Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by KCMax » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:30 pm

Isn't the new Mission mayor a libertarian-type? I thought he ran against the driveway tax and was a small govt type. I don't know if he factors into this anymore, but I have to imagine he would try to get out of this.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by grovester » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:35 pm

He was on tv last night, a pretty mild-mannered type. Pretty non-committal in his description of the current project. Sounded like he was going to leave it up to the council.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by winB » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:28 pm

mgsports wrote:http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 02136.html Valenti discounted reports that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. would prefer to relocate to a former Kmart site on Shawnee Mission Parkway near the new Ikea store in Merriam. He said the retailer has signed an extension to participate in the Mission Gateway project that’s good through February 2016.

The most recent meeting minutes from the Merriam City Council all but confirm that the old K-mart will be a Menards.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by mgsports » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:02 pm

It just said about TIf/Redevelopment Plan nothing saying they are coming. Also Outlpsrcel in front of Hobby Lobby has a Client but nit Annoucerd name yet.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by flyingember » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:27 pm

when he came back with the idea not paying any money for the sewers notice how they changed the plan to, "no, you will pay for the sewers starting immediatelly"

that's not a good sign for his project being successful. the scale of the new project costs more per square foot of usable space making it unlikely he can afford that much yearly in additional payments.

sounds like they just want him to sell to someone else and know there's no chance to force him to do it.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by longviewmo » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:24 pm

Sorry if this is a really silly question, but why is Walmart on board with this project still? Do we even know if they have an agreement with the developers?

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Post by mistervinix » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:32 pm

longviewmo wrote:Sorry if this is a really silly question, but why is Walmart on board with this project still? Do we even know if they have an agreement with the developers?
I assume they still want a new store to replace the one in Roeland Park. The Mission spot is the only open land in miles for them to move to.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by kcmetro » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:17 am

What's the history of this project in terms of how the developer got his hands on this land? Did the city sell it to him after a bidding process with other developers? Or did the owners of the former mall sell it to him? Just seems like whoever sold it to this loser could've done their homework a little better and found a competent developer with a proven track record of following through with their projects.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by flyingember » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:52 am

he bought it from the private owners. i doubt they people selling cared who bought it, they likely wanted to not own a failed mall

they could have done their homework, but in a capatalist society they don't have to.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by KCMax » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:31 am

Mission Gateway developer is prepping a new plan (it still involves a Wal-mart)
The Pitch has learned, from a Kansas Open Records Act request, that Valenti’s latest plan is all but identical to the November version; it simply reintroduces market-rate apartments to a development scheme that has toyed all along with cohabiting renters and big-box retailers.

This time, Valenti says construction would start in the fall of 2015. But Mission records make it clear that Valenti doesn’t yet have any bank financing lined up. He also has shown zero retail lease agreements other than the Wal-Mart bid. And he still doesn’t have a franchise agreement for the 150-room hotel that he insists belongs side by side with a Wal-Mart.
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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by flyingember » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:09 am

How cheap does the residential lease rates have to be get people interest in sharing a parking lot with a walmart.

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KCMax wrote:Mission Gateway developer is prepping a new plan (it still involves a Wal-mart)
The Pitch has learned, from a Kansas Open Records Act request, that Valenti’s latest plan is all but identical to the November version; it simply reintroduces market-rate apartments to a development scheme that has toyed all along with cohabiting renters and big-box retailers.

This time, Valenti says construction would start in the fall of 2015. But Mission records make it clear that Valenti doesn’t yet have any bank financing lined up. He also has shown zero retail lease agreements other than the Wal-Mart bid. And he still doesn’t have a franchise agreement for the 150-room hotel that he insists belongs side by side with a Wal-Mart.
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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by KCMax » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:18 am

Mission Bowl is on fire. :shock:

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by KCFutbol » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:31 pm

Was watching it out of my office window. Sad.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by longviewmo » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:54 pm

Tom Valenti said he would bring a new plan for the development of the long-delayed Mission Gateway project back to the city when he had “all of our ducks in order first.”
And what a ducking joke this plan is.

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Re: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway

Post by flyingember » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:11 am

sadly it's an improvement over the last plan

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