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by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 945
Views: 144511

Re: Three Light

Yes "normal" people ride the bus. Jfc. I think the average KC resident only goes by what they see at bus stops, and I don't see too many (zero) business casual, professional looking people waiting on the bus at any of those. Obviously "normal" people ride the bus, but we are talking about perceptio...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 429
Views: 70963

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I don't think anything can be considered "iconic" if it just looks different than other stuff in a city.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 24662

Re: Affordable Housing

Every other housing expense but the mortgage is going up, though. You just don't see it on your monthly bill (aside from taxes and insurance) because maintenance issues and renovations are spread out and sporadic and people don't even account for trips to Home Depot and other minor expenses. Or thei...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 150
Views: 24662

Re: Affordable Housing

There is some wisdom to helping some Section 8 clients purchase houses. With rents climbing quickly, a mortgage is often cheaper than paying rent. If it's a fixed, 30-year-mortgage, that keeps the residents' monthly payments fairly stable. Homeownership is far less stable than renting. Your rent is...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 12765

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

After reading the background I have no issues with what the county did. It's on the ones who set the dates to lower rates now to assist taxpayers. Will any of them do it? Lol Even when they do that, though, it's not really going to help much for the people whose property value went up 300% (or 490%...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 58
Views: 6331

Re: Tracks 215 Project

Let me rephrase: We should be seeking a much lower parking ratio than 1:1 within a 5 minute walk of the streetcar line.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 58
Views: 6331

Re: Tracks 215 Project

It has two stops within a five-minute walk.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 58
Views: 6331

Re: Tracks 215 Project

I don't get how this is a reasonable request in the slightest. The 150 parking spaces already exist. There is no public benefit to putting them in a garage. Building parking for the new residential, again, has no public benefit. We should be seeking a much lower parking ratio than 1:1 along the stre...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu May 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 110
Views: 8619

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

I don't see how building a bunch of taxpayer-funded parking garages gets away from catering to the car culture. It makes things worse. If the city's going to be involved in parking, it should be coordinating shared parking for residential/office/retail and opening up every private parking space to b...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 62572

Re: Union Hill Development

I went in a few weeks ago to grab some dessert-to-go on a Saturday night at 8pm and no one was in there.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273843

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yeah, it's so weird that there would be more people downtown on weekends going to events rather than work. Doesn't make any sense. /s
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2729
Views: 365278

Re: Misc Crossroads News

This is just proving how much City Market is missing the boat by not having a Christkindlmarkt on December weekend evenings. Serve Christmas-themed cocktails in the shelter with garage doors. Do a Christmas light show on the Steamboat Museum building. They'd make a killing.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 412
Views: 56790

Re: Five Light

I'm not buying that at all. The tower is mid-block so that corner isn't underneath it. They would have to take out Jos A. Bank as well to reach the elevators.

The mid-block lobby will be two stories and not that small square footage-wise, I don't see the issue.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 153
Views: 21376

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

I didn't count them but there were at least 20.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 62572

Re: Union Hill Development

Seems like a good place for some food trucks that can move when it's icy.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 118
Views: 30928

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

Not that much better.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 118
Views: 30928

Re: The Gallerie - 27th & Gillham Apartments and Condos

They must be pretty high-end considering the new townhouses the same developer built at 27th & Campbell still haven't all sold for less than $300k.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5627
Views: 528081

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I'm not sure I really understand the logic here. If a developer comes in and makes a legitimate offer, I don't see how Commerce could think it's a better strategy to sit on the land in the hopes that maybe in 10 years the Royals might select their site for a new stadium if they decide to move and ev...
by TheBigChuckbowski
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple searching for second HQ--too!
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Re: Apple searching for second HQ--too!

Taking the KC economic border war nationwide!

First, they get insane incentives to locate the 2nd HQ. Then, every time they want to add jobs they'll play each HQ's city and state off of each other to see who will offer more incentives for the new jobs.
by TheBigChuckbowski
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!
Replies: 12
Views: 5334

Re: Buying a Condo in Downtown KC!

That "study" is bogus.