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by slimwhitman
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1333
Views: 145602

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

If it wasn't so sad it would hilarious. I expect the Walmart to stay a part of this plan and all that other silly salesmanship stuff that makes it worth caring about to go. Then add a standard strip mall or another Big Box. Maybe Lowes would like to leave RP as well? This project has become a waste...
by slimwhitman
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Fun Family Afternoon on KC Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Fun Family Afternoon on KC Transit

We had a little family fun over the holidays via transit. Being a NE JoCo family with kids, we don’t use public transit too much. It’s just not too practical with school, job location and kid sports activities. (Some of you get this, others of you are rolling your eyes.) So for an afternoon adventur...
by slimwhitman
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Blanc Burgers & Bottles
Replies: 416
Views: 42676

Re: Blanc Burgers & Bottles

I am glad to hear Blanc is moving back. I went there at least every month when they were in Westport, but have only been to the Plaza location 2 or 3 times.
by slimwhitman
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Free Diner
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Free Diner

Eon Blue wrote:COrbin park maybe town Center or Legends have to find a pad site first maybe inside Ross in Blue Springs?
You almost have it, but you are still lacking a certain disrespect for sentence structure, punctuation and fluid thought. It takes years to mimic the mg master. Keep working on it!
by slimwhitman
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Free Diner
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Free Diner

But where would you put it? http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/12/vintage_diner_on_route_1_in_lawrence_needs_to_be_moved_or_demolished_for_redevelopment_project.html http://imgick.nj.com/home/njo-media/pgmain/img/the-times/photo/2013/12/-1968e0bad9db10b9.jpg http://imgick.nj.com/home/njo-media/...
by slimwhitman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Broadway Jimmy John's
Replies: 321
Views: 27915

Re: Jimmy John's to open Drive-Thru restaurant at 9th & Broa

I don't know how my parents ever survived without a drive thru - lugging around two young kids and expecting them to get in and out of the car must've been a huge pain in the ass. Huh? They didn't haul us around, they left us in the car for 2 hours and hoped we knew how to open the window when we g...
by slimwhitman
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OFFICIAL: West Edge/Plaza Vista development
Replies: 728
Views: 84738

Re: OFFICIAL: West Edge/Plaza Vista development

This is the north side of the Polsinelli building, across from the old J.J's. If the explosion hadn't destroyed the J.J's building, this low-grade street experience would have killed the business.

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by slimwhitman
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: City Place (College and US 69)
Replies: 39
Views: 7571

Re: Galleria project proposed for south OP

"Mixed use" is an overused term. Does this look "mixed use" to anyone here? Looks like 5 single uses to me. BORING!....next.

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by slimwhitman
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Allen Village High School (Penitentiary?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Allen Village High School (Penitentiary?)

Are they keeping the kids in or keeping the Westport riff-raff out?

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by slimwhitman
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 436
Views: 72928

Re: New Broadway Bridge

For reference, the blue is the extent of Interstate Highway, I-35/I-70. The Lewis & Clark Viaduct and north loop would be the US-24 boulevard, with local access. This could candle the exiting from the freeways for the north side of the loop, without all of the terrible interchanges that exist now. ...
by slimwhitman
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 942
Views: 150245

Re: Troost developments

Examples of locations: This parcel at Emanuel Cleaver Blvd. and Troost where the buildings were cleared. https://maps.google.com/?ll=39.041665,-94.573011&spn=0.000012,0.00603&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=39.041665,-94.573011&panoid=yY6sv0vSKmg2sBa6RJ4r9Q&cbp=12,139.94,,0,-4.48 I just drove by Troost & Cle...
by slimwhitman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Building the new New York City
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Building the new New York City

Spire, beacon of 1 World Trade light up NYC http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/1-world-trade-center-ligh_n_4243462.html http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/zFvzbKpyg.m1obL.SGEBNA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTE1Nzk7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9OTYw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/f8a086a...
by slimwhitman
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Metro apartment inventory is low
Replies: 26
Views: 2952

Re: KC Metro apartment inventory is low

I can't help but wonder what happens to these acres and acres of suburban apartment buildings designed around the automobile in 50 years. The worst of the worst slums? Who will want to live in them? Will they undermine the value of the neighboring single family housing? They just seem to be filling ...
by slimwhitman
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Broadway Jimmy John's
Replies: 321
Views: 27915

Re: Jimmy John's to open Drive-Thru restaurant at 9th & Broa

A drive-thru sub shop is not the best use for this site.
What the site is best suited for is a Quik Trip with a car wash. ;-)
by slimwhitman
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New KC Zoo Penguin Exhibit
Replies: 31
Views: 3719

New KC Zoo Penguin Exhibit

I went to the zoo today. For some reason I thought the new penguin exhibit was open. Well, it opens tomorrow (Friday) so I could not go in. I stood there for quite some time and soaked in the terrible architecture. The upper panels of mixed blue colors are nice, but the rest of the building (all 4 s...
by slimwhitman
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Huddle House opens on Monday get your 24 fix ready
Replies: 14
Views: 3387

Re: Huddle House opens on Monday get your 24 fix ready

I had a burger and fries there during lunch a few months back. The place was almost deserted and the food was terrible (and I am easy to please).
by slimwhitman
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Taco
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Taco

grovester wrote:The question is: are you willing to drive to 119th St. for them?
..otherwise known as the center of the universe.
by slimwhitman
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: new parking lot landscaping
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: new parking lot landscaping

The landscaping at the KCPA proves that using native plantings works even in an urban setting. The little bluestem, oaks, and redbuds look so natural against the limestone colored concrete. The conifers are not native, but then the only native evergreen is cedar. Of course this is not a xeriscape b...
by slimwhitman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: new parking lot landscaping
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: new parking lot landscaping

What is better?....a hour long walk in 105 degree heat along a native grass path or a tree lined path? Who takes an hour long walk in 105 degree weather, and how many parking lots are they going to pass in an hour? Enough to keep them from experiencing heat stroke? If we design cities to be tolerab...