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by ToDactivist
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

Okay comments are similar to that of others I have asked. Basically "abundance of caution" mode which is fine/safe. I too have enjoyed working, then hiking, biking, couching, whatever, then working some more, etc. Productivity? I assume the random collision of ideas/problem solving is missing. And n...
by ToDactivist
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

I have visited 5 cities during the Great Reset and was most impressed with KCMO plans albeit opening much earlier than most cities. Distancing, no bar seating, masks by waitstaff, 6' line markers, etc. BUT am now dismayed by the lack of follow-up by the office component as this same plan can be ado...
by ToDactivist
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

I have visited 5 cities during the Great Reset and was most impressed with KCMO plans albeit opening much earlier than most cities. Distancing, no bar seating, masks by waitstaff, 6' line markers, etc. BUT am now dismayed by the lack of follow-up by the office component as this same plan can be adop...
by ToDactivist
Thu May 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2604
Views: 360633

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

hey as the owner of the largest surface lot in the central River Market ~3 acres - dont assume I am just "sitting on it" for my health. I am stuck/burdened but ancient BS agmts whereby I have to park 121 cars from neighboring appts in "any" space within the 300 car lot until 2050 and for free. Wow. ...
by ToDactivist
Fri May 08, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Closing streets for restaurants.
Replies: 33
Views: 2221

Re: Closing streets for restaurants.

We could also just take over some street parking versus closing entire streets. That might make it more "fair" for other places where a whole street might not be feasible. and for that - and everything - there is a permit, review, process, Q&A, more process, maybe an additional permit. You'd think ...
by ToDactivist
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2604
Views: 360633

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

missingkc wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Was Dan not saying an RFP is a bad idea? Who wants a process that brings out developers who will do nothing with the property?
proverbial "bird in the hand", eh?
by ToDactivist
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 777
Views: 47583

Re: COVID19

Good global update and charts. Interesting order of magnitude difference in some countries.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020 ... nd=premium
by ToDactivist
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4347
Views: 547724

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Has to be a juju location. Nothing survives around that corner. Oliver, Parkway, Ingrediant and predecessors to all. If I were a merchant I'd want to know about juju locations. No feedback loop in location picking.
by ToDactivist
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1229
Views: 158337

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

It seems like the savvy landlords would renegotiate the rent rather than evict a good tenant and then search for a new one to pay the lesser amount of rent that the market commands. (I have no idea how savvy they actually are.) correct in that pursuit/cost of acquisition is far greater than cost of...
by ToDactivist
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4347
Views: 547724

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

dunno guys...I kind of bit off on the design continuity as important, unique and a "civic treasure" but maybe locals are tired of it already. But if split up (which makes some sense) there still should be an HOA/zoning district that tries to keep this in place. The alternative is a mess like CC Nor...
by ToDactivist
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4347
Views: 547724

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

dunno guys...I kind of bit off on the design continuity as important, unique and a "civic treasure" but maybe locals are tired of it already. But if split up (which makes some sense) there still should be an HOA/zoning district that tries to keep this in place. The alternative is a mess like CC Nort...
by ToDactivist
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 777
Views: 47583

Re: COVID19

Bell curves - lifeforms seem to follow these mathematical notions. And interestingly John Hopkins and this NM dude seem to follow this stuff carefully. And of course what's interesting is the older affected countries of China, Korea and italy have peak the former two entirely thru with the pandemic ...
by ToDactivist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 777
Views: 47583

Re: COVID19

Did St Louis shut down before KC and others? Saw a chart on TV whereby it's rate flattened considerably vs other cities.

Support the locals (safely)....you need to eat (unless you stockpiled to the hilt and havent already choked the dog) and the local merchants need it.
by ToDactivist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 27
Views: 3403

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

hmm. what would total vertical "stripes" along window lines look like? Meaning making the windows disappear if the brick under/over was the same color?
by ToDactivist
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)
Replies: 46
Views: 9722

Re: Cambria Hotel(SW Corner of 9th & Wyandotte)

and across the street to the east, surveyors were marking the alley and sidewalk next to John's Garage - a charming dilapidated relic and monument to a car-centric city. Maybe under contract by now.
by ToDactivist
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 799
Views: 123987

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

BTW, if an investor in the physical building would also insist hotel portion of project be designed in a way that it could be easily converted to residential if hotel fails. Especially in markets that may be overbuilt. I've also been invested in some storage units (construction) in markets with no ...
by ToDactivist
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2604
Views: 360633

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

Still planned. Lost anchor last year when they imploded
by ToDactivist
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2604
Views: 360633

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

Loscher94 on UrbanSTL has an update on Epoch's project: -The project for now is on hold due to various red tape and an issue regarding a parking structure. - The mixed use project will contain a 12 story boutique hotel and a 60k square foot, 3 story indoor market place similar to Grand Central Mark...
by ToDactivist
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Thinking outside the box on transit financing
Replies: 18
Views: 3771

Re: Thinking outside the box on transit financing

my two bits from a career in natural resources....the gas tax is a perfect use tax as long as the stick/carrot in turn is used to facilitate new modes of transit (in addition to fixing roads, buses, etc) and today we are in an era where tech offers news solutions. Next level battery tech has given u...
by ToDactivist
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1108
Views: 194138

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Really depressing figures but expected given the lethargic office market at large still, just robbing from each other mostly. Were it not for Mahomes, the mood would be abysmal. Have said it before but just doing the same as peers is not going to pull KC out of the vortex. BIG BOLD thinking and acti...