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by chingon
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 306
Views: 73938

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

I very rarely eat farmed meat with the exception of fish, and haven’t for years. When I do it’s almost always from a butcher shop. I doubt that changes. But I anticipate buying most of my groceries from this Whole Foods after it opens. I’m thrilled to have an alternative to the abysmal Westport sunf...
by chingon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 894
Views: 212755

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The monotonous sky wall in the background really bothers me. Science just did it that way because it’s too cheap to make lots of interesting skies like they have in other, cooler planets.
by chingon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

JBmidtown wrote:. But it would be a very Kansas City thing to have happen.

Oh, bullshit. This is the way it goes everywhere. The only thing that’s “very Kansas City” is believing every hiccup and problem is somehow unique to Kansas City.
by chingon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 8678

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Nashville is the Overland Park/Plano of Tennessee. Not even close. I don't think Nashville has a lot on KC "yet", but that city is very likely to make a run at becoming more like a Denver or Minneapolis or Charlotte over the next 15-20 years. Basically, it will probably blow past KC and become much...
by chingon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

moderne wrote:Why not Linwood and 31st both? No closer together than 43rd, 45th and Cleaver II.
What not just get rid of the 43rd street stop and call it fair? I’m not being flippant. Okeh, maybe a little.
by chingon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 8678

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Forgive me, in advance, for a buzzfeed link, but I find this to be the single most accurate description of current Nashville culture ever committed to print. Except the part where it talks about how Nashville used to be interesting in any way. https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/how-nashville...
by chingon
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Prospect MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 47441

Re: Prospect MAX

That’s the best news I’ve heard in a while. I know it was kind of expected, and I have pretty low expectation of BRT as implemented in KC for any kind of transformative or even really noticeable economic improvement, but I’m really excited. It’s certainly a meaningful transit upgrade for the corrido...
by chingon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5739
Views: 598228

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Will be curious to see Milwaukee's numbers, as they will have a fare. Atlanta provides some lessons. The first five months of 2017 they had 200,000 riders. We had almost 800,000 https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/6/9/15760906/atlanta-streetcar-increased-ridership-resolved-safety-issues Right, I'm awar...
by chingon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

KCPowercat wrote:I think getting it on the CCROW would help validate to #savetrolleytrail peoople that they can coexist very well.
I doubt they will move from their determination one iota, regardless.
by chingon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I’m torn. I like the CCROW because that is indeed what it’s for, but few streets in town need road calming more than that stretch of Brookside “Boulevard”. I kind of like center running for the south section. Eliminating the medians at 47th will cut down on the excessive panhandling in that area. I...
by chingon
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

DaveKCMO wrote:You can still calm BKS BLVD without the streetcar.
Can =/= will.
by chingon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2648
Views: 340115

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Center running mixed traffic only option? For the middle section, yes. The north and south sections have exclusive ROW -- north for curb or center, south for center or CCROW. CCROW should be preferred for the south section because it will be cheaper to construct and that's what the CCROW is for. I’...
by chingon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 8678

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Fake fucking news. Nashville is positively awful.
by chingon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.
Replies: 48
Views: 14041

Re: Closing Grand all the time is stupid.

Great angle on that shot grid. I agree they close grand too much....it's for a good cause (ped safety) so it's hard to complain too much but it is frustrsting. They really need to paint a very wide crosswalk with signals between Sprint Center and P&L. That's all they need. Grand is not a very busy ...
by chingon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 993
Views: 188945

Re: Troost developments

Jesus. Those pictures should make HKC and most core neighborhood associations ashamed of themselves. Just print them on placards that say “This is What Historic KC Looked Like” and sit silently in the back of every meeting they push their parking agenda at.
by chingon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 285
Views: 63956

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

beautyfromashes wrote:
chingon wrote: Both are about equally INeffective.
FYP
Ah, yes. Thank you.
by chingon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 8909

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

I don’t understand how mostly abandoned cities can have affordable housing crises. A city that was once abandoned -- and thus, probably cheap to live in -- may suddenly seem unaffordable to those who remained when the market starts to respond. That seems like the world’s easiest policy fix (tax fre...
by chingon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 285
Views: 63956

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

What happens with the Plaza Extension if there is not federal money? Scale Back design? Single Track sections? TBD, but I can assure you we won't single track it. That would be a ridiculous waste of money. Pray for blue in the midterms! Or better vote blue in the midterms Both are about equally eff...
by chingon
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What other cities are doing about affordable housing
Replies: 32
Views: 8909

Re: What other cities are doing about affordable housing

I don’t understand how mostly abandoned cities can have affordable housing crises.
by chingon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 1142
Views: 170296

Re: P&L District: 13th & Walnut Site Proposal

Well, Henry Perry came here from rural Tennessee, the Bryant’s came here from rural Texas, the Gates’ came from Memphis and bought Old Kentuck BBQ from a guy who came from Alabama. Not sure how urban bbqed opossum and raccoon are. Either way, I’m pretty sure everyone here knows what your real hang-...