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by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Zona Rosa hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: Zona Rosa hotel

never noticed it before but there's a sign on the west end of Zona Rosa about hotel land. this is to the west of the dillards An interesting place for one. Show on Google Maps where the hotel sign is located. do you think you're going to see a sign from 2012 in imagery from 2010-11? and based on wh...
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Cool 16mm Kodachrome reel of KC garage band "music video"
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Cool 16mm Kodachrome reel of KC garage band "music video

the youtube comments confirm it's Shawnee Mission East

the issue of Mad is mentioned to be June 1968

which would make it May 1968 at the soonest
and since school is in session, May 1968 at the latest
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 186754

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

I really doubt they underestimated anything. google already is in the business of establishing network connections to data centers they doubtless worked out the entire process as a basic schedule before they even showed up in KC even an established telco takes months to get service from the street w...
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 472271

Re: We need a new airport!!!

here's the argument to make with the drive to the gate group

where would you rather spend your time?
add 10 minutes getting to your gate
OR
add 30 minutes in layovers because all flights from KC require going through Chicago/Denver/Dallas/etc to get anywhere else?
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 323
Views: 63637

Re: Historic Old Northeast

I went through the NE about a week back.
I forgot how nice homes are a few blocks from nasty ones.

Of everything I saw I'm amazed the city hasn't fixed the fence at the old reservoir. people can get into it. that's a death waiting to happen.
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 472271

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Back on memorial day my wife and I went to Chicago their airport is so much easier to work with. we screamed through their single security line in 15 minutes and there must have been 400 people in line. the style was held up by the speed the workers could go at and nothing more KCI took just as long...
by flyingember
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Street Signs
Replies: 19
Views: 3402

Re: KCMO Street Signs

5th and Delaware 3rd and Wyandotte (I think) 2nd and Wyandotte Oak and Indep Ave and 4x of the Missouri Ave intersections in the rivermarket. Also, 6th and Main (the SB direction) had none previously reported with none 6th and Washington 8th and Pennslyvania (replaced already) 9th and Jefferson 9th ...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5567
Views: 505861

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Doug Stone, a Polsinelli Shughart PC lawyer representing the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District, said public bonds that will need to be issued to finance the construction of the line cannot be issued until the appeal period for a legal challenge to the TDD expires Apr...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Designing intersections without traffic control devices
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Designing intersections without traffic control devices

a plaza isn't a bad idea how would you reroute US 56 to do this? Ward Parkway all the way through from Brookside instead of only after Belleview/Roanoke. not a bad idea. how do you get it there? there's no four lane wide street with the right alignment. all the paths there are two lanes wide at som...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 186754

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

there's what looks like a large fiber bundle at 5th and Locust in the river market hanging from the pole.
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Street Signs
Replies: 19
Views: 3402

Re: KCMO Street Signs

found 8 intersections in the river market not just missing a street signs but missing both street signs. densest concentration I've seen yet. convenient the city is replacing all the signs over time, so they're making a lot of them anyways. given how many signs are missing the E/W downtown, now is t...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Raymart Neighborhood Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2586

Re: Raymart Neighborhood Market

I liked the quote about a grocery store not fitting into downtown interesting "That becomes the image of your community, rather than the neighborhood character and downtown feel that we've been trying to develop for a long time," Frank said. versus how downtown KC cheered when it got a grocery store...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 472271

Re: We need a new airport!!!

What seems to be forgotten is that it is the airlines that would be behind the effort to build a new airport or to keep the present one. It is the airlines that rent the gates and pay the landing fees. If the airlines would see their costs rise too much with a new airport I would think you would ha...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City optimism
Replies: 93
Views: 13088

Re: Kansas City optimism

there is some good consistency appearing in recent years

the same branding was used for the all star game and basketball tournaments as for everyday marketing.
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 472271

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Without the FAA money, it would seem simple short-term solution would be to close one terminal. If we have 2 terminals that are half full, why not close one and have 2 full terminals? It won't solve many issues for travelers, but seems like that would be cheaper for the tax payers. Then, down the r...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City optimism
Replies: 93
Views: 13088

Re: Kansas City optimism

but there is some genuine befuddlement as to why someone would take a vacation here, even among the most pro-KC residents. That this is the case escapes me given how many great tourist options we have World class art museums with the Nelson and Kemper and world class arts district (crossroads is on...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Joe Reardon not running for reelection
Replies: 24
Views: 3000

Re: Joe Reardon not running for reelection

It seems like KCK had two reasonable options just like KCMO did in 2011. Perhaps the new mayor should find something relevant to her experience to do for the city? It sounds like she did a good job in the Argentine area and it would be irresponsible to give up that experience. Maybe put her on some ...
by flyingember
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Designing intersections without traffic control devices
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Designing intersections without traffic control devices

a plaza isn't a bad idea how would you reroute US 56 to do this? I'm fine with that being an arterial, but all the interior streets of the Plaza do not need to be thru streets IMO. It sounds like you're ok with 47th not being a pedestrian plaza now. Because 47th St is an arterial street. It's been ...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Designing intersections without traffic control devices
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Designing intersections without traffic control devices

I found one of note, Broadway northbound between Ward Pkwy and 47th. Yeah, every time I drive through here, it seems, people go straight from both lanes. I looked on Google Streetview (the photo dates from 2011) and there is a very faded left-turn arrow visible on Broadway south of 47th, but I don'...
by flyingember
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Designing intersections without traffic control devices
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Designing intersections without traffic control devices

a plaza isn't a bad idea

how would you reroute US 56 to do this?