Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mission Gateway Scheme Moves Forward

Over the objections of residents who don't want another low-rent Latino hangout (other than Town Topic) . . . The mistaken idea that luxury apartments over Walmart will sell moves forward. Take a peek at high hopes from suburbanites: Mission Gateway project takes big step forward

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Mission

Anonymous said...

The pattern is clear. Developers come up with grand schemes for a failed shopping center then stall for years. In the end the city either ends up subsidizing a Wal Mart or looks at a vacant lot for even more years. They usually promise a lot of additional development that never happens.

Anonymous said...

proves nobody officials can be persuaded by a special interest.

why america is the way it is today.

it's going to take more than bernie to save it.

Anonymous said...

This has to have been one of the biggest flops in the area over the last decade. After all this time the BEST the developer could come up with is a Wal-Mart? Like we don't have 1000 Wal-Marts already around the metro. When in doubt, build a Wal-Mart. Ridiculous.

Here's an idea: Why don't we show just a LITTLE bit of creativity and build something unique to the metro that will draw people from all around the metro and beyond? Wouldn't that make more sense than spending millions of tax payer dollars on something they can drive 10 miles down the road and see/experience? And this is coming from someone that doesn't even live in Mission.

Same old rinse and repeat crap that permeates this metro. Just re-doing the same shit over and over again expecting different results. Insanity. And we'll never learn.

Anonymous said...

Town Topic is really expensive.

Anonymous said...

Make it a county park. There's no revenue, but it would help surrounding businesses.

Anonymous said...

Mission has been in suspended animation pending the outcome of this project.

My guess is that it will now tank, both the shops and the residential area.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Mission is kind of a dump, which is surprising, given where it is. Look at all the towns around it ... not just the high-rent ones like Mission Hills and Fairway, but the middle- and working-class ones like Overland Park, Shawnee and Merriam. All have much more pleasant downtowns ... even Merriam, which barely has a downtown. The only possible reason is leadership failure. Too many years of weak leaders who made decisions that harmed their community. Who has benefited from those decisions? Retailers and out-of-town corporations and developers. No one else.

Yeah, right. I'm going to buy an upscale apartment above a Walmart. Nothing says upscale lifestyle like hanging out with people who go shopping with food stamps in their goddam pajamas, amirite?

Anonymous said...

The pajamas and food stamps don't bother me as much as the filthy mouthed, hollering trash and their mouth breather, misbehaved brats. Also, the disgusting lowlifes who leave perishables on shelves to spoil should be cited and banned. I've heard it said by some, they shop elsewhere because pricing is close enough or even higher than at other grocers.

Don't let me fume on about litter strewn lots and overflowing trash cans.

Super Dave said...

Mission would be ahead to just let Overland Park take them over. Then they could be a first class city and get their current mill levy cut in half.

Anonymous said...

You could build a Walmart in Beverly Hills and it will be a shithole in a week. Not to mention, Walmarto Latino in Roeland Park brings Wyco Mexicans over the county line and Mission would bring them even farther south, which no one wants. How about something like Trader Joe's instead?