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by flyingember
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 156942

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

They needed to do businesses downtown too.

Many are in the same buildings as condos. Like the company i work for is below 7 floors of residential.

A single business in a big tower could provide the access and pay for most of the install cost for the other units with premium business service
by flyingember
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Centerpoint picked to redevelop Bannister Federal Complex
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Centerpoint picked to redevelop Bannister Federal Comple

they don't have a conflict of interest do they...

hopefully the contract has a performance requirement.
by flyingember
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 104536

Chastain and Light Rail

Chastain is back in the news... Quid Pro Quo. Nice. http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/2012/08/chastain-offers-light-rail-deal.html I still like the plan idea. I dislike the actual plan. What gets me is his lack of money skills. 2012: $2.5 billion plan with a 3/8-cent sales tax increase. 200...
by flyingember
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 159
Views: 19862

Re: New transportation technologies

Volker Dad wrote:Autonomous cars will change the shape of cities...probably for the better. I can't wait.
perhaps, but this isn't one of them
by flyingember
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection
Replies: 24
Views: 4483

Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Down the hill to 2nd and possibly 1st st?

A bridge over i-35 would be expensive but more direct.
Any closer to independence ave and they have a cliff to contend with
The long way around they might as well do sidewalks
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Where do you get your media news?
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Where do you get your media news?

BBC
CNN
Huffington Post
Star
KCTV
Liberty Tribune
STL Post
Twitter

with other sources mixed in on occasion
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCPD East Campus
Replies: 147
Views: 13737

Re: KCPD East Campus

shinatoo wrote:I read they were given between 125% and 150% of FMV.
and something like based on the high value of multiple appraisals
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5358
Views: 421855

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=6709&CISOBOX=1&REC=12 http://www.kchistory.org/cgi-bin/getimage.exe?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=6709&DMSCALE=62.50000&DMWIDTH=750&DMHEIGHT=956.25&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=%229th%20Street%22&REC=12&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0 three cable ...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 455
Views: 54842

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

glad to see Barney Allis is dead. it had a space problem before anything else. this is one of the few projects that I think is worth doing with as much help as can be given simply because of what it puts on the ground. it gives UMKC with the model to stop expanding into the neighborhood south of it ...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Traffic on I-35 vs I-29
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Traffic on I-35 vs I-29

the split north has lots of horrible spots. the Parvin exit and I-29 southbound ramp SB needs to be redesigned completely the parvin NB ramp has no speed up length at the top the antioch onramp and I-29 offramp need to be decoupled. antioch under I-29 needs to be redone brighton needs to be a full d...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350770

Re: We need a new airport!!!

How "obviously"? These are supposed to be renderings of the preliminary plan. If there's one thing I would expect them to show accurately, it's the approximate scale of the new terminal. There clearly is not much space in that design for much more than the 40-ish gates shown. Freak out if you want....
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2012 Downtown Housing Report
Replies: 108
Views: 12375

Re: 2012 Downtown Housing Report

Demosthenes wrote:$25,000 for a parking spot?!? Think of all the things you could do with 25 thousand bucks...
that's cheap if it's a garage spot.

The Kauffman center spots were twice that each.
by flyingember
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCPD East Campus
Replies: 147
Views: 13737

Re: KCPD East Campus

chaglang wrote:
They're cops. They're all armed. They shouldn't need more security features than an office building.
security against bombs. you know, like an IED

and that is the only reason for a big suburban building.
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 45
Views: 9588

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

small office space. like a insurance agent or similar

someone that the costco traffic doesn't matter
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: KCPD East Campus
Replies: 147
Views: 13737

Re: KCPD East Campus

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/kcpd-east-campus-development/Content?oid=2970344 Hmmm... I find the overall attitude towards the situation displayed in this article to be annoying. Why is half the conversation in this article race related? And also, who exactly thinks this will make the neighborhoo...
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Traffic on I-35 vs I-29
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Traffic on I-35 vs I-29

Clay County has 220K people vs Platte County has 86K. There's one major reason when looking downtown back and forth via each road US 169 provides an alternates straight there from I-29 with easy offramps onto it. If 169 is bad MO 9 is easy to get to from US 169. From N. Oak and Vivion it's easier to...
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Does KC need a marketing slogan?
Replies: 77
Views: 4647

Re: Does KC need a marketing slogan?

ugh. cliche plaza fountain photo.

there's far more going on at the plaza than that.
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: demographic changes in KC
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: demographic changes in KC

I just wish MARC had one for vacancy rates. probably hard to come up with

here's all the maps for the 2010 census

http://www.marc.org/gis/2010census.htm
by flyingember
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 352
Views: 53987

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

Indie smaller players don't have the ability to take on 200,000 square foot buildings, which is a significant portion of the WB landscape. individually, sure. but as a co-op things are different. I'm thinking startups, art groups, light workshops and the like. look at Bottoms Up Antiques as a model...