20th Street Streetscape

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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one thing i learned (!) from the open house was that this project will now capture the first 1.67 inches of stormwater runoff on site (above and underground). the plants (trees and grasses) will be more native than previously proposed.

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Nice...really should be the standard width downtown.

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Wait, that's not a turn-lane?!

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DT TOY SIDEWALK PROJECT A MAJOR FAILURE AS CITY CAN"T EVEN COMPLETE FILL DIRT ALONG ROUTE.
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shinatoo wrote:DT TOY SIDEWALK PROJECT A MAJOR FAILURE AS CITY CAN"T EVEN COMPLETE FILL DIRT ALONG ROUTE.
HOT BABES USED TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM FIGURING OUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M SAYING

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Seriously though, did they use that water permeable concrete?
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shinatoo wrote:Seriously though, did they use that water permeable concrete?

nope.

for the sidewalk pr0n, that's not even the full width! ;-)

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phase 2 (main to sw blvd) starts july 25. main-to-grand opens to cars on july 30.

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the owner of a parcel on the north side of 20th between main and baltimore refuses to give up a massive curb cut, leaving it in place -- reconstructed nicely! -- instead of stormwater management and plantings. due to budget constraints, the little triangle across from manny's is no longer in scope (it was planned to have a major stormwater feature and close that little leg of wyandotte to make more people space). the cost cutting had also removed the grand-to-mcgee section, and a federal grant to revive it was not successful.

all that said, the project looks great. if you haven't walked down the main-to-grand section yet please do. amazing finish work. plantings go in this fall, so next spring/summer it should look great. two years of maintenance and watering will be handled by the contractor.

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Ugghhh....wanted that park redone!

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pash wrote:Does the city have any coherent policy on curb cuts, or can property owners get them put in wherever they want?
no. i believe you have to apply, but there's no process for revoking them and city has indicated no interest in doing so.

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It'd be swell if the city were to do the Grand to McGee portion as a paint-only road diet to allow for at least partial continuity in the corridor.

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Pretty tough not to grandfather. Public shaming is probably the only way to go.

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Eon Blue wrote:It'd be swell if the city were to do the Grand to McGee portion as a paint-only road diet to allow for at least partial continuity in the corridor.
that has been suggested.

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DaveKCMO wrote: the cost cutting had also removed the grand-to-mcgee section, and a federal grant to revive it was not successful.
Close it with bollards, paint it a fun color/design and put a couple benches out there. Bam, back in budget.

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It's such a heavily used road though!

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