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by scooterj
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 279
Views: 11671

Re: COVID19

[...] Are testing rates still low in KC area... I have a local friend who is now nearly recovered after two weeks of experiencing the full run of symptoms. He developed his symptoms after multiple direct contacts with another person who did test positive. But despite showing all the symptoms and ha...
by scooterj
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5733
Views: 567578

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

The next Ridership Comparison graph is definitely going to be interesting.
by scooterj
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5733
Views: 567578

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I just saw that the streetcar is limiting riders to 50 per vehicle.

Does that mean 50 per section, or 50 per the whole thing? And what is the normal capacity? (Just curious.)
by scooterj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1092
Views: 148939

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I don't know if it has to do with the CoronaVirus... It might. I got a coronavirus-themed email the other day from Alaska Airlines offering select flights to Seattle [cough, cough] for $29 and Hawaii for $99. Also waiving change and cancellation fees. (Right now you couldn't pay me to fly to Seattl...
by scooterj
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)
Replies: 90
Views: 19804

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt House (900 Broadway)

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:32 pm
Tower crane going up today . When was the last non p&l tower crane in the loop?
(Not my pic, taken by a friend)...

Image
by scooterj
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Closing Streets for events/construction
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Closing Streets for events/construction

Perfect example was this past weekend when Cordish had Grand closed for what, 3 days, for the rodeo. I'm sure there were times it was needed, but every time I was around there on Friday and Saturday it was a ghost town apart from a handful of kids and 60-year-olds using the closed off street as a re...
by scooterj
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2824
Views: 404019

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I'd been worried about this building because I hadn't seen any progress in a long time. It was a great relief when I noticed the framing the other day.
by scooterj
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC: Oak Street West Development
Replies: 98
Views: 14616

Re: UMKC: Oak Street West Development

UMKC's Oak Place Apartments will soon be torn down. (Already.)

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/um ... apartments
by scooterj
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Photo scavenger hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Photo scavenger hunt

I work on a downtown photo scavenger hunt every September. Here's a few things we've had in the past... General rack-up-the-points items: * the national flags along Grand * the planetary stations along Baltimore * statues, sculptures, murals * license plates from different states * pictures taken fr...
by scooterj
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88321

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I don't know if I am looking at it correctly, but it looks like northbound 35 at the NW corner of the bluffs has the right lane as the through lane and the 6th St/Broadway exit on the left? If I'm looking at it right then technically that left lane is still the thru-lane, since in addition to the 6...
by scooterj
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 298
Views: 50721

Re: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)

herrfrank wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Note the odd building spelling and the Oxford comma.
Yes, I am noting use of it, as it always should be.
by scooterj
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 177
Views: 43148

Re: North Kansas City

Hawaiian Bros opened in the old Allen Chevrolet dealer at Armour/Burlington. The building has been completely renovated into multiple retail/office spaces. Did a nice job on the restaurant space in the large, former showroom at the front of the building along Armour. Have tried the Huli Huli and Ho...
by scooterj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3083
Views: 378638

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

I don’t know how long it’s been there since I haven’t been on I-35 after dark in a bit but the new Chiefs lighting on the west side of the hotel was a nice surprise on my drive home tonight. (Wasn’t able to get a pic due too… driving.)
by scooterj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5733
Views: 567578

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

(I know this is getting off-topic for Streetcar.) I don't remember if they did this for the Royals parade but there is a crew out right now setting up temporary No Parking signs along both sides of Main in the general area of the Federal Reserve. There is some roadwork in the area (which they hopefu...
by scooterj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

Re: The Future

Pricing looks fair.

>Patreon doesn't show an annual option.

I prefer monthly myself. I won't notice $5 a month being gone. Having $50-$60 disappear all at once after enough time has passed for me to forget all about it might annoy me.
by scooterj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

Re: The Future

As someone who maintains a few community web sites myself that I foot the bills for, I totally understand and would gladly become a patreon subscriber.
by scooterj
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5733
Views: 567578

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

grovester wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:12 pm
I took note that they mentioned killing the power to the overhead lines.
I didn't even think of that but I can totally see people being stupid enough to climb the poles.
by scooterj
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 719
Views: 124101

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Once Kauffman Center was built we lost the only spot we could have put a stadium that would have a striking skyline view.
by scooterj
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88321

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Also, it's surprising to me but I see a lot of folks walking down the median - far too many. Always wonder where one would be walking to/from along that stretch. It's residents of the Holiday apartments (the former motel on Harlem Rd). Many of them don't have cars, and bus service there is virtuall...
by scooterj
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 492
Views: 48202

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

This is definitely a lot more interesting looking than I was expecting.