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by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2345
Views: 306248

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

Well, it would connect to another half-assed bike lane.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2345
Views: 306248

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

And this would make it an even longer walk because you'd have to cross at a crosswalk. Rather than putting car lanes trough the center of the market, why not put some planters with some trees and plants there instead? Maybe add a cycletrack.
by tower
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2345
Views: 306248

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

Walnut is being reconfigured this year to pass directly through the Market, just like it used to do before the 50s. Exciting! Any chance something similar could be done with Main? Wait, wouldn't that basically de-pedestrianize Walnut? Not that it was ever completely pedestrianized, but I still don'...
by tower
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 75
Views: 17572

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Did he get boo'd?
I considered it, but no. The person sitting next to him clapped, while everyone else stayed silent, which is almost as good as a boo.
by tower
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road
Replies: 75
Views: 17572

Re: OPUS at Broadway Blvd and Westport Road

There was an event at the library last night with Bruce Katz, the author of "A New Localism" It was a good event overall, but some old man used the public comment period as an opportunity to rail against this project. I remember him saying "We all agreed it wouldn't happen, but its being built right...
by tower
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 272
Views: 41620

Re: City Center Square for sale

I just realized that this rendering has scooters in it, some by the Lightwell sign on the ground and some near the other entrance near the intersection. Neat! You can see them better in one of the renderings in the CitySceneKC article about the project.
by tower
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail - someday?
Replies: 19
Views: 2915

Re: High Speed Rail - someday?

Looks like California High Speed Rail is dead and the only line might be in the Central Valley. I don't think High Speed Rail is really necessary to connect So Cal to Nor Cal because there are so many flights from the 5 LA Area Airports to the 3 Bay Area Airports and the prices are all super cheap ...
by tower
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 31051

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

It'll help with the book someone is probably currently writing entitled: "Weird and Nonsensical Naming History of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers Confluence Region"
by tower
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 242
Views: 63794

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

The reasonable thing to do here would be to base approval off of whether Sprint can survive or not. Unfortunately, I don't think it can, so the government better be willing to bail Sprint out if it goes under. If they don't approve the deal, and Sprint goes under, we may be looking at a de facto duo...
by tower
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 310
Views: 41181

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

One retail amenity that I believe downtown is missing would be a sporting goods store. We have plenty of gyms, but if someone wants to buy a pair of gym shorts or sweatpants, the only place to get them in the urban core would be at the Nike or Athleta store on the plaza or Run 816 in Westport. Those...
by tower
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 620
Views: 103547

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Or ask them to donate their homes for the parking lot.
by tower
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2806
Views: 386195

Re: Misc Crossroads News

There is a pretty big difference between one plus five stick constrution and mass timber. The first mass timber building in KC will likely be luxury, just because of the relative project risk and project costs, using new supply chains, etc.
by tower
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Regional GDP
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Re: Regional GDP

The comparison in GDP is between countries and the Kansas City Metro , not the State of Missouri. For comparison though, Missouri's GDP in 2012 was $252.6 Billion. Slovenia's was $45.2 Billion. Slovenia's population in 2015 was 2,074,788. Missouri's in 2015 was 6,072,640. I'm using 2015 because it ...
by tower
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Regional GDP
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Re: Regional GDP

Slovenia actually has a slightly lower population, so they have a higher GDP per capita than Metro KC. Crazy to think that there are countries that are that small. Even though they have a smaller GDP than metro KC, and presumably a much smaller budget than the state of Missouri, their educational sy...
by tower
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Regional GDP
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Re: Regional GDP

This really highlights how much influence Johnson County should/will have over Kansas. 19% of the population (2015), 29% percent of the GDP (2015), and 47% of GDP growth (2012-2015). Edit: Missouri side of KC is 23.39% of MO economy, STL 45.27%. KC was responsible for 42.48% of MO GDP growth during ...
by tower
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: High Speed Rail - someday?
Replies: 19
Views: 2915

Re: High Speed Rail - someday?

Every time a city doubles in population, they get about a 15% productivity boost due to the efficiency of the labor market. A rail link of an hour would have less of an impact than that, but it would still be pretty big for the areas near the station. A ticket between the cities would still be relat...
by tower
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Be a Walkable Activist too
Replies: 9
Views: 3009

Re: Be a Walkable Activist too

I agree. This is so simple. If we regulate small businesses more, we can improve so many things in our city. All businesses, no matter the size, should provide covered secure parking for their employees who bike. Because if your bike gets wet, it's harder to ride and it might leave a wet spot on yo...
by tower
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 62
Views: 9816

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Most people that can afford a half million dollar home insist on at least 2 car garage. Indeed not having a 3 car garage is slumming it. All the new infill single family on Union Hill has 2 car garage. Maybe you are a hoarder but most people do not "just fill half their garage with junk anyway." He...
by tower
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 62
Views: 9816

Re: Plaza Residential Development

I'd call those garages one car garages in practice. It would be an extremely tight fit with two normal size cars, and most people just fill half their garage with junk anyway. Considering the location and the fact that that neighborhood has street parking, a one car garage still isn't needed, but I ...
by tower
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Midwest parking/transit access report
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Midwest parking/transit access report

The North Oak bus runs about once an hour on the weekend. The one time I tried to ride that bus, my first bus was running late and I missed the connection by mere minutes. Never again.