OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

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Post by tat2kc » Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:36 pm

a construction company, currently located on Admiral, wants to either relocate to another building on Admiral, or more out to western Wyco.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/s ... st=b_ln_hl

It seems that the owner is making an obvious ploy to play both cities against each other, with no allegience or loyalty to anyone. This type of behavior sucks! :evil:
Are you sure we're talking about the same God here, because yours sounds kind of like a dick.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:55 pm

that's it, I'm looking to buy my first house/condo, I am officially putting myself up for bids for tax breaks.
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Post by KCK » Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:06 pm

Come on KCMO, give up one company to KCK, its not like we are Joco and steal companies all the time. We need something out here, especially if they dont build the legends.
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Post by Slappy the Wang » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:25 pm

Can't we assume that a CEO dumb enough to tell the BUSINESS JOURNAL that his decision rests with the amount of incentives he's offered isn't much of a business person. Tell ya what, if this guy ever wants to play poker, call me first. He's the type to have a few drinks and then start talking to each of his cards...BY NAME.

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Not only that, but the locations named aren't even comparable. Either 4th & Admiral or somewhere near the race track. Let's see, either downtown or WyCo is convenient for clients and employees..not both. Either there's a strategic reason to be in WyCo or Dowwntown..not both. That is, unless commercial construction services are spur of the moment purchases induced by hours of furniture shopping!

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Post by GRID » Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:32 am

Whatever.

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Post by dangerboy » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:59 am

The company is just playing the game as the rules are written. Until demand that our governments change the rules, it will continue happening.

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Post by Slappy the Wang » Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:17 pm

dangerboy wrote:The company is just playing the game as the rules are written. Until demand that our governments change the rules, it will continue happening.


Most just have the sense not to show their hand in the press.
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Post by KCDevin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:58 pm

McCown Gordon Construction Company will be relocating their HQ. They are looking at the downtown loop and near the Speedway. I think we should encourage them to move to the loop, which would add even more boost to downtown.
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McCown Gordon ponders new site
Both states court construction firm
By KEVIN COLLISON
The Kansas City Star

McCown Gordon Construction, a fast-growing Kansas City company, is looking for a new home, and its options couldn't be farther apart.

The firm wants to leave its leased space in the U.S. Bank building at Armour Boulevard and Main Street and either renovate an 85-year-old former auto dealership at 422 Admiral Blvd. inside the downtown loop for its headquarters or build new on 18 acres it owns near Kansas Speedway in western Wyandotte County.

“The real story behind this is we are growing quickly, outgrown our space here, and need to find a new home and make it our corporate headquarters,â€

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Post by tat2kc » Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:58 pm

They are already in the loop. They want the city to pay them to stay.
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Post by KCDevin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:11 pm

No they arent:
"The firm wants to leave its leased space in the U.S. Bank building at Armour Boulevard and Main Street and either renovate an 85-year-old former auto dealership at 422 Admiral Blvd. inside the downtown loop for its headquarters or build new on 18 acres it owns near Kansas Speedway in western Wyandotte County. "

Also:
"We prefer Kansas City, Mo., but at the same time we want to use good business sense and look at the entire situation."
and
"McCown said his company would like to be part of that revival. It needs about 12,000 square feet to accommodate current operations, but the vacant three-story Holland Nameplate building would provide room for growth. It would cost about $1.5 million to renovate it, he estimated. There are about 30 parking spaces available on the site. "

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Post by KCDevin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:14 pm

Its simple, replace the parking lot with a 3 floor garage. (let the city do it)
And possibly add a little more office space on the lot.
I just assume its a lot since its only 30 spaces.

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Post by tat2kc » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:14 pm

Oops, i read the addy wrong.
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Post by KCDevin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:16 pm

Thats ok ;)
We have several positives, over 10 architectural and construction companies already downtown. They want to be a part of downtown revivatilization and they want to stay in KCMO.
Show public support and let city hall deal with it then I think we can say their coming downtown.

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Post by zonk » Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:32 pm

Slappy the Wang wrote:
dangerboy wrote:The company is just playing the game as the rules are written. Until demand that our governments change the rules, it will continue happening.


Most just have the sense not to show their hand in the press.


I think we should all realize that by the time we read it in the news, most likely a decision has already been made.

I think a move to the loop is a great opportunity not only for MG but also for that area of the loop. We are seeing some great progress on the northern side of the loop that has had little fan fair. The Admiral blvd. corridor is primed for some exciting developments.

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Post by KCK » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:24 am

KCDevin wrote:Thats ok ;)
We have several positives, over 10 architectural and construction companies already downtown. They want to be a part of downtown revivatilization and they want to stay in KCMO.
Show public support and let city hall deal with it then I think we can say their coming downtown.


Thats right KCMO has over 10 architectural firms, How many does KCK have? Im not positive, but my guess is 0. Im going out on a limb, but screw downtown. KCK has sat over here and rotted for ever, meanwhile downtown is successful. Even without this firm, it will still be successful. We don't have a DST or a H&R Block or anything, and you have the nerve to say that KCMO needs this more than KCK.
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Post by KCDevin » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:39 pm

... but would it benefit the company more? No. That is my point, downtown is more likely with the number of architectural companies, construction companies, etc... It will also be one of the hottest spots in the metro outside Crown Center & The Plaza. I am positive they are going to choose downtown, they aren't wanting to help the city as much as they would want to make money and grow bigger.

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Post by trailerkid » Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:04 pm

KCK and downtown KC both need help...and a lot of it.

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Post by tat2kc » Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:50 pm

Plus, they already own the land in KCK for the potential headquarters. That is gonna figure in their decision.
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Post by KCDevin » Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:06 pm

but I think building new is alot more costly than moving to a new building

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Post by mean » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:54 pm

Probably, but they are a construction company. They probably get a 'this is my company' discount or something.
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