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by chaglang
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 34883

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

No kidding. Where's UL Washington when we need him?
by chaglang
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s
Replies: 64
Views: 11746

Re: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s

At the moment of writing this, the KCMSD seems more stable and well-run than the city government that would theoretically lead the shake-up.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 618
Views: 82069

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Don’t they have a foundations permit? IIRC you need more than development plans to pour foundations.

(Apologies for the tangent)
by chaglang
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 618
Views: 82069

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

I don't know why you would pay for the plans review and permitting fees and then abandon the permit. Foundations and grading can stay the same even if what the building looks like changes. The developers are going to make more then enough to cover a few hundred or thousand in permit fees. The found...
by chaglang
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 618
Views: 82069

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

I don't know why you would pay for the plans review and permitting fees and then abandon the permit.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 618
Views: 82069

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

That BM would upload drawings that WR hadn’t approved (as seems to be the case) is very strange. Wondering if WR had approved something and then backed up when the drawings were not received favorably.
by chaglang
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Blighted Midtown
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Blighted Midtown

-The use of century old buildings as a blighting factor sucks and should be changed.
- Ellington's quotes are bizarre.
by chaglang
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4363
Views: 564722

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Genuinely surprised that the axe grinding market isn't saturated already. But I wish you the best of luck.
by chaglang
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 181
Views: 44250

Re: Uptown Shoppes

I guess the thinking is: if there are no neighbors left in Valentine, there's nobody to object.
by chaglang
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 181
Views: 44250

Re: Uptown Shoppes

How long has KC Life’s war on Valentine been going on? Seems like several decades by now.
by chaglang
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4363
Views: 564722

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

You haven’t lived until you’ve been to a ramen throwing ax shop.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 34883

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Those all seem like decent ideas. Ending the KCSD's carveout especially.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Wonderful Waldo
Replies: 599
Views: 103016

Re: Wonderful Waldo

Back in 2016 he had the chance to vote against the Intercontinental blight designation at committee level in 2016 and didn't, voting instead to pass it on to council without a recommendation.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 181
Views: 44250

Re: Uptown Shoppes

If it's the two on the NE corner, they are KC Life owned.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 48
Views: 10987

Re: 4711 Belleview

AFAIK, the WPNA has been fairly developer-friendly over the last 10 years or so. Maybe it's changed in the last few years.
by chaglang
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 48
Views: 10987

Re: 4711 Belleview

Incentives request incoming, lol.
by chaglang
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Wonderful Waldo
Replies: 599
Views: 103016

Re: Wonderful Waldo

Using the blight designation seems intentionally narrow, in a way that lets Waddell & Reed avoid the same scrutiny. I think we're in for 4-8 years of shifting rationales with no defined development strategy.
by chaglang
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Wonderful Waldo
Replies: 599
Views: 103016

Re: Wonderful Waldo

I also think he’s waiting on Cleaver’s seat. But the arbitrariness and pettiness I’ve seen from him so far definitely makes him presidential material... so who knows. Ha.
by chaglang
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 245
Views: 71336

Re: Brookside

Messy where everything is mixed together and everyone slows way down accordingly is great; messy where cars try and plow through people/bikes/cars that are crossing at random is bad. This seems like the latter.
by chaglang
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Wonderful Waldo
Replies: 599
Views: 103016

Re: Wonderful Waldo

beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:04 am
chaglang wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:41 am
This is fascinating because it sounds like the 3rd District reps are also opposed to incentives for the MAC project at Armour and Troost, which makes me wonder where precisely it's ok to use incentives.
....inside the 3rd district??
Except that 1/2 of that project is in the 3rd.