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by shinatoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 633
Views: 104607

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

What are we going to name after David Glass? Brought us a WS win and two AL champs, kept the team in town when nobody wanted it. I know he wasn't loved like Mr. K, but he did as much as Mr. K did. Needs a statue at least.
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77121

Re: New Broadway Bridge

The Bond Bridge only cost $25M? Really? I thought the bridge itself was closer to $75M and the entire project (all of the interchanges up north to the 35/29 split was something like $250M. Maybe I'm completely misremembering. But $25M sounds awfully affordable. Originally I had typed 250m but then ...
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 492
Views: 77121

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Fingers crossed Price Tag: $100 million MARC: $40 million KCMO and MO to split the rest. So really this is cutting down the project so that MO State doesn't have to pay their share. :( IIRC, all of the proposals involved a sizable interchange around I35. Ideally, this shoots straight into I35 with ...
by shinatoo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20418

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

A new building is like a marriage. The flashy architecture might be what attracts you to it, but trends fade over time. The street is where the relationship is built. If there is nothing at the street level then the relationship is vapid and hollow. Depressing and doomed.
by shinatoo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20418

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

As it is now, Burns & Mac are planning to add substantial landscaping (~20ft deep from sidewalk to building!) to conceal the blank wall. Any landscaping that can conceal an entire wall can also conceal a person who wants to ambush me and mug me. These people sound dangerously out of their depths on...
by shinatoo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20418

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

chaglang wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 am
Designing in 15 stories of unshaded, south facing curtainwall seems to miss the point of LEED.
Unless they use shades.
by shinatoo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 43
Views: 9439

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

Hard to believe no one on this forum has lost it over how they completely blocked the sidewalk with no alternate passage (or maybe I missed it). Can't say how many times I've almost plowed someone walking around that dumpster, and I'm aware and cautious. Which makes me even more surprised that someo...
by shinatoo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3010
Views: 349529

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:57 am
Backside lighting from last night
Image
FIRE! FIRE! THE HOTEL IS ON FIRE!
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

What Brookside needs most of all is parking enforcement.
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

Does anyone else hate the dedicated right turn lane from southbound Brookside Blvd to westbound 63rd Street? One way for Brookside Plaza? Seriously? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49352890128_662d2cf390.jpg Complete waste. Plus that's where I like to park. There is traffic in Brookside, but it...
by shinatoo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

But again, not worth fighting the pearl clutchers. Sorry, I think I’m too young to even know what this means. Kind of like a NIMBY. Someone that gets upset over the thought of something being slightly different than it is now and unwilling to considering that the diffrence may not be that bad. Dero...
by shinatoo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

However, just drove that way. It's nothing to just continue south on Brookside Road right now. If it was going to be a problem it would already be a problem. Currently, Blvd and Rd do not line up. To keep going south, you’d have to turn left and then immediately turn right across busy Meyer. Almost...
by shinatoo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

I'm not willing to die on the hill of realigning Brookside BLVD. I am willing to fight to keep it open.

However, just drove that way. It's nothing to just continue south on Brookside Road right now. If it was going to be a problem it would already be a problem.
by shinatoo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

While we would lose the tennis courts :roll: I like the realignment Brookside BLVD north of Meyer with Brookside BLVD south of Meyer. Much cleaner intersection and allows for center medians. Would also get a nice little park. There is no Brookside Blvd south of Meyer. It is Brookside Road and it is...
by shinatoo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

Studies indicate that passenger car traffic prefers Meyer Boulevard to 63d Street (and that was both how it was intended and how it has been in practice for nearly 100 years). If the city terminates Brookside Boulevard at 63d, we would lose an important boulevard to boulevard connection. People cho...
by shinatoo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

I don't think Chipotle would go in an older building like that.
by shinatoo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 51445

Re: Brookside

by shinatoo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 139
Views: 23534

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

langosta wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:24 pm
I googled the United 2026 bid book. All I can say is that I am disappointed by what we put together.

https://img.fifa.com/image/upload/w3yje ... w26wmu.pdf
I agree. Opening narrative that started with the history lesson on what rivers we were founded by was pretty dry.
by shinatoo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s
Replies: 62
Views: 2929

Re: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s

If you can't build new supplies of affordable housing then the current supply will be priced out of the low income market. You have three options, subsidize, provide better opportunity for income (which is a feedback loop that makes real estate pricing spiral up, see California) or nothing, which wi...
by shinatoo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s
Replies: 62
Views: 2929

Re: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s

And two, and increase in homelessness as the current residents are pushed out. Makes the need for subsidized affordable housing even more important now, before this starts happening in earnest. I think you’ll see more movement to cheaper suburbs instead of homelessness ie. Grandview, Raytown, Lee’s...