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by Rabble
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

It would be dramatically more expensive too. The HOA bridge has the structure in place to within three blocks of the line The ASB requires building the entire approach at both ends. There’s 9 blocks missing on the north end and 4 blocks on the south end. The new structure would be equal to going fr...
by Rabble
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Does anybody know if the ASB Bridge has ever been considered an option for extending the street car across the Missouri? When the bridge was new the inter-urban to St. Joe ran down the center of the upper road deck. I'm posting this question here, because while wondering around the River Market late...
by Rabble
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware
Replies: 157
Views: 46556

Re: OFFICIAL - Second and Delaware

A nice shade of rust, perfect for viewing the Hannibal bridge.
by Rabble
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

The story I've always heard is that the wiseguys built ranch houses with tunnels up in Oakwood and wanted to also build houses there for their parents. However the mama's didn't want to leave the old neighborhood so Columbus Park ended up with quite a few suburban style houses. Interesting. Did not...
by Rabble
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

They want to move to a place without shaking. they had issues with a rock concert. Moving next to freight trains that do the same thing daily likely isn't realistic Build it out on a pier. So you want to fight the federal government to move a museum to the south riverfront? https://usace.contentdm....
by Rabble
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Further recognize the River Market was known as the "River Quay" in the 1970's and 1980's. It was riddled with mob-controlled front companies. Car bombing and contract killings were the news of that day. The rumors are that the stately old homes off Independence Avenue (near the old museum) had tun...
by Rabble
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Why not move the Steamboat Arabia to the site of the old city wharf at the foot of Main? Tie it into a restaurant/bar development on the waterfront with a steamboat replica for evening cruises. Finally you'd be able to enjoy a beer in this town while watching the river flow. They want to move to a ...
by Rabble
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Why not move the Steamboat Arabia to the site of the old city wharf at the foot of Main? Tie it into a restaurant/bar development on the waterfront with a steamboat replica for evening cruises. Finally you'd be able to enjoy a beer in this town while watching the river flow.
by Rabble
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

This is a development along the riverfront in Cologne, Germany, that I find interesting. Something similar could be applied where the buildings could be built over the street and even the rail right-of-way and there would be no need to create a long covered tunnel. I was just suggesting a two block...
by Rabble
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Port KC 5th Main is back on the table. http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/LiveWeb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=u34sUdngaXMIPGnot6qrQvkCV3qxG5QvVIhi4CDX3nQlKu14Ot7lqwGay33%2bLDcp "main street on the east" Is it possible they will rip out the pedestrian alley and put back a real street like the city did with Wal...
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Riverite wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:58 pm

If there were restaurants with patios overlooking the river, even if they were shipping containers And there were no parking I think it would do crazy well. I for one would probably never leave
right on!
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Unknown. But the big muddy is on the high end of both of those. People in St. Joe water ski on the big muddy. I've boated on it several times and never thought it look any worse than pond water. I've also boated on the Seine and don't remember it's water looking any better. Thank god Paris didn't b...
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Missouri river is gross and it's levels vary too much to put anything of value on it. It should be the back lot of KC. The more we can do to minimize it the better. There are non-gross non-level varying rivers in the world? Unknown. But the big muddy is on the high end of both of those. People in S...
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

shinatoo wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:44 am
Missouri river is gross and it's levels vary too much to put anything of value on it. It should be the back lot of KC. The more we can do to minimize it the better.
There are non-gross non-level varying rivers in the world?
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

I think looking at STL River could be useful for us. There is a nice park where The Arch is but no real development. When you go to the North is where you see the development. I think what you have around Berkeley Park is good. A lot of land that is starting to get developed. Plus Casino will have ...
by Rabble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

I doodled what I'm picturing from this discussion. It would be expensive and complicated, sure, but what isn't? I could see a massive amount of spin off development and economic activity from something like this. You could have tour boats dock there from places like Parkville, have riverfront hotel...
by Rabble
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

It's highly implausible we could ever raise the land by 15+ feet There's bedrock a few feet down. It would need to be a tunnel built up around the rails and then covered That's a major engineering project since we're talking about redoing the grade of a riverbank to raise the levy. One of the worst...
by Rabble
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Lowering 9 highway and fixing independence should be much higher on our priority list This is absolutely right, why wait for the north loop removal before tearing this approach out? 4th, Missouri and Independence could all be reconnected between the River Market and Columbus Park. The 1/2 cloverlea...
by Rabble
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Build up a parking garage in the gulley to the east of the Town of Kansas walking bridge would be a great place to put parking. It looks flat enough for a surface lot and would be a great place to put a garage toped with used eventually. You could build a multi-story garage at the base of the river...
by Rabble
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2602
Views: 359678

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

Riverite wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:29 pm
What about taking a lot building a six seven story fancy garage wrapped by affordable houses built by the city to make it more palatable
wonderful idea