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by flyingember
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 28
Views: 3093

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

Downtown hotels Marriot 983 Crowne Plaza 388 President 121 Philips 217 Holiday Inn Aladdin 193 Westin Crown Center 724 Sheraton Crown Center 733 Comfort Inn and Suites 110 Fairfield inn 115 Savoy 120 Ambassador 113 1524 Main Courtyard + Residence 257 Hampton Inn Gumbel Bldg 70 Hampton Inn 16th/Main:...
by flyingember
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 188
Views: 36089

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

Riverite wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:08 am
On the other hand hangovers are much easier
Working the night shift and sleeping during the day seems like the most likely reason.
by flyingember
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Companies moving/expanding to KC area
Replies: 35
Views: 4731

Re: Companies moving/expanding to KC area

Think of a company that puts a warehouse or office in every major city. We want to have their headquarters or their national service center that’s important to every office. The place I work the senior managers from across the country come to KC for a lot of events. We have certain support staff tha...
by flyingember
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus
Replies: 44
Views: 2504

Re: Pursuing FREE City-Wide Bus

It starts May 1. Model 1: you would need to pay to get on outside the city limits but can get off anywhere. This would encourage finding a job inside the city limits or biking back to KC. Simple to understand but less flexible for exceptions. Model 2: it’s by route distance inside the city. like 39 ...
by flyingember
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 498
Views: 74379

Re: KC Bike share

First new station in a while at 31st and Troost went in today.
by flyingember
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5657
Views: 533034

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

mean wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:42 am
Well, there go my plans for a ska fusion band called Mighty Mighty Metrobus.
Radical Radical RideKC Route?
by flyingember
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main
Replies: 188
Views: 36089

Re: "Flashcube" Building - 720 Main

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 pm
smh wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:40 pm
No windows in the bedroom of the 1br is an interesting move at ~$1400/mo.
What?! The whole building is one giant window. I don’t understand.
One KC Place isn't a giant window the whole length up and it's nearly the same.

Glass <> transparent, like a mirror
by flyingember
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93857

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

The warehouse is a small part of the complex. Sure, they run lighter on employees but given there's an October 15 deadline from extensions they're going to be doing processing year round Regardless, there's no chance a government agency would open up their parking garage for the first half of the se...
by flyingember
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Companies moving downtown
Replies: 273
Views: 20831

Re: Companies moving downtown

Access to cheap land probably.
there had to be plenty of places to build downtown?
Not if someone wasn't willing to sell for less.
by flyingember
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

I went back and found something even more incredible. They're not necessarily even using the parking lots for parking. Some say eliminating the parking lots could be the end to the long-held Old Settlers festival. The three-day event draws around 200,000 people downtown each year. And many festiviti...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

...that number came from the chairperson of the event. love too interject myself in JoCo controversy. also, Olathe is like the purist essence of that 435 South discount brand haughty aloofness. FYI- they renamed that magazine years ago. It's called 435 Magazine and it's targeted to all of the city ...
by flyingember
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93857

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

Looking at the past 30 years of stadiums I found ten that don't purposefully have a downtown view. San Francisco, Denver and Cincinnati as you mention Atlanta doesn't have a view of downtown. It's KC equivalent would be a view of College Blvd Both stadiums in NYC face away from Manhattan and Brookly...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93857

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

There are about 7 afternoon weekday games a year. Attendance is typically between 5-10k for those games. Any uptick in attendance would be from people already working downtown. Non issue. I doubt the IRS would open their garages, however, since those buildings are unoccupied during baseball season ...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93857

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

perhaps try to get away from thinking there always has to be new parking garages regardless of where this ship lands. Use what is readily available. Denver didnt build ANY new garages for the ballpark and only had 1-2 smallish surface lots. Rest was re-purposed from nearby offices, civic, etc. Here...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

I liked how a three day festival should mean doing nothing best of all “This is going to affect Old Settlers in a big way,” Newbanks said. “But Old Settlers is just a small part of the entertainment we bring to the downtown. And the arts and crafts vendors pay sales tax that goes to the city. Thousa...
by flyingember
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 589
Views: 93857

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

I'm a fan of The City Observed and glad a new version is in the works. I'm still skeptical of a downtown stadium in KC, but maybe Goldberger can change my mind on things. I agree that, if a stadium happens downtown, there are better places than the East Village area. Perhaps this city-owned site in...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 51
Views: 7815

Re: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market

nickyrosstheboss wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:25 pm
lol I was more talking about the concrete itself. Looks way better than any KCMO road in this pic
They rendered it after a storm at dusk. Any road looks better in that situation.
by flyingember
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market
Replies: 51
Views: 7815

Re: OFFICIAL - Ashland at River Market

nickyrosstheboss wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Those streets sure don't match what is there haha
It's a fairly good match. They even have the fence where the right turn lane was removed. They mainly redid the streetscape with a lot more landscaping
by flyingember
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 7892

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

The post sure sounded like you were very frustrated to walk a few blocks away from the restaurant you were attending. Apologies if i read it wrong. I don't get why anybody complains about parking in any of those neighborhoods and then is perfectly fine parking at Truman sports complex or their favo...
by flyingember
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 111
Views: 14024

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I wonder if they have reason to think the owners would finally sell. Didn't the city explore purchasing this property before, like in the '80s or '90s, and the owners weren't interested? Or maybe it was a prospective convention hotel developer that was interested in it and was rebuffed. The giant s...