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by LenexatoKCMO
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Statewide transportation sales tax coming in 2014
Replies: 243
Views: 23040

Re: Statewide transportation sales tax coming in 2014

i was unaware of that. that is the stupidest provision to include and I think just swung my vote to no. this is kind of my thinking as well...why would we vote to block those funding avenues? Because the trucking companies, gas retailers, and other various special interests that own the state legis...
by LenexatoKCMO
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Possible future multi-use development
Replies: 70
Views: 10065

Re: Possible future multi-use development

I like the sound of your plan. No shortage of potential spots.
by LenexatoKCMO
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper
Replies: 672
Views: 97222

Re: American Royal leaders propose tearing down Kemper

I just don't get the thinking behind wanting to tear down a full-fledged arena that exceeds what you need, to build a building that meets what you need but provides nothing more. It eliminates the possibility of growth. Why would anyone pay more, for less? it's quite simple, operating costs. Yeah b...
by LenexatoKCMO
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2251
Views: 306604

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

[quote="brewcrew1000"][quote="longviewmo"][quote]Areas such as Martini Corner in the 31st Street and Gillham Road area, Brookside, Waldo and the new Prairiefire center in south Johnson County allow consumers to go out for a drink closer to home.[/quote] One of these is not like the others.[/quote] I...
by LenexatoKCMO
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 1914 Main
Replies: 119
Views: 25525

Re: 1914 Main

Is it just me or does the rendering look way bigger than the lot?
by LenexatoKCMO
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar Opposition
Replies: 163
Views: 24414

Re: Streetcar Opposition

Back at the spring Valentine Neighborhood meeting we had the streetcar folks in to talk about what was going on. We had several representatives of the brookside tea crowd show up to heckle them with "facts" about the tax and some good old fashioned FUD. They were so out of place with the normal tone...
by LenexatoKCMO
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1049
Views: 110475

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-betwee

Crown Center has punched holes in the Halls concrete overpass over Grand. They are (or have been) installing the windows. The new Halls will be filled with windows sunlight and a great view. Think about this mentality shift. When CC was built, this space was enclosed & windowless - almost (or purpo...
by LenexatoKCMO
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Debate
Replies: 1272
Views: 100812

Re: The Health Care Debate

phuqueue wrote:Scared to step out of the GOP echo chamber
Why would the GOPers be upset by a survey indicating people are benefitting from the scheme they designed? :P
by LenexatoKCMO
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Kansas Town (formerly Macaluso's)
Replies: 24
Views: 3016

Re: Kansas Town (formerly Macaluso's)

They should name the next thing that goes in there Macalusos.
by LenexatoKCMO
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 608
Views: 110502

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Is still a poor design. Looks like many would drive to go to a meeting in a building across campus. Have not seen too many new urbanism projects that have turned out as well as they looked on paper but any new urbanism format would be better than this. With more and more direction towards work from...
by LenexatoKCMO
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1592
Views: 149331

Re: Union Station

I think the truth lies solidly in the middle of the black and white positions argued above. Does KC have the kind of gridlock necessary to move transit to the top of political priorities across the metro? No. But traffic has gotten way more noticeable and inconvenient the last several years. To the ...
by LenexatoKCMO
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 503892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The fallacy of these responses is that you assume the traveler is free to schedule any day/time it might work and that the connecting flights are always available. When you actually try to book around real travel requirements the options often look quite a bit bleaker. Especially if you try and rul...
by LenexatoKCMO
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 503892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The fallacy of these responses is that you assume the traveler is free to schedule any day/time it might work and that the connecting flights are always available. When you actually try to book around real travel requirements the options often look quite a bit bleaker. Especially if you try and rule...
by LenexatoKCMO
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1333
Views: 145558

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

I also sense that a lot of KCMO urban working class/poor still have a very strong suburban aspiration. The opportunity to sell and move out of the city to OP or Lees Summit, SKC even, seems to still be a pretty powerful draw to a lot of folks. Not all I am sure, but many.
by LenexatoKCMO
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 503892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Its pure speculation whether it improves service. What is not speculation is that failing to address the design failures that have been continuously identified as making our airport unattractive to airlines for over forty years, will predictably continue to make the airport unattractive to airlines ...
by LenexatoKCMO
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 306
Views: 67328

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

Well so much for that theory.
by LenexatoKCMO
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 503892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Our flight options have nearly halved over the last few years. Probably more than halved if you factor for the reduction in capacity from much smaller planes serving the airport. Yet people are seriously arguing that there are plenty of options and suggesting its just whining to complain about our s...
by LenexatoKCMO
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 306
Views: 67328

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

I assumed the whole foods was probably hostage to the timeline of the rest of the development and they must need more tennants/financing/etc.
by LenexatoKCMO
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1333
Views: 145558

Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Does Kansas City actually have any truly gentrified or gentrifying neighborhoods where the poor are actually being replaced? I really cannot think of any that is happening on anything more than a very minor scale. I would argue that it is happening through large swaths of midtown, the Westside, and...
by LenexatoKCMO
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 503892

Re: We need a new airport!!!

2kull for someone calling out everyone else in this thread as inexperienced travelers, you seem woefully unfamiliar with actual travel and the realities of booking here. Where is this Reno direct? Also, If it is security lines you are so worried about, you should probably notice that most of the mos...