No I wouldn't. Not unless Raytown and LS are paying for it.flyingember wrote: ↑Thu May 20, 2021 4:34 pm
Discussion about new sports facilities in Kansas City
KC keeps her infrastructure far longer than the average city. A 50 year life span for the next stadium should be expectedFangKC wrote: ↑Thu May 20, 2021 5:19 pmI worry about fusing buildings to the stadium itself--especially taller buildings. Stadiums tend to get torn down at some point. Fusing buildings to that stadium would mean tearing down the buildings as well. That seems unnecessary since the life cycle of a building should be much longer. I have no problem building taller buildings adjacent to the stadium though, and ringing the base with retail frontages.earthling wrote: ↑Thu May 20, 2021 5:19 amThe actual stadium site leans more to what I've been talking about. Fusing buildings into the stadium. Check out how it appears from street level. I was thinking something more grand than this with taller buildings, broader functions fused into stadium but this is the kind of approach that would prevent stadium from becoming a stand alone island - whether the outer ring buildings happen in this manner or not. Much better urbane approach than other renderings out there but can KC really pull this off w/out a lot of parking garages nearby/underneath as it's not quite close enough to streetcar line.
^And if a new stadium is built after 50 years it shouldn't be too difficult to retrofit this into a nice urban park or something else with public use. The architects can factor that the stands may not exist forever and think forward about a potential retrofit in distant future. And who knows what more advanced reconstruction techniques will exist by then as well.
So in other words, a regional system with regional funding is needed and not just an urban core transit system serving a few hot button locations.shinatoo wrote: ↑Thu May 20, 2021 5:34 pmNo I wouldn't. Not unless Raytown and LS are paying for it.flyingember wrote: ↑Thu May 20, 2021 4:34 pmWouldn't build a streetcar to the stadium, you would build commuter rail down Linwood to the Rock Island line to Lee's Summit that just happens to go by a football stadium
I would agree.