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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby flyingember » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:40 pm

I figure so-called undesirable businesses help provide for more affordable housing in an area. A unit that faces the entrance is going to be harder to sell as a high end unit. It may not make into low income housing, but the diversity of the city providing diverse housing options is a good thing.

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Postby WoodDraw » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:54 pm

flyingember wrote:I figure so-called undesirable businesses help provide for more affordable housing in an area. A unit that faces the entrance is going to be harder to sell as a high end unit. It may not make into low income housing, but the diversity of the city providing diverse housing options is a good thing.


Why can't we just have officers downtown? Other people can disagree with me, but I see no police presence downtown.

I'm not some let's do stop and frisk or be aggressive at all. But just having a single cop walk down busy Kansas City roads would help a lot. Everything now is private security and they have to follow their own rules.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby horizons82 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:22 am

JBmidtown wrote:WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!

Shit on what I’m asking if you want. But to me it’s like a casino, I’ve got no problem with them, and I’ll go to one if friends want to. But there’s no denying that they also have a heightened probability for attracting problems, like what happened here.

If the consensus is that the benefits outweigh the problems, great.
WoodDraw wrote:Why can't we just have officers downtown? Other people can disagree with me, but I see no police presence downtown.

I'm not some let's do stop and frisk or be aggressive at all. But just having a single cop walk down busy Kansas City roads would help a lot. Everything now is private security and they have to follow their own rules.


This seems like it’d keep everyone happy and safer. Outside of first Fridays I never see cops walking the streets.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby kboish » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:27 am

I don't see any problem with a diversity of businesses in our city and I don't see any more problems related to these kinds of businesses compared to other late night entertainment businesses.

Let's not sanitize everything downtown.

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Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:31 pm

The two strip clubs are the least of our problems.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:52 am

New liquor license for City Barrel Brewing Company at 1916 Main Grand (former office supply store that was threatened with demolition by the owner of The Cashew).

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:58 am

^Did you mean 1916 Grand?

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Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:15 am

earthling wrote:^Did you mean 1916 Grand?


Yes, fixed. Thanks!

For those who don't recall, the owner of the Cashew threatened to demolish this 1915 building to create more parking (despite the lightly used surface lot to the south and the shared lot across the street).

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Postby chaglang » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 am

Outstanding news. Great building, perfect location.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Riverite » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:18 am

But where will we prk???? Obviously the new business in the old cashew space has already closed and declared bankruptcy due to the rampant prking problem!

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby beautyfromashes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:19 am

I’m sure it’s been mentioned, but what is going on with the storage space on 18th St? It looks like there are barrier fences up on the parking lot.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby chaglang » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:31 am

^Are they using that parking lot for worker parking for the renovation of the City Bank?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:56 am

chaglang wrote:^Are they using that parking lot for worker parking for the renovation of the City Bank?


Correct.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby hartliss » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:00 am

Now we just need an extensive road diet along Grand from RVM to Crown Center, in conjunction with the bike lanes.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby horizons82 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:05 pm

hartliss wrote:Now we just need an extensive road diet along Grand from RVM to Crown Center, in conjunction with the bike lanes.


The road was cut down to 3 auto lanes through there? Are you meaning get rid of the on-street parking?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:49 pm

Yeah, we just got a road diet between River Market and Crossroads. The bike lane needs to be protected (not just buffered), then extended through Crown Center (which the Gillham Bike Lane study anticipates doing: http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/gillhambikestudy/).

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:44 pm

Big space

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby hartliss » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:44 am

horizons82 wrote:
hartliss wrote:Now we just need an extensive road diet along Grand from RVM to Crown Center, in conjunction with the bike lanes.


The road was cut down to 3 auto lanes through there? Are you meaning get rid of the on-street parking?


I guess it still feels like an expressway at times. Crossing at 17th by messenger coffee for exampe. Would be nice if mirroed Main St in terms of lanes, etc.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:13 pm

If the bike lane were at the curb and protected by parked cars, it would appear to be much less of a chasm. The current design was a baby step.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby KCPowercat » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:14 pm

So many curb cuts makes that design less desirable. Cars would always be queuing in the bike lane to see around park cars to get onto grand.


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