P&L District: 13th & Baltimore site proposal

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who the hell made this decision and what is their email address

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Just noticed I put in wrong thread. Mods feel free to move.

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earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:19 am
Just as we've come to the conclusion that large planters on narrow sidewalks are :(, the sidewalk in front of One KC Place was just replaced with...
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You have to decide if you are willing to forego having street trees that can survive, or you might have to wait 10 seconds for a couple of people walking together to pass you. Trees need a well around their base to accept water. Water permeable concrete is not enough. During long droughts, trees need to watered to survive.

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FangKC wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 pm
earthling wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:19 am
Just as we've come to the conclusion that large planters on narrow sidewalks are :(, the sidewalk in front of One KC Place was just replaced with...
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You have to decide if you are willing to forego having street trees that can survive, or you might have to wait 10 seconds for a couple of people walking together to pass you. Trees need a well around their base to accept water. Water permeable concrete is not enough. During long droughts, trees need to watered to survive.
The grates before allowed water in AND for people to walk by each other.

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FangKC wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 pm
You have to decide if you are willing to forego having street trees that can survive, or you might have to wait 10 seconds for a couple of people walking together to pass you. Trees need a well around their base to accept water. Water permeable concrete is not enough. During long droughts, trees need to watered to survive.
You have a gentle slope to the wells with permeable concrete in the area where the well is and those trees will get enough water.

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Doesn't look like there were grates. It appears they have cobblestone or stone clear up almost to the trunk of the tree. That small area around the trunk is not large enough to accept enough water to allow a tree to survive a hot summer during drought. Even if a tree survives the initial years, it becomes stunted at a certain point.

This is a common amateur mistake city and street planners make. It is a waste of money since the tree will not thrive and have to be replaced at some point. Why not design a better system that allows the tree to reach a mature size?

Granted, the concrete berm is a bad idea, since it doesn't allow rainwater to run off the sidewalk into the well. It looks like there is a automatic sprinkler being added though.

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I'd skip the street tress here. not enough room for this heavily trafficked sidewalk and not w lot of benefit with good sized buildings on both sides.

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Grates work just fine, this is across the street...
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In fairness though, those grates suck. That sidewalk outside Kaldi et al is just about the worst walking experience downtown.

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smh wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:31 pm
In fairness though, those grates suck. That sidewalk outside Kaldi et al is just about the worst walking experience downtown.
Because they are slippery when wet?

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm
smh wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:31 pm
In fairness though, those grates suck. That sidewalk outside Kaldi et al is just about the worst walking experience downtown.
Because they are slippery when wet?
Slippery when wet and bouncy when stepped upon. Plus the cords for the lights in the trees ensnare feet.

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Trees seem to be surviving fine with this type...

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I can't imagine that tree will survive much longer unless there is a drip line under the pavement.

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