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by flyingember
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 569
Views: 27729

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

apparently the nationwide rate is 4.2 crashes per million miles driven per capita drivers each drive about 12,000 miles per year If the average driver comes downtown to work and drives 10 miles round trip on downtown streets (50 miles per week) for all 28,000 jobs that's 1.4 million miles per day do...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 58
Views: 9160

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

shinatoo wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:36 pm
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:30 pm
There are lots of other improvements I'd like to see done before that anyways. The main one being a redo of the north lawn
Exactly. Always wanted that lawn to look like Versailles, the one in France, not Missouri.
City Park in Versailles, MO is fancier than the north lawn
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2375
Views: 287446

Re: Misc Crossroads News

It does look like the name is stupid obvious and you know what you're getting when you go there.

What does Affaire sell just based off the name?
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 395253

Re: We need a new airport!!!

We had a very nice, unique design, that was silently totally removed without any pushback. The garage overpowers the terminal at this point, which is true of many airports, but wanted better here. You assume there was no pushback No one cares about the airport front door. Everyone wants to get to a...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 99
Views: 9556

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Conversely, this feels like a building where adding new wings in glass could work really well. Purposefully highlight the difference in styles.
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2550
Views: 235737

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

It took around 10 years of talking with operators, banks, etc to come up with the financial arrangement for an 800 room hotel. They barely changed the design when the brand changed.

It was never going to be anything except what it is today after about 2016.
by flyingember
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4838
Views: 395253

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I wonder at what design % they're at. If we're going to close financially, it can't be too low. It's design-build so I would expect it to be less complete than you would expect. 100% will be only months before opening I'm certain the total electrical load is done, they know where the major conduit ...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 305
Views: 55769

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

ToDactivist wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:52 pm
chaglang wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:32 pm
taxi wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
I hear Whole Foods is sinking. Literally/physically.
How much?
unsure what you meant but in general the chain sux compared to its prior iteration. talk about screwing up a good thing....
It’s owned by Amazon now. They know exactly what they’re doing.
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 24595

Re: New transportation technologies

Not building a tunnel and putting in 50 miles of rail at grade would also cut costs and produce a far greater impact. Subways work where there's density to support the cost. Over 30 years a $3 billion subway needs to earn something like $125 million per year just to cover financing costs. There's no...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 24595

Re: New transportation technologies

Apparently in NYC the stations (which are big admittedly) were over half the cost.

The total cost with trains and finishing and stuff is still in the billions.
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 24595

Re: New transportation technologies

The 2nd Ave Subway tunneling in NYC was about $1 billion per mile. The three stations cost about $800 million each. But a 2 mile tunnel wouldn't reach the plaza 4.7 miles away NYC is notoriously expensive so maybe 75% that price? downtown to plaza with 5 stops? You're looking at about $6.5 billion f...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Proposition D: Raising the gas tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

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: 7067

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: 2550
Views: 235737

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: 2375
Views: 287446

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: 4838
Views: 395253

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: 4838
Views: 395253

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: 36972

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: 1751
Views: 162013

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: 2623

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