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by ToDactivist
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Thinking outside the box on transit financing
Replies: 11
Views: 566

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: 1107
Views: 175910

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...
by ToDactivist
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

https://twitter.com/thomasinkc/status/1212072408770895872?s=21 Super block parking garage in the works at 5th & Main per Twitter. Project before municipal arts commission on the 6th. Am aware and working it. On south side of 5th, the garage under whatever should have ingress/egress onto Indy to avo...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

With free streetcar and hopefully free bus coming, time to get rid of or reduce parking requirements. However if there is a request for incentives involving a garage, would expect public spaces. I spend a lot of time talking about getting rid of parking. Know that it is not really the city that dic...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

Yeah that definitely isn't a public lot Right and thanks for the empathy. Old legacy agmt for neighboring lofts, not even ours. No way of waiving this as Chase instigated and is an atty and wants to be the barking dog. Yes with the city's help on a below ground garage, I would easily open this back...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

Still planning the 'boutique' hotel and indoor farmers market? Even with the influx of downtown hotels RM could use one. And if not doable condos would be great. Would love to see a condo building go up here instead of townhomes. It’s a prime location - build dense. Why not some townhomes at street...
by ToDactivist
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

Any updates with the lot behind Il lazzarone? Still in flux. 7 Townhomes designed and ready but delayed due to multiple larger infill design/plans and now working thru partner to proceed. Personally I like what has been designed and looking forward to adding this -for sale residences - to the mix i...
by ToDactivist
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 128
Views: 18838

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

Plaza ownership is convinced the streetcar will just consume all of their free parking and provide no benefit. Seriously. They’ve got to be kidding, right Dave? I mean there’s literally a huge amount of evidence to point to the contrary in the starter line. The economic boom that the SC will have w...
by ToDactivist
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

We tried it and was actually worse than old Cascone's. Didn't seem to be open much. Downtown could use an above avg diner - classic diner with classic to foodie leaning modernized menu. From biscuits/gravy to spinach/feta omelettes. And well trained cooks that don't overcook eggs, using real butter...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

At least it leaves the north half of the lot open for that long time proposed commuter rail station. /s You never know. I think I remember hearing Lucas talk about his desire for regional commuter rail on the radio That's encouraging in principal (from Lucas). But logistically, I'm not sure this lo...
by ToDactivist
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2341
Views: 304178

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

probably a marginal deal BUT be happy he is completing it vs the alternative...
by ToDactivist
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: 5703
Views: 545054

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: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: 744

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: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 103940

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: 5703
Views: 545054

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...