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Wes Minder
Line Creek Valley
The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I trimmed out last week's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting so you can watch the discussion led by Scott Wagner on where we stand on the Buck O'Neil discussion. If you missed the first discussion, go back and see it here. This discussion has some testimony from KCFD about the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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It's been a long week and I wanted to do an on-road bike ride through our busiest areas at rush hour because I want to see how someone who doesn't have a car has to navigate as KCMO updates it's bike plan. I rode on Green Hills Road, Barry Road,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Line Creek Loudmouth
The cool thing about KCMO Channel 2? Video can be downloaded and uploaded to other platforms so I took the time to download and trim last week's KCMO City Council update on issues going on about the US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge project. Fighting insomnia tonight? Here is your cure...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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But don't worry because it's down south. However, mark your calendars for next Thursday the 27th for the meeting at the Northland Cathedral. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, check out my previous post on the topic. The KCMO Planning Department has the Bike KC plan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well I had a meeting today with a railroad with an office in KCK and took a local road route back home. I found a site with a couple of smokestacks and wanted to find an old aerial so I did some searching on Kansas aerials and found a 1954... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Almost five years after one of my first breakthrough blog posts about the Antioch Mall area, the big box, long vacant K-Mart™ on Vivion Road might be finally redeveloped. It's going to become some junior big boxes and a couple of outparcel buildings. It also will add a stormwater detention... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Do you ever find yourself driving Barry Road west of I-29 asking yourself why no one ever uses the bike lanes? You are not alone. I've been doing a lot of research lately on cycling and the on-street bike lanes built in the past decade have been psychologically studied to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I have spent way too much time at Children's Mercy facilities this year. The eleven year old started off the year (at my suggestion) playing with brothers on the iced deck one Saturday morning and busted his eyebrow open. Unfortunately, it was 10:30ish and the CMH urgent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I'll be honest with you, I've written three different openings to this post but they all didn't tie together so I'll dig right into it. We're going to get some commercial property which will increase the assessed value within the Park Hill School District and help pay for a bus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I found some fine reading. I was looking over the business owners and there was a reference to the railroad depot in Platte City so I started looking at everything in the book. Here was Platte City in 1877 and I tried aligning an aerial map so you can try... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Don't forget tomorrow is the big April election day and in case you missed my Park Hill School Board Picks and Why I'm Voting No On the School Bond take a look at it. Don't walk into the voting booth uninformed. I'll link to The Northland News™ for sample ballots... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
I can't let a Park Hill School Board of Education post go without a reference to the infamous Fred "Yosemite" Sanchez seat so I'll get it out of the way early..... Sticking to my incumbency policy, Bart Klein and Janice Bolin deserve another term which leaves me a choice for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Before kids, we frequented Scholtzsky's™ because their sandwiches were great. However, the price for their kids meals weren't. The store at 152 and Flintlock closed. Coincidence? Dear restaurateurs......kids meals should be $2.99 or less. A box of mac and cheese is under $1, hot dogs with buns are less than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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The great thing about it? I got to tell her that in person about a month ago because our sons are now playing on the same soccer team. She has stepped right into the job and gotten engaged in the regional planning organization and asking good questions. She's done this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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On the heels of the proposed Crossroads Hampton Inn™ now Springhill Suites™ is looking at a site across the street from Renner Elementary. I don't have any renderings but would it really matter? Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Downtown real estate development stays hot. Following up on the Hampton Inn™ now being proposed at the northeast corner of Main Street and 16th Street, the last real vacant piece of River Market real estate might be finally becoming taxable property. It will have a surface parking lot with parking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I'm making an assumption with no facts or context but I think the business market is desiring hotels located in areas with people and not in far flung suburban wastelands. Why else would there be multiple hotels being built downtown? A Hampton Inn™ is now being proposed at the northeast... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Long time readers know that campaign signs have many uses (see here and here) but by far I think I've come up with one of the best uses especially in the winter. Two weeks ago when we all were supposed to die from the worst ice storm ever, I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Ladies and gentlemen, the winning in urban core real estate just keeps coming. The recently completed reconstruction of 20th Street from massive trafficway to urban street couldn't have come at a better time. Folks enjoying the #destroaded 20th Street in #KCMO @KCCrossroads pic.twitter.com/lUNloDWdyV — Wes Minder (@WesKCMO) October 26, 2016... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Warning in advance, I'm not going to proofread this because I've got presents for six kids to start wrapping tonight so...... Long time readers know that I use a cheap GMC Denali road bike. I love that bike because it's blue and it's still in great shape after three or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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It's really cold tonight. How cold? Cold enough to break a bridge? Nearly 14 years ago on January 22, 2003 when the old Paseo Bridge (see my December 2015 post on the original Paseo Bridge renderings) was closed when one of the joints failed because of the extreme cold weather.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I'm not sure we can attribute it to the proposed Metro North Crossing or the fact that it's a vacant pad site at a signalized intersection on North Oak across from the remodeled Barry Oak Center but Dairy Queen™ is coming through the zoning process to build a store across... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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If you aren't doing anything Saturday morning, get some gloves and a scarf and ride up to the dedication and opening of another phase of the Route 152 Trail. This adds another two miles to the system and makes the Route 152 Trail over five miles and a network that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Download the entire Platte County ballot for tomorrow's election here. Download 11082016otb Download the Clay County ballot here. Download 11082016otb I'll save you some time. Vote No on Judge Richard Tietlman. Vote Yes on Amendment 1 Vote No on Amendment 2. They'll work around it anyways. It will create more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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If you read my post yesterday where I endorsed Andy Smith and John Fairfield for Platte County Commission, you realize I'm close to the point where I really don't care anymore. Tonight's Clay County Commissioner recommendations are being done more for pity for those of you that have had to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at The Line Creek Loudmouth