Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:27 pm
chaglang wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
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chaglang wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm
I support the jail staying downtown, but I think the KCPS site would be better served with a higher use
But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
All the best thieves would show up to try and shoplift the store with the quickest response time ever.

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flyingember wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:02 pm
chaglang wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm
I support the jail staying downtown, but I think the KCPS site would be better served with a higher use
But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
All the best thieves would show up to try and shoplift the store with the quickest response time ever.
I've seen recently released folks dozens of times at bars close to the Jail asking to use the phone. I think they get some kind of pre-paid card when they are released with a small amount of money on it. They're not supposed to be able to buy alcohol, but they buy a food item and ask for cash back!

Always a bit awkward hearing one of them strike up a conversation with someone at the bar with, "Yea, I just got out of jail 10 minutes ago."

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DColeKC wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:34 pm
flyingember wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:02 pm
chaglang wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm


But what if it was a mixed use jail with a city target and a grocery store on the ground floor?
All the best thieves would show up to try and shoplift the store with the quickest response time ever.
I've seen recently released folks dozens of times at bars close to the Jail asking to use the phone. I think they get some kind of pre-paid card when they are released with a small amount of money on it. They're not supposed to be able to buy alcohol, but they buy a food item and ask for cash back!

Always a bit awkward hearing one of them strike up a conversation with someone at the bar with, "Yea, I just got out of jail 10 minutes ago."
Might convert cash you get booked with to cash on the prepaid card?

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I think the downtown business and property owners have long complained about the effect of recently-released jail population on downtown businesses, and that drove county officials to consider another location for the jail.

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Why would we build a jail on land that is supposed to be our most valuable and active in the city?

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