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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by kboish » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:06 am

flyingember wrote:
ldai_phs wrote: The article also mentions Commuter Rail. Would the site also be part of that?
The best answer at this point is maybe.
It is the planned terminus of Jackson County commuter rail...but, until funding is secured the answer is maybe. The nice thing is they are planning ahead for it.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by loftguy » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:34 am

FangKC wrote:ATA says pick of developer for River Market land signifies new role in economic development

http://www.kansascity.com/news/governme ... 64697.html

Administrators: Now that a developer is established, can this development be spun off into it's own thread?

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by pash » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:01 am

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by loftguy » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:29 am

Thanks.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by KCPowercat » Wed May 11, 2016 9:48 pm

Has it been known that the 10th & Main transit plaza would be turned into a pocket park when the ATA abandons it? I thought they were going to try and develop it,.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 68932.html

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Post by DaveKCMO » Wed May 11, 2016 10:39 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Has it been known that the 10th & Main transit plaza would be turned into a pocket park when the ATA abandons it? I thought they were going to try and develop it,.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 68932.html
privately, yes. we must do the kemper's bidding...

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Post by JBmidtown » Wed May 11, 2016 10:59 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Has it been known that the 10th & Main transit plaza would be turned into a pocket park when the ATA abandons it? I thought they were going to try and develop it,.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 68932.html
privately, yes. we must do the kemper's bidding...
what? I'd prefer we run them out of town with pitchforks. Herd them to St. Louis

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by KCPowercat » Thu May 12, 2016 7:51 am

Pocket park with that nice fountain will be a nice amenity. Add more fountains!

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu May 12, 2016 8:09 am

KCPowercat wrote:Pocket park with that nice fountain will be a nice amenity. Add more fountains!
only if they come up with a conservancy or something. parks doesn't need another thing to maintain (because it won't get done). ideally, this should be vertical.

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Post by KCPowercat » Thu May 12, 2016 8:34 am

That's a fair point. Kemper want it, maybe they can put an endowment behind it. It will definitely be maintained by parks though based on its location and who is interested in keeping it up... Just other parks will suffer

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by chingon » Thu May 12, 2016 10:20 am

KC has an enormous amount of parkland and access. I feel the same way about parks as I feel about roads, we should use and maintain the ones we have until we demonstrably need more.

Coincidentally, or not I guess, but certainly in contrast to the majority of sentiment on this board, I feel similarly about a 670 cap.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by mean » Thu May 12, 2016 10:49 am

The 670 cap is a cute idea which, perhaps by the time anything gets around to actually being done, it may have become necessary.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by smh » Thu May 12, 2016 11:30 am

I agree with Dave. Ideally, this parcel should be a mid-rise building with retail on each side. The site sits directly on the streetcar line--lots of TOD opportunity.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Thu May 12, 2016 11:38 am

Put a park on the building. It's not like this hasn't been done downtown already

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by FangKC » Thu May 12, 2016 1:08 pm

Look at current downtown park usage, and it is easy for any reasonable person to see that there is very little demand for the park space that exists now.

One option might be to develop the 10th & Main site in such a way where there are some retail spaces at the back edge of the parcel with a outdoor public plaza in front with tables, where patrons can sit outside and eat. Make the public plaza part of the retail property for them to manage, and keep the responsibility out of the parks department. If the parcel was combined with the 1034 Main property, a tower could eventually be placed atop that parking garage and have the entrance to the building be on part of the transit parcel.

Keep the retail building at one or two stories so as to not block the windows of the apartment building on the west side.

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:33 pm

"fixed route" service is now free for disabled passengers, which theoretically should save the agency money (paratransit trips are the most expensive of any transit trip, averaging $40-50 per trip): http://ht.ly/aU0U302J6Mk

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:15 pm

route numbers are getting a makeover starting in october to better reflect the type of service, fare structure, and area served: http://ridekc.org/blog/new-route-numbers

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by flyingember » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:16 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:route numbers are getting a makeover starting in october to better reflect the type of service, fare structure, and area served: http://ridekc.org/blog/new-route-numbers
For reference, this is the thread to use for this

http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20125

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

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Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Post by earthling » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:19 pm

Hopefully the KCMO voting systems won't be too slow as it was for the Primaries, causing long lines, potentially causing people to leave.

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