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by Rabble
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 99
Views: 8176

Re: Bridging Park & Market

Who makes the call and what’s the time line? How awful is this?
by Rabble
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 169
Views: 26537

Re: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)

Sounds like your mad cause you’ve never been invited to one of these roof top pool parties. How is this helpful to any discussion? It's just as helpful as calling the place I live a "stick built, fake exterior roof top pool private party zone crap" and acting like the 300+ million dollars invested ...
by Rabble
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 169
Views: 26537

Re: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)

Literally not possible? Ten years ago I would never have imagined the abundance stick built-fake exterior-roof top pool-private party zone crap now beginning to blight our downtown. This stuff works in the suburbs because the suburbs don't have anything else, but not in our downtown. I'm literally d...
by Rabble
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 169
Views: 26537

Re: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)

The kids grew bored in the suburban neighborhoods they were raised in, so they're moving downtown and bringing the damn suburbs with them. Huh? It used to be that downtown apartment development was completely different than anything else in the metro. The bottom line was important but the goal was ...
by Rabble
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 169
Views: 26537

Re: The Midland Lofts (formerly Midland Office Building)

The kids grew bored in the suburban neighborhoods they were raised in, so they're moving downtown and bringing the damn suburbs with them.
by Rabble
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 550
Views: 160178

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Port KC is studying the wharf as we speak They will need to improve access. The old Grand Ave viaduct had an exit ramp to the wharf that still partially exists. They should include a catfish restaurant in their plans that serves very cold beer. https://kchistory.org/islandora/object/kchistory%3A106...
by Rabble
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 550
Views: 160178

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

Municipal Wharf at Main Street (location is where the Main Street pedestrian bridge and lookout is now) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1129416,-94.5847576,258a,35y,180h/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en https://i.imgur.com/vp16AAg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3kNuHAS.gif These are both great pictures I missed seeing...
by Rabble
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 955
Views: 143878

Re: New Broadway Bridge

On Flush Creek?
by Rabble
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 955
Views: 143878

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Thanks Fang for the info. But I'm trying to imagine what Paris would look like today if the French had been following your advice for the last thousand years.
by Rabble
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 955
Views: 143878

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Paris has a left bank and a right bank, why shouldn't Kansas City? Hell, Little Rock has development on both it's left and right banks. Do the Seine and the Arkansas not have flood plains?
by Rabble
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Have developers ever complained about affordable housing requirements outside of the urban core? I understood the concern to be more about damaging downtown housing development.
by Rabble
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Thanks. My question is are the affordable housing requirements intended for the entire city? I see the need more in downtown developments than elsewhere.
by Rabble
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1778
Views: 298390

Re: KC in TV and Movies

“Mr. and Mrs. Bridge” was a Ward Parkway film, “Kansas City” an 18th and Vine film. Different worlds different movies.

I think Altman’s film was a tough valentine to his hometown. How can a city with such a rich black musical heritage still have as strict a dividing line as Troost?
by Rabble
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1778
Views: 298390

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Just watched Robert Altman's "Kansas City" for the first time since it came out 25 years ago. Wonderful KC jazz highlighted by the Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins characters playing dueling saxophones. Historical interior and exterior scenes of the original Ship bar when it was north of City Hall. ...
by Rabble
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

We have 60 days to convince the council to legalize building density. What is the plan? You need to convince a city council, that has five black members, that white suburban developers know what's best for the inner city. Then you need to convince them, that the real estate profession is much less ...
by Rabble
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

The grandchildren of the white flight have grown tired of the suburbs and are back in town wanting to dictate terms. But the grandchildren of those left behind aren't cooperating. Epic American story in the making.
by Rabble
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Those 3 are target cities, not peers. Those 3 are much much stronger real estate markets and growing faster. 2 are far larger players in general. All 3 have much more national investment, construction, and movement. For reference, I believe Nashville's current single day condo sales record is $80 m...
by Rabble
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

Maybe I missed something along the way, but I’d like to know what you all think the solution to the over gentrification of the cores of cities actually is? If inclusionary zoning is bad, then by what alternative mechanism do we ensure there will still be a place for low income people in our downtow...
by Rabble
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Inclusionary Zoning
Replies: 93
Views: 4728

Re: Inclusionary Zoning

From Kevin Collison's 1/18 column referencing a letter in support of the legislation: "Kansas City is behind the curve when it comes to implementing affordable housing policy," the letters continue, adding several peer cities including Minneapolis, Nashville and Denver have set-aside policies for a...
by Rabble
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Building a rowhouse
Replies: 58
Views: 6275

Re: Building a rowhouse

To me a big city rowhouse has no side yards, a porch in front without a yard and an ally behind. Between would be fire walls that would be partly owned by the connected houses. Would this even be allowed today with current building codes?