The park should first and foremost be designed with the downtown resident in mind and not as a tourist attraction. This isn’t a 100+ acre park next to a Great Lake. It’s likely not going to have a world famous art installation like “the bean” that will inspire people from all over the region to drive downtown and snap a photo with. This park would mostly be utilized by the thousands of downtown residents looking for green space. A place to take their partner for a picnic, kids to play, dogs to run or just a quiet place to read in the shade.TheBigChuckbowski wrote: ↑Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:42 amThere are already multiple off-leash dog parks downtown and I don't doubt at all that creating a few more would be beneficial. But, that's not what this park should be for. Everything in this park should not only be unique to downtown, it should be unique to the entire region, otherwise what's the point of spending all that money and where's the vision? A small standard off-leash dog park is not an attraction and it's not an amenity that downtown doesn't already have. I've already said that if they wanted to build a super big unique dog park that was an attraction, I'd be on board. That's not what this is.DColeKC wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:03 pm
You act like this hasn’t been done in other cities. Is a dog park for its residents worth 3.4 million..... yes, yes it is. Let’s just drop the idea it would be for residents only and assume it’s open to the public. You are severely underestimating how important an off lease dog park is downtown.
As to the dollar value of the dog park, if it's worth $3 million, guess what, they can buy a parcel of land nearby for less than $1 million to put it in or they could use half a floor of Three Light to put it in.
Either it's a small dog park or it's something like Bar K. If it's not like Bar K then that is completely irrelevant.
Either this dog park will produce revenue or it won't. You keep trying to have everything both ways.
Talking about contradicting. One minute you say a small dog park would be a nuisance to other park guests but you’re ok with a large dog park? I’ve been downtown for over 10 years and had dogs for 7 of those years. I’ve never known of an off lease park within walking distance except for the private ones for various residential buildings. Please enlighten me.
What I mean by a public dog park not being revenue generating as in charging a membership fee or admission fee directly. Just how residential pools don’t generate revenue on their own but they maybe the reason a person picks your building over a different one.