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by town cow
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 128
Views: 27382

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

normalthings wrote: ↑Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:06 pm

Bulldoze the entire center block with the Starbucks and rebuild it. It’s almost entirely parking on the most valuable piece of Plaza real estate


If shopping centers in Kansas City want good tenants (national or local) and shoppers they need parking.
by town cow
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 138
Views: 28271

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

I've been a bus rider since junior high days, and look forward to free rides whenever they get here. The rise in operations costs may not be covered by municipal fare subsidies; check out this study on "ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF FARE-FREE TRANSIT POLICY": http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/d...
by town cow
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Bunch proposes parklets for KC
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

Re: Bunch proposes parklets for KC

The parklet ordinance was passed by city council committee today, and will be voted on by the full council tomorrow.
by town cow
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 277
Views: 51719

Re: Companies moving downtown

Missouri statute: Exercise of eminent domain over private property for economic development purposes prohibited--definition. 523.271. 1. No condemning authority shall acquire private property through the process of eminent domain for solely economic development purposes. 2. For the purposes of this ...
by town cow
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 864
Views: 147015

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Looks like the max height for that part of the PA riverfront property is between 145 and 154 ft, btw
by town cow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 167
Views: 51185

Re: Prospect MAX

So, visit any of the new shelters heading out of the loop at evening rush hour. Folks sitting on the bench inside the shelter are asking others which bus is coming--try it yourself. When the bus stops (marker or sign post), people queue up along the curb, next to the shelter.
by town cow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 167
Views: 51185

Re: Prospect MAX

...who designed the new MAX shelters for the ATA? The seats in them are located so you are facing away from the street, and if you're in the shelter you can't look down the street for your oncoming bus. And, I found that if you're lined up on the curbside for the approaching bus, the shelter roof is...
by town cow
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need to stop building with concrete?
Replies: 19
Views: 6265

Re: Do we need to stop building with concrete?

Just don't tell Jonathan Arnold.
by town cow
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 464
Views: 106317

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

George Arliss has been dead for quite some time.
by town cow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: T-Bones where should they move in area
Replies: 17
Views: 5596

Re: T-Bones where should they move in area

Fix up Satchel Paige stadium!
by town cow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 89858

Re: Bike Lanes

Bike lanes or not, I stay off of Grand if possible.
by town cow
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 680
Views: 147058

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Saw that the PIEA approved final sale of the properties to MAC a meeting or so ago, and that the environmental cleanup was approved by the state. So something must be happening...
by town cow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 356
Views: 91237

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Word is Slawson sold the Velvet Freeze property, which will be demoed for retail/apts. Not sure if that is true...
by town cow
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 38291

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

I'm appealing--did it four years ago and it got the valuation to a realistic level.
by town cow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1822 Main Redevlopment
Replies: 124
Views: 20443

Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Local historic register listing slows demo way down. Natl register listing does the same if federal $ is involved, btw.
by town cow
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 132
Views: 28742

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

I'm thinking "expired when the KCATA declined to renew or continue with Briarcliff" is correcter.
by town cow
Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Columbus Park Redevelopment
Replies: 267
Views: 60005

Re: Columbus Park Redevelopment

Not a surprise. Their Plaza location at 50th and Main isn't on the Plaza...
by town cow
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2733
Views: 422304

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Children can accompany their parents to a tavern--gotta bring them up right!
by town cow
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Restoring Residential Density
Replies: 45
Views: 9343

Re: Restoring Residential Density

Family Dollar has milk.
by town cow
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2349
Views: 396828

Re: Westport

I was told that Jerry has been very sensitive about a new owner keeping the same film selections and mojo at the theater...hopefully, that's the way it'll turn out.