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by alejandro46
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 598
Views: 105723

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Using a complete bridge was expensive enough it basically stopped planning. Adding approach structures roughly equal to the length of 6th to Truman is dramatically more expensive, to the tune of up to 3x the cost. Don’t confuse lack of available funding for lack of interest to do something Would th...
by alejandro46
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 642
Views: 120655

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

I think if ZR would have focused the mix on much higher residential element, the project as a whole would have been much more successful. However, in the past 5-10 years, there have been numerous other multi-fam complexes built in the area and I'm not really sure the additional demand would be there...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal
Replies: 79
Views: 27601

Re: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal

This building looks nice! Those rents are high but I mean that's comparable with Lights and Arterra I think.
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sprint Campus redevelopment
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Sprint Campus redevelopment

As much as I ignore this guy, this is a new one. What is his deal with Menards? Also, this is a terrible idea.
by alejandro46
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 598
Views: 105723

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Honestly, I’d probably just prefer they implode the current bridge and not build anything back. Adding 15 minutes to a Northland commute might actually get some of those people to move into the city. Part of the reason this is not possible, and why the bridge was never shut completely is due to har...
by alejandro46
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 598
Views: 105723

Re: New Broadway Bridge

169 is not an interstate. There are plenty of alternate routes. I agree, the 6th Street connection to I-70 is stupid. So remove it lol. It's seriously not even needed. I know this is going to happen as basically a highway interchange, but just speaking my opinion. And there is a reason people don't...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 330
Views: 67604

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:31 am
I hate to be a debbie downer on this but I'm only really excited for the bike/ped path addition. Feel like the streetcar part is just going to add length to my trip.
Agreed, the bike bridge is the best part of this.
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 330
Views: 67604

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

$14M from the Feds is green lit. We are going North (just a little bit) kids. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article245624675.html Only one stop at Union apartments for now; the Casino extension may come at a later date: The northern extension will not reach the Isle of Capri c...
by alejandro46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1726
Views: 261449

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Not TV or Movie - Worth a listen to Matt Staub, Chair of Parking and Transportation Commission in Kansas City and member of the Street Car Authority Board on a local podcast. Skip to about halfway to hear Matt's discussion. Mostly hosts inquire about suburban type issues (potholes, traffic, etc.) bu...
by alejandro46
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal
Replies: 79
Views: 27601

Re: St. Louis/CWE studio gang skyscraper proposal

This building is an absolute stunner. Really unique and memorable design.
by alejandro46
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2688
Views: 353629

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Tom Gerend confirms on KCUR this morning that anything beyond the Main Street and Riverfront extensions will need regional funding. The TDD value capture model doesn't work most places due to the high cost of streetcar and the low value/density of KC real estate. Not surprising, especially with the...
by alejandro46
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: PortKC launches new inland port development
Replies: 26
Views: 9027

Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

https://www.portofplaquemines.com/plaquemines-port-announces-signing-of-loi-to-develop-container-terminal-in-plaquemines-parish/ Shared by PortKC on Twitter - New Orleans area Port Authority moving forward to develop large container hub port at mouth of Mississippi River: 'Plaquemines Port Announces...
by alejandro46
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2688
Views: 353629

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This is absolutely fantastic news. I had the privilege of exercising my right to vote in favor of establishing the TDD when I lived down by the Plaza. I look forward to the associated further increase in mobility, property values and density along the Phase 2 streetcar line, some of which we have al...
by alejandro46
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: SPACE FORCE HQ - To Infinity & Beyond!
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: SPACE FORCE HQ - To Infinity & Beyond!

Since they already stole the Starfleet logo, my money is on San Francisco as their HQ. I'm so glad that someone other than me noticed this! I almost lost my shit when I saw the logo :lol: :lol: :lol: My money is on Pontiac, Michigan! Their logo is literally an upside down Pontiac Logo. Looking forw...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: The Glade - 87th & I435
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: The Glade - 87th & I435

Is this the same or different from what was being called the "Oxford on the Blue?" Looks like the same to me. Same location (between 435 and 71) and same acreage (320ish acres). Stowers was also listed as involved in the first one. Sounds like they just booted Cushman Wakefield and CBC Real Estate ...
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: The Glade - 87th & I435
Replies: 26
Views: 2994

Re: The Glade - 87th & I435

Seems like an OK project, right caddy-corner across the highway from Cerner Innovations campus. Maybe this is more in line with what local residents were looking for on spin-off development.
by alejandro46
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84490

Re: Bike Lanes

Thought this was a fun and somewhat interesting video. In UK and other countries, commuting via pedal assist e-bikes has gotten to be a great solution for some city dwellers, this video provides a basic primer to battery assist boards, scooters and one wheels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5GZ6LF...
by alejandro46
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1710
Views: 140464

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Clay Chastain is well intentioned (or was originally?) but absolutely toxic. Tom Gerand/Dave and others are the actual people working on real transit, which means $$ for MAX and Streetcar Phase II.
by alejandro46
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Operation Legend
Replies: 72
Views: 4725

Re: Operation Legend

Long term the focus needs to be on providing education and free/convenient transit to jobs. Fed help to work unsolved cases is by all means good. But I strongly agree with this point. In order to reduce violent crime, you have to start with the bottom fundamentals. More police funding isn't working...
by alejandro46
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Beacon Hill
Replies: 362
Views: 79236

Re: Beacon Hill

There is a proposal to demolish the buff brick building behind the Christian Church Hospital at 27th and Paseo and replace it with a 96 unit group living rehab facility. It is a companion building to the hospital and I believe is was originally housed nurses. The duplexes and West Paseo would also ...