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by phxcat
Sun Mar 30, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Bass Pro - DOWNTOWN?
Replies: 80
Views: 9950

Bass Pro - DOWNTOWN?

In other words, I guess it seems like the loop is completly devoid of touristy stuff, where the River Market has the potential, with the Steamship Arabia, Town of Kansas, and any other proposed river front attractions. The river front is an area that needs to be used, and with the walking trails lin...
by phxcat
Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Bass Pro - DOWNTOWN?
Replies: 80
Views: 9950

Bass Pro - DOWNTOWN?

This seems like something we need to see to decide on. I have serious problems imagining Bass Pro fitting in downtown because a big part of the art of architecture is not just about the building but how it fits with the area around it. I would hate for something like Bass Pro to come in and mess up ...
by phxcat
Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New floor at KCI
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

New floor at KCI

That's my thinking too, though I don't know if we could get that much changed without major recontruction- like adding secure areas in spokes jutting out the back of the terminals. It's one thing to get there early and wait to go through the secure area, its another to exspect to have any chance to ...
by phxcat
Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Is the Kansas board dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 3280

Is the Kansas board dead?

There is too much name-calling and steriotyping both ways. As a Johnson Countian by birth, I have shard some of those thoughts, but having spent a good amount of time up north, it is a very nice place to live. Johnson County is a lot bigger and more busy, which I like, but Northlanders are like fami...
by phxcat
Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:23 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Ideas on developing downtown from the AZ Republic
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Ideas on developing downtown from the AZ Republic

It looks like Phoenix is trying to do the same things we are, only they have much less to start with (but much more land to work with!) This includes links to articles about what a few other cities have done successfully.

http://arizonarepublic.com/news/article ... towns.html
by phxcat
Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: KC vs StL
Replies: 23
Views: 5121

KC vs StL

No, I'm not sure about that link. Try builtstlouis.net. I had more to say, but I forgot it after reading Cyburbia's books. :( I'll get back to it later.
by phxcat
Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: I-35
Replies: 114
Views: 13867

Re: I-35

True. On the way to S.t. Louis I always like to see the development in eastern Jack, and I-70 is where all the development is in St. Louis. Coming back for Christmas, I was surprised at how close Topeka and Lawrence were getting to each other. A little more of that and I-70 will make us look like a ...
by phxcat
Sun Feb 09, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: KC vs StL
Replies: 23
Views: 5121

KC vs StL

oops- did it agin! I've got to get credit for my posts!
by phxcat
Sat Feb 08, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: KC vs StL
Replies: 23
Views: 5121

KC vs StL

And, I would agree wtiih Northlander again that St. Louis has leaders who get things done. They got the rail done, although it took some doing, they got the TWA dome done, they got the Savis Center done, and they are probably going to get the new stadium and the neighborhood around it, even though t...
by phxcat
Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: KC vs StL
Replies: 23
Views: 5121

KC vs StL

OK, lets try that again- this thing wouldn't log me in!
by phxcat
Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 629
Views: 114476

Zona Rosa: Metro North all over again or Leawood Town Center

Nice points, good2great. Another thing to remember is that Lenexa is going to do what is right for Lenexa, and part of that is investment in the Kansas City area, but part of that is also development of Lenexa. If you are in City Hall over there, then your thinking will be that suburban sprawl choul...
by phxcat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Indian Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

oops

We must have been working on that at the same time. Or I just scanned down too fast. Anyway, its good news!
by phxcat
Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:54 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Indian Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Indian Springs

Did anyone see the article in the Star about Indian Springs Mall the other day? It looks like the recent increase in hispanic immigration is really starting to pay off for KCK. I know that some Mexican American woned businesses have been opening in Johnson County as well, but from the sounds ofit, I...
by phxcat
Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Anti Jo Co Movement
Replies: 51
Views: 6604

Anti Jo Co Movement

Thats a very good point about the urban core. If downtown were everything between the riverand the Plaza, it would be about five miles long! I went back down to the Plaza over break, and after six months in the desert, I was amazed at how urban the area is- how many highrises have sprung up around t...
by phxcat
Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Wichita riverfront/arena
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Wichita riverfront/arena

Does anyone know what is going on sith the Riverwalk development in Wichita? It looked for a while like they had a pretty cool riverwalk with residential, commercial and retail mix on the Arkansas downtown, bvut that it was competing with a suburban development for tenants. It seems like they are tr...
by phxcat
Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Anti Jo Co Movement
Replies: 51
Views: 6604

Anti Jo Co Movement

KCOKEK, Phoenix really doesn't compare with Kansas City. Except for the mountains, it is flat as a pancake and brown. (The mountains are pretty cool, though). The weather is good now, there is hardly ever any rain, but when it rains, it storms. The summer is hot, but it doesn't fele much worse than ...
by phxcat
Mon Dec 30, 2002 2:35 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Anti Jo Co Movement
Replies: 51
Views: 6604

Anti Jo Co Movement

I agree that a lot of people are like that, but I don't think that's a Johnson County phenomenon. I lived in the Northland recently and a lot of the people who live up there never cross the river and could care less that there is anything on the other side. They are more aware of the Missouri suburb...
by phxcat
Sun Dec 29, 2002 1:31 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: KCK impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

KCK impressions

These are some good observations. I was just up there today too, looking at the downtown area. There is a lot of nice new housing directly north of downtown, some of it multi family, but there is also a nice suburban neighborhood there too, toward the east. That arial photograph that is a few thread...
by phxcat
Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:24 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: KCK...This aerial shows just how un-urban KCK is...
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

KCK...This aerial shows just how un-urban KCK is...

The African American population is not a majority, but its large, probably about 1/3 of the county. Quindaro is mostly African American, but when I was subbing, Central, Argentine, and Rosedale Middle Schools all had surprisingly large White minorities. Then I don't know how many people are there, b...
by phxcat
Fri Dec 20, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: KCK...This aerial shows just how un-urban KCK is...
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

KCK...This aerial shows just how un-urban KCK is...

What part of the city is that? You are right, KCK does have its rural side to it, but I think that most of the eastern parts of the city are more dense than that, from what I've seen. I'm from Shawnee, but I used to substitute teach in KCK district, so I got to see a lot of the city. I would really ...