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by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2443
Views: 193008

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I like the idea of a Bass pro Shop downtown. Would make a good addition for visitors. I can't picture where a building that big would fit The Bass Pro shop itself in Branson is quite small and would work in a downtown retail location. The problem would be having an area to display and service boats...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122113

Re: Politics

If you look at past politics from the 50's and 60's up to now there was always some partisanship and "win at all costs" attitudes during the elections but when it came time to legislation those in the middle usually came out the winners. Both parties had the left and right wings, the South...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 577
Views: 74590

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Two constructions cranes are up south of the current building and looks like they are moving dirt at a few other locations.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think

Son lives in the Des Moines area. The downtown area seems to be doing OK but the suburbs on the west side of that metro are booming.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Homogenization of KC

One has to remember the trails were originally started in Independence. And even before that close to Franklin MO.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KC CityState
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: KC CityState

Keep dreaming baby. Keep dreaming. Neither state would let it happen.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2443
Views: 193008

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

TheLastGentleman wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:
TheLastGentleman wrote:Giant pyramid.


Bass pro shop as anchor tenant?

Yes, but it would also have a slab of the Titanic


That's down in Branson.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2443
Views: 193008

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I think this is going to be a nice hotel. It reminds me of something fancy in Vegas. I hope they plan to put colored flood lights on the outside. Vegas????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? It doesn't even come close. It's only 800 rooms. Need to be at least 4,000 roo...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1541
Views: 122113

Re: Politics

At one time Greitens dreams were to run for President. No matter the outcome of troubles now I would imagine those dreams are no longer.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Homogenization of KC

Also, no matter what people in STL think, KC is the real gateway to the west. Kind of like Rivendell in LoTR, KC is the edge of civilization. west of here, there is nothing of note till Denver, and Denver, SLC, etc. are just bright spots of civilization in an otherwise wild landscape. We could do s...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus
Replies: 159
Views: 16295

Re: Church of the Resurrection Downtown Campus

Fang, looking at that land, the church must have gotten that land cheap. I would think that land value for a ready to build large site would be too high for a small church, but maybe they slipped in and grabbed it while it was cheap. It could be worse, the Star could have land-banked the parking lo...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 2326

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Wondering. What are "the needs, wants and desires of the millennial generation renters"? Are they really that much different than previous generations of renters?
by aknowledgeableperson
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4315-4323 Belleview?
Replies: 22
Views: 2326

Re: 4315-4323 Belleview?

Fight. Fight.
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 5903

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I'd rather see Prospect be renamed - there's such a stigma with it (and Troost) being a dividing line, a name change would be a great opportunity to rebrand. And wasn't Prospect the epicenter of the '68 riots that happened around the time of King's murder? I really think Paseo makes the most sense ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 6912

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Convention services never sells BAP as an option for conventions to use....if it does they do a horrible job of selling it. Not sure about now but it was back in the day. The problems for convention use are many, one being trying to restrict access. Another being weather. The city has for decades t...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170001

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It’s going to be terrible for traffic in Midtown and I don’t trust that ‘experts’ have it figured out. No left turns on all of Main will be a mess for residents. How is someone going south on Main supposed to get to their home in Hyde Park or going North get to a home west of Main? You’re creating ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Gondolas!
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Gondolas!

A gondola from the downtown to the West Bottoms has been a pipedream for a few since the 70's when the named Kemper Arena first opened. Probably will be another 40 or more years before one gets constructed. Expanding bus service provides more flexibility at a much lower cost.
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NAIA Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: NAIA Tournament

The NBA use to have 7 or 8 rounds in its annual college draft. At the NAIA tournament one could usually see one, two, or even three players who would be drafted playing for one of the schools. So many people would take a week's worth of vacation to come and see the games. Of course many of the top s...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Will Save the Suburbs?
Replies: 120
Views: 15875

Re: What Will Save the Suburbs?

Interesting subject matter. Concerns NYC but this is a situation some of the board members have gone through in the past with moving from KC's core. m "Once you have decided it’s time to move out of the city, how do you figure out which suburb will suit you best? Click through the gallery above...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.
Replies: 96
Views: 4186

Re: Kc skyscraper drought about to max depression era droughttt.

A few of the older apartment complexes in the neighborhood have already been refurbished and updated. And as the complex grows more of the nearby housing stock will also be refurbished and updated. It will take time, afterall look at the urban core of KC and the time it has taken till now and still ...