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Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:38 am
by dukuboy1
when I read that the real estate deal fell apart for this location I immediately thought that KCATA has been working behind the scenes with Royals ownership about a new stadium and the entire entertainment/residential/commercial/retail district they want to create.

From what we have read & what has been reported there seems to be a lot of smoke for the stadium in that area. I'm fine with that and as the article stated on the Keystone Innovation district it appears that the concept is still on and looking for a new location, with perhaps something to be announced soon. Perhaps they look to setup shop in the CrossRoads area or maybe go Downtown? Either way I'm happy to read the idea and concept still has juice behind it to get done and put in place. "fingers crossed" it happens and baseball comes to downtown some day

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:18 pm
by FangKC
normalthings wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:49 am KCATA drops keystone because they want a singular development for all of their land there. Cough cough baseball stadium.

https://cityscenekc.com/plan-for-east-1 ... collapses/
I'm thinking the same thing Normalthings.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:09 pm
by KCPowercat
Has anybody heard the rumor that a EW streetcar line will be included with an 18/vine stadium? I heard it from someone I think would have some knowledge of this whole stadium dealio

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:20 pm
by Anthony_Hugo98
KCPowercat wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:09 pm Has anybody heard the rumor that a EW streetcar line will be included with an 18/vine stadium? I heard it from someone I think would have some knowledge of this whole stadium dealio
I mean, the 18th St SC line was a part of the next rail study, so there has at least been progress on that route in regards to a viability study. It would only make sense to have SC go hand in hand with a stadium site

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:47 pm
by grovester
Stretch is going to be livid.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:28 pm
by alejandro46
I have no inside info, but the E/W transit survey I believe was only to study further southern routes, Linwood & 31st alignment, not 18th and Vine.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:11 pm
by horizons82
If a regional transit tax is passed, doesn’t seem crazy that an “upgrade” from bus to streetcar is used as a sweetener alongside workforce training, affordable housing, and other items to get a stadium tax passed.

The big question is does it terminate at Paseo, Prospect, or Cleveland?

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:53 pm
by alejandro46
horizons82 wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:11 pm If a regional transit tax is passed, doesn’t seem crazy that an “upgrade” from bus to streetcar is used as a sweetener alongside workforce training, affordable housing, and other items to get a stadium tax passed.

The big question is does it terminate at Paseo, Prospect, or Cleveland?
IMO if proposed a streetcar would be more likely to be along Linwood and E 31stto Arrowhead. That route scored higher on NextRail studies plus chance to connect to Rock Island row. Once you get to 18&V it’s pretty cut off from any other area for density. It’s only a mile from the extension. Simple upgrades to the road like protected bike lanes and wide sidewalks would be a cheaper option for how short the distance would be.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:07 am
by WoodDraw
KCPowercat wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:09 pm Has anybody heard the rumor that a EW streetcar line will be included with an 18/vine stadium? I heard it from someone I think would have some knowledge of this whole stadium dealio
It will for sure be designed to allow, but the time lines and funding make it difficult to coordinate these things. There are some traffic concerns as well.

I said before a long time ago, and there has been more reporting recently, some people involved really want to make this a legacy project. It's why 18th/vine has pushed aside east village. Housing, retail, transit, etc. No idea if it will happen, but there is the feeling that they can do something big.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:49 am
by DaveKCMO
KCPowercat wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:09 pm Has anybody heard the rumor that a EW streetcar line will be included with an 18/vine stadium? I heard it from someone I think would have some knowledge of this whole stadium dealio
News to me.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:59 am
by Anthony_Hugo98
DaveKCMO wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:49 am
KCPowercat wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:09 pm Has anybody heard the rumor that a EW streetcar line will be included with an 18/vine stadium? I heard it from someone I think would have some knowledge of this whole stadium dealio
News to me.
If anyone would know..

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:50 am
by KCPowercat
yeah squash that rumor.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:23 am
by DaveKCMO
I should note that when it was last studied in NextRail, East 18th did not score well even when combined with SW Blvd.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:40 am
by Goonies
The new stadium being built near vine is nothing more than a fantasy started by a few on here

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:08 pm
by KCPowercat
Goonies wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:40 am The new stadium being built near vine is nothing more than a fantasy started by a few on here
that is not accurate.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:10 pm
by Goonies
KCPowercat wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:08 pm
Goonies wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:40 am The new stadium being built near vine is nothing more than a fantasy started by a few on here
that is not accurate.
Actually it is.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:11 pm
by Anthony_Hugo98
What source do we actually have on it being a genuine site possibility?

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:19 pm
by KCPowercat

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:04 pm
by WoodDraw
The way we fund transportation, there's no way to combine these things. But the idea is to hopefully develop a real neighborhood. Which would include transit.

Re: Downtown Baseball Stadium

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:11 pm
by Goonies
NM can't get it to post