Friday, January 17, 2014

Bannister Mall Aftermath: Cerner Plan To Save South Kansas City Starts Now

From the ashes of Bannister Mall . . . South Kansas City's last hope comes via the medical industrial complex and an Obamacare Billionarie on the rise: Cerner completes purchase, to build billion-dollar comlex at old Bannister Mall site

More: Cerner will start immediately on Bannister-area project

The plan here includes a lot of tax breaks along with the desperate hope that all of these people won't just drive back to JoCo without spending a few bucks near their job.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

“They’re taking 230-some odd acres of ugly and going to turn it into 230-some odd acres of pretty. That’ s not a bad thing under any set of circumstances, said Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James.

Anonymous said...

I hope James is just putting us on with that idiot statement.

Anonymous said...

You can't fix stupid 12:56

Anonymous said...

Neal L. Patterson is CEO of Cerner Corporation. He is also an owner of the Sporting Kansas City soccer team.

Picture Circo kicking a soccer ball.

Anonymous said...

The North Kansas City health care technology giant ultimately plans to build a phased, 4.5 million-square-foot campus that’s expected to employ 15,000 people when completed in 2024.

15,000 wage slaves destined to be replaced by robotics.

What a deal

Anonymous said...

Remember when the decision to build Banister Mall was once a historic day for Kansas City?

Anonymous said...

Worked out well for Sprint. Oh, that site plan has a hell of a lot parking spaces for a campus that expects to be connected to the streetcar line. I guess Cerner is just hedging its bets.

Anonymous said...

I was recently down at Cerner's south campus just to the west of the new site. 'Stopped at the local Taco Bell for a snack on my way home. Cerner had better plan to buy the entire area considering what passes for citizens in area. The entire time I was there I kept a hand on my gun with the distinct feeling that I was not alone in that regard.

Anonymous said...

To bad Cerner had not heard about the trolley or they would be relocating to downtown KCMO

Anonymous said...

You can't turn a ghetto into a gold mine just by planting something good in the middle. Look for the campus to be like a fortress and the employees driving out of the neighborhood as fast as they can get on the interstate to get back to JoCo or LS.

Anonymous said...

So what's the over/under when the first group of employees start working there, that the "nearby residents" start complaining that Cerner is not hiring "them" to work there? I say 60 days.

Anonymous said...

Sly better be putting in some new roads so those people can get to their homes in JoCo and Lees Summit.

Anonymous said...

more like picture Circo licking the balls!

Anonymous said...

It will never be completed. Talk about lipstick on a pig.

Anonymous said...

This is the only place in the world where you can give a company enough tax breaks to bankrupt the taxpayers and then give the company credit for saving us all. WTF?

Anonymous said...

What a planning disaster!!! A car dependent campus that just creates more sprawl, where the workers will mostly live in JoCo where businesses actually pay taxes for schools.

This is the type of campus plan being abandoned in Silicon Valley because younger workers don't want to be so isolated.

Anonymous said...

How did this happen? I thought with the tax cuts in Kansas all businesses would be flocking there.