Is Midtown Marketplace one of the city's greatest blunders?

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Northeast, Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Tried out the OP Top Golf and loved it! I read that St. Louis is getting one near their downtown so I started playing with the idea here. The peach rectangle is roughly the length and width of the OP Top Golf. The entrance and "club house" would face main street. What remains of the Home Depot parking lot would hold 320 parking spaces.

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langosta wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:55 am
Tried out the OP Top Golf and loved it! I read that St. Louis is getting one near their downtown so I started playing with the idea here. The peach rectangle is roughly the length and width of the OP Top Golf. The entrance and "club house" would face main street. What remains of the Home Depot parking lot would hold 320 parking spaces.

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While the idea of an urban Top Golf location may be a good thing (for some), I just don’t really like the idea much at all. I live in St. Louis and the thing going around is that Top Golf is looking at a site near SLU in Midtown. That location makes sense since it gives college students something to do. But, I’m not really in favor of it being built there since it holds back the development of that corner as the Chouteau Corridor is slowly transformed into something better.

Your idea falls into the same category. It’s great for those who want it there and would patronize it, but it’s bad for the overall redevelopment of the Main corridor as a result of the streetcar.

Top Golf locations should be left in the suburbs.

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Same. Leave that stuff in the 'burbs. Not a good use of valuable urban space.

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All of that & Johnson County folks might have to street park & we know how that always works out.

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Put the tees on the HD roof and the greens on the Costco roof. Boom.

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Same. Leave that stuff in the 'burbs. Not a good use of valuable urban space.
That and there's a TopGolf "clone" up north now (T-Shotz) with another planned for North Kansas City (Driv). Absolutely no way the metro could support a 3rd or 4th facility like this.

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There's about 10,000 golf courses in the US, about one per 33k people

If it's the same scale that would be 60 in the city. I would expect 6-10

OP, Olathe, Shawnee, Liberty, KC north, Blue Springs, Independence, Belton

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