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Old 05-08-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The reinvestment in downtown I feel like is a good starting point. Building the trolley was huge. When Denver put their baseball stadium downtown it completely changed its' downtown. Tons of restaurants and bars opened. Then tons of businesses moved in. KCMO should invest in their downtown.
There have been SIGNIFICANT investments in downtown in the past decade.

Look up pics of downtown KCMO from, say, even 12 years ago. I moved here ten years ago and worked at 11th and Grand...the Sprint Center opened a couple of months after I moved in, Power and Light district within the first 9 months I lived here, The theatre where the Alamo Draft House now is went from empty with holes in the roof to what it is now, the Midland Theatre did huge historic renovations and reopened in 2008, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was built and opened in 2011, the streetcar line from Crown Center to River Market was put in...the downtown landscape has greatly changed in the past ten years, as anybody who has lived here longer will attest.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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Right. It doesn't matter at all if your cheaper, larger apartment is in a war zone, or across the street from a superfund site.

"Just tell me the square footage and the rent! That's all I need to know!"
I don't think anyone would consider the area around Corporate Woods a war zone.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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Somedays there seems to be no traffic which has been surprising. After talking to a friend the construction on 435 has made the traffic on Metcalf much worse. Maybe when the construction is over the commute will be shortened by 10 minutes. We want to enjoy life as much as possible and want things to be interesting, so now we are leaning towards staying. I am trying to listen to interesting podcasts on the drive so the commute is not wasted time.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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Right. It doesn't matter at all if your cheaper, larger apartment is in a war zone, or across the street from a superfund site.

"Just tell me the square footage and the rent! That's all I need to know!"
Both of these issues being so rampant on OP and all.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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I don't think anyone would consider the area around Corporate Woods a war zone.
Hahaha... I don't think anyone thought I was referring to Johnson County. I was refuting the previous commenter's absolutism by taking it to the nth degree.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Both of these issues being so rampant on OP and all.
OK, so maybe my hyperbolic, tongue-in-cheek tone missed the mark.

The previous commenter was saying that "larger apartment, lower rent" is a slam-dunk. No context is necessary. Not even JoCo boosters should be agreeing with this statement.

My point is that neighborhood matters. Setting matters. That's all.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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Maybe when the construction is over .
Ha ha ha ha ha ha....

But, seriously, this area of 435 has been under nearly continuous construction since at least 2010 and intermittently even before then. Perhaps at some point Kansas will run out of money for road construction, but seemingly that is the ONLY thing the state of Kansas will spend money on these days!
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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So let me get this straight: the apartment in Overland Park is cheaper and larger than the one on the Plaza? Impossible! There are a couple posters on here that swear that all housing values in JoCo are higher than KCMO and the only reason people live in KCMO is because they can't afford JoCo. Something doesn't add up here.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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So let me get this straight: the apartment in Overland Park is cheaper and larger than the one on the Plaza? Impossible! There are a couple posters on here that swear that all housing values in JoCo are higher than KCMO and the only reason people live in KCMO is because they can't afford JoCo. Something doesn't add up here.
Key words: "on the Plaza"

Try again.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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Key words: "on the Plaza"

Try again.
In general, the Plaza is cheaper than Downtown, River Market, Crossroads, and some other parts of KC.

Try again.
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