Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Downtown Kansas City Talks Public Spaces Despite Grim COVID-19 Reality

The hype machine inside the loop never stops. Here's the ongoing "conversation" that's mostly among developers and the people they pay to echo their talking points.


Urban planning & utilization of Downtown public spaces with Lynn Carlton

Today's podcast topic focuses on creative urban planning and the utilization of public spaces in Downtown KC. Our guest this week is Lynn Carlton, regional leader of Planning for HOK. Lynn is an urban planning professional, as well as the incoming chair for the Downtown Council of KC.


Anonymous said...

Wow...she is super hot. Most of the planners that keep you from turning left while driving are kind of fat and ugly.

Anonymous said...

Say, maybe Kansas City could benefit from some of that "Urban Planning"!
Got to be better that the bribery-driven chaos that's been going on for the last thirty years here!

Anonymous said...

^^well you could always move bitch. Must either like it here, or you're broke. Which is it bitch?

Anonymous said...

no no no 10:23 don't be mean, these are good comments, yours isn't.

8:50 we need you around here - LOL

on the topic, my comment re downtown space utilization is, it is very dangerous riding a bike thru power and lite bc too many tall curbs and artificially narrowed street. so please no "complete streets" any more or "placemaking" or whatever is being pushed.

and there seems to be too great an emphasis on grand public plazas like the Ilus Davs park and barney allis plaza. large green spaces downtown, nice idea when we had a viable commercial district downtown. but fifty years of the freeway noose and lots of wasteful urban planning stupidity like power and light district have crushed actual business activities in the loop/CBD, made it a pain in the ass to park and get thru even tho there isn't a lot of commerical hubbub and commotion. large green spaces like that aren't needed - they get filled with vagrants and kind of become intimidating places actually. we need to focus on jobs and businesses in the "cenbral business district" don't we? or have we abandoned that notion completely in favor of subsidized luxury dwellings?