Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby Sani » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:11 pm

I thought this would have gotten a more recent post. Huh. At any rate...

$305 million plan for Olathe Great Mall site envisions a mixed-use sports destination

Developers envision a $305 million plan for the site of the razed Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe.

An application to use Kansas STAR bonds to finance the project proposes a mixed-use project with a heavy emphasis on sports and fitness.

It would also incorporate entertainment venues, restaurants, retail space, office and medical office space, hotels, residential units, and public spaces that could draw nearly 1.8 million visitors a year to the underused site at Interstate 35 and 151st Street.

The redevelopment could include a 4,000-5,000 seat arena and a community ice sheet for youth hockey tournaments and practice, interactive golf, and rock climbing.


It all seems pretty pie-in-the-sky at the moment.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby StL_Dan » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:51 am

A new community ice rink? SWEET. Bring it!

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby AlbertHammond » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:06 am

Sani wrote:I thought this would have gotten a more recent post. Huh. At any rate...


Us Kansans like to throw good money after bad. :( This is not STAR bond worthy.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby flyingember » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 pm

If this area could drive 1.8 million people annually the mall would still be open.

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby mgsports » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Sky Golf? Costco or Sam's Club? Sprouts or Fresh Thyme Market? Sun Fresh or Albertsons or Ramey Price Cutter? Meijer? Pizza Ranch? McCalister's Deli? Here Today? Dunham Sports? Milio's Sandwich Shop? like at Ward Parkway Shops a Restaurant District? A Sports Arena?

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Re: Dismantling of Great Mall (ongoing)

Postby GRID » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:44 pm

I see some things never change about Kansas. They are going after STAR bonds to build this redevelopment making sure it will be a "tourist destination". FYI, The Great Mall was highly subsidized and was supposed bring in people from all over the midwest by the bus load too. Now it's a field again.

JoCo is still the most corporate welfare, ridiculously subsidized (by the state, not just local) high growth suburban area I have seen anywhere in the country. LOL.


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