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by HalcyonKC
Thu May 03, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Property tax hike
Replies: 100
Views: 4913

Re: Property tax hike

Yes, there should be a cap on the amount of increase that the govt. entities can burden a taxpayer with, but that is a state level pursuit and it will take long time and effort to execute, if possible even then.  Time is short for these people. I don't think we want to start down that path. &n...
by HalcyonKC
Wed May 02, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: my photographic debut
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: my photographic debut

Critical_Mass wrote:
Baltimore garage near Hotel Phillips:

Image




Fire-Proof Hotel?  Was this a selling point back in the day? 
by HalcyonKC
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Turn the North Loop into a bigger living/working district?
Replies: 43
Views: 2609

Re: Turn the North Loop into a bigger living/working district?

Columbus, Ohio recently completed a project to relink two neighborhoods divided by the 670 loop in that city.  The project is referred to as the "High Street Cap." Google map image: http://local.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&z=19&ll=39.974232,-83.002983&spn=0.001825,0.003353 ...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiny Houses
Replies: 30
Views: 2241

Re: Tiny Houses

I just hope he's successful in his quest to destroy the Ring of Sauron.
by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: My home on 11th & Grand
Replies: 115
Views: 7774

Re: My home on 11th & Grand

Things I hate... 1. People begging for bus money almost every time I leave my building, although now they're starting to recognize me. Bus money my arse, you know they're just going to spend it on whatever addiction which resulted in their need to beg.  I cringe anytime I see someone give mone...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Home siding patch-up / installation
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Home siding patch-up / installation

There's a bulletin board at work I sometimes look to for these sorts of referrals.  I like it since it's not open to any old jake-legged, self-promoting member of the general public.  Anyway, "siding damaged by woodpecker" came up and this was a recommendation.  Unfortunately I can't ...
by HalcyonKC
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Outer Space Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 3186

Re: The Outer Space Thread

Here's a 50 light-year panorama of the Carina Nebula, recently released in observance of the Hubble telescope's 17th anniversary: http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2007/16/images/a/formats/xlarge_web.jpg The Carina Nebula is home to Eta Carinae, an uber-massive and highly unstable star which occupi...
by HalcyonKC
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: Why Commercial Construction Costs More
Replies: 21
Views: 3746

Re: Why Commercial Construction Costs More

That's great -- but commercial properties can be poorly built, too. Examples include the Amoco building in Chicago, which had to have its entire facade replaced, and that office building on the north side of the loop here. There's a thread someplace about it. Definitely agree, that's why I put the ...
by HalcyonKC
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: Why Commercial Construction Costs More
Replies: 21
Views: 3746

Re: Why Commercial Construction Costs More

In my mind this is (generally) another benefit to living in a loft--you're moving into a commercial structure which was originally built to withstand a much higher level of use and abuse than a stick-built tract home.  Who wants a 30 year mortgage on a 'twenty year structure'?
by HalcyonKC
Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Parkway
Replies: 28
Views: 5045

Re: Shoal Creek Parkway

"Building roads predevelopment" is almost an understatement.  I recall many years ago when I first moved to Kansas City, that I went on a drive up around the north loop of I-435.  I just wanted to see what was "up there."  I was surprised to discover mile after mile of farmland, with ...
by HalcyonKC
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Oak Proposal
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: North Oak Proposal

Anyone know if there's an online map of the 45 miles of planned parkways?
by HalcyonKC
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: What Part of Downtown Is This?
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: What Part of Downtown Is This?

In the upper left portion of the picture I can see the Kansas City Board of Trade (Second) building, which was at 8th & Wyandotte.  This picture appears to be facing northwest. Very interesting photo.  A good percentage of the buildings in the upper left quadrant are now gone, and replaced...

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