renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby FangKC » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:42 pm

Sporting Innovations plans big hiring surge

Sporting Innovations LP is aggressively recruiting for 60 new employees to help the Kansas City firm accommodate increased demand for its stadium technology products.


http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2013/09/11/sporting-innovations-plans-big-hiring.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2013-09-11

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby atticus23 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:06 pm

$85,000 to $130,000...?!? I seriously think I went in the wrong direction with my career choice... ](*,) However, that is great news in regards Sporting Innovations!

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby PumpkinStalker » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:39 am

atticus23 wrote:$85,000 to $130,000...?!? I seriously think I went in the wrong direction with my career choice... ](*,) However, that is great news in regards Sporting Innovations!


I thought that immediately when I read that as well. Either I'm being grossly underpaid or I chose the wrong skill sets.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby Pork Chop » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:05 am

PumpkinStalker wrote:
atticus23 wrote:$85,000 to $130,000...?!? I seriously think I went in the wrong direction with my career choice... ](*,)
However, that is great news in regards Sporting Innovations!


I thought that immediately when I read that as well. Either I'm being grossly underpaid or I chose the wrong skill sets.



Here's their career webpage:

http://www.sportinginnovations.com/join-us/#Careers

However, I do remember a quote from someone at the company stating that they are expecting to hire a bunch of 20 somethings
that would work 80 hours a week.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby shinatoo » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:23 am

Pork Chop wrote:
PumpkinStalker wrote:
atticus23 wrote:$85,000 to $130,000...?!? I seriously think I went in the wrong direction with my career choice... ](*,)
However, that is great news in regards Sporting Innovations!


I thought that immediately when I read that as well. Either I'm being grossly underpaid or I chose the wrong skill sets.



Here's their career webpage:

http://www.sportinginnovations.com/join-us/#Careers

However, I do remember a quote from someone at the company stating that they are expecting to hire a bunch of 20 somethings
that would work 80 hours a week.


When I was in my 20's I was working 80 hours a week. But only making 25k, so that's different. Plus I don't think you could pay me enough to set and code all day, takes a special personality to do that.
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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby ThaMexican » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:46 am

I love coding it is fun and I am not joking and I can be coding all day long when I am having fun. That said 85,000 for 80 hrs a week while it is really great money, you are really getting paid 21 dls an hour.

May as well get a 65K where you work 40 hours a week.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this

Postby FangKC » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:06 am

The Lane Blueprint Building shown in a 1940 tax assessor's photo, when it was the Freed Wallpaper & Paint Company.

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Link to Tax Assessor's photos from 1940 for that block.

http://tinyurl.com/lbqcrqt

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby kboish » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:19 am

FanThreeSixty (Formerly Sporting Innovations) plans to hire about 100 people over the next 18 months and grow to about 160 employees at their downtown HQ. I wonder if their current location can handle that growth or if they will look to new office space?

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/08/04/fanthreesixty-sports-tech-hiring-spree.html?ana=twt

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby flyingember » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:15 pm

Their current building likely holds 160 people

I worked at a place that had 200 people in 30,000 square feet.

They have 6x approx. 5300 square feet floors (rough guess), for 32250 square feet.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:42 am

lane will probably come down soon. they can't keep up with the basics (securing the building, avoiding codes violations). the adjacent gravel lot has become quite a problem for the streetcar, sending debris down the tracks with every single rain event (not to mention being a problem for pedestrians). doesn't sound like the proposed mixed use development that would cover both parcels is ready to start.

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Postby KCPowercat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:50 am

More surface lot doesn't seem to fix the problem though.

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Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 am

KCPowercat wrote:More surface lot doesn't seem to fix the problem though.


they will have to pave or do something in the short term. you can only have gravel if it's been that way since before the regs changed. if lane goes down for temporary parking it will have to be paved or something constructed.

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Postby flyingember » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:More surface lot doesn't seem to fix the problem though.


they will have to pave or do something in the short term. you can only have gravel if it's been that way since before the regs changed. if lane goes down for temporary parking it will have to be paved or something constructed.

Any new lot has to follow current code requirements, which includes a buffer of planting at the sidewalk and a percentage of interior space given up to something green.

It's functionally ~25% less spots on the same land unless the spots are smaller.

Sporting won't have enough spots for their employees when they redo the gravel lot unless someone gives them an out because they use nearly all of them today. This area is worth watching.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:44 am

This is not happy news. Does sporting still own it?

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Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:03 am

KCPowercat wrote:This is not happy news. Does sporting still own it?


yes.

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Postby KCPowercat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:13 am

Is pressuring them to sell or take care of securing the building not possible?

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Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:24 am

KCPowercat wrote:Is pressuring them to sell or take care of securing the building not possible?


the development proposal is sweet. i'm willing to part with the lane as long as it doesn't become a surface lot.

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Postby kboish » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:36 am

Is it Heineman and his group that are behind the proposal?

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby Critical_Mass » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:Is pressuring them to sell or take care of securing the building not possible?


the development proposal is sweet. i'm willing to part with the lane as long as it doesn't become a surface lot.


Just how tall we talkin'? :)
Man, it better be good and come to fruition. Even in it's current state, the Lane Bldg. looks beautiful compared to the "cost-effective" look of it's neighbor.

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Re: renovate hanna, demolish lane... are we still doing this?

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:35 pm

So I misunderstood your post....I thought you were saying the mixed use development isn't happening....but what I hear now is it is going to happen they just need to take lane down now to fix problems in the interim? Maybe they should publish those plans to make us feel better first?


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