Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION: HAVE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR DEVELOPERS RUINED THE CROSSROADS WITH PARKING PROBLEMS???



Crowds are a good problem to have but a mix of Kansas City office, retail, residential and restaurant denizens are putting a beloved local neighborhood under pressure.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN DENIZENS ARE RAGING OVER CROSSROADS PARKING PROBLEMS AND CITY HALL IS FINALLY TAKING NOTICE!!!

Here's a look at a recent City Hall survey that tacitly admits the dilemma . . .

Crossroads Parking

"The City of Kansas City is asking for YOUR help! We are developing smart parking strategies for one of the City’s fastest growing neighborhoods- the Crossroads Arts District. As part of that effort, we’d like to ask you about your travel habits in the Crossroads. Please take the survey below to assist the City in our development of smart parking and transportation solutions to benefit the Crossroads in the future. We appreciate your participation!"

Crossroads Parking and Transportation Survey

Crossroads Smart Parking Study

Staff from the Public Works and Planning departments are working with community members to examine the parking needs of the Crossroads Arts District. The City is working with parking consultants,Walker Parking, to identify opportunities and implement parking improvements in the Crossroads.

The City’s overall goal is to improve effectiveness of parking management and ensure that municipal parking resources are used in a manner that support public parking, public transit, multi-modal transportation and Crossroads economic growth and development. With that goal in mind, city staff, Walker Parking, Crossroads stakeholders and members of the community are working together on identifying best practices to best serve the Crossroads community. We are committed to continue to work on Kansas City solutions to a nationwide challenge.

As the City works with Walker Parking to define solutions, more information will be posted on this page. We thank you for your participation in the survey!
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Take the survey despite the fact that most of the numbers from City Hall are fake.

Still . . .

HIGHER CRIME, MORE TRAFFIC AND PARKING CONGESTION ALONG WITH SKYROCKETING RENTS HAVE RUINED A LOT OF THE APPEAL FOR CROSSROADS RESIDENTS!!!

One constant TKC Commenter and gentrification detractor seyz:

"Crossroads is the new Plaza. Dangerous and overdone. Over the past 5 years KCMO has killed a great neighborhood and now they plan to finish the job with more meddling."

You decide . . .

12 Comments:

Condos Kill Culture said...

Crossroads would be great if it wasn't for all the hipsters.

Anonymous said...

I've zero desire to go to or live in Crossroads

It's totally over hyped and overrated.

Anonymous said...

$2000 for a 2 bedroom apartment on the bottom floor.

NO THANKS.

Anonymous said...

How can the streetcar be causing increased crowds and parking problems if no one rides the always-empty streetcar???

Retro ROCKER said...

A very affluent person stated you visit the crossroads you don't live there He said the same thing about Santa Monica California save your 2000 dollars

Anonymous said...

Whaaaaaat?! Sumbum is pranking about pertends therez a parking problem. We'z gonna allz be bigly bikerz and hikerz and TooT LooT riderz in smart KC. We'z just need hitchin' posts and water troughs installed for our "clean" and "green" horses. Slap happy trannies and dirty gas guzzler cars, trucks and limos stay in Brownbackistan. Huh, am I right?

NO DAPLs!!!!!!

NotMyPipeline!!!!!!

ImpeachParkingLots!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I ride it daily wth r I talking about.

Sly "Emerald City" James said...

These silly issues will all be addressed in a coming billion dollar bond initiative. As long as the city has credit lines and sucker living outside the city limits to pay sales and earnings tax you are safe and you have nothing to worry about. We aren't the Turnip Suckers of the Plains for nothin'.

Da Bozz Hog

Anonymous said...

11:26 Liar.

Bawss Hawwss said...

Rent is too damn high in the Crossroads. Plain and simple.

Super Dave said...

The New Plaza? Now thats a laugh.

Anonymous said...

Huh?