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beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm
KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
If the proposal is anywhere close to accurate, these are the only two buildings that would need to be sacrificed for the central alignment.
Any idea on what the plan would be for the land where the bridge run up is now? I assume it would be grafted back into the street system and the land sold for new building?
absolutely nothing

5th to 4th would be the new ramps
4th to ~2nd is Woodsweather. The road underneath that's not going away (buildings front onto it)
one railroad or another owns everything north of Woodsweather

there's a tiny building wide parcel that could be recovered but it's currently a street for railroad access and there's a utility easement (towers) going E-W through the area

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Doesn't look like much usable land after you factor in RR tracks, interchanges, etc. I have heard nothing on anything like this but maybe a trail network hub?

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Will the south end have to be even higher than the present bridge to clear the Woodswether viaduct?

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moderne wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Will the south end have to be even higher than the present bridge to clear the Woodswether viaduct?
Doesn't look like it should have to.
https://goo.gl/maps/Lhp3NxY9NvqJzgwk8

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KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Doesn't look like much usable land after you factor in RR tracks, interchanges, etc. I have heard nothing on anything like this but maybe a trail network hub?

https://www.linecreekloudmouth.com/.a/6 ... 386200b-pi
I didn’t realize the split of 35S and Broadway would be so far north. I assumed there would be an exit to a E-W running boulevard replacing the North Loop. Wouldn’t that be less intrusive and make it easier for people going to other parts of DT? You’d take the boulevard and turn onto Broadway, Main, Grand, etc. Why the dump of cars into DT at Broadway?

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:16 pm
KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Doesn't look like much usable land after you factor in RR tracks, interchanges, etc. I have heard nothing on anything like this but maybe a trail network hub?

https://www.linecreekloudmouth.com/.a/6 ... 386200b-pi
I didn’t realize the split of 35S and Broadway would be so far north. I assumed there would be an exit to a E-W running boulevard replacing the North Loop. Wouldn’t that be less intrusive and make it easier for people going to other parts of DT? You’d take the boulevard and turn onto Broadway, Main, Grand, etc. Why the dump of cars into DT at Broadway?
I don’t think Northloop removal is a part of this project. They can’t design the thing for a Northloop removal that could or couldn’t happen in the future.

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normalthings wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 pm
They can’t design the thing for a Northloop removal that could or couldn’t happen in the future.
Why not?

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Will it be possible to remove the north loop with this design?

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normalthings wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 pm
I don’t think Northloop removal is a part of this project. They can’t design the thing for a Northloop removal that could or couldn’t happen in the future.
Make the exit after the bridge connect with 169/6th St as it will still be in place with North Loop removal or would make easy change to new boulevard where highway currently is. Would be cheaper too than current central plan as it wouldn’t be a highway split but just an exit.

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Riverite wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:07 pm
Will it be possible to remove the north loop with this design?
Yes

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rxlexi wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:31 am
Also, it's surprising to me but I see a lot of folks walking down the median - far too many. Always wonder where one would be walking to/from along that stretch.
It's residents of the Holiday apartments (the former motel on Harlem Rd). Many of them don't have cars, and bus service there is virtually nonexistent in that it's far quicker to walk across the bridge to get to a bus than it is to walk to the closest stop in NKC at 10th & Burlington. They really should never have permitted that for apartments without there being either adequate bus service or a safe pedestrian crossing.

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The 51 services the downtown airport but infrequent

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KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:03 pm
The 51 services the downtown airport but infrequent
It's really weird 229 doesn't stop at MKC instead. It's every 30-60 all day, goes right by it and just doesn't stop. Instead a not very useful service has to go further to stop there.

That's the kind of really basic service that could enabling living north and taking the bus to work at the downtown airport. It's like 15 minutes from 56th and I-29 by bus.

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