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by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax

It's funny we're an anti-tax state with how many miles of road the state maintains.

If this doesn't pass a gas tax vote that also removes the bottom 20% miles of roads (by use) from the state system could be a good next try.
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Trees in KC (ongoing)
Replies: 18
Views: 5309

Re: Trees in KC (ongoing)

My neighborhood is full of old growth trees and they're not just street trees, they're basically uniform around the neighborhood.

We paid a premium for our lot to get the trees and park view. The same sized lot in a new subdivision would be half the price we paid.
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2546
Views: 228575

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Cindy Circo posted another view with the 11th floor going in from the upper angle

https://twitter.com/CindyCirco/status/1 ... 1862132736
by flyingember
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2297
Views: 274897

Re: Misc Crossroads News

^About half of downtown Consentinos is essentially prepped foods. The one in des Moines is essentially like a mall food court with a street taco/mexican station, sushi station, Chinese station, sandwich station, Italian station, tons of hot food by the pound, nice salad bar and an amazing dessert/b...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380213

Re: We need a new airport!!!

You can say what you want about the city and Edgemoor but they're not the only parties involved. This is a three-party project. The airlines are the end customer of this project and they've all done more terminal projects than any company has. If the airlines would have sat down with the council and...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380213

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Delayed openin (again),, increased cost (again), rendering of a non iconic building.....get excited KC! We chose...poorly. I have to admit, the decision is affecting my choice for mayor. The delays right now are caused by federal-level delays. You can't look at the city and blame them. Edgemoor has...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 35362

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

I don't envy them if this is something they are thinking about, just because the recent approvals of the GO bonds were not insignificant property tax increases, and sales taxes are already high, especially when factoring in various CIDs/etc. These does make proposing additional taxes of any kind an...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 152037

Re: Politics

We continue to obtain proof every single day that Hillary Clinton's statement about "deplorables" may have been politically-inadvisable, but it was (and is) 100% accurate. The thing I'm following is if the Republican claim that people grow more conservative with age. So far it's not clear that's th...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East Village Transit Center
Replies: 26
Views: 1907

Re: East Village Transit Center

For comparison, 53W53 in NYC is on a lot 10% smaller. It's 77 stories of apartments with ~2 per floor
by flyingember
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 145
Views: 25424

Re: Hospital Hill activity

The new research tower is growing quickly in a staggered fashion

The west end extension is up to the height of the top garage deck. The east end has reached a point two floors higher than that.
by flyingember
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Power & Light Apartments
Replies: 518
Views: 70167

Re: OFFICIAL - Power & Light Apartments

FangKC wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:03 pm
I think there are two or three retail bays in the new annex building.
it's on google street view. there's five street level entrances but one appears to be the leasing office and two might be a garage entrance

I'm leaning towards three spaces for retail without walking by to check
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown office vacancy
Replies: 95
Views: 14505

Re: Downtown office vacancy

A lot of the GSA is in One Pershing.
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380213

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Of course the to $1.9 billion cost increase wasn’t real The cost went from $1.4 to $1.6 billion And they added on financing costs of $300 million to bring it to $1.9 billion. So the project cost went up 15%, much less than the 42% implied. Basically it was confusing the total cost with the total cos...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380213

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Isn't the cost of new terminals spread across all tickets nationwide There were ~741 million domestic passengers across the US in 2017. Across 20 years this increase would be something like 25 cents per ticket. Replacing 20 terminals at 2 billion each, spread over 20 years is about $16 per ticket It...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 35362

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

I don't know that it would be advantageous to provide *free* busses to all of the suburbs. It's why I mentioned zones earlier. If the cost was free near to downtown and cheaper outside would be a step forward. ex. 12th and Prospect would be free, 12th and Van Brunt half price, downtown Independence,...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1123
Views: 101543

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

I imagine the KCK park will be sold before this is all over.
by flyingember
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4759
Views: 380213

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Federal projects are required to have much larger contingency padding in terms of numbers this year. The streetcar cost already went up to account for this. Tarriffs are creating a lot of uncertainty, so every supplier is probably raising costs. Remember, it's not just steel and wood. It's toilets, ...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2268
Views: 200814

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

How does a system that relies on painted lines operate in the winter?
by flyingember
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 247
Views: 35362

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

DIfferent ideas for free rides: A rider who takes 47 to Troost MAX to 12 to go downtown, they get the first and last leg free for using a high frequency, high speed route. So 21 wouldn't get this treatment but Main, Troost and Prospect would. If you stay within a route zone your ride is free. If KCM...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 357
Views: 58626

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

FangKC wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:02 am
"some"
That word is an understatement. Apparently Quality Hill emptied of rich people because of the smell.