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by tower
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84782

Re: Bike Lanes

Mostly buffered is better than no buffer, I guess. They weren't buffered in the original plan and I don't think it changed. Probaly not in the original city plan, but I mean the "Make Grand Grand" plan, which would've made a two way cycletrack on one side of the street. If we were going to do a cycl...
by tower
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Independence Ave MAX
Replies: 27
Views: 5645

Re: Independence Ave MAX

I don't like that plan because it would require people to actually pay attention to which MAX bus they got on. I think it would increase confusion and decrease rider satisfaction. It seems trivial, but it could be a big difference in ridership. People should be able to get on a MAX bus at a stop and...
by tower
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84782

Re: Bike Lanes

I'm glad something is getting done, but it's a shame to see them backing down from the original vision.

Does anyone know if these will be buffered or not?
by tower
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 68139

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

NY Times cuts KC and STL before first round... https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/upshot/where-should-amazon-new-headquarters-be.html They immediately culled the bottom 50% of the top 50 metros based on job growth, without sorting for anything else first, like an international airport. ...
by tower
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 68139

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Best quote from brookings.edu article: Before communities go all in, they should think about who will ultimately win. Amazon has set the table in a way that ensures that just about every community that plays this game will lose, and not just because all but one place will come away without the gran...
by tower
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West 39th Street Apartments
Replies: 71
Views: 15026

Re: West 39th Street Apartments

They need to push all the new buildings back from the street to create a wider sidewalk with green spaces. That stretch of 39th feels really hostile to pedestrians. I always walk on 38th instead. Or put 39th on a road diet... Yes! 39th street is begging for a road diet. There is a two block stretch...
by tower
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 68139

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Is North Loop acreage including the lots near 8th/Wyandotte E of Phoenix Bar? And will they really need 100 acres if doing 70+ story buildings? Probably. They won't all be 70+ stories. Looking at the Seattle campus, it's about 98 acres. It is actually two campuses though, one at South Union Lake, a...
by tower
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 68139

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

If the full freeway removal option was chosen for the north loop, that would free up 32 acres. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/print-edition/2016/02/19/closing-the-north-loop-a-big-bang-development.html But even combining that with the East Village and existing North Loop acreage, it still is...
by tower
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 68139

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

I hope that it at least goes to a city close to KC in size, but with better transit and infrastructure. That might wake some people up, show them that we need things like transit to attract these big companies like Amazon.
by tower
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1764
Views: 202034

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

I think Kansas City has a decent shot at this, but our lack of transit may hurt us.

The North Loop is absolutely the best location.