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Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

Ha ! I must have really hit a sore spot. It brought out all the provincial hateration.
Oh so Sour people in OP-JOCO.
The land of the bland.
But wait ! here is yet another reason to avoid going to Overland Park...

Prairie Village allows open carry starting July 1. Such a bunch of gun totin sweeties !
Such a savage little burg. Will you have guns at the new place too ?

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Posted by City Boy on 06/23/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

@Cityboy--------I see you purchased a thesarus!!

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Posted by cmcmcm on 06/23/2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

8.5 million...Good luck with that vision.

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Posted by Franklin22 on 06/23/2014 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

City Boy sounds like a wanna-be hipster, just too cool for anything 'suburban'. And he's apparently about 12 years old, because he seems to be working on the assumption that all of Johnson County began and will end as a suburban wasteland, with nary a bit of history to be found and populated only by nouveau riche pretenders occupying cookie-cutter McMansions.

To each his own, I suppose. Why bother to find out what's actually going on in the world, when you can go through life floating on your pretensions? Personally, City Boy, I suggest you never venture west of the state line. That way you can preserve your precious sensibilities. I doubt your psyche could survive learning that art can exist outside of the 'Urban Grit and Aesthetic Vitality' you so admire in the Crossroads.

By the way, if you work a little harder, you might be able to make your writing just a tad more pompous and condescending. Although admittedly you *are* already setting the bar reasonably high in the 'pretentious douchebag' department.

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Posted by JustMyWords on 06/22/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

There is way more of everything in the Crossroads as opposed to DTOP.
That includes Urban Grit and Aesthetic Vitality of which OP has the embalmed version.
This project is all about the suburbanized corporate funded colonization of art culture. It is mired in a nervous efflorescece of 'ticky tacky' that champions a particularly venal and embarrassing brand of contemporary middle brow fashion. Is not Thomas Kincaid the 'artist' of choice that hangs so proudly in the white wall soporifica of all those cheaply made living rooms in all those monotone flatline communal templates of empty abundance? Vanilla-ville ! Egads ! All those three car garages ! Such a 'No Exit' place to be...

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Posted by City Boy on 06/21/2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

@City Boy Not all the architecture in JOCO is bad, and not all "People in JO CO play at life". Theres more corporate representation in The Crossroads District than there is in the Downtown OP area.

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Posted by cmcmcm on 06/19/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

After taking a figure drawing class at Interurban Art House and visiting there I am impressed. A place for artists in Johnson County to further explore their talents, art education for the community, an art gallery to showcase talents and educate the community about art is not only worthy but needed. Lawrence has the Lawrence Arts Center now for 30+ years. It's past time for this area so rich in talent. I believe that Nicole is going to accomplish this task.

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Posted by Megan McLane Michael on 06/19/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

Downtown OP is a great place that's grown up about as organically as an urban center can. Yes it's suburban, but a great example of what a suburban-urban area can be. Lot's of the buildings there are historic, and the new form-based development code in OP will guarantee that it doesn't turn into strip-mall hell. There is also loads of interesting residential architecture in the area including the highest concentration of mid-century modern houses in the city.

The businesses are mostly independent and local; lots of them have been there for decades. It's also a very walkable area (aside from crossing Metcalf which should get better when the Vision Metcalf plan is built out), and the farmer's market there is one of the best in the city.

Just because southern JOCO is a strip mall/McMansion wasteland doesn't mean it's the same in the old downtown (or the rest of NEJC for that matter). Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

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Posted by Jay Aber on 06/19/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

DT OP : that is an Oxymorom

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Posted by just sayin on 06/19/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

DT OP is cooking. The rents are reasonable and the facades are mainly pretty funky. DT OP is not as glampoverty at KCKS or NEKC, but is an excellent next destination for artists to show. Crossroads has basically expired as a sales venue.

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Posted by Jenita on 06/19/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

I do not believe the stats. You can make numbers say anything. It is still the suburbs. People sleepwalk in JoCo . It is the land of bad architecture and asphalt as a growth industry.
There is a flatness of affect in the populace that is a bedrock coefficient in the social algorithm. The monotone brownback moonbeams in the starry sky, wrench the ubiquitous flatfile desperation of this new age stepfordia into ever blander plateaus of med popping big pharma futility.
People in JoCo play at life. They do not live it It will be interesting to see this juggernaut grant machine maven go down in smoke.

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Posted by City Boy on 06/19/2014 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

Jon Collins. I recently visited downtown OP, and it's not very corporate, might want to check it out. Mostly mom and pop places.

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Posted by KCFan on 06/18/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Nicole Emanuel sets out to make downtown Overland Park the next Crossroads

Corporate Crossroads

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Posted by Jon Collins on 06/18/2014 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Jerry Crowell dreams big for his crumbling pink building on Troost

Nice profile on the creepy house in the neighborhood where all the local kids are afraid they are going to get their b-hole touched.

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Posted by posh troostie on 06/13/2014 at 2:55 AM

Re: “The West 18th Street Fashion Show challenges new and returning designers

Yes, she a nudist. Nudism is nice and great. Meet nudist friends and nudist personals on nudistpersonals.org

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Posted by nudistfriendfinder on 06/10/2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

I think the one thing people have to remember is that it's Kansas City - we have a relatively small airport and it's going to be a relatively small airport no matter what design we have. The nightmare stories you hear are from airports that are many multiples in size of KCI i.e. NY, Chicago, Atlanta, L.A., etc. Where are the horror stories of Austin's airport? I've been there multiple times (single terminal) and it's every bit as convenient as KCI while being a single terminal. The past two times I've flown KCI, it's taken 45 minutes to get bags checked and through security. Terminal B is too busy for its size. What people have to remember is KCI is now almost a single terminal airport? Only 2 terminals left and 70-75% of the airport traffic is out of B.

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Posted by kcfan on 06/07/2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “A look at Missouri's 2014 legislative clown show

The poster "Jeff" is either a) razor sharp satire or b) a typical voter. Holy shit.

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Posted by We have the government we deserve on 06/06/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A look at Missouri's 2014 legislative clown show

yeah, that is stupid, the voters said marriage is between a Man and Women, screw them what do they know. Tax cuts that's BS the government should take more money! the totally have shown they can spend it better than the people. For that matter, hell expand Medicare to everyone. Those smart states that took on BILLIONS of dollars in debt have their shit together. The girl that wants to end a life, we should figure out a way to make that a drive through service after all it is her body, to bad she's not aborting herself, she's aborting someone else. Waiting periods are ridiculous, life is worth nothing. Your and idiot

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Posted by Jeff on 06/06/2014 at 12:42 PM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Its all about revenue. They (City officials) know that the current KCI isnt broken. They just want another shopping mall with an airport attached to it.

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Posted by cmcmcm on 06/06/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “The city and the Aviation Department grounded facts that the mayor's KCI task force should have seen

Even with the shady dealings, can we all have some honesty for a moment about the airport? It's dingy and it's not efficient at all if you're a non-business casual traveller (someone who doesn't park in the terminal parking, someone who checks a bag, someone dragging kids or elderly persons along in your party). I'm not looking for a big mall with planes parked outside, but can we all agree it needs a serious update? Isn't it possible they can build a new airport and keep the good (steps to parking, etc.)? My last experience there was horrible - too many gates sharing a single security point which lead to a 35 minute security line (longer than our line to come home at O'Hare). They've dumped almost all the airlines into terminal B, so it's overcrowded and under-serviced. Picking up bags was a sisyphean ordeal, with 3 flights dumping onto the same tiny carousel within 10 minutes of each other.

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Posted by Bob on 06/05/2014 at 3:52 PM

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