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by tower
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 20
Views: 1202

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

I-35, I-70, and US 71 all need to go, but US 71 might be the most ideal recipient of the grant just because it will probably be the most expensive due to the length. It will probably have a low political cost because industry won't really be affected most cars just use 435 already if they are going ...
by tower
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2744
Views: 442777

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

Does the city still own that little section of walnut street north of second street? without moving the electrical substations, the only other car entrance available for that parcel would be on grand right where the streetcar line to the riverfront will be.
by tower
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 87
Views: 20587

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Everyone involved in this bid should have known it was ridiculous, but this would have been so transformative that they deluded themselves into thinking there was a chance. Now they are looking for something to blame. This reminds me of the Amazon HQ2 thing, except offices are a technology that actu...
by tower
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Knickerbocker Place Apartments
Replies: 105
Views: 25448

Re: Knickerbocker Place Apartments

All traces of the building are gone and the construction fencing was removed. They cut down all the trees, even ones that seemed healthy and not in the way of the demo. I want to think the trees were cut down to make way for something, but I know that the trees were probably just cut down so that KC...
by tower
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 27
Views: 5252

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

The AT&T building in Manhattan is a lot more interesting, unique and culturally significant, imo. There was recently a whole video game made about it. The AT&T building here in KC has none of that mystery and is much less interesting, but it's alright as is. We need to preserve architecture of all s...
by tower
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2780
Views: 394770

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Good to hear, was a little worried about some of the medium/medium low ratings. Well the NY-NJ Hudson Tunnel project only got a medium-high project justification rating when that really should be critical, to put it all into perspective. I think the only thing that could have raised our rating was ...
by tower
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 551
Views: 87186

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: 133
Views: 28187

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: 50812

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: 50812

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: 50812

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: 50812

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: 181
Views: 55291

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: 1711
Views: 152440

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: 163
Views: 46775

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: 45
Views: 9997

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: 1620

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: 369
Views: 86814

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: 2377
Views: 412117

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: 1560

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...