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by kas1
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 123301

Re: COVID19

Testing volume had been declining in the US but it bounced back up again last week. Part of this is because of Texas having highly incomplete reporting during the storm, which of course caused the number of reported cases to fall faster than it should have. When testing volume is irregular it's bett...
by kas1
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: 29 Belleview Town Homes

chaglang wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:36 am
So a zero lot line house seems to be the only way you can satisfy the KCMO requirement that adjoining buildings be on separate lots
This doesn't appear to be correct.

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(I don't know anything about trash pickup specifically.)
by kas1
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: 29 Belleview Town Homes

Zero lot line houses aren't unique to Kansas City. As far as I understand it, the purpose is just to make the side yards more functional by shifting the house to the side of the lot. KCMO allows zero lot line houses in every residential zone but townhouses are not allowed in the lower density ones. ...
by kas1
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: 29 Belleview Town Homes

Townhouses and zero lot line houses are not the same thing. A zero lot line house is defined as a house that has exactly one side yard. KCMO allows for both zero lot line houses and townhouses. Though for some reason there is a limit of 9 attached townhouses.
by kas1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 123301

Re: COVID19

by kas1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 123301

Re: COVID19

by kas1
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3899

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Maybe I missed something along the way, but I’d like to know what you all think the solution to the over gentrification of the cores of cities actually is? If inclusionary zoning is bad, then by what alternative mechanism do we ensure there will still be a place for low income people in our downtow...
by kas1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2529
Views: 287221

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

Right. The point I was trying to make was just that they were already said to be interested in the name and so they are probably the ones who registered it. I randomly came across something recently saying that the idea had been pitched to the players and was received positively.
by kas1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2529
Views: 287221

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

The women's soccer team that's coming to Kansas City was said to be changing its name to the Monarchs. Cant find any official source from a brief search.
by kas1
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 736
Views: 160314

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

This development site is massive. They can fit 300+ units on it in a standard six-story wood-frame building. It makes no sense to build a far more expensive tower.
by kas1
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

You're talking about a neighborhood that just shot down a very modestly scaled mixed-use development because they wanted more parking. Revitalized or not, that's not the type of neighborhood that should exist 10 blocks from the middle of downtown. In a healthy city, development expands outward from ...
by kas1
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

What does this give you except a connection of the north Westside to Crossroads for the elites? Removing all the scars from highways and railroads should be one of the city's top priorities when it comes to revitalizing the entire downtown area, including all of the adjacent neighborhoods. Those th...
by kas1
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

I'd assume that I-70 wouldn't be able to accommodate all the traffic from I-35 without major expansion throughout the stretch of shared roadway. What's the argument against routing I-35 along the edge of the West Bottoms? I know that idea has been around for a while. I'd do that and connect it direc...
by kas1
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 80
Views: 7090

Re: Bridging Park & Market

True. Park and rides are successful if parking is actually constrained. In KC it is not. But constrained enough that people used the River Market as a park & ride until the city put two hour limits on the parking spaces. That shows a demand. IIRC, the issue was that some workers were using the park...
by kas1
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 80
Views: 7090

Re: Bridging Park & Market

When I think of encouraging people to use transit, what I have in mind is not having people drive 90% of the way to their destination and then forcing them to wait up to 15 minutes to take a transit line that will meander in the general direction of their destination. You're probably doubling people...
by kas1
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 31
Views: 10399

Re: The Future

I don't believe people are not joining due to onerous application processes. I think you're overestimating how much people care about joining forums they have no existing ties to. Back when a Twitter account was necessary for activation I just didn't bother with it because I didn't have a Twitter a...
by kas1
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 305
Views: 54560

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Building height is sort of a red herring when it comes to density. Taller buildings usually have lesser lot coverage (at least for the tower portion) so they end up being only a little bit denser than buildings of modest height that occupy the entire lot without any setbacks. This building itself is...
by kas1
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza Flats
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: West Plaza Flats

West Plaza Flats is a co-housing and affordable housing project near the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City currently in progress. It will provide rooms for 350 persons in a cohousing environment. On the North end of the project will be a commercial space that will also incorporate some of the ...
by kas1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 123301

Re: COVID19

People can make shitty arguments and shitty posts regardless of political ideology. Claiming to be a centrist isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card for bad posting. And frankly, having a stance of "Every single politician is exactly equally terrible and cannot be distinguished from each other" is much m...
by kas1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 901
Views: 123301

Re: COVID19

Until the middle of March there were sporting events all over the country every night of the week with more attendance than Trump's rally. Odds are that some transmission took place, but it seems unlikely that it would be enough to stand out in the statistics.