DaveKCMO wrote:GRID wrote:The streetcar needs to cross the river and run to downtown NKC, not to the casino.
NKC isn't interested, so that isn't go anywhere for the time being.
Bummer. I know they are looking at extending to Berkley Park. Hopefully they are doing that with keeping in mind a river crossing in the future. It doesn't make a lot of sense to extend it east of Heart of America Bridge much. Maybe put a stop on the west end of the park so the streetcar can easily cross the river rather heading to the industrial no man's land of the east bottoms.
If NKC doesn't want to be a part of it, KCMO could at least build a transit/pedestrian bridge to Harlem. Then the city would basically open up a whole new area to re-develop opposite the river from the River Market into a large mixed use district. If KCMO gets the streetcar that far, I'm sure NKC would want to see it extended. If not, keep in the city limits and take it up to Briarcliff with a stop at the Downtown Airport.