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by kboish
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Professional Building
Replies: 132
Views: 17878

Re: OFFICIAL: Professional Building

Are they trying to shed being public housing and go to market rate? Checking the thread it appears it opened in 2006. Would the low income tax credits expire after 15 years? I thought LIHTC requirements were 30 years, but perhaps not? I think 15 years is the minimum compliance period possible depen...
by kboish
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Professional Building
Replies: 132
Views: 17878

Re: OFFICIAL: Professional Building

Ive never had renters insurance
by kboish
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410658

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I would guess the design team already has plans for any residual amount of the contingency...like, station upgrades
by kboish
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 29 Belleview Town Homes
Replies: 18
Views: 688

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. Does anyone know what the original reas...
by kboish
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Economy
Replies: 76
Views: 12558

Re: Economy

I think you're right about that. What it also shows is that our economy (both locally and nationally) was already vastly under performing pre-pandemic for most americans.
by kboish
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Nashville?
Replies: 25
Views: 4083

Re: Nashville?

This is an interactive map of the TIF projects in Nashville. https://nashville.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=aab98ef9070148c7b7e57890d384e886 Based on some googling, it sounds like Nashville has the same concerns about overuse of TIFs, abatements, and other business incentives. How...
by kboish
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Earnings Tax
Replies: 329
Views: 23794

Re: Earnings Tax

Plus, the city takes a very small portion of your overall property tax bill.
E-tax and sales and use are much bigger shares of city revenue. This is especially true for the general fund as e-tax is wholly unrestricted
by kboish
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Earnings Tax
Replies: 329
Views: 23794

Re: Earnings Tax

The idea that a Northland neighborhood is subsidizing downtown is ridiculous. Town Pavilion paid $1.6 million in total property taxes last year with $250k going to the city. A 200,000 dollar house pays what in taxes per year? $3,00? it would take 530 Northland houses to offset just that one building...
by kboish
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 770
Views: 106446

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The glass on the control tower looks cheap.
by kboish
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3771

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Its not though. Thats a pernicious meme that won't die.
by kboish
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3771

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

His example of the Atlas 303 project being "disconnected from basic neighborhood amenities" is absurd. City Market just down the road? its a block and a half away.
by kboish
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 1033
Views: 250153

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The worst thing you could do for a public park is carve out a private space for nearby elites. What a late capitalism joke. "Uh, SIR, this is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Two Light Residents' Lounge On The Park, you'll need to go back out there to the commons if you don't have a key fob or wristband....
by kboish
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 143
Views: 32079

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:58 pm
A park-and-ride in the middle of city never made sense.
Exactly. In reality it was always just free parking
by kboish
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 182
Views: 52760

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

While I like this project overall, the drone pictures reveal how sterile it is. I can barely tell if its a real picture or a rendering. I actually don't agree. At street-level, there's reflection in the materials (which you can't see in the drone shots) and the frontage on McGee is pretty good (als...
by kboish
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 182
Views: 52760

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

While I like this project overall, the drone pictures reveal how sterile it is. I can barely tell if its a real picture or a rendering. So this is a great example of selection bias. You see a snapshot representing 30 seconds of a location and assume it represents the other 31.5 million seconds of t...
by kboish
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)
Replies: 182
Views: 52760

Re: OFFICIAL - The Gallerie (27th & Gillham)

While I like this project overall, the drone pictures reveal how sterile it is. I can barely tell if its a real picture or a rendering.
by kboish
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 198
Views: 44709

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

goodness. this section of midtown is soooooo empty.
by kboish
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 210
Views: 57221

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Agreed, the drone shots are very appreciated. Very nice to see those perspectives in the city.
by kboish
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Katz on Main
Replies: 37
Views: 2321

Re: Katz on Main

do it
by kboish
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2838
Views: 410658

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This ship has sailed.

And yes, curb running streetcar in this segment is a generational blunder to be sure.