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by FlippantCitizen
Sat Dec 03, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Widening I-70
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Widening I-70

I70 is in pretty bad shape, being one of the first interstates constructed. It needs investment if not complete reconstruction in many areas but the idea it needs to be three much less four lanes the whole length between KC and STL is laughable. I don"t think lack of lanes are what ails it. If ...
by FlippantCitizen
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 407
Views: 192036

Re: On-going downtown development projects

With KC set to approach/hit the longtime goal of 40,000 downtown, what’s next? 50,000 new office jobs was mentioned by downtown council. I think a residential density of 15-20k sq/mile is a good goal albeit Very long term . This comment inspired me to do a little digging in the census tract level d...
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Term Rentals
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Short Term Rentals

The flaw in that argument is assuming government is designed to function on any level in this country.
by FlippantCitizen
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge
Replies: 1333
Views: 212561

Re: OFFICIAL - Buck O'Neil Bridge

GRID's on fire. I have to agree on most everything he's saying. "This is the first step to North Loop Removal." Well why do you say that? "MoDot told us so." Basically sums it up for me. None of this is good or makes sense for anyone but car commuters and especially thru traffic.
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 109
Views: 44526

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

TheLastGentleman wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:21 pm BUILD. A. MEDIAN!!!!
Buhbuhbut what about events on Grand...
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 109
Views: 44526

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

As someone who rides a motorcycle, I don't like the look of those things, especially if they are wet.
by FlippantCitizen
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Regional Transit Coordination
Replies: 357
Views: 52037

Re: Regional Transit Coordination

I think basically everyone who has tried to use the bus in the last two years is willing to acknowledge the state of the system is abysmal.
by FlippantCitizen
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Whatever the Royals build doesn't directly have to compete with the P&L District. What they call an "entertainment district" could be family-friendly restaurants like Applebees, Chili's, Hawaiian Brothers, Sheridan's Frozen Custard, Cold Stone Creamery, and Wahlburgers popular on base...
by FlippantCitizen
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Uhhh. Everyone seems pretty calm. Just a lot of the same questions debated in this thread for years. Obviously going to be a long process and even when there is a real plan it will take years or even over a decade to fully execute. Hope the discussion doesn’t boil your blood too bad.
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

My frustration with the $2 billion number is coming to fruition. *sigh* You guys are all better than this. The royals should be better than this but apparently are not. We’re certainly getting a lot more than just a stadium for that price. Infrastructure, streetscape improvements, housing, retail e...
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Personally I hope North Loop is still considered, especially if the 70 gets downgraded back to a Blvd. It would be dense and deeper in the core than EV and the only building that would be demolished is the Flashcube. Realistically it would probably jump start more retail along 8th, 9th, and Broadwa...
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

I agree the loudest opposition is crying out their last gasp via social media right now. My circle, even the older family members and friends of family, not necessarily just young urban residents are broadly supportive or simply agnostic.
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Carl’s Jr. Park. (We water the grass with Brawndo)
by FlippantCitizen
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 109
Views: 44526

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

^ I want to see these too TLG. I’m not a big law and order type in general but these people are endangering life and property in a callous and egregious way. There need to be some examples made here. I don’t give a shit if these people want to go do burnouts and run each other over in the back lot o...
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 1848
Views: 208393

Re: Capping the Loop

Lol there might be a similarity or two.
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Thanks for the insight
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Obviously Q needs to not alienate the East Side. But are we reading too much into that comment. Yes there would obviously be concerns, but are those concerns so sensitive and immutable to make it a complete non-starter? Probably a moot debate since I do think it will be EV. But I’m not as sure as so...
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 3780
Views: 324772

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Shooting from the hip but I have trouble seeing how it’s not EV at this point. There were some hints at 18th & Vine. I still think 18th and Vine would do a lot to activate the Crossroads without taking it over. Wouldn’t be against it and maybe there’s a remote possibility. But EV seems like the ...
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Development on 39th st?
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: New Development on 39th st?

Interesting note about the Lorettoo’s southeast parking lot. I’ve been thinking the Loretto’s Mercier St. frontage could be made to work as a townhouse project, not that that’s coming from anywhere but my own head.
by FlippantCitizen
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1848
Views: 299034

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Unsurprised KC does not compete well for TATL service. Others have identified, we don’t have the companies. Such a relatively bad business community here. Not sure what the fix could be. Hard to imagine landing a big HQ and I’m drawing blanks thinking what a next homegrown champion could be.