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Re: Bluhawk

Post by rxlexi » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:14 pm

And people still get way more worked up over using TIFs downtown while this stuff is just fine. Even though this is way way worse. Truly absurd corporate welfare in suburban greenfields. Some things never change.

And 3.5 million people are going to visit a suburban hockey arena? That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard. That's like 1.5 million MORE people than the Chiefs AND Royals draw per year. And this is in a market that already has a successful suburban arena which it will compete with.

Mind blown...
Yep. But but but Strata rabble rabble luxury hotels blah blah downtown is the next Austin can't no one afford this city. Etc.

Stuff like this slips by essentially unnoticed - absurd.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by FangKC » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:08 pm

It appears that the only people who complain about TIF are residents of KCMO.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by mgsports » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:04 pm

https://bluhawk.com/kansas-city-bluhawk/ TJMAXX coming back to OP. At least Saltgrass Steakhouse new.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by empires228 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:51 pm

All this while retail on 135th/Santa Fe has never been able to establish itself. That includes Martin City, Olathe, Leawood, and OP that all have spotty half failing developments.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by mgsports » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am

135th Street in Leawood has certain guidelines to follow.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by StL_Dan » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 am

empires228 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:51 pm
All this while retail on 135th/Santa Fe has never been able to establish itself. That includes Martin City, Olathe, Leawood, and OP that all have spotty half failing developments.
Although, Olathe has done a good job - propelled by the growing Hispanic population/buying power - of encouraging, welcoming what I call "little Mexico" between Clairborne (just east of I-35) and westward toward downtown Olathe with a focus on the Santa Fe & Ridgeview intersection.

New businesses owned and operated by Hispanic residents are prospering. The City has also allowed for the demolition of two stale bank buildings on the western corners to open up sight lines to these businesses and better (but not perfect) traffic flow.

Last census showed Olathe's population consisted 20% Hispanic. I wouldn't be surprised if Olathe hasn't already grown that number closer to 25%.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by empires228 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:38 pm

Only a small section east of I-35 is doing well though. You high quite a bit of mostly vacant and decaying 70s-early 90's blight before hitting that nice stretch with Kohl's, Menards, and Academy.

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Post by StL_Dan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 pm

One step at a time.

Interestingly, the uptick kind of started west at the Parker (K-7)/Santa Fe intersection, and is being tied together with little Mexico by the improvements and govt building projects in downtown Olathe.

As for Santa Fe between 35 and Mur Len, especially the north side of the road, it does need a facelift. It will be interesting to see what happens to the Perkins building now that it finally went out of business.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by mgsports » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:08 am

Olathe is growing. Yes Olathe Commons,Gateway phase 2 land still empty so is Land by Power Grid.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by StL_Dan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Construction well underway to connect traffic on Old 56 to Mahaffie (Garmin) via Church St extension underneath 35 parallel to train tracks.

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Post by Anthony_Hugo98 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 pm

StL_Dan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Construction well underway to connect traffic on Old 56 to Mahaffie (Garmin) via Church St extension underneath 35 parallel to train tracks.
Does anyone happen to have any pictures on that? I'd very much like to see how that project is going.
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Re: Bluhawk

Post by chaglang » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm

mgsports wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am
135th Street in Leawood has certain guidelines to follow.
Also, Leawood's internal processes make it possibly the most challenging municipality in the metro to develop in. Can't fault anyone for avoiding building there.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by mgsports » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Because could have a Specality Grocer on 135th street at Roe Ave but not yet.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by StL_Dan » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:29 am

Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:12 pm
StL_Dan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Construction well underway to connect traffic on Old 56 to Mahaffie (Garmin) via Church St extension underneath 35 parallel to train tracks.
Does anyone happen to have any pictures on that? I'd very much like to see how that project is going.
I want a closer look, as well, so I'll try to snap some off this week. No promises.

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by StL_Dan » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:30 am

chaglang wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm
mgsports wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am
135th Street in Leawood has certain guidelines to follow.
Also, Leawood's internal processes make it possibly the most challenging municipality in the metro to develop in. Can't fault anyone for avoiding building there.
Then, I'm assuming it took a lot of time and work for Barstow to get approval to acquire and modify their new campus annex on the Kansas side. ???

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Re: Bluhawk

Post by chaglang » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:02 pm

I can't even imagine.

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