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by ToDactivist
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 565
Views: 90011

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

and shorter stops at stations
by ToDactivist
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2748
Views: 458452

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

normalthings wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:41 pm
Another Deleware Landing project came up as abondoned.

https://www.construction.com/projects/d ... e-building
odd link - greyed out info. what is this?
by ToDactivist
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Regional Transit Coordination
Replies: 121
Views: 25874

Re: Regional Transit Coordination

A rail spine from DT (possibly NKC) to UMKC will suffice for a decade+ along with crosstown BRT lines and other spokes to rest of metro. But there needs to be an effort to encourage bus fearing streetcar riders to use MAX and other bus lines. As mentioned in other threads, until UMKC streetcar expa...
by ToDactivist
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Regional Transit Coordination
Replies: 121
Views: 25874

Re: Regional Transit Coordination

NKC hasn’t identified a way to pay for a rail line there. A city wide 1% sales tax with rail adjacent property tax wouldn’t even cover construction and operations of a line from the north end of HOA to Armour. They have no chance of crossing the river on their own. KCMO transit sales tax is up for ...
by ToDactivist
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Regional Transit Coordination
Replies: 121
Views: 25874

Re: Regional Transit Coordination

Like he (plural) said...plus sentiments change, not sure how long ago last presentation was. Show the benefit statement to the region again - think bigger to include satellite communities to get the cars off the hwys and try again? simultaneously hit that gas tax + mass transit allocation. Where the...
by ToDactivist
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th & Main Southern Corners
Replies: 110
Views: 5415

Re: 5th & Main Southern Corners

Stop thinking of urban living as fit people who always want to walk outside. Climate controlled paths provide a lot of value in creating an accessible city as one piece of the puzzle. Twenty some years ago Minneapolis was serious about removing their 10 miles of skywalks to help the street level bu...
by ToDactivist
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th & Main Southern Corners
Replies: 110
Views: 5415

Re: 5th & Main Southern Corners

agreed on design, not bad. Still indy ingress as noted and hopefully still some light openings on patio element to help add light to the grotto. Increased density is good here. Now lose the cars. See zoox.
by ToDactivist
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th & Main Southern Corners
Replies: 110
Views: 5415

Re: 5th & Main Southern Corners

I don't like all the garage entrances, and where they are placed. I agree that one should be facing Independence Avenue. I also think the alleys should be utilized more for garage entrances/exits. Those entrance/exit portals facing Main should instead be retail bays. Nix the wide bridge over Main w...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 329
Views: 65538

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

It's in the Missouri Constitution. Good luck with that. I believe Colorado had the exact same issue. Their workaround was that there was no real definition for the terms so their legislature passed a law that provided a very broad definition for what it was (which included transit). There is for Mi...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 329
Views: 65538

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

That's exactly the recommendation, once we have a source of revenue to fund it. Add a JoCo and East Jack line and you're set. Unique branded coaches like LA's FlyAway service. back to my gas tax argument for funding transit...no one has poked a hole in this yet other than "lengthy and complex". A g...
by ToDactivist
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 329
Views: 65538

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

For kci they should do an expensive bus. Europe does this in a lot of cities. It costs about $30 and typically has three stops or so. Nkc, River market, Union station, and plaza. That's exactly the recommendation, once we have a source of revenue to fund it. Add a JoCo and East Jack line and you're...
by ToDactivist
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 2021 Downtown + Core Predictions
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

Re: 2021 Downtown + Core Predictions

2021 - nothing changes
by ToDactivist
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1773
Views: 290191

Re: KC in TV and Movies

I don't think I've seen an episode of that show since the first season. I hope it has gotten better, but I thought the b-roll footage was pretty bad. They had one shot of the Plaza or the DT skyline interspersed with some random rural or small town shots that weren't even from the KC area (I rememb...
by ToDactivist
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1773
Views: 290191

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Bargain Mansions is now prime time HGTV and copious shots of KC lifestyles and neighborhoods throughout the shows. Nice.
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

Main - plan I have shows a fully activated Main for northbound ingress into the parking garage (above ground) as well as egress then out northbound with some parking along park. Conveniently, the elevation of the street allows for 2nd floor garage access off 5th from the SW corner and 3rd floor gara...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

240 spaces for 300 units is one of the lower parking ratios we’ve seen right? Wish they could move a lot of that to an Independence Ave accessible garage. I think its worse than that...~160 of the 240 is required replacement for the City Market merchants displaced. Thus this is more like a true ToD...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

Garage access should be on independence only. A non-ingress route into the RM via a garage directly off Indy is a great idea and something I have tried to also talk about to whoever will listen. Lot is there, others have agreed, just need some visibility and city initiative. This should be a requir...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

I had seen earlier iteration of FH proposal with an activated Main street for garage access. I assume still the same. They have used KEM before and seemingly a good design although the south-facing greenhouse atop would cook but great views agreed. Unsure if the FAA rules apply to the top elevation...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

I'll take the larger project with less parking, please. All parking in/out should be on a restored Main Street between 3rd and 5th. 240 spaces for 300 units is one of the lower parking ratios we’ve seen right? Wish they could move a lot of that to an Independence Ave accessible garage. I think its ...
by ToDactivist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)
Replies: 90
Views: 7295

Re: 5th and Main (Northwest Corner)

I had seen earlier iteration of FH proposal with an activated Main street for garage access. I assume still the same. They have used KEM before and seemingly a good design although the south-facing greenhouse atop would cook but great views agreed. Unsure if the FAA rules apply to the top elevation ...