Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Is Kansas City Killing Waldo?!?!

Bad design and construction forethought abounds despite the abundance of local, hipster urban planners. Read more:

Stretch of businesses in Waldo frustrated by back-to-back construction projects

A stretch of businesses in Waldo are frustrated by ongoing construction work. Heavy equipment has been a fixture outside storefronts on and off since Spring. "Finding another place to park or figuring out how I'm going to get in and out of this business has been quite the challenge," customer Doug Nelson said.

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This will be the same on Main Street when they tear up the streets to extend the streetcar to UMKC. Lots of merchants and customers will be equally frustrated.

Anonymous said...

This construction work by Spire/Infra-Source has been a complete cluster fuck from Day 1. Dangerous safety hazards, horrendous road repairs, and complete lack of accountability have been the norm in Waldo. The City well aware and whitewashing the entire effort. What else is new?

Anonymous said...

^^^ EXCELLENT POINT!

No desire to encourage small business or help neighborhoods at all from KCMO.

Anonymous said...

2 years ago they completed a total bed redo of Wornall Rd. They did it correctly. Ripped up the concrete and replaced the old bed. Then poured a thick layer of concrete and matrix of reinforcement bars and wires. New curbs and walks too.

1 year later what happens?

NOW they come in and tear up the new road bed, curbs and walks to replace gas lines? Shouldn’t that have been done BEFORE when the redid the street? Didn’t City Hall brag about a new software system they purchased that would eliminate such scheduling snafu nonsense? What happened to that?

So how does the current contractor replace the road they tore up? By backfilling it with mostly gravel and then pouring a thinner layer of concrete. NO reinforcemrnt bars or wire.

I knew I should have documrnted this BS when I had the chance.

Anonymous said...

Waldo area has become part of KILLA CITY CRIMINAL BOYZ BITCHES hood , now they WILL have new and improved escape routes ! The new roads increase the access for inner city youth scholar's hood rats that want to KILLA CITY , rob rape mugg beatdown and home invasion anyone who's WHITE !¡!¡!

Anonymous said...

Agreed with you above mentioned poster , our Waldo Brookside Westport Plaza areas are primary targets for the inner city youth scholar's hood rats that want to rob rape carjacking shoot stab mug and beat down the white people who are DUMBASS enough to even live anywhere near these douchebag areas !¡!¡ We are trying to DUMP our crappy overpriced shit hole house , wanting to move out of this crime ridden hell hole , to Overland Park or Leewood so our family just can live without interference from the hood rats !!

Anonymous said...

Where's Leewood?

Anonymous said...

Worn-all road has been a narrow trail since the 1970s from Waldo South, never seems to improve, the holes and rough spots just move around.

Anonymous said...

Another fine example of Team Slie not caring about the broken KCMO infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Construction! Improving the area? Oh no! I don't want anyone to ever do any sort of construction ever! If it inconveniences me, fuck it! Oh no. I want to bitch about construction, and also bitch about not doing any construction. I like to bitch!! Oh no!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor and a handful of his uninformed groupies seem to think that if folks complain for being inconvenienced when road improvements are happening are just whining ingrates. The fact of the matter is that this is incredibly poor planning, and there are numerous examples of good work being ripped up to do more work that should have been done the first time around, and the redo job is not done as well.

Anonymous said...

^^No, the fact of the matter is you are nothing but a whining ingrate.