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by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

There are about 7 afternoon weekday games a year. Attendance is typically between 5-10k for those games. Any uptick in attendance would be from people already working downtown. Non issue. I doubt the IRS would open their garages, however, since those buildings are unoccupied during baseball season ...
by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

There are about 7 afternoon weekday games a year. Attendance is typically between 5-10k for those games. Any uptick in attendance would be from people already working downtown. Non issue. I doubt the IRS would open their garages, however, since those buildings are unoccupied during baseball season ...
by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

well its the loc that former city mgr hinted at....and as long as you can leverage IRS/Fed Reserve/Hallmark parking garages + 27th street stop for streetcar then it probably works. Maybe walkable to other amenities, not really and kind of an island in that context. I could see that working if we we...
by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Telling you guys. This is the best spot. 1. Repurposes underused and difficult parkland. 2. Close to public transportation. 3. Unprecedented city views. 4. Doesn't eat up prime development land for a seasonal use. 5. Solid NE orientation. https://i.imgur.com/qiaquY1.jpg And it's already a ballfield...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

wonder why the only months you see YoY increases is (generally) the summer months? All others are either lower, flat or slightly up. Downtown population theoretically has increased...has worker pop also increased? Is everyone healthier by walking then or will the additional units help with the forme...
by ToDactivist
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Yes. Royals Stadium in the 1970s and 1980s was gorgeous. The remodeled K is a desperate attempt to make baseball more appealing while increasing revenue. Downtown doesn’t need the Royals, but the Royals might need Downtown. Agreed on that comment...not sure anyone would attend a CO Rockies game if ...
by ToDactivist
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Restoration of City Control Over KCPD

Good news. One step in solving a huge local crime issue.
by ToDactivist
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Macro solution - abort north loop, keep ditch for parking and commuter rail link, remove walnut bridge, Cerner stadium east of main, west of grand, easy fit and on the people mover with parking aplenty and commuter link
by ToDactivist
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Also didn’t he people elect to be taxed directly for the streetcar. What the fuck is the new council thinking correct....like taxing district 1/3 mile on either side. pricey but worth it. "council thinking" is an oxymoron perhaps. But it would be akin to fraud to tax it then reboot to pay-per-use a...
by ToDactivist
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I wonder if there is extra funds in the DT streetcar district due to rapidly growing sales tax receipts and property tax value growth? If this extra money can be used for free buses while also keeping the streetcar free and updated, that might make sense, though it seems that money should go back t...
by ToDactivist
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

A presentation by the Urban League to the council during Business Session today recommended removing the city's $2million annual contribution to the streetcar budget and using those funds to help pay for free KCATA services. I don't know about whether that is a viable proposal or not, but the most ...
by ToDactivist
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd and Delaware Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: 3rd and Delaware Project

still planned....
by ToDactivist
Mon May 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 180
Views: 35233

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

agreed as it goes to extreme detail to highlight items no one can see or appreciate or matter. what a stretch. in the end this will most likely fail economically due to poor aesthetics vs other alternatives nearby....just because you can, does'nt mean you should...
by ToDactivist
Sun May 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 180
Views: 35233

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

who'd a thunk?
by ToDactivist
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 262
Views: 36382

Re: City Center Square for sale

mini target
by ToDactivist
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1100
Views: 169929

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Not stellar growth @5% considering OKC, Nashville, Louisville and Indy all regionally kicked butt. How can KC do better?
by ToDactivist
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93156

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Ah, er, half the people could walk to a downtown stadium. simple entertainment value for day games and after work. visit other cities with urban stadiums, I mean integrated, urban stadiums, not St Louis. They walk, sure cars and busses too. Denver doesnt even have light rail hit the stadium but peop...
by ToDactivist
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Banksia - 9th & Baltimore
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: Banksia - 9th & Baltimore

Banksia - Milwaukee Deli - and a new restaurant this way comes. peek in LaRue. Historic 9th.
by ToDactivist
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail - someday?
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: High Speed Rail - someday?

good summary Dave and was hoping to solicit your input/expertise as the transit fanatic(?) it seems you are. Agreed a 110+MPH, reliable, and 2x+/day scenario could be widely used and begin to be competitive with air travel, especially on shorter routes where TSA(ingress/egress) hassles add hours to ...