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by herrfrank
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 351
Views: 13544

Re: COVID19

COVID could have big impacts on the 2020 census. --College students are normally supposed to register in the town in which their dorm/school is in. They are still supposed to do that but very few people know that.-- Are you sure about the noted? -- I think college students are supposed to register ...
by herrfrank
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 351
Views: 13544

Re: COVID19

Asian virus experts are saying the W[est] is making a mistake not using masks for general public, but there aren't even enough for hospitals. The West, to be fair, will simply not wear masks forever. This virus is going to become endemic to the species, similar to influenza. Meaning the Chinese and...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 351
Views: 13544

Re: COVID19

After some poking around, I have found this link: https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/d70568d6300444d5a69692da6d4c986c ...which shows the cases in Wyandotte County by zip code. This is good -- I would like to see this for the whole metro. People tend to shop near where t...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 351
Views: 13544

Re: COVID19

I am disappointed at the state-wide data available for geotracking of the Coronavirus. It's far too general. 60 cases in Jackson County; 80 in Johnson County -- too vague. I want to know the census tract data for the residence of those who are sick. Not where they were tested, but where they reside....
by herrfrank
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 298
Views: 50936

Re: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)

"Welcome to the new brand. "A modern workplace. A home for the creative class. A destination for the talent of tomorrow. "LightWell is a curated experience for today's workforce, celebrating wellness, offering diverse food and beverage, and providing ample social spaces to attract and retain the bes...
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 493
Views: 48590

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

The East Bottoms is significantly important in terms of economic activity to KCMO. Nothing in the next 50 years will be done to impede the smooth flow of trucking traffic through that area.
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 80250

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Watching the print media world collapse, in slow motion, over the past decade may be the foreshadowing of other, old-school societal models imploding. I am thinking of local governments (especially smaller cities and suburbs with large legacy costs and pension promises). Although towns have the leve...
by herrfrank
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Perhaps Mission could just change its name to Lamp Post, Kansas ? Has kind of a streetlife, hooker jibe -- edgy.
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2341
Views: 340063

Re: Westport

Looks like the Katz's drugstore redevelopment could begin this year. https://www.construction.com/projects/mix-use-retail-residential-bldg-fmr-katz-drug-site-ph-1/ The Katz drug store on Main in Westport was the first commission of the architect Clarence Kivett, later Kivett & Myers. The building w...
by herrfrank
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1072
Views: 131883

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

I was working in 1KC Place (tallest building) during the Royals parade (and I still work in the building). We had workers stuck downtown until 9pm. If you didn't leave the downtown area early -- like by Noonish, you got stuck. There were cars abandoned on the interstates, on various sidewalks, curbs...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax
Replies: 13
Views: 2193

Re: 1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax

If both quarter-cent tax increases pass, we would be looking at what in the downtown area? Over 12%? Closing in on 13%? KC is over its skis here -- way beyond its peer cities with these double-digit sales taxes. I know there is variation within the city (which is why I go to Brookside to buy groceri...
by herrfrank
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1078
Views: 124984

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

All the Crown Center restaurants that were managed by the Hyatt (and, presumably after the change, the Sheraton) were pretty bad. Milano, Crayola, etc. I'd be curious if all of them closing is part of the hotel divesting itself of managing all those external businesses. Yes, they were moved to Sher...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 535
Views: 69879

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. 10 days backpacking out in the woods. Lots of fun. Southwest Chief should go straight on to Denver after Topeka, then south to Trinidad from there. That section between Wichita and Trinidad is what almost got the line shut down a few years back, and the tra...
by herrfrank
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)
Replies: 47
Views: 10798

Re: Saxon at the Midland (formerly Midland Office Building)

People doing this can be reported to HUD, or the local housing authority, for investigation. Even if their stated income can't be proven to be fraud, the fact they aren't living in the rental unit, and are renting it out to someone else, or as AirBnB, is fraud that can be proven. They should be rep...
by herrfrank
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 514
Views: 122701

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

https://www.kclibrary.org/sites/default/files/1929%20Aero%20Digest%20Advertisement_17362.jpg This advertisement from the KC Chamber of Commerce is truly a period piece -- the prewar diction (with its quasi-scientific terms and industrial-geek phrasing); the map that snubs Dixie (no Atlanta, admitte...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 61066

Re: Brookside

People choose Meyer because it’s wider and you can fly. Actually, most traffic is on Meyer for just one block coming from Wornall to Brookside Blvd or from Ward Pkwy. There’s not much traffic east of Brookside Blvd. Eliminating Brookside Blvd between Meyer and 63rd would allow for a very nice park,...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prairie Village
Replies: 17
Views: 3040

Re: Prairie Village

This is the old "Jones in the Village." Sad news, but not surprising. Last time I was there, it took longer to find someone to pay than to find the item I wanted. My first interview suit came from this store in the 1980s as did my first "real" (not a children's model) winter coat in the late-1970s, ...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 243
Views: 61066

Re: Brookside

Brookside Blvd between Border Star and the tennis courts should be eliminated. This would allow the 63rd st intersection to move more smoothly, give area for park space and events and allow for some additional parking when you make the shops area pedestrian only. Studies indicate that passenger car...
by herrfrank
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 493
Views: 48590

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

1KCP is full, I work there. There might be 5% unoccupied on sporadic floors. The leasing may be 95%, but what I meant was how under-populated the building may be -- one would expect 4000 people to work in a building of this size, but I'd wager we are closer to 2500. More examples -- 15 is half leas...
by herrfrank
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 493
Views: 48590

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

One Kansas City Place has 18 tower elevators in three banks of six plus one freight elevator -- Bank One serves 1-17; Bank Two serves 1, 2, and 18-31; Bank Three serves 1, 2, and 32-43. The two-storey lobby (Baltimore Street and parking access from 2, Main Street and retail access from 1) is also co...