Make Grand Grand

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by Eon Blue » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:57 am

Bike lane bid back: one bidder, too high again.

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Did I see Grand from 14th to 27th on the list of GOBond streets?

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:52 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Did I see Grand from 14th to 27th on the list of GOBond streets?
yes. unclear if it means anything more than repaving. the bike lanes went north of 14th.

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Re: Make Grand Great Again

Post by miz.jordan17 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:42 am

Recently saw a tweet asking for more trees planted along Grand. Does anyone have more information on this project?
https://twitter.com/KCDesignCenter/stat ... 0656135168

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by flyingember » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm

A few weeks back from twitter learned project is waiting on federal approval for some specific way to use the money

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:05 pm

flyingember wrote:A few weeks back from twitter learned project is waiting on federal approval for some specific way to use the money
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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:10 am

Recommended FY18-19 PIAC project:
Grand Boulevard from 5th Street to 27th Street #350300 $250,000
Bike Plan Complete Streets Implementation

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:04 pm

Wasn't there supposed to be water/sewer work happening on 18th right now? That was supposedly the delay of bike lanes on 18th....

So Dave is this funding on Grand already going to change up the bike lanes ?

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm

KCPowercat wrote:So Dave is this funding on Grand already going to change up the bike lanes ?
Yes. Most likely it will swap the parking and bike lanes so they would be protected.

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 pm

nice.

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Post by JBmidtown » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:44 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:So Dave is this funding on Grand already going to change up the bike lanes ?
Yes. Most likely it will swap the parking and bike lanes so they would be protected.
Why not just put up bollards on existing bike lanes? Only a drunk or completely psychotic idiot would drift into the bike lanes then. Oh wait...that is actually likely.

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by Critical_Mass » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:01 am

Bollards with existing configuration would block the curbside parking. Hence swapping the bike lane and parking with the reconfiguration.

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by JBmidtown » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:45 am

Critical_Mass wrote:Bollards with existing configuration would block the curbside parking. Hence swapping the bike lane and parking with the reconfiguration.
Haha oh yeah that too. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that.

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by scooterj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am

Anyone know what's going on in front of the NAIA building that apparently requires 2/3 of Grand to be blocked off?

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by flyingember » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 am

scooterj wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am
Anyone know what's going on in front of the NAIA building that apparently requires 2/3 of Grand to be blocked off?
bus stop work

https://twitter.com/downtownkc/status/1 ... 9832986629

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:21 pm

Yes, I know it's frustrating to see traffic control go up and no one working. In this case, the plans didn't show an underground garage under NAIA -- did any of YOU know that? -- so everything had to shift south. Working through the design change with the city and then the contractor will be in and out quickly since that stop isn't super complicated (no level boarding, no snow melt system).

Grand will see quite a bit of activity over the summer in preparation for Prospect MAX: NB and SB Grand at 12th, NB and SB Grand at 11th, EB 12th at Grand, and WB 11th at Grand. It'll look great by the fall!

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Re: Make Grand Grand

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:37 pm

The state didn't mention one in 1983, but they do mention a water main break involving a full sized basement
https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/84002568.pdf

Where would the entrance have been?

Regardless, it's a decent project and the end result will be worth it.

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