Search found 9724 matches

by flyingember
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 482
Views: 116532

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.

There could be 30 million unsold and 100 million unoccupied properties in China

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/14/business ... index.html

That’s basically one home per ten people in the country.
by flyingember
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Four Light
Replies: 181
Views: 48041

Re: Four Light

Is the 4 Light announcement still happening soon? Nothing planned I know of. Disappointing that they said it was coming then Under promise, over deliver should be more common. Look at the side of the Blackstone. The sign says "Coming 2005" in March 2019. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.103488,-94.5...
by flyingember
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 1163
Views: 210501

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

I am 100% on the let's built less parking bandwagon. However, its a chicken and egg problem with useful regional transit and/or bringing jobs and amenities downtown. We are sub 1 space per bed now which is progress. There's transit to the area today and the location isn't important enough to be lis...
by flyingember
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 783
Views: 95974

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

I'd hope we could aim a little higher than what St. Louis downtown has accomplished. Again I'm not trying to say there is going to be a full blown shopping trip along with going to the game but promised foot traffic could help push a retailer that is already interested with our residential populati...
by flyingember
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6835
Views: 743470

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

We now have a carnival on Grand. Rerouting buses 2 whole days before it even is open to the pubic this weekend. We still can't get signs upstream alerting people on Grand to reroute. Great coprogramming. Bocelli and a carnival. The barriers were likely from a subcontractor who only gets paid if the...
by flyingember
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 1163
Views: 210501

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Parking is already overbuilt. Let’s add more and dilute the $25 million transit investment. And yet the authority has parking as the very first and second FAQ items https://kcstreetcar.org/about-streetcar/faqs/ It's also worth pointing the owner of the land and the primary funder of the streetcar e...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 1131
Views: 190511

Re: COVID19

#1 cause of death age 35-54 in September

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/live- ... =true&s=09

In 2016 it was unintentional injuries, so car crashes, falling, accidental poisoning, work injuries and the like
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 232
Views: 75596

Re: North Kansas City

Northgate Village recent completions + planned: 32 homes Box Real Estate (Burlington/32nd): 26 homes Oxbow: 208 apartments (the 7 story building) 23rd/Swift super block: 290 apartments, completed 2023 estimate Gallery Lofts: 49 apartments. (Armour Rd project) Backyard at One North: 240 units One Nor...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 783
Views: 95974

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

If a retailer knows they have 18-25k people 81 days a year guaranteed to walk by their place and then add in our normal downtown population? I mean I wouldn't expect a shopping mall to pop up but I'd think it would help pique the interest of a retailer. Do people go shopping before a game outside o...
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 672
Views: 174723

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

If you don't spend enough time in the building you can get refund a on the e-tax, even if you're officially based out of the building.

It would be a hard argument for Cerner to make.
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 1163
Views: 210501

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Event parking at the riverfront. BarK needs like 75 spots by itself.

It will all get used
by flyingember
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 1776
Views: 367915

Re: Three Light

Baltimore Ave now filling in nicely with an urban canyon view, just needs a few more buildings adapted at ground floor to entice foot traffic. If there were a good cap park along Truman with ground level retail/restaurants I think it would rival P&L. P&L fronts Truman, really hope it wouldn't rival...
by flyingember
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 329
Views: 89898

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

The B&M entry is a different project

That's 1200 Baltimore and the office tower is for 13th and Wyandotte
by flyingember
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - Main Street Streetcar Extension
Replies: 3088
Views: 491108

Re: OFFICIAL - Main Street Streetcar Extension

https://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec058/14_02_Pham.pdf Looks like it’s both in one, or could be. Since that’s 20 years old I bet this is more an idea of what was implemented. The 2000 edition of the NFPA 130 3-1.5 reads (in part) as follows: 3.1.5 Blue Light Station 3-1.5.1 A location ...
by flyingember
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 462
Views: 79631

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

beautyfromashes wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:19 pm
grovester wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:27 pm
I agree, I would like to see it move forward, but have no confidence in a group that is completely tone deaf and oblivious to prevailing winds.
They poisoned the well years ago. Time to move on or somehow reinvent themselves.
"They" did. They sold it to a hedge fund in mid 2020.
by flyingember
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 1131
Views: 190511

Re: COVID19

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/health/k ... index.html

1 in 500 children, 140,000, have lost a parent or grandparent who care for them
Minorities make up 2/3 of this group.

About 2/3 of black families have a single parent, about 40% Hispanic, about 25% white
by flyingember
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 232
Views: 75596

Re: North Kansas City

Will this include the empty Ruby Tuesday? It does not. The next to last page gives the lots and the county GIS site confirms which ones those are http://nkc.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=18050925 This is the empty land between the senior parking along 32nd and the empty restaurant ------...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 104
Views: 18090

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

This conversation has nothing to do with car or rv shows. Except that they're relevant too on returning to an environment of filled hotel rooms. I really doubt most people are happy with virtual car shows. https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/events/g32310921/top-10-virtual-car-shows-2020/ I would agr...
by flyingember
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal
Replies: 1361
Views: 168187

Re: OFFICIAL - New KCI Terminal

normalthings wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:58 pm
Council approved the concessions contract. City Manager reported Loar to the law department over a voicemail she left earlier in the process.
Piece on this. She also gave a folder of information to the mayor.
https://www.kcur.org/news/2021-10-07/ka ... eresa-loar
by flyingember
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Hotel Overbuilding?
Replies: 104
Views: 18090

Re: Hotel Overbuilding?

The point of most of the conferences I've been to have not been the presentations or meetings. It's been the informal conversations and networking. Virtual can't replace that. There's a lot within events that require being there too. I bet a lot of events will shift to in person + paid remote + pai...