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by mistervinix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1111
Views: 72404

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

The Village South development won't have a convention center and hotel. Just a couple of new (smaller) hotels. The Wyandotte Daily article specifically says they are being looked at for Village South. Not to get too caught up in semantics, but I read "hotels and a conference center" diffe...
by mistervinix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1111
Views: 72404

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

The Village South development won't have a convention center and hotel. Just a couple of new (smaller) hotels.
by mistervinix
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development
Replies: 212
Views: 20880

Re: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development

HomeGoods confirmed for Fresh Market space. Can't see the REI crowd shopping there much.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 90463.html
by mistervinix
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 512
Views: 44839

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

This is still years from being fully built out. A lot could change in their industry, in transportation, etc. But if no one else invests in that area it will be a very odd island.
by mistervinix
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland
Replies: 132
Views: 20003

Re: New Restaurants/Other Businesses in Northland

northlander152 wrote:There was a rumor floating around Nextdoor that Q39 is going in behind AMC Barrywoods.


If so, that would be long after they get their Overland Park location up and running. They are taking their time on that location (now aiming at a fall opening).
by mistervinix
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Metcalf South Update
Replies: 29
Views: 3292

Re: Metcalf South Update

With the recent announcement of more Sears/Kmart stores closings, I wonder if the developers have plans for the Sears store/site if that location should close in the next few years. In the meantime will Sears give the store an exterior facelift? I would think the side that is currently attached to t...
by mistervinix
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up
Replies: 288
Views: 9963

Re: Ward Parkway Mall just sighed up

I think the Macy's at Oak Park Mall was where Dillard's Men is now. I clearly remember a Macy's name plate embedded in the sidewalk outside the store before all the expansion happened in the 90s. Although I guess it's possible I'm remembering a Stix name plate...
by mistervinix
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Former Merriam Kmart
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Former Merriam Kmart

Uh, yes, there is a Winstead's on 95th, just west of Quivira. Unless it closed.
by mistervinix
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Former Merriam Kmart
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Former Merriam Kmart

And of course they are asking for incentives. As usual. But I hope they do something nice there; it's been ugly for years.
by mistervinix
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Homegoods
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Homegoods

HomeGoods seems to be a discount version of Bed, Bath & Beyond; this could be the most "upscale" development they have been in. Seems like an odd choice with their neighbor being REI, which is definitely not discount. But it beats an empty building.
by mistervinix
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Corbin Park
Replies: 451
Views: 21941

Re: Corbin Park

Hotel denied... back side still mostly empty.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/co ... 13028.html
by mistervinix
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: City Place (College and US 69)
Replies: 36
Views: 3376

Re: City Place (College and US 69)

Looks like the office towers are a long way off, and any retail as well. Not much "mixed" about this basically giant apartment complex:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 15138.html
by mistervinix
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 39th St./KU Med development?
Replies: 185
Views: 20922

Re: 39th St./KU Med development?

The new hospital tower is popping up in distant vistas all over town in unexpected places. The little bit of height combined with the location above the Turkey Creek valley are making it a landmark. It looms over the timberline looking west along 39th at Broadway, and from I-35 either direction. Ye...
by mistervinix
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Metcalf South Update
Replies: 29
Views: 3292

Re: Metcalf South Update

The staff comments make it sound like the city staff feels sorry for the developer. Recommendation: approval with some hapless stipulations. Vision Metcalf slowly gets eroded away... Let another developer give it a shot before letting the first clown thru the shoot bastardize what the community sai...
by mistervinix
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development
Replies: 212
Views: 20880

Re: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development

They don't expect to break ground until next Spring ("construction to begin in the first quarter") for the final phase? Seems like an unusually long delay, considering the previous (revised) final phase was going to break ground last fall. That's another nine months of a weedy field in the...
by mistervinix
Thu May 26, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5041
Views: 287851

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

It will be reports of crime that will make the biggest impact on suburbanites riding it. I know someone who several years ago said they would never ride the streetcar, as "riding public transportation in KC is a fantastic way to get shot." They were referring to the incidents on buses (dri...
by mistervinix
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development
Replies: 212
Views: 20880

Re: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development

Not until we reconnect the grid and show respect for the public realm at the human scale, will we see this type development realize its full potential. Reconnect the grid? The problem isn't a lack of a grid, it's the scale of the roads that make up the grid and the lack of close commercial destinat...
by mistervinix
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development
Replies: 212
Views: 20880

Re: Prariefire at Lionsgate - large mixed use development

That something is probably all the empty spaces on the back side of Corbin Park. When your competitor can't fill spaces only an idiot builds. 135th St has way more retail speculation than the area can support. Corbin Park still keeps building more pad buildings surrounding the original site - there...
by mistervinix
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 512
Views: 44839

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/03/09/cerner-trails-tif-commission-redevelopment.html'' "The project is expected to add as many as 16,000 new jobs within the next 10 years. In addition, the redevelopment agreement calls for Cerner to invest $2 million in neighborhood improvement...
by mistervinix
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1867
Views: 113734

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

Now someone wants to build a hockey arena (and move the American Royal). More Border Wars coming!

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/b ... w-kck.html

There is a lot of vacant land west of the speedway that this could go in.

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