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by kboish
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax
Replies: 1
Views: 46

1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax

This seems like pretty big news. The Council voted last week to put a 1/4 cent sales tax on the April ballot to support Fire Dept equip and operations. This came out of nowhere. Lots of interesting angles to this one. The Star had an OpEd on this one that hits most of the points. The Star feigns sur...
by kboish
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?
Replies: 77
Views: 9192

Re: Are downtown apartment occupancy rapidly trending down?

While i knew there was pent up demand, i have to admit it amazes me to see the demand stay strong after so much supply has come online. Especially in KC.
by kboish
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1040
Views: 120223

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super Bowl!
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 104756

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

But as far as whether or not a new DT stadium is an actual possibility- I’d say yes. Mainly because the new owner says as much. The last time it was a discussion I don’t think it was ever actually a possibility because the previous owner certainly didn’t care where the stadium was located, let alone...
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 104756

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

It’s definitely just marketing
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 104756

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Even East Loop would be better. Or we could call it “The Lots” as an homage to the historic parking lots that will be destroyed to make way for the development.

Plus it fits with a ball park being like a sandlot.
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77207

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I’d bet more people than you think would use the bridge to bike to the airport to take advantage of the outer road bicycle loop around the airport.
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 104756

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Agreed. EV seems to have the most stars aligned to moved forward.
by kboish
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 68
Views: 7435

Re: Four Light

I wonder how much of the possibility that Cordish is shifting away from apartments is due to difficulty in securing the incentives necessary to build the garages that come with apartments. As we've seen, hotels need much less parking. For those reasons, I wouldn't be surprised if 4-light was a upsca...
by kboish
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 68
Views: 7435

Re: Four Light

Could you share more? What was said about 4 light?
by kboish
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 612
Views: 102814

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I thought the incentive portion was already locked in and this only pertained to design. I could be wrong though
by kboish
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20817

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

I can also see WR owning/leasing a condo or two for their executives and/or visitors.
by kboish
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20817

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

This has a lot of promise. I really like that you can't tell its on a parking podium (at least in the current phase of designs). I hope that translates to the final product. I am still interested to see what the ground level looks like. BM seems to make pretty cool looking buildings from a distance,...
by kboish
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 184
Views: 29955

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

An effort to pass a JoCo tax for transit should include an information campaign on their future traffic projections effect on travel time and the cost to widen/maintain their current highway system to alleviate those travel times VS. the cost to invest in transit (rail and bus). I'm sure it will sho...
by kboish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2345
Views: 305360

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

Northpoint's 346 unit apartment project in Berkley Park is on CPC docket today.
by kboish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 402
Views: 62194

Re: Bike Lanes

https://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-city-councilwoman-loar-under-fire-over-comment-bike-plan-after-cyclists-death#stream/0 A well-known bicyclist around town was hit and killed by a car over the holidays. After a renewed call for the city to increase safety measures for bicyclists on city streets CM L...
by kboish
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 992
Views: 159549

Re: Three Light

I wouldn't get excited yet. Digging a deep hole for a parking garage is a very expensive thing to do. On top of that, I don't think there will be apartments on the second floor either. It seems odd that they say "6 Stories below grade". If anything, I expect that to be 6 floors beneath the main tow...
by kboish
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 992
Views: 159549

Re: Three Light

3 Light Residential Tower per a leading construction bid website. Status: Sub bids in and under advisement on Bid Package 1 ONLY - Plans in progress on balance of trades - To be released for bidding at later date - Excavation for Foundation start February 2020 Structural Information: 1 Building / 2...
by kboish
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2345
Views: 305360

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

I’ve been looking into townhomes/rowhouses to buy and the one thing I dislike about the typical new construction is that their layouts are so boring- just one huge open room with two bedrooms upstairs. My current house is the same square footage as most i look at and it is just so much more interest...