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by GRID
Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: $177M to renovate Kauffman?
Replies: 31
Views: 5002

$177M to renovate Kauffman?

Tear it down and use the additional space for Chiefs' parking. Tailgating is a permanent fixture on the landscape of KC culture. Tear down the K and erect a monument to "the KC tailgater" and/or provide more parking for others that wish to enjoy the experience and work a deal to get a pct...
by GRID
Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC MSA
Replies: 23
Views: 4197

KC MSA

All that matters is urbanized area anyway. They can add Dickinson, North Dakota to our MSA if they want. We're still a city of 1.5 million people when you cut through all the MSA fluff. Where the blob stops, metro kc stops...but its all about marketing and comparing kc to other cities fairly. http:...
by GRID
Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:27 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: columbia vs. lawrence
Replies: 87
Views: 13588

columbia vs. lawrence

Columbia is definitely more of a college town, even thought it's bigger than Lawrence. Columbia is a self-contained city, whereas Lawrence is on the verge of being swallowed by Johnson County's suburban sprawl. Columbia still has a very bohemian feel, while Lawrence is much more gentrified and subu...
by GRID
Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC MSA
Replies: 23
Views: 4197

KC MSA

This does not make sense. We are adding rural counties that are further away from KC than counties that contain cities with strong ties to KC like Warrensburg, Lawrence and even St.Joe. These three counties are closer and have over 250,000 people while the counties they added are further away and ta...
by GRID
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Why is so much of metro KC trashed out???
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Why is so much of metro KC trashed out???

Well, I still think KC has a more than normal amount of vacant or underused retail space. Areas like the Blue Ridge Mall are just not found very often in other large cities especially when the residential areas around the mall are still stable and well maintained areas and even growing. I think it h...
by GRID
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Aerial from Plaza to downtown
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Aerial from Plaza to downtown

the pics of STL and the KC pic are both cool, but...i gotta disagree with you royalsfan... i love KC and it's my hometown, but for sheer density (of buildings at least) and impressive vistas, i think STL wins. in KC, the only real dense, urban parts are in that one pic - downtown (incl. city market...
by GRID
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: I hope this TV series dies a quick death...
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

I hope this TV series dies a quick death...

ABC: Married to the Kellys Published October 2, 2003 America is a nation divided, according to the thinking of those who make TV. There are the sharp, hip, sophisticated people who live in the major markets. Then there are the simple-minded hicks and rubes -- anyone who doesn't live in a major urban...
by GRID
Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Why is so much of metro KC trashed out???
Replies: 14
Views: 2390

Why is so much of metro KC trashed out???

Why is so much of metro KC trashed out??? I’m going to be a little hard on KC here, but this is something that has been bugging me. So much of this metro area is in serious decay. People talk about StL being trashed out, but most of metro StL is nice and property is being used efficiently. Sure ther...
by GRID
Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Anti-Arena Campaign
Replies: 106
Views: 23644

Anti-Arena Campaign

You can’t compare KC to SF, come on! Listen, it’s this simple when it comes to KC. If we want the things that make this city great or new things that will make this city better, WE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM. I’m not saying a new baseball stadium should be funded entirely from tax money, but with the...
by GRID
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Anti-Arena Campaign
Replies: 106
Views: 23644

Anti-Arena Campaign

If the Royals left KC I would move in a heartbeat. It's about quality of life and having MLB is important to me and my family as well as the Zoo, WOF, Union Station, Nelson and so on. I am not the only one that feels this way. If I wanted to live in Salina where taxes are low and the roads are alway...
by GRID
Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Anti-Arena Campaign
Replies: 106
Views: 23644

Anti-Arena Campaign

Here is some text coppied from an early draft. Some of the info is dated, but you might find it intereting. Remember, this is just looking at the sports side of things, and by no means does it say that residential should be not also be a major part of development or "the" major part of dow...
by GRID
Mon Oct 06, 2003 1:01 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Anti-Arena Campaign
Replies: 106
Views: 23644

Anti-Arena Campaign

Mean, I agree with much of what you are saying, and have been yelling for residential as the number one goal for Downtown for a long time. I emailed Barnes way back when the Power & Light district still was a go and told her that her number one concern should be residential, everything else is s...
by GRID
Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Welcome all Hicks and Rednecks!
Replies: 82
Views: 10992

Welcome all Hicks and Rednecks!

I sort of agree with you Que. It's a wierd image to the other toursits and visitors that may have been here this weekend as well. But KC is what it is and where it is. You can't drive anywere in this town, even urban KCMO or southern JoCo without seeing redneck trucks with race stickers on the back ...
by GRID
Sun Oct 05, 2003 9:36 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Anti-Arena Campaign
Replies: 106
Views: 23644

Anti-Arena Campaign

It really pisses me off when people accuse me of not wanting progress, or not wanting downtown to succeed just because I think an arena is a dumb idea. I'm sure those guys are no different. I love how these people are being dismissed out of hand. Has anyone actually researched their facts? That's w...
by GRID
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Rendering of new Garmin HQ
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Rendering of new Garmin HQ

From KC Business Journal
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by GRID
Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: check this out, map of east jack.
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

check this out, map of east jack.

I just wonder when the area will flood or if the flooding issues have been dealt with. There is a lot of construction going on in low lying areas and along the blue river.
by GRID
Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: check this out, map of east jack.
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

check this out, map of east jack.

hell, I don't know.
by GRID
Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: check this out, map of east jack.
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

check this out, map of east jack.

Sprawl meets nature

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by GRID
Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Denver writer likes Arrowhead but, no culture, style? hmm...
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Denver writer likes Arrowhead but, no culture, style? hmm...

But they do respect our fans: Article Published: Thursday, October 02, 2003 mark kiszla K.C. tops in parade of homes By Mark Kiszla Denver Post Sports Columnist Broncomania is dead and buried in a stadium parking lot. The best home-field advantage in the NFL has gotten out of Denver, baby. It has mo...
by GRID
Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Denver writer likes Arrowhead but, no culture, style? hmm...
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Denver writer likes Arrowhead but, no culture, style? hmm...

By Adam Schefter Denver Post Sports Writer Not long ago, fellow Broncos beat writer Patrick Saunders asked which was my favorite NFL city to visit. Initially, he might have figured New York, with its familiar sights and family members. Or San Francisco, with its sophisticated style and romantic mood...