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by Highlander
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 73
Views: 13409

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: 503
Views: 71525

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: 265

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: 1001

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: 2988

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: 1076
Views: 148548

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: 6420

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: 2686
Views: 353358

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: 234
Views: 38449

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: 1879

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: 2101
Views: 272887

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: 76764

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: 56448

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: 56448

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: 2253

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: 234
Views: 38449

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: 234
Views: 38449

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
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74123

Re: COVID19

On the other hand, all of these Sunbelt states had plenty of lead time to prepare and they squandered it on half-assed "lockdowns" that they then prematurely ended. That was because the pandemic became a political football in the SE aided and abetted by Trump. Not that it isn't elsewhere, but the r...
by Highlander
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 861
Views: 74123

Re: COVID19

It is rather amazing that NY and NJ have nearly 1/3 of US deaths from CV19 (47,000 out of 155,000) but they are only currently contributing about 3% of US deaths. Herd immunity? New York has had confirmed 442,000 cases of CV19. That's only a 2.3% of the population that are known to have the disease....
by Highlander
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Operation Legend
Replies: 72
Views: 4685

Re: Operation Legend

Chef and Michael are like polar opposites, I don't know how you can possibly confuse the two as the same. Michael has a unique posting style, even when not being political (or homophobic etc). I can identify Michael with a single post on any forum and he posts on multiple forums. I don't even recal...