-20 years when all the recent construction ages.
by flyingember
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 174
Views: 50482

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

Stone Canyon Pizza closed in Zona Rosa and is moving to the new downtown Gladstone. Still operating in Parkville.
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: White Castle in here
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: White Castle in here

That's an article about Boulevard Brewing

You wanted this one that says a White Castle isn't coming
https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 34202.html
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 105
Views: 20771

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

shinatoo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am
Did the city build the Plaza garages or did the owners? If it was the owners then let them do what they want.
There's zero city built, owned or managed garages on the Plaza.
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station
Replies: 154
Views: 21185

Re: Washington Sq Park between Crown Center/Union Station

That newer idea is not the worse case scenario. If covers up a parking lot, expands the park and provides new office space with a great view of downtown with no building torn down for parking
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5567
Views: 505861

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

3. Bunching isn't efficient because riders take the first vehicle that shows up and leaves the next one less full (or even empty). I've seen people not get on and wait for the next train when it arrives full or just walk. We're talking like five or six times a year to pull them all out for an hour ...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 138
Views: 16934

Re: Affordable Housing

From a practical standpoint, people have a tough time separating the taxes and mortgage on a monthly basis. The total amount IS your monthly bill to your bank. Not paying their taxes in full each month isn't an option to keep the home. Renting isn't necessarily more expensive than buying. An adjusta...
by flyingember
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5567
Views: 505861

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Induced demand will mean four car service will be as full as three car has been. Going to need to start work on those steps sooner than later
by flyingember
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2217
Views: 284171

Re: Westport

WSPanic wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:43 pm

1) None of these buildings are going to be standing in 100 years.


3) Acting like you know what's going to happen in 100 years may make you feel better about your argument, but you're full of shit - you have no idea what's going to happen.
Hmmmm
by flyingember
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre
Replies: 105
Views: 20771

Re: OFFICIAL - 46 Penn Centre

I'm excited about this project, anything that adds housing and density is usually a win in my book, but damn, there is too much parking. The plaza is one area where we need in garage parking to be able to reduce on street parking. It's one of the only areas in town I have actually seen an effective...
by flyingember
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2445
Views: 256756

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Here's N. Oak BRT

https://www.kcata.org/transit-initiatives/north_oak

To save people time, here's the GDAP

http://kcmo.gov/planning/greater-downto ... plan-2018/
doc page 79, file page 40 has the map
by flyingember
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1723
Views: 152056

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

More ammo against the USDA move to KC. It clearly will be disruptive in the short term. Already is with many who already quit... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/01/these-usda-employees-face-stark-choice-move-kansas-city-or-be-fired/ This is exactly what they want to see. One goal ri...
by flyingember
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2828
Views: 306616

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

KCPowercat wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Those limestone panels are the worst.
Wait until they get some patina on them.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 291
Views: 48041

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Fares are the biggest obstacle for me riding the bus. And I mean that literally. I can't just walk on the bus because someone is always fumbling around trying to get their card to work or get the right change out. I would have to think it would shorten trip times too. If it takes just 7 seconds to ...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 50
Views: 4243

Re: Tracks 215 Project

It looks like they want to connect the garage direct to the bridge. That's a great idea.
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 291
Views: 48041

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

People said the same thing about vagrants on the streetcar. The solution is to make everyone get off at the turnaround point and get back on. Being a vagrant isn't an issue but if someone is being abusive or abusing the service by taking seats from others, this gives them a chance to force them off ...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 138
Views: 10356

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

cityscape wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 am
I cannot access the web cam anymore. Can anyone else see it?
They never meant for it to be public so it was put behind a login. Someone leaked the URL. They wanted it on a delay for security reasons and couldn't do that.

I asked on Twitter
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 356
Views: 79474

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

People will just complain about parking and traffic. I actually find it easier to park and exit out of a Cardinals or Twins game than it is at a Royals game. In St Louis, you can park easily over by 14th and Clarke and the Freeway ramp is right there. There are also lots of spots south of the stadi...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 291
Views: 48041

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

I for one look forward to Kansas City being the flag bearer for this. I think it will show a huge increase in ridership. When it does, hopefully, the feds will start funding fare replacement for cities nationwide. I think it will be the most effective way to get cars off the road. You're not thinki...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 5187

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

"crash the system" also refers to overloading a management process with more requests than they can process so they break some law by not processing them in time.