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by herrfrank
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 608
Views: 109486

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

To clarify -- the reference is to minority-owned and woman-owned business allotments for construction work (which the city of KC has required for years, commonly known in the building trades as "set-asides"), not anything to do with direct employment by Cerner.
by herrfrank
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 608
Views: 109486

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

They should have been some provision to stop Cerner from farming out to third-party developers to get out of the minimum minority representation in employment. What "minimum minority representation in employment" agreement are you referencing? Did Cerner sign something like this with the city or co...
by herrfrank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7905

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

Check the Parking Violation Revenue by resident chart halfway in this article...

http://www.wonkstate.com/blog/the-regre ... violations
by herrfrank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7905

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

We are probably the largest major city in us with basically 0 parking enforcement expect for maybe Mesa Arizona Parking enforcement would make the city MORE urban, not less. That I can leave a car for multiple days in a No Parking zone (I am not advising this, but it did happen for mechanical reaso...
by herrfrank
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7905

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

Another note:

Chicago makes $200 million per year (this is additional to the many millions they got from Goldman Sachs for the parking infrastructure) on tickets alone.
by herrfrank
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7905

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

Perhaps the city of KCMO should lease its parking infrastructure to a private company, like Alan Lazowski's LAZ parking (Hartford-based but they operate nationwide). The revenue can be substantial. Like one-billion-dollars substantial, for a long-term lease. Not only does the city need the $$$, but ...
by herrfrank
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27368

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

He [Allis] was the owner of the nearby Muehlebach hotel, and by all accounts was a well loved figure, so I assume that’s why. The hotel also had an underground connection to the plaza’s parking garage. The underground connection is still there, fully functional and intact even after the M. hotel to...
by herrfrank
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8593

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

The operative word on "Hyperloop" is "Hype". Government can't put higher-speed conventional trains on existing tracks, let alone new tracks. Building a tube that's evacuated between STL and KC is beyond pipe dream. Agreed. Perhaps a Hyperloop tube that is evaculated might work... https://www.youtub...
by herrfrank
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 274
Views: 20937

Re: Companies moving downtown

https://cityscenekc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/1400-baltimore.jpeg Fencing surrounds Baltimore and 14th street parcel. If something is built here, would it be possible for Cordish to be the developer? Another user had mentioned a Cordish officer tower before.... The 1400 Baltimore building was ...
by herrfrank
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 288
Views: 22211

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

One nugget I found that is both exciting and disappointing is that 2 airline clubs are planned for the future above the retail nodes. I don't know if "future" means they are still possible for the first phase if a tenant is found or not. The airport authority may be thinking wishfully about AA and ...
by herrfrank
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)
Replies: 94
Views: 54299

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

I know this thread is focussing on residential listings, but I thought I would post some commercial listings that haven't been discussed on here and could have some good redevelopment possibilities. 3906 Central - $530k Used to be a 7-11. Has been vacant as long as I can remember. Would love to see...
by herrfrank
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1858
Views: 210388

Re: Politics

Former Councilman Chuck Eddy has died. Eddy represented the 6th District for two terms from 1999-2007. He was a chiropractor. https://twitter.com/QuintonLucasKC/status/1169633105046581254?s=20 https://www.kmbc.com/article/larry-moore-salutes-former-kc-councilman-chuck-eddy/3525735 Eddy's family ope...
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 150
Views: 17967

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

That building, just like its former tenant, is an embarrassment to the city. Another face of failure. Tear it down.
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 208
Views: 32789

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

This will be a nice and much needed infill project, but 13th and Wyandotte will be sort of overpowered by parking structures. The garage the Crowne Plaza sits on is already too much, so to build a similar structure across the street won't do much for the pedestrian experience. Thanks be to Oberlech...
by herrfrank
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93917

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

Shawnee Mission Parkway where KMART use to be becausevnear I-35 or some where in Mission and can be called Mission Royals because had Mission Reds before. Also Street Car all the way to Shawnee Mission Parkway. Lolz. What about the Indian Springs Mall site in KCK -- it's near a highway too. They co...
by herrfrank
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 161096

Re: The KCMO School District

Southeast may be a neighborhood school, but it's the Swope Park neighborhood, not Brookside. A neighborhood school means the kids can walk there. Southwest HS is clearly the neighborhood high school for Brookside (and it was that historically). The Kansas City Missouri School Board has been a disast...
by herrfrank
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 483
Views: 63991

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Based on the fact The Kansas City Star has elected to completely dismiss their Business desk; I regard the publication as only marginally relevant. HerrFrank brings up a good point: Palm Beach Post (which I read when I am at the Delray house) is neighborhood-centric. They have an editorial desk for...
by herrfrank
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 483
Views: 63991

Re: Layoffs at The Star

I've also read that the Star generates only $10 million annual revenue, so somewhat less than 100k per employee. That's unsustainable. I'm afraid that further cuts are likely. Again, just as a comparison, the PB Post generates $70 million annual revenue, around 1MM per employee. (Like the Star , the...
by herrfrank
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 483
Views: 63991

Re: Layoffs at The Star

The February article from KCUR states that more than 50 journalists at The Kansas City Star were offered early retirement packages and roughly half accepted. It then goes on to describe a newsroom with "several score" of journalists remaining (so let's say 70 -- halfway between three score and four ...
by herrfrank
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1038
Views: 109157

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

HOA also depends on number of amenities/services it provides or has to maintain. Swimming pools, large exercise rooms with a lot of equipment, number of door people, maintenance, receiving people. Staff can be as large as 12 or more people depending on what the building wants to offer. And some are...