StrangerThings wrote:Why bring in other developers when you've got a good working relationship with Cordish? Not to mention, It would be a slap in the face to essentially seek out other developers when only a few like Cordish were willing to buy in to the original downtown revitalization idea. "Hey Cordish, invest millions with us to help turn around downtown so we can ultimately bring in competition to you guys."
Would think the obvious response would be that the more the merrier. Cordish got their incentives. Which is better for more hirise residential... the rate Cordish is going with 1 building about every 2+ years or having 3-4 developers doing 3-4 hirises total rotating every 2+ years. There are other big ticket developers out there than Cordish with deeper pockets or other financing mechanisms. And downtown has oodles of empty lots. The massive lots around 7th/Baltimore would a good starting place to point outside developers with deep pockets or great financing mechanisms, especially given KC has hit over $2/sqft mark and has a free streetcar that ties downtown together.