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by JLowe2018
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 680
Views: 93765

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I saw on Twitter the Mayor brought his utility bill because his driver's license had recently expired and he hadn't renewed it yet. This whole thing is being overblown and was simply a minor error on the part of volunteer poll-workers. Maybe Missouri just needs better training/vetting of poll-workers?
by JLowe2018
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 511
Views: 98401

Re: KC Bike share

The drop app usability is almost unbearable. It takes entirely too long to check out and in a bike or scooter. It's crazy fast at scanning the qr code though. A new (fully native) version is coming soon. I've seen a preview and it's a big improvement, completely rewritten. Any info on when will thi...
by JLowe2018
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)
Replies: 132
Views: 32199

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)

I was driving south on 169 today into town and could see the new crane sticking out above the skyline...really cool to continue to see our skyline getting more filled in!
by JLowe2018
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC: Oak Street West Development
Replies: 105
Views: 23754

Re: UMKC: Oak Street West Development

With the streetcar coming soon, UMKC is developing a new campus master plan that will be officially rolled out this fall. The first project to be announced is the demolition of "Oak Place Apartments" and a small retail/parking strip. The apartments didn't front the adjacent trail or new streetcar a...
by JLowe2018
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 9322

Re: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan

Speaking of neighborhoods with weird paths in/out, this hidden thing off of Staley Rd: It's barely evident anyone lives there from (what I perceive to be) the main entrance (Cypress) I wonder if in the future that is supposed to be the back entrance if Shoal Creek is built out to the north. Anyways...
by JLowe2018
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Flashcube (720 Main)
Replies: 216
Views: 56404

Re: OFFICIAL - Flashcube (720 Main)

The one room they showed was interesting. 2 bedrooms but 1 bath. Also kitchen & living room seemed small. I would think they would have been better off making that a 1br and rework the space. Also anyone who wants 2 br most likely wants 2 baths. I call 2 bedroom/1 bath apartments "roommate apartmen...
by JLowe2018
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 680
Views: 142271

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

When I rode on the MAX past this building yesterday there was a large bonfire burning in front of the building right next to the sidewalk. A few (very sketchy/unprofessional looking) workers were standing next to it and their rundown pickup truck they had driven up onto the curb; I'm assuming these ...
by JLowe2018
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2709
Views: 363489

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The extension track is marked in the parcel viewer if you haven't looked in a while I looked on the Kansas City Parcel Viewer and could not find what you're referring to. Where is this on there or are you referring to something else? Zoom into Main Street next to Union Station. You should see solid...
by JLowe2018
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2709
Views: 363489

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

flyingember wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:50 pm
The extension track is marked in the parcel viewer if you haven't looked in a while
I looked on the Kansas City Parcel Viewer and could not find what you're referring to. Where is this on there or are you referring to something else?
by JLowe2018
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 26918

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

According to this article ( https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-unanimously-votes-get-rid-bus-fares#stream/0 ) from KCUR... "Only buses that originate and return to Kansas City, Missouri, would be free." & "he [Josh Powers, who oversees transit services in Johnson County, Kansas] says John...
by JLowe2018
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2725
Views: 406550

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Arnold, the group doing the green development down the street proposed something larger - 212 apartments (40% affordable), 75K office space and 612 parking spaces with 90+ available for the public during the day. Seems like a much better, green option with more unit, more parking, more office - wou...
by JLowe2018
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 11451

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

Time to crack down and raise some serious cash for the city. I saw on their website that KCPD currently has multiple openings for Parking Control Officers, and the Chief is requesting funds to hire even more next year. So if anyone wants to suit up and get out there to crack down, then now's your c...
by JLowe2018
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 277
Views: 49274

Re: Companies moving downtown

Word is that W-R will go in at 14th & Baltimore, Southwest corner. I think it is one of the old convention hotel sites, they would demo the low rise building there. Height is 17 stories. That was one of the three locations that brokers speculated on a couple weeks ago for a $90M project. The other ...
by JLowe2018
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 613
Views: 134031

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

I'm visiting their pre-leasing office on Thursday to see what they'll have available for next summer, so I'll see what can be found out. Glad to hear about a "City Club 2" also! Hopefully it'll come together and have more affordable options because the leasing agent I reached out to said this proje...
by JLowe2018
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 681
Views: 79681

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Furthermore, I can't whitelist Drop because my bank does not allow whitelisting of individual groups/companies. This makes the Drop app functionally useless to me. They use Stripe for payment processing. Stripe is an American company. I find it curious that your bank refuses to whitelist a company ...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 852
Views: 140922

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

^Additionally, all of the views, opinions, and statements expressed by me on this site are my own and I do not speak for or represent NorthPoint as a formal representative in any capacity. I simply work for them in Business Analytics. This my personal account giving my personal accounts on things.
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 852
Views: 140922

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

As someone who works for the NorthPoint, expect me to be an advocate for them and our desire to better our community. Our project has yet to receive its final approvals for PortKC tax incentives and has not yet received any of its approvals from City Hall, so there is plenty of time to raise your co...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 613
Views: 134031

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

I'm visiting their pre-leasing office on Thursday to see what they'll have available for next summer, so I'll see what can be found out. Glad to hear about a "City Club 2" also! Hopefully it'll come together and have more affordable options because the leasing agent I reached out to said this projec...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 852
Views: 140922

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Also, won't the "street facing" component of this parcel be the hotel abutting the Grand viaduct (or whatever that road is called right there)? So there is still opportunity for the interaction with the public street to look nice. Unfortunately, from some site plans I've seen of the hotel*, it appe...
by JLowe2018
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 852
Views: 140922

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

The large lot on the west side is also due to the shared public parking arrangement with Bar K and PortKC mentioned in the article. And yes, this plan will be solely residential. Hopefully a good, granular and active ground floor will be achieved in the final design. Expect to see a more detailed de...