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by voltopt
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 39th & Woodland
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: 39th & Woodland

I'll live in it with my family! I'm already four blocks away anyway, might as well. Let's do this!
by voltopt
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 39th & Woodland
Replies: 6
Views: 241

39th & Woodland

Somebody please buy these two buildings for me. I'll trade you a house in Manhieim Park.

Thanks!

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/3834-38 ... O/7188742/

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by voltopt
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 159485

Re: The KCMO School District

And Westport was the neighborhood school for midtown. This argument is disingenuous as both SW and Westport are closed due to lack of students. We can't wish a school to exist due to history; the reality is there is a neighborhood school, it is only 2.5 miles from Brookside, and people on the west s...
by voltopt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 159485

Re: The KCMO School District

Or the residents clamoring to re-open Southwest as a 'choice' school could instead utilize their actual neighborhood high school, Southeast. The Southwest argument that parents want a choice school that also somehow functions as a neighborhood school rings false. Until the Country Club/Brookside/Wal...
by voltopt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: White Castle in here
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: White Castle in here

The White Castle in Midtown (NE corner of Linwood/Gillham) and the one in Grandview (Truman Corners) were fixtures for me in my late teens/early twenties.
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 110
Views: 8611

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Right, Dixie Bell was in the Rieger until 2000, and then the DB complex was across the street.

1822 was still Tootsies in 2002, at least that's how I remember it!
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 920
Views: 145191

Re: Troost developments

That argument makes sense but I'm not sure how much weight it carries for an upper middle-to-middle class resident who may be able to comfortably adjust their monthly budget if taxes went up. And the potential gains in amenities within walking distance of their home isn't compelling because they've...
by voltopt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 110
Views: 8611

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

I remember dancing at that location in the early 'aughts. I think it was the second Tootsies location? Can't remember, only recall that it was 2001-2002.
by voltopt
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 44122

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Platte County shows a total of 5,133 votes in mayoral race. Clay County shows 11,050 votes in the mayoral race. Total is over 56,363 ballots cast. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/561e88cee4b06543191f1ad2/t/5ca40e36a4222f9623acd33d/1554255423310/20190402finalunofficial.pdf https://www.claycoel...
by voltopt
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 44122

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Huh. The KCEB still has the total around 40K votes in all. 54K would be 25% of registered KCMO voters - which (sadly) seems pretty good for a municipal primary. KCUR probably misspoke then. KCEB is for KCMO in Jackson County, only. It says it right on the top of the webpage: "Kansas City Board of E...
by voltopt
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 496785

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Updated airport renderings/animations

https://www.kci-edgemoor.com/design/
by voltopt
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 159485

Re: The KCMO School District

I'm excited. My daughter is a KCPS student. Go Panthers!
by voltopt
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 154
Views: 28621

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

I was in the basement venue last Saturday night, from 7-10, listening to Vaughan Harrison perform. The place was full, and the intimate yet open nature of the space served it well.
by voltopt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 32
Views: 11815

Re: One North Development

Probably to slow traffic Rhetorical question :D - there are other ways to slow traffic. The windy access road decreases pedestrian visibility and wastes space. I'm mainly questioning site planner's tendency to copy / paste suburban concepts. This isn't really design as much as it's arbitrary land m...
by voltopt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 197
Views: 45530

Re: Brookside

per the Star FB (i think it was Joyce..), it's 701 E 63rd, - this building: https://42floors.com/images/H4b4e2656c164dbdfdb3e0c91f5e6e4a9aedf99a5B505153OS780x520W0se/517d0c32192407bcf087d66d2bf31a8330852372 Yikes. That looks worse than the "before" picture of 601. I'm sure it will be lovely. I’ll b...
by voltopt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 197
Views: 45530

Re: Brookside

i'm all for infill E of troost but that seems like a stretch. curious to see how it does. https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService/#/permit/90a4cc99-700d-4ed6-8c1e-cc6b3ff17885 It is submitted for permit. This site is currently empty, save for a couple of mid century apartment buildings ...
by voltopt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 32
Views: 11815

Re: One North Development

tower wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:37 am
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Why does that access road wind all over the place? This is a completely flat site.
by voltopt
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 59
Views: 8517

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

smh wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:16 pm
I wouldn't mind a better version of Tivoli somewhere else. I'd love to see something more like Ragtag in Columbia.
Maybe the old movie theater at 39th and Woodland?
by voltopt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 920
Views: 145191

Re: Troost developments

The most pressing issue, at least as far as that site is concerned, is drop off on Troost Avenue. Front door drop off just north of 31st, under this new bridge and just north of a MAX stop, is very precarious. Children and parents exit out of cars in the midst of u-turns and traffic trying to pass t...
by voltopt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2488
Views: 273751

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The KC Star article is a little misleading - 10% turnout is about average for an April or August ballot in KC, when nothing else is on the ballot. Look at the April election sales tax vote, which passed with voter turnout around 10 percent in Platte, Clay and Cass counties — Jackson County had the h...