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by alejandro46
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 63
Views: 10122

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

This is a really great project that will bring needed density, leverage an existing parking garage and hopefully increase residents and help decrease crime in WP. I do worry that its such a big development from a developer who was kind of small, so great news that it's still proceeding.
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1041
Views: 120506

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Additionally, ticket prices for the SB are INSANE. For 2015 WS: TiqIQ research said the average price of tickets to the first game is $878.52 while tickets to the seventh game are averaging an astounding $1,698.79. Just getting into stadium for the final game would cost $661. My family has a partial...
by alejandro46
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 184
Views: 30040

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Clay: HOA bridge up Burlington to North Oak, continuing up dedicated ROW to Cookingham Dr, follow Cookingham to KCI. This project I can see definitely jumpstarting a spine of TOD at three major junctures. Vivion Rd intersection, Engelwood Rd intersection, and 72nd St intersection. Very similar to h...
by alejandro46
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Mark Twain Tower going residential?
Replies: 195
Views: 37116

Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

As this is right along Main, no minimum parking requirements, correct?

I don't recall if they have an off-site lot or parking garage or no parking?
by alejandro46
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77288

Re: New Broadway Bridge

All I care about is whether it facilitates removing the north loop. I don't even care about what it looks like. Agreed Agreed, the LAST thing we need is to spend extra money on a spaghetti interchange with i-70 when we could better use that money to get rid of the N. Loop and bring 9NWY at-grade.
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 473
Views: 77411

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.

Saw this on Reddit yesterday. Regional transit planning sounds like it is being done right down in ATX. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austins-unveils-multi-billion-dollar-transit-plan-with-possible-light-rail-expansion-downtown-subway/ AUSTIN (KXAN) — After months of speculation and rumors,...
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Mark Twain Tower going residential?
Replies: 195
Views: 37116

Re: Mark Twain Tower going residential?

Wow, what a massive building. Thank you for posting the great pictures.
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2550
Views: 289270

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

A decent swath of the Northland is surprisingly high. Barry/I29 area, I guess. I wonder what NKC would look like. If we could take right along N. Oak and do frontage infill development mostly with 6-7 story apartment homes above retail you could add thousands of people with TOD principles without i...
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 184
Views: 30040

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

From what I recall, the challenge with commuter rail on existing freight lines is that the freight companies would have to upgrade the rail crossings to 'passenger grade', which not only costs $ but also disruptive. And they don't want passenger priority over freight priority. I don't recall the de...
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 184
Views: 30040

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

JoCo did study commuter rail alignment along i-35 and found it greatly exceeded the ROI of a BRT or bus on shoulder alternative (50m v 300m). https://www.jocogov.org/sites/default/files/documents/TRN/plans/I35FGCAA_ExecSumm.pdf However, instead of doing a heavy commuter rail proposal to get Kansas a...
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 402
Views: 62304

Re: Bike Lanes

Triple upvote, kboish. Loar is horrendous councilperson and needs to fuck off to Cape Coral to enjoy the proper transportation aesthetic she's going for.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ral-215724
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prairie Village
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

Re: Prairie Village

I was in this Macy's around 2 months ago, very dingy inside, broken escalators, and merchandise that all seems to have been strewn about the floor with not a lot of purpose. It seems at the time they had inclinations it was not going to last for much longer. In a very tough market for retail, it's n...
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5703
Views: 546331

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Toy Train that isn't useful for anyone.
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 184
Views: 30040

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Would zero fare bus be enough to convince Wyandotte and JOCO to vote for a bistate tax? I'd be very curious to hear what the polling looks like. I'd also be curious what polling would look like if you switched up to include some kind of rail to Kansas + free bus if that got any more votes. KS is too...
by alejandro46
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 443
Views: 111808

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Recommend the chipolte chicken, plus the soup is good. A lot of people like the pizzas. I lived across from a Picklemans in law school and lived off the stuff.
by alejandro46
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: East of Troost
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Poll: East of Troost

I don't currently live east of Troost and I'm not sure if I would. It simply boils down to economic reality. Wife and I are likely having kids soon. Schools north of the river are better without going to a charter or private school. Better for home re-sale values too. Plus we both work N. of the riv...
by alejandro46
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s
Replies: 64
Views: 3290

Re: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s

Increasing development and reducing poverty on the East Side is a big one. A lot of things discussed above specifically hurt the poorest residents on the east side. Lack of transit, poor schools, crime, poor housing choices. Also Capping the South loop Get rid of North Loop Competent trash service C...
by alejandro46
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: East-West Transit Options Built into Streetcar Spine
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: East-West Transit Options Built into Streetcar Spine

Just to add, when the original NextRail Study was done prior to building the main spine, several E/W alternatives were considered. I think it's probably one of Sly James' biggest let downs that he was unable to get a streetcar to the east side. https://i.imgur.com/7oq4813.png Currently, additional M...
by alejandro46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4172
Views: 480450

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Hogshead is out. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article238752773.html Locally owned Hogshead Kansas City is closing on the Country Club Plaza after only two years of operations. Executive chef Clark Grant announced the closing on Facebook with “a heavy heart.” R...
by alejandro46
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 63
Views: 10122

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

What’s happening with this one? In Compass it appears this project was granted preliminary Fire review on 10/18/2019. I'm not sure how plan submittal works in KCMO, but presumably the plans have been submitted for city review and approval. CPDM - Plan Review - MPD/UR Preliminary Pass 1 09/27/2019 1...