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by tower
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 530
Views: 61293

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

Because there's nothing between here and there. Pretty simple. Colorado is focused on their I-25 corridor and I-70 within the state. Doesn’t SW Chief go through KS to south CO? Why doesn’t it just go to Denver. Would at least double that routes traffic immediately. The Chief train skirts the SE cor...
by tower
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 57
Views: 6194

Re: Tracks 215 Project

The rendering seems to imply it. Was thinking would be cool if that walkway were extended along other future buildings along that street, sort of like High Line NYC, maybe not quite as elaborate. That's what I thought at first, but I'm pretty confident that it is just an optical illusion. The piece...
by tower
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 34641

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I thought so too, so I looked it up. I can't find anywhere that he was asked point blank about it. However, at a Star debate, Lucas gave Schulte an A- rating, same as Justus gave him. Grades for City Manager Troy Schulte. Justus initially said “B+” then bumped him up to an “A-,” saying he’d done a r...
by tower
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 34641

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

So, since Shields will almost certainly win 4th-at-large (based on primary results), is there any good reason to not just write in a candidate in protest? I don't really like Westfall, based on what I've read, and even if he got all of Strassle's votes, he would still lose by a 3-1 margin. I would ...
by tower
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 34641

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Well damn, looks like I'm voting for Westfall. Unfortunately, I don't really think he is any better than Shields.

Thanks for the info.
by tower
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 236
Views: 34641

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

So, since Shields will almost certainly win 4th-at-large (based on primary results), is there any good reason to not just write in a candidate in protest? I don't really like Westfall, based on what I've read, and even if he got all of Strassle's votes, he would still lose by a 3-1 margin. I would p...
by tower
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 143
Views: 33273

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

A county qualifies as an outlying county of a CBSA if it meets the following commuting requirements: (a) At least 25 percent of the workers living in the county work in the central county or counties of the CBSA; or (b) At least 25 percent of the employment in the county is accounted for by workers ...
by tower
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1702
Views: 125671

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

He's going about this all wrong. He needs to become a billionaire CEO of an electric car company first, and then people will listen to his crazy transportation proposals.
by tower
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 139
Views: 30067

Re: Broadway

Midtown Plaza is officially still alive, work starting within a week:

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... s_headline
by tower
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 43
Views: 4452

Re: Restoring Residential Density

I’m sure we could do 400k now with fewer rail lines as long as we make use of BRT, scooters/ebikes, and traditional bus. I don't think it's impossible, just way harder than you would think without a train. It's the labor costs of busses. I don't have the time to dig up the numbers but I'll try to s...
by tower
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: NYC Congestion Pricing
Replies: 0
Views: 573

NYC Congestion Pricing

New York passes congestion pricing for Manhattan south of 60th: https://ny.curbed.com/2019/4/1/18290323/nyc-traffic-congestion-pricing-state-budget. The policy seems really well thought out (but there is still plenty of time for it to be ruined). The tax credit for those making less than 60k basical...
by tower
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Union Hill Development
Replies: 355
Views: 62556

Re: Union Hill Development

^A road diet is already planned for all of Gillham. Looks like that area will have a cycletrack on the east and the street parking on the west will stay as it is. http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/gillhambikestudy/ (Chapter 9, page 3 of the final report)
by tower
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2246
Views: 301012

Re: Westport

^none, hopefully. something does need to go there, but I hate this design.
by tower
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Parking

The auto show is probably mostly attended by a suburban/rural crowd that doesn't go downtown much and doesn't know where to find parking. Having a shuttle mentioned in their ads probably provides reassurance to those folks and makes it more likely that they will attend. Hopefully when they get to th...
by tower
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273751

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^I feel like some of the information the streetcar authority put out was very pro outside-running, especially this matrix, which was one of the first things put out about the differences: http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MainStExt_PublicMtg2_BoardsMaps-8.pdf And it seems like dedica...
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 59
Views: 8517

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

Pulse Development seems to have gone silent/dead. They were supposed to have already built the Artisan apartments east of the Plaza, but nothing appears to be happening with that. Mirabelle Phase II seems stalled as well. The site has been cleared but no further movement. I just checked out their w...
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2251
Views: 288668

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

Collison said on twitter that that was a preliminary rendering, hopefully the final design will be better.

Edit:https://twitter.com/kckansascity/status ... 52100?s=03
by tower
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2251
Views: 288668

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

City Scene article on Walnut:
https://cityscenekc.com/plans-underway- ... ty-market/

The design has has a lot of greenery, which is good. Is there a reason that this doesn't have raised crosswalks? Seems like that would be a good fit for this street.
by tower
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 44118

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Voting for an unknown just because the other options aren't perfect isn't usually the best strategy.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2251
Views: 288668

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

If the current museum building and parking lot on Grand were getting replaced by a mixed use development, then I'm all for reopening Walnut. Better a car hole there than one on the streetcar route. However, if that's not happening, then I still see no reason to reopen the street. Normally allowing c...