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by Highlander
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2121
Views: 275249

Re: Politics

Well that debate was a complete shit show. Indeed it was. I would hesitate to even call it a debate. There was no "winner" (well Biden won by default because Trump would not follow the rules) and I learned nothing about either candidate I did not already know. I see absolutely no reason to hold the...
by Highlander
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2121
Views: 275249

Re: Politics

Well that debate was a complete shit show. Indeed it was. I would hesitate to even call it a debate. There was no "winner" (well Biden won by default because Trump would not follow the rules) and I learned nothing about either candidate I did not already know. I see absolutely no reason to hold the...
by Highlander
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 509
Views: 72611

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Any chance the dispute over a cement contract, as reported by the Star, is going to slow or halt terminal construction at KCI? Or is that just the Star being the Star and trying to dredge up controversy where there isn't any?
by Highlander
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 73
Views: 13536

Re: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market

Nice infill project. I count 7 floors on the rendering. Does that height preclude wood construction?
by Highlander
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 509
Views: 72611

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Updates on UPS "completed plans call for the construction of a 50,756-square-foot warehouse / distribution facility; and for site work for a 16-acre warehouse / distribution facility. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following: site development of approximately 16 acres that i...
by Highlander
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

The Great Climate Migration Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration https://www.propublica.org/article/climate-change-will-force-a-new-american-migration?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook#996123 Good read and interesting perspective. Climate change is seriously causing major issues b...
by Highlander
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Best Local Trails
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Best Local Trails

To be honest, I’m quite fond of the Indian creek trail, although some municipalities don’t maintain their sections as well as others, It’s an awesome trail for any type of distance. I've noticed this on maps. Is it good for cycling? Are there a lot of street crossings? Biking is the sport I'll be d...
by Highlander
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: The Glade - 87th & I435
Replies: 26
Views: 3084

Re: The Glade - 87th & I435

The project is applying for incentives. Yuck And they are likely to get them due to the political capital spent on getting Cerner to put the office in SE KC and the need to show it's paying dividends for the area. Whatever the result, the project will be much scaled back than proposed; I suspect a ...
by Highlander
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1077
Views: 149313

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kansas City is getting a lot of bad press in the national media right now from the boos during the moment of unity during the Texan's game. From what I understand from talking to people who were there, the boos were more directed at the Texan's decision to sit out the anthem. In any event, TYT (who ...
by Highlander
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Economy
Replies: 53
Views: 6594

Re: Economy

KC’s recovery is impressing me. 1,070,800 jobs in July vs 1,107,700 at the peak in March. Nonfarm payroll is down 4% over past 12 months. (Not seasonally adjusted) Unemployment rate is now just 7.6% AND the labor force is well above pre-corona levels. Labor force is the number of people employed or...
by Highlander
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2695
Views: 355670

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Great news for KC. What's the earliest we will see construction start? Where will the southern terminus be?
by Highlander
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 236
Views: 39065

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

"We want to construct a temporary lot that will get developed ASAP" - Copaken "We would like a time limit on how long this lot exists" - DNA "We would need 10+ years with an easy way to extend" - Copaken Seems on brand Copaken seems to be the new Stanley Durwood. The problem with Copaken is that wh...
by Highlander
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Arkansas 2019 Part 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Arkansas 2019 Part 5

To answer your earlier question. Are Hot Springs Duck Boats safer than Missouri Duck boats? Nope, they are not.

Not sure why anyone would ever want to ride one of these. Doesn't look fun and inherently dangerous.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/13-dead-in-boat-accident/
by Highlander
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2121
Views: 275249

Re: Politics

But it is kinda gross to watch people like you treat politics like a low stakes game in which the greatest reward is to stick it to the other side, rather than the raw exercise of power in which real people's lives actually hang in the balance. the best (worst) is still people who support the Affor...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 620
Views: 77139

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The data is old but it mentions a possible location https://www.kansascityzoo.org/aquarium/ I would love to know if the site mentioned in the video (and above on this page) is the actual spot picket I've always heard it would go into the valley that use to contain the bear pits? An aquarium would b...
by Highlander
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 275
Views: 56807

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:47 pm
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Substantial improvement!
by Highlander
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 275
Views: 56807

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Is this going to stay an empty lot or are there plans for another garage/building here. This may be outlined in the thread but it's simpler to just ask. Thanks
by Highlander
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

Re: Downtown Q3/4 (re-)occupancy needed - service industry needs love

National hotel occupancy has been improving, however... - It's starting to level off - Revenue per available room (RevPAR) is below 50% compared to July 2019 - Daily rates are 27% below last July - Interstate hotels/motels are generally doing better than downtown hotels that depend on events - Lowe...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 236
Views: 39065

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Two full contiguous downtown blocks just north of the TMobile Center (or whatever it's called now) will be almost 100% occupied by surface lots. That's a bad look for the city. And the block just west of Grand is primarily a parking garage with little commercial activity at ground level. Seems like...
by Highlander
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 236
Views: 39065

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Two full contiguous downtown blocks just north of the TMobile Center (or whatever it's called now) will be almost 100% occupied by surface lots. That's a bad look for the city. And the block just west of Grand is primarily a parking garage with little commercial activity at ground level. Seems like ...