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Re: Westport

Postby mykn » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 pm

Midtownkid wrote:New, larger residential projects should be concentrated on Broadway, Main Street, and Linwood. Empty lots and post-WWII building sites should be prioritized first. Maybe provide incentives for replacing empty lots and surface parking with new buildings.

Any time a historic building is going to be demolished for a project, save the historic facade and incorporate it into the project. That should keep both sides happier. Seemed to work on the east coast.


It wont, they are gearing up to fight the new apartments going in on Main street right now, I know this for sure. They will fight anything that adds density and harms parking.

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Re: Westport

Postby mykn » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:07 pm

JBmidtown wrote:Midtown is fucked.


We're not fucked, but WE are not making ourselves heard. We need to organize.

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Re: Westport

Postby kcjak » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:31 pm

I agree. We need to show up to any public meetings and planning sessions, because the anti-anything people will show up in force. I don't expect to get everything I want, but neither should they and I think more than anything they need to understand there ARE people in the area who are for sensible development. I'll commit to showing up and making my voice heard and hope others will do the same.

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Re: Westport

Postby kboish » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:41 am

Does anyone know what happened with the Westport Vacation (which appears to have turned into a sidewalk vacation) at CPC this past week? Did they recommend approval?

Shields has introduced two ordinances that would vacate the sidewalks in Westport. They are on the agenda for PZE next week.

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=Bh55ovciIz15jpt6TZNuK8J5c6OCsDaPgVDroxjjj58AxaP%2ffobF4P7zAxMBesOZ

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=lf2QYlXczCldXjQG7jE042QC8bbGZgoD8oTy7OSSc7AGVDE%2fanGyDo2Z5MDl7Sk1

Also- Moderators may want to split out the Westport Vacation discussion to its own thread. Its tough to follow all of the conversations happening in these threads.

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:46 am

kboish wrote:Does anyone know what happened with the Westport Vacation (which appears to have turned into a sidewalk vacation) at CPC this past week? Did they recommend approval?

Shields has introduced two ordinances that would vacate the sidewalks in Westport. They are on the agenda for PZE next week.

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=Bh55ovciIz15jpt6TZNuK8J5c6OCsDaPgVDroxjjj58AxaP%2ffobF4P7zAxMBesOZ

http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=lf2QYlXczCldXjQG7jE042QC8bbGZgoD8oTy7OSSc7AGVDE%2fanGyDo2Z5MDl7Sk1

Also- Moderators may want to split out the Westport Vacation discussion to its own thread. Its tough to follow all of the conversations happening in these threads.


it's on the CPC agenda for 11/7.

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Re: Westport

Postby kboish » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:50 am

ah, ok. For some reason I thought it was discussed this week.

It is interesting that Shields already introduced this ordinance. I would think they would wait until CPC has discussed and given a recommendation. It reminds me of the moratorium ordinance that moved forward without usual CPC process.

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Re: Westport

Postby tower » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:04 am

What good does sidewalk vacation even do? I'm glad they aren't going for a full street vacation, but with a sidewalk vacation, whats to prevent me from riding a bike or driving a car straight past the checkpoints? (I assume jaywalking enforcement would keep me from walking past on the street)

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Re: Westport

Postby chaglang » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am

The idea is to barricade the street, which would force people onto the private sidewalks, where they could be wanded for guns. It's an absurdly transparent end run around state laws and very likely the Constitution. Sadly it's appeasement enough for some of the local urbanists who see giving away some ROW as opposed to all of the ROW as a good compromise, despite that in practice both can be used to screen out whoever the WRBL doesn't want entering Westport.

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Re: Westport

Postby JBmidtown » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:01 am

chaglang wrote:The idea is to barricade the street, which would force people onto the private sidewalks, where they could be wanded for guns. It's an absurdly transparent end run around state laws and very likely the Constitution. Sadly it's appeasement enough for some of the local urbanists who see giving away some ROW as opposed to all of the ROW as a good compromise, despite that in practice both can be used to screen out whoever the WRBL doesn't want entering Westport.


Ah look, a voice of reason!

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:25 am

the above ordinances won't be passed with an accelerated effective date, so they could be subject to referendum. here's how it works: http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/faq/f ... .aspx?id=3

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Re: Westport

Postby loftguy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:58 pm

No.

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Re: Westport

Postby chaglang » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:16 pm

loftguy wrote:No.

I strongly advise you write to your city council rep ASAP.

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Re: Westport

Postby Eon Blue » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:04 am

Just dusted off my email from August and updated it for the latest scheme. I wish it weren't so efficient to oppose bad ideas...


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