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by chaglang
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

Looks like grading work has started at Armour and Troost.
by chaglang
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 680
Views: 90094

Re: Next Mayor 2019

horizons82 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Wasn’t she the one who made incredibly callous comments when a bicyclist was killed last year?
This is the quote you're thinking of:

"...Unfortunately people die in this city every day and we just have to make sure that we’re keeping everything in perspective."
by chaglang
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black Lives Matter Street Murals
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Black Lives Matter Street Murals

D 10th & Baltimore is back open to traffic now. Is the painting confusing or otherwise a hindrance to traffic? I haven't seen them in person yet but I feel like that's actually a legit concern to have on an active street. Doesn't all street marking usually have to adhere to some traffic safety code...
by chaglang
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6656
Views: 597257

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

The Missouri Legislature has limited the amount of control that municipalities have over placement of certain utilities, so KCMO may actually not have much say in what's happening.
by chaglang
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 807
Views: 98617

Re: Capping the Loop

How much is the city still paying for P&L bonds?
by chaglang
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 593
Views: 128098

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Supposedly these lights will now be turned off until they're complete.
If nothing else works, these are very, very likely 0-10 dimmable.
by chaglang
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84442

Re: Bike Lanes

The southern section of the Gillham cycletrack is really nice. Anecdatally, it's better used than the Armour lanes.
by chaglang
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 234
Views: 38448

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Whatever ends up getting build on this land will almost certainly be larger and have better design than the old building. I wish I had your confidence! :lol: Taller, denser, and a ground level that isn't composed of parking garage entries/blank walls/mechanical louvers. That's the bar for me. Basic...
by chaglang
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 234
Views: 38448

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

The twisty tower is vaporware. It's hard to see anyone building a spec office building, especially now. With the exception of 17th and Walnut and Arterra, new residential development has been short and ugly. 17th and Walnut and Arterra included, the street presence of new residential development has...
by chaglang
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 234
Views: 38448

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Wasn't a huge fan of the building, but damn. Given the generally crappy level of new developments in the GDAP, it's hard to believe that whatever replaces it will be much better.
by chaglang
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: SPACE FORCE HQ - To Infinity & Beyond!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: SPACE FORCE HQ - To Infinity & Beyond!

I sort of assumed that the permanent location of this is in Trump's imagination.
by chaglang
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

We may have attended the same meeting. It was a shitshow, and I was surprised that the HPNA board didn't even try to keep people civil. My hunch is that is the project was a block north, everyone opposed to the project would be in favor of it. All that said, the developer is probably his own worst e...
by chaglang
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

Qualifying what I said with "all" and "solely" distorted my point considerably. If we are talking about benefits to longtime residents coming in the form of new businesses (which is the oft-cited benefits of redevelopment), then there has to be some relevance. I'd be very surprised if this particula...
by chaglang
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

They have, which is both bad and good. Good for owners, bad for renters. In south Beacon Hill and in Mount Hope moderate size 2 floor houses that are complete gut jobs(basically paying for the lot, hole in ground, and frame if it is not completely termite eaten) are going for more than 90K. Little ...
by chaglang
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 104
Views: 29382

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

Sardine tins have rounded corners.
by chaglang
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 5259

Re: Memorializing Racists

Genuinely surprised how fast the Parks Department started switching out the JC Nichols Blvd signs, especially given the fact that there are still MLK Blvd signs up on some places on the Paseo.
by chaglang
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 135
Views: 28703

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

A couple of developers I've talked to describe Westport Terrace as a zombie project - dead but still stumbling forward.
by chaglang
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

That's a great building. It would be cool to see that leased, as well as the buildings immediately to the south. That corner is much quieter than it was a few years ago, so maybe there's a chance.
by chaglang
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KC City Flag
Replies: 132
Views: 33338

Re: The KC City Flag

I think that might be breaking the no-text rule of flag design Aside from Chicago, I probably can't remember a single city flag. I think some text is fine. The St. Louis flag is probably just as well known as Chicago to Midwesterners. Besides STL, Chicago and KC, I know no other city flags in the U...
by chaglang
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 1011
Views: 198117

Re: Troost developments

yeah, this one popped up again out of nowhere. pretty good project but their public engagement is really, really poor. I can't imagine them trying for the zoning change before reopening public dialogue is going to be well received. seems like even a moderately savvy development team could get this o...