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by alejandro46
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 279
Views: 11671

Re: COVID19

The "Trump Economy" was mainly built on unnecessary tax cuts and stimulus when at the time the US should have been raising taxes and cutting debt since the strong economy (that he inherited from Obama) was on the up and up in preparation for an eventual downturn. Except, you know, he did exactly the...
by alejandro46
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building
Replies: 24
Views: 1317

Re: Improving the AT&T Longlines Building

There is a similarly ugly Longlines building in Manhattan as well. It's a prime location, so would be really positive if it is transformed to residential and the nearby jail can be consolidated to a regional justice center in another location.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33_Thomas_Street
by alejandro46
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fast Food Options
Replies: 65
Views: 5808

Re: Fast Food Options

Please tell me that McD in downtown Chicago did not come at the expense of the rock and roll McDonald's. It did :( Also - there's a Portillos with a drive through in downtown Chicago that always backs up into the street. Im not sure if you'd qualify that as 'fast' food (it's an institution like Pin...
by alejandro46
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Tracks 215 Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13554

Re: Tracks 215 Project

New Advance KC document related to this project - it looks like it went from 12 stories to 7 (5 stories of apts over 2 of garage). The owner of the land, 3D Development, will give the land to Greystar Development in exchange for 150 parking spaces for 2101 Broadway, presumably opening up space for ...
by alejandro46
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 768
Views: 85553

Re: Capping the Loop

So, would there be a CID district on each side of 670 to help pay for this? With how cheap capital is and more projects inbound, it seems like a great idea and time.
by alejandro46
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 785
Views: 113687

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I don't think the STL project will happen but that's not the point. This sort of plan would look great at the Rivefront. However, I think that I'd rather see RF built out quickly with 7-11 floor buildings than slowly with highrises. I'm not disagreeing but this is where code runes into reality. The...
by alejandro46
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Kansas City Workhouse on Vine
Replies: 31
Views: 8123

Re: Kansas City Workhouse on Vine

Here is a look at the site plan for the proposed outdoor music venue: https://i.imgur.com/ioqK5aj.png Thanks KCtoBrooklyn. Where exactly are the neighbors that are concerned regarding sound? Sounds like traffic is their biggest concern tbh. If you look at the satellite, the area is directly adjacen...
by alejandro46
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City
Replies: 53
Views: 13038

Re: Louis Curtiss: The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City

Damn, that is a handsome looking home. TBT https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56120090_2224690327554022_1842209192350318592_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=OPupIF9_NW0AX9v-jf-&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=4533656232bc4124cbbbd69332b40b36&oe=5E953AD2 https://www.facebook.com/searc...
by alejandro46
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 359
Views: 69543

Re: Beacon Hill

FangKC wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:32 am
Progress on new houses on Mount Hope. Looking northeast at 23rd and Tracy.
Thanks for all the great pictures, Fang.
by alejandro46
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 339764

Re: Westport

A small two story bank with drive through and substantial surface parking vs. 5 story apartment building. Just because the building was old, it was not historically significant nor was it the overall best use case for the area. Agree with preserving and renovating existing buildings, but adding dens...
by alejandro46
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 634
Views: 122672

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Buildings 3 and 4 are set to open within the next month or two. The gated offices are standard for all campuses pursuant to Cerner's security requirements that we are audited on. Cerner WHQ is not gated due to the nature of the business there. I have no inside knowledge re: the overall project. I do...
by alejandro46
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80172

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Subscribed for the future TIF/Historic tax credit application for Aquarium re-use.

"KC ZOO @ THE XROADS coming soon!"
by alejandro46
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 492
Views: 48202

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Looking at the site yesterday, I really really wish this could just become a small park, bluff and all. The Power and Light building is just so cool and powerful looking. You can appreciate the building even more now that the South face is exposed. A really interactive park with some great landscap...
by alejandro46
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 339764

Re: Westport

Colorado is invading Westport. Just need to open a few dispensaries and it's basically Boulder. Is there a lot of fights and violence in Boulder? :lol: come on, WP is not that bad, just gets a lot of negative PR. Maybe the weed would help chill the agitators down? Or at least increase dessert sales...
by alejandro46
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 339764

Re: Westport

earthling wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
brewcrew1000 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:10 am
Coming to Westport. Looks to be fancy soft serve ice cream with tons of toppings
https://frozen-gold.com/

Might put Westport Ice Cream and Bakery out of business
Colorado is invading Westport.
Just need to open a few dispensaries and it's basically Boulder.
by alejandro46
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 6413

Re: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan

Speaking of neighborhoods with weird paths in/out, this hidden thing off of Staley Rd: It's barely evident anyone lives there from (what I perceive to be) the main entrance (Cypress) I wonder if in the future that is supposed to be the back entrance if Shoal Creek is built out to the north. Anyways...
by alejandro46
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 6413

Re: Shoal Creek Valley Neighborhood Plan

Additional Neighborhood "Eagle Point Preserve" in Shoal Creek Valley and smaller strip mall and office development. Roads look about complete when I drove by, I would say foundations should start going in when it thaws. All treed lots that are golf course facing look to be spoken for. https://i.imgu...
by alejandro46
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2579
Views: 308517

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

There is NO way the MO SC would hear this case I think. There is no unique question of law or fact here. Adverse possession is a fun question back on my law school tests. "Owner X was knowingly and deliberately mowing and putting fencing around Y's land for 30 years, Y who didn't know about it etc. ...
by alejandro46
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 719
Views: 124101

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Quinton Lucas: Taxes for transit, incentives for developers: Heck no, we need to prioritize trash service and potholes.

Quinton Lucas: More taxes for (campaign supporters)firefighters and sports stadiums - - Hecka yea!
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 87
Views: 22252

Re: Bluhawk

I would like to see some data regarding the amount of money put in to the Northland vs. how much revenue is generated. With the e-tax, the city is still able to capture a fair amount of revenue but I am near certain it won't cover the expense involved in taking care of that huge amount of land. The...