We need a new airport!!!

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by chaglang » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 pm

It’s at 79% with 50% reporting south of the river. Happy KCI Liberation Day, everyone.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by shinatoo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:55 pm

So,....much ado about nothing.
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by shinatoo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:59 pm

So what's the timeline? 4 years?
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:05 pm

2021 opening according to Edgemoor.

I predicted 61% and thought I was being a bit optimistic....wow.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by chaglang » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:15 pm

77/22 with 97% reporting south of the river. Time to change the name of this thread.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by Riverite » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm

85% reporting with 85% yes!!!

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by Riverite » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm

Sorry 75%. Yes

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:25 pm

wow memory lane going back to the first page of this thread....I was admittedly against a new terminal...but that was 13 years ago.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by cityscape » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:51 pm

About time. I hope this sends a strong message to CFRG. This city is ready to move forward.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:53 pm

One of the next steps should be to move the airport to a regional authority.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:00 pm

Hopefully we can get the business and civic community in KC united behind other big projects in the future. Cough Public Transit Cough

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by Highlander » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:18 pm

Great to hear that the new terminal is passing in a landslide.

I felt that once the stumbling block of how these projects are funded was successfully sold and understood, the project would pass much more easily which it has. Albeit, I was still somewhat concerned.

But it's also great that it was a wide margin. A no vote could have resulted in costly and ineffective renovations that would have delayed the entire discussion by a decade or more and a close vote might have led to an eventual CFRG challenge - Hopefully they will now shut the hell up for a while (although I doubt it).

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by KCFan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 pm

How would you like to be the guy from Leawood that gave CRFG $66,000 of their $68,000? Then you lose the issue 25% to 75%?

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by FangKC » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:14 am

I must admit I'm surprised that it passed by such a larger majority. I was worried it would fail, and nothing would happen for another 20 years.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 am

I'm so happy this passed and even happier it passed with a majority that will end debate on this forever.

Congratulations to any of you involved or volunteering. Well done.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by shinatoo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:06 am

KCPowercat wrote:wow memory lane going back to the first page of this thread....I was admittedly against a new terminal...but that was 13 years ago.
Ditto.
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by shinatoo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:11 am

So who are the 500 people that voted yes on 2 and no on 3? And are there just 11,000 that vote no on everything, no matter what?
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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 am

shinatoo wrote:So who are the 500 people that voted yes on 2 and no on 3? And are there just 11,000 that vote no on everything, no matter what?
Some people are just contrarian. That said...

We know 1 in 4 didn’t want a new terminal
We know some percentage wanted to keep park land deemed unuseful

But we can’t say the same people voted no for all three. It’s also possible that yes for airport was more likely to be ok with keeping the land as parks.

the election boards would need to release closer to raw data to the public to know what happened there

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by earthling » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 am

FangKC wrote:I must admit I'm surprised that it passed by such a larger majority. I was worried it would fail, and nothing would happen for another 20 years.
I was too based on conversations with people I've run across in Midtown and South KC. Some have since changed their mind and ended up voting for it. Great news for KC's future. KC was on a path to become OKC and Omaha if not approved.

BTW, radio stations were really pushing listeners to vote, like 98.9 reviving 'Rock the Vote' from the 90s.

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Re: We need a new airport!!!

Post by grovester » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:32 am

shinatoo wrote:So who are the 500 people that voted yes on 2 and no on 3? And are there just 11,000 that vote no on everything, no matter what?
I heard one of the properties was home of Stone Lion Puppets who will have to relocate. Sentiment.

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