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by bchociej
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1338
Views: 150457

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Nearby the Gateway & Mission Bowl, City of Mission has ~$5MM of bond money ready to go to fix the final stretch of Rock Creek where significant chunks of property have been eroding into the creek. Unfortunately, Wendy's is playing hard to get on the minor easements required to do the repairs [1]. Af...
by bchociej
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 310
Views: 66438

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

We've got Sling TV on Fiber 500 and I must say that it's absolutely flawless in terms of being stutter-free and high quality video without excessive compression artifacts or anything.
by bchociej
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Re: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan

Speaking of neighborhoods with weird paths in/out, this hidden thing off of Staley Rd:

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It's barely evident anyone lives there from (what I perceive to be) the main entrance (Cypress):

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Bonus dead end sidewalk
by bchociej
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1101
Views: 170962

Re: Three Light

IMO BPV has virtually nothing of interest outside of sports events, and in that case it can get crowded and messy in a hurry. Nothing strongly against it outside of personal preference, but it's a void on the map from my perspective. On game day, I'd prefer to either be in the stadium or as far away...
by bchociej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Countryside joined the city of Mission via consolidation (as opposed to annex) in 2003. It still has quite a strong neighborhood identity, though. Yes, it is in Shawnee Mission school district. And yes, it has some quite nice houses.
by bchociej
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

FYI, nobody here is calling it the "Lamp Post" anything, or "Lo Jo" for that matter. All the councilmembers are just calling it "the Locale". The rest of the town, "the construction on Johnson Drive" :D Anyway, chatter at the Mission Ward IV meeting tonight about potential redevelopment of the Missi...
by bchociej
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

I've never understood why Mission didn't do more to develop their downtown with more residential, there's a lot of missed/wasted opportunity there now. Yeah, as a resident, I'd love nothing more than to see some density development here. The current mayor and a good chunk of the council are certain...
by bchociej
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Yeah interesting copy job here for sure, but I have certainly seen this project proceeding with a refreshing speed. Happy to see most of the construction fences come down recently.
by bchociej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 87
Views: 17055

Re: Bluhawk

TrolliKC wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:57 pm
and the sprawl keeps sprawling...
It's depressing. You know they're gonna drop another few billion dollars widening highways, only to wonder why traffic isn't getting any better.
by bchociej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: The Future

Thanks for the details, bahua. And happy to see the Patreon option. Heading over there now.
by bchociej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: The Future

Would you be interested in sharing numbers regarding bandwidth, traffic counts, database size, hosting costs, etc? Anyway, I'd agree that some kind of voluntary supporter model would be perfect. I personally am the opposite of scooterj: I'd take a slightly discounted annual option if it were availab...
by bchociej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1338
Views: 150457

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

According to the Shawnee Mission Post, Mission Mart has taken over the old Mission Bowl building and has indicated to the city that they intend to do something with it. They've taken steps to reduce the building's danger/nuisance factors. We shall see what comes of it. https://shawneemissionpost.com...
by bchociej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 79346

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Just saw this tweet from the mayor: https://twitter.com/MayorLucasKC/status/1217566667590578177 Mayor Quinton Lucas @MayorLucasKC BREAKING: @GovParsonMO just announced during his #MissouriSOTS that Missouri will rebuild the Buck O'Neil Bridge. This is great news for our community and for those who h...
by bchociej
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3025
Views: 356846

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:26 pm
If you think this is all about feeling happy while walking by buildings this discussion isn't worth having.

Successful cities don't build buildings like these. That isn't a coincidence.
Hear, hear.
by bchociej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1338
Views: 150457

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Concrete tilt-up has begun on the Cinergy building. Bar joist ceiling is going in. Cue shock and surprise on Nextdoor.
by bchociej
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 451
Views: 32124

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

The biggest sin here, IMO, is absolutely nothing interesting on the ground floor. We don't need to sterilize this block for pedestrians and passersby.
by bchociej
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 461
Views: 90196

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

FangKC wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:26 pm
It's amazing how much better a building looks just by improving the windows.
Cleaning and/or repointing brick is also one of those "oh dang" things for me.
by bchociej
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1338
Views: 150457

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Also, the city website's description of the project has been edited with quite a lot of detail added: Page last updated: December 11, 2019 Gateway (Roe and Johnson Drive) - The project includes nearly 570,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use development. Recently, site work has been done to prepare for construc...
by bchociej
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1338
Views: 150457

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Since my last post, lots of site activity mostly centered around flatwork. Plenty of concrete mixer trucks coming and going. And then a few days ago, Cinergy started going vertical. These photos are from yesterday. Today there are more cranes, concrete pumpers, etc and more structure going up: https...
by bchociej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2567
Views: 294953

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Also, adverse possession isn't possible against public property...