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Old 09-27-2016, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Not much going in KC? Have they started the big Hyatt hotel?
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:34 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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Not much going in KC? Have they started the big Hyatt hotel?
I can't say why it's dead. It ebbs and flows to say the least. No, it's still finishing up the financing side of things from what I can tell.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I can't imagine what might deter people from posting here.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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I can't imagine what might deter people from posting here.
I don't know. Isn't this forum about due for a mudslinging event between JoCo and KCMO?
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I can't imagine what might deter people from posting here.


Though we have often disagreed, I've always enjoyed your sharp wit.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I don't know. Isn't this forum about due for a mudslinging event between JoCo and KCMO?
Didn't I give it one last month?
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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I don't know. Isn't this forum about due for a mudslinging event between JoCo and KCMO?
Actually, I'm kinda hoping we've learned and moved past that. The KS forum is equally quiet.

I will go start a thread in the forum, feel free to contribute.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas
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Actually, I'm kinda hoping we've learned and moved past that. The KS forum is equally quiet.

I will go start a thread in the forum, feel free to contribute.
It's because of the same reason the KC forum has been quiet. There's a notable lack of people trying to start a MO vs KS thread war. I like the overall absence of unnecessary mudslinging and backlash responses going on at the moment,
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I'm one of the biggest posters here and till this past week, have not been posting much the past several months.

Most of my posts are development related, some of which (poaching etc) do turn into KS vs MO threads, but there have not been any notable bistate poaches lately which is a good thing, but little office construction seems to happen in KC unless a company jumps state line.

Honestly, KC has been very quiet most of the year when it comes to development. Even many of the projects in my development threads are delayed or canceled or are not getting past concept. There are like two tower cranes up in the entire metro area and few signs of anything major starting for at least a year. The airport terminal has been put on the back burner, the streetcar extension votes delayed a year.

KC has a few nice projects, but overall, things seem a little slow for the momentum the city seemed to have a year ago.

Hopefully things rebound and KC gets things going again. There seems to still be a serious lack of long term development and planning discussion in KC on any level though. I mean, the airport, capping 670 with a park, bringing companies back downtown, building a regional trail network, convention hotels, regional transit (other than 2 miles of streetcar) etc all seem to move very slow or are barely being discussed by regional planners and leaders when these things take many years to implement.

I take that back the city is trying to get the convention hotel built (I'll give it about 50/50 chance of still happening), but most other things the city should be in serious planning/implementation stages in are just not happening (ie regional transit, airport, recreation, business community ignoring urban core etc). and it doesn't help when the most of the few developments that are proposed for the urban core are often killed by residents opposition for one reason or another.

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Old 10-03-2016, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I take that back the city is trying to get the convention hotel built (I'll give it about 50/50 chance of still happening), but most other things the city should be in serious planning/implementation stages in are just not happening (ie regional transit, airport, recreation, business community ignoring urban core etc). and it doesn't help when the most of the few developments that are proposed for the urban core are often killed by residents opposition for one reason or another.
The airport is stalled because, even though City Hall is at least on board with the idea of replacing the current facility with a single terminal in principle, the citizenry raises a hue and cry whenever City Hall says it's time to proceed.

I had the enviable pleasure of flying into and out of KCI weekend before last.

I understand why the locals still like it: for terminating passengers, it's real convenient to be able to walk off the plane, pick up your bags a few feet away, and walk out the nearest door to grab your ride, or the shuttle bus to the economy parking, or whatever.

Unfortunately, we put in all this security theater after 9/11, and this airport is all wrong for that. Maybe were its concourses a little wider, like at D/FW, the only other drive-to-your-gate airport ever built, it might function better internally, and maybe even work for transferring passengers. But they're not, and it doesn't. Most of the gate groups have no services or amenities once past the security checkpoints - not even restrooms. Checking baggage at the ticket counters means dropping them in a pile next to a harried baggage clerk with too little room to handle the flood into the scanners.

But Gosh-darn-it, we love our drive-to-your-gate airport and don't want to give it up!
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