flyingember wrote:Highlander wrote:Drove by the location many times during my stay in KC. Looks bad - just an empty space full of weeds. With the central location near some desirable places to live like PV and Fairway, you'd think it would be easy to get something going here.
Metcalf South is in horrible shape too and there's more homes nearby.
In some places there's just too much retail for the density of the area.
Who says it has to be 100% retail. The original proposal was largely residential. And the original shopping center existed even though it was proximal to the plaza and Prairie Village shopping center. That's a pretty desirable part of the metro in which to live; I'd think there would be demand for decent housing in the area? We certainly would consider northern Johnson County when we move back to KC.