Develop the area around the TSC?

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Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCMax » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:52 pm

Now that we're committed to the TSC for the next 25 years, what ideas does everyone have for developing the area around the stadiums? Is it feasible? What are the logistical problems? Is it a good idea or are we stretching ourselves too thin? Is it worth doing? What about mass transit from the stadium, should that be improved?
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:54 pm

if we can land a major retailer (I keep throwing out Ikea) I think it's possible.  Let's not throw up a "new" strip mall just to have something.

I think we have to wait to see what will be done at the stadiums...if a restaurant is added to the back of Kauffman and will be an attraction for game and non-game days, we have something to build with.
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby GRID » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:55 pm

Who cares about putting a big store at the TSC???????

I seriously don't get that.

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby lock+load » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:56 pm

Not going to happen.  They city cannot afford the incentives it would require.

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Postby AllThingsKC » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:56 pm

What the TSC needs is a big, big shopping center with a Wal-Mart and lots of parking!!!  :lol:
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:57 pm

grid...just trying to maximize the location and land.
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby GRID » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:58 pm

The stadiums are surrounded by 22,000 parking spaces.  It makes no sense what so ever to force retail development "around" the stadium, which would be along Blue Ridge or something.

A suburban office park across I-70 is about the only thing that could happen there.

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KansasCityCraka » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:59 pm

I think a grocery store inside the parking area of the TSC would be a great idea. Keep it affordable so people can buy fresh foods at the game instead of dragging it in with them. Great for tailgating.I could stay open almost year round with the Royals/Wizards/Chiefs playing games .

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCMax » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:01 pm

The only problem with utilizing the parking lots, is that they'd either have to be free, or these stores would have to be closed on game days. I can't imagine people paying $8 to park at an IKEA.

It would be cool if they built some kind of development next to the stadiums, but I imagine the teams would hate that eating into their parking profits.
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby GRID » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:01 pm

KCPowercat wrote:grid...just trying to maximize the location and land.


And I think they are with the renovations.

There is not going to be a speedway retail area across the street.  That already exists five miles down the interstate at 470.

Stadiums don't generate retail activity, they just don't.  They actually detract from it.

It would be nice to remove the nasty homes on the hill north of 70 though that make KC look like a hillbilly town from the upper deck of Kauffman and put in a few hotels or office buildings.

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby lock+load » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:02 pm

Washed up pop stars at the new pavilion :)

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:02 pm

max...yeah I thought of that too.
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby GRID » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:04 pm

Now a highrise hotel between the stadiums over looking them would be cool.

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Postby KCPowercat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:04 pm

Truman Complex condos :)
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby AllThingsKC » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:05 pm

GRID wrote:Now a highrise hotel between the stadiums over looking them would be cool.


Yeah, that would be cool, but won't that get in the way of the roof.....that we still might get (somehow)?
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby GRID » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:07 pm

There is enough money to build a retractable roof on Arrowhead in that tax.

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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:10 pm

in the one that was passed tonight?

I say we just get in on a white sale and tarp sale and do a one day roof ;)
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby kcdcchef » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:25 pm

lock&load wrote:Not going to happen.  They city cannot afford the incentives it would require.


this coming from someone who spent the last 3 months saying " the renovations will fail!!!"
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby Cyclops » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:31 pm

GRID wrote:And I think they are with the renovations.


It would be nice to remove the nasty homes on the hill north of 70 though that make KC look like a hillbilly town from the upper deck of Kauffman and put in a few hotels or office buildings.


We could paint a 1000 ft wide mural of the skyline as seen from crown center out next to 70....
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Re: Develop the area around the TSC?

Postby skim82 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:37 pm

Oh well, 

I think it's very clear that we might get an IHOP around the TSC.

I wouldn't bet on anything else, the place is a dump, and Question 1 was a dump... but, the people have spoken, if they want to foot all the bill, that's their business... at the very least, we have 25 more years of pro baseball and football.


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