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by alejandro46
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1693
Views: 189116

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Here's an 'honorable mention': https://americas.uli.org/2021-uli-hines-student-competition-honorable-mention-reroot-the-ohio-state-university/ I really appreciate the idea of hurrying the E loop there. There is a lot of decaying property across that way, that would be huge to help connect that to d...
by alejandro46
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 769
Views: 106119

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Is there a trail around the DT airport? There wouldn’t be as many planes to watch but would still be nice, especially if they’re going to put bike lanes on the new bridge/repurpose the current. I don't believe there is a trail, but the roads are not heavily utilized and lots of cyclists use that ar...
by alejandro46
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 892
Views: 131798

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I would recommend people review the original environmental impact assessment and public comment session material. https://www.modot.org/buck-oneil-bridge-project My priorities for a new bridge were 1. Replace not rehab bridge w/direct 35 connection. We have a once in a hundred year opportunity, no p...
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 892
Views: 131798

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Bringing 9 to grade and reducing the north loop plans are going to be impacted/eliminated without better 69 capabilities and those two projects are immensely bigger than a sexy bridge. This is the way. MODOT wanted to rehab the existing bridge. 2 years downtime. Doesn't fix any existing network iss...
by alejandro46
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 892
Views: 131798

Re: New Broadway Bridge

IIRC the alternative was a "repair", where the bridge would be shut down for a significant period of time. two years https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article222017590.html Two years plus we do not get the direct I-35 connection. The new bridge is meh, but there are more important uses for publ...
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 26
Views: 2006

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

(5) LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY.—The term “low-income community” means a census block group in which not less than 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line (as defined in section 673 of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902)). I wonder if KCMO submits all of I-70/HOA to I...
by alejandro46
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: GSA nears sale of old Quartermaster Depot site at Hardesty and Indy Ave.
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Re: GSA nears sale of old Quartermaster Depot site at Hardesty and Indy Ave.

Arnold Development Group working on transforming Hardesty Self Storage into 352 apartments, 60/40 split affordable. Waiting on various tax credits, etc. http://northeastnews.net/pages/new-plans-developing-at-hardesty-independence-ave/ Plans are in the works for a local developer to repurpose the Har...
by alejandro46
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 892
Views: 131798

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Its fine. I'm glad there isn't any major cloverleafs or crazy interchanges with I-70. We need to rip that highway out.
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 892
Views: 131798

Re: New Broadway Bridge

There is already a rail Right of Way leading from HoA bridge. There is no way the old broadway bridge has rail. I also am not in favor of keeping the bridge up. There should be pedestrian and bike lanes on the new bridge.
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2799

Re: Troost Village

If the EW streetcar extension down Linwood had been approved we wouldn't need all these massive parking garages in the project and it probably would already be under construction. Agreed the Linwood/31st extension scored really well on the Next Rail survey and having it stretch to Arrowhead would b...
by alejandro46
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 152
Views: 38949

Re: Affordable Housing

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/04/want-to-own-an-apartment-building-buy-a-distressed-hotel-cheap.html Want to own an apartment building? Buy a distressed hotel for pennies on the dollar Communities are desperate for more affordable housing, but the cost for developers is just too high. Land, labor and...
by alejandro46
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: 9 Transportation Projects Secretary Pete Should Consider Right Away
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: 9 Transportation Projects Secretary Pete Should Consider Right Away

KCMO has had congressional help to fund the streetcar expansion and Troost Max. We need a regional funding mechanism to draw larger federal matches for additional expansion of Streetcar and BRT. On EVs, KCMO says they are going for net-zero by some far off date, but are largely taking symbolic steps...
by alejandro46
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3751

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

bUt tHiNk of the ChiLdRen! These guys are thinking of the clicks on their article. Nobody will shed any tears for defending developer tax breaks, especially because KCMO does tend to do a somewhat crappy job with them. Development in Downtown KCMO just doesn't work without incentives, especially on ...
by alejandro46
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost Village
Replies: 59
Views: 2799

Re: Troost Village

Looks like a good project. Don't think the skywalks are needed.

The 911 Linwood project could be a good candidate for some super micro studios that would meet the KCMO crazy new incentive policy.
by alejandro46
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Nashville?
Replies: 25
Views: 4048

Re: Nashville?

Are any of these developments incentivized?
by alejandro46
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3751

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

The e-tax is going to get downvoted and the city is going to be f-ed. . Seriouslt, QL has been basically a placeholder mayor, not accomplishing jack except continuing a few Sly James' initiatives like Plaza Streetcar. Wish we had Justice!
by alejandro46
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3751

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Agree with points above. There is not widespread "gentrification" beyond normal price increases because our downtown area has been completely hollowed out over the past 50 years due to sprawl. We need to get rid of f'ing parking minimums along transit and maybe in the urban core overall. Get rid of ...
by alejandro46
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 3751

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

QL is not a businessman nor has good economic sense. He was a professor and now is a politician and wants to be re-elected/take Emmanuel Cleaver's seat I suspect. This is trash policy, but makes politicians feel like they are solving a problem without spending any real money. There will be real effe...
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Leavenworth Highway
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: New Leavenworth Highway

I don't think this is in KCMO at all. Parkville annexed all that land around the 152 interchange. I do not think this is accurate. Parkville annexed up to the 45 hwy &435 interchange, not up to 152. I agree with not building more highways, but I do agree that Leavenworth has a lot of travel with co...
by alejandro46
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Leavenworth Highway
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: New Leavenworth Highway

That actually makes sense as a replacement route There's a lot of northland residents who go to Fort Leavenworth for work. I know Liberty residents who did this for years. The current routes are all horrible, they're all in the bottoms and flood easily. If I were Platte County and KCMO I would get ...