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I was a little surprised looking over the Park Hill School Board agenda for last night. The redistricting schedule is going to move sooner and faster than I thought it would. The criteria with which to evaluate the new maps was first released last night and the Board will approve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I've been told thanks to some donations from Kansas City Southern Railroad and JE Dunn Construction Company that this year's National Train Day celebration this Saturday May 19th is going to be bigger and better than all the others. In case you don't know how we celebrate National Train Day... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Today I was just minding my own business driving along the newly widened Route 45 when I spotted where MoDOT decided to protect people in their cars with their seat belts and air bags by installing sharp metal guardrail which would be fine except the guardrail is right next to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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One key thing about transportation improvements nowadays is that partnerships are the key to getting things done. The latest case in point are the improvements underway to Pleasant Valley Road between Antioch and North Brighton. The old windy farm road is getting a major makeover and realignment as shown in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Just when I think I've been everywhere in Platte County, I realize I have so much to learn. Since yesterday was a cold day, I figured I'd "build character" with the older boys by wandering in the woods. I didn't feel like doing more exploring in Tiffany Springs Park and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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One of the reasons why I started this blog was to archive and share history. It even has its own category of posts. It's a repository of stuff I stumble on or things I find interesting. Did you know there's an actual group of folks who take historical documentation very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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While not as exciting as the saga of The Boat at Tiffany Springs there is some redevelopment of long vacant office space along the I-29 corridor underway. Back in the 1970's, someone built a pair of matching office buildings between NW 112th Street and Tiffany Springs Parkway. Those buildings of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well final conceptual alternatives have been posted to the www.beyondtheloopkc.com website in case you've signed up for updates. You also need to take the online survey which shows all of the concepts and provide your thoughts in the simple sliding scale. The survey will look like the screenshot below so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Don't worry folks. The Kansas City Northern Railroad aka the Line Creek Train is not going anywhere. It just needed some TLC. I don't know if those of you that ride the train have noticed but the south bank of the East Fork of Line Creek had been eroding near... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Following up on yesterday's post that Nick Marshal is challenging Eric Zahnd for Platte County Prosecutor this August, I'd thought I'd see how much nasty mail we will be getting this summer. Looks like Nick Marshall has over $18,000 in his campaign account which seems like a small number for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Holy moly!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ON! Ladies and gentlemen, filing deadline for the August Republican and Democrat parties was today and we're going to have a mailbox stuffing primary this summer. Parkville area state Representative Nick Marshall has filed to run against current Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd. I've found an exclusive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Sometimes I see development plans and I'm just like "barf, that's boring" but suck it up and write a post just so you know what's going on. I haven't been doing my real estate posting because there's really been nothing that's been interesting enough for me to give up a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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If you didn't see the article from Steve Vockrodt yesterday, here it is. The money line in the article? "Zona Rosa's occupancy rate has fallen from 85.9 percent in 2014 to 60 percent in 2017." This is what happens when we overbuild parking and subsidize parking garages. Cue the Strongtowns.org... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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This week's post on the Frisco Highline Trail between Springfield and Bolivar, Missouri got me thinking about abandoned railroads here locally so I pulled up some Sanborn fire insurance maps and old plat books and used them as necessary to trace old railroads in Platte County. I actually learned something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I'm going to Indianapolis later this year and am planning on bringing my bike to try out some other places on the way to/fro. I was trying to find some long trails and the choices in Illinois and Indiana are limited which is strange because they are both so flat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
Rather than scrolling social media on the couch, I tried to compile some videos from the local media about the US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge project and everything that is going on in addition to my more detailed post earlier this week. I will also remind you that if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Plans for the new Park Hill School District elementary school are moving forward very quickly. The school layout matches closely with the master site plan for the entire LEAD and elementary school site at 68th and Waukomis. In this rendering below, anything in light blue is existing ground/forest that appears... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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A lot has happened since my last US 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge post: the governor of Missouri exhibited himself as a lying fool, KC voters overwhelmingly approved moving forward with a new airport, we had a healthy baby girl, the corporate tax rate was FINALLY reduced (which we end up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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MORE SELF STORAGE!!! I'll save the pontification and refer you to my post about self-storage being zoned at the southeast corner of Green Hills and Barry Road. A rezoning has been approved for the southwest corner of Green Hills and Old Tiffany Springs Road. The proposed land use will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Let's just start this post by stating that we are building WAY too much pavement in this town. The fascination with building wide roads for some mythical future traffic problem is why our cities are broke. You don't have to look far to see multiple cases of asphalt built that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I used to have an old rule. The only acceptable reason to cross I-35 at 152 was to get to The DishTM and CulversTM. Since we finally got a CulversTM in Platte County and The DishTM closed, I have amended that rule to only one rational reason to cross I-35... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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I was searching the Park Hill School District BOE agendas trying to find if there were any new exhibits on the new Park Hill middle school at 56th and Northwood Road and pulled up a December agenda item which listed the proposed bids from the district's construction manager. I did... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Seriously America. Why do we spend over $24 BILLION a year on storing crap we don't need? Anyways thanks to mass consumerism, self storage units aren't going away and so there is market demand for more. A development proposal moving forward at the southeast corner of Barry Road and Green... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Well I'm back to one handed blogging so sorry for the last minute notice but there are two public meetings tonight you might be interested in. First one deals with the update to the bike plan. In case you are wondering what I am talking about, check out my previous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth
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Today was one of those days where just a simple thing like getting a project out to bid completely makes putting up with all the government stupidity and frustration worth it. I've blogged in the past about getting something to implementation in government can be pointless but it's all forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at The Line Creek Loudmouth