Thursday, August 18, 2016

MORE DEETS: EMBARRASSING MISSION GATEWAY REMAINS WASTELAND!!!

We noted this non-event last night but it's worth revisiting if only because it reminds us that suburbanites also stay losing the development game and it turns out nobody wanted to live above "luxury" apartments on top of a Walmart. Take a look: Latest delay for Mission Gateway project frustrates mayor

14 Comments:

Super Dave said...

See what happens when a city gets into the developing game? You end up with an ugly empty parcel of land that once housed just exactly what the city is now claiming along with the residents they want.

Anonymous said...

google big box stores and crime and police.

a crime-generating project is the last thing mission needs!

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

I can't believe this is going to be a Wal-Mart. This is a prime location for a mixed use development like Mission Farms or Prairie Fire. Market rate townhomes and lofts with office space, boutique retail, and restaurants. Make it a hub for The Jo. Huge opportunity wasted. Same missed opportunity at Metcalf Mall and Metro North Mall sites.

Anonymous said...

It is an opportunity being missed.

This needed a deep pocket developer.

Anonymous said...

You're quick to shun the suburbs and the people who live in them so why do you care what happens there?

Tim said...

WalMart would be a disaster on that site. The bigger issue is the sales taxes cannibalized from the Roeland Park WalMart. As a bonus the brokeass peeps from the Dotte don't have to drive any further to get their WM goodies.

Anonymous said...


Maybe they should put in a go cart track, then they can write speeding tickets to everyone using the track.

Anonymous said...

Good points, Tim. Not to mention the clusterfux it would make out of Shawnee Mission Pkwy traffic. I-35 is far better to accommodate traffic to big box stores like WM and Lowes in RP and Home Depot, IKEA, etc in Merriam.

Anonymous said...

That dbag Valenti needs to get his ass back to NY and sell the property to a real developer

Anonymous said...

I hope they build a ten thousand unit apartment building for poor people from Missouri who want to live in ks

Anonymous said...

No thanks. It's bad enough having the Misery crowd over here on a temporary basis. They all thumb their noses at JoCo, but they sure like to shop, dine and do other things over here that would be too risky in their own hoods.

Anonymous said...

Uh huh, luxury living above WildMess is a great plan. Just be sure apartment windows are facing away from the asphalt jungle. A parking lot with soiled diapers, empty motor oil bottles, and sundry items slovenly tossed. All that litter may detract from an otherwise pleasant view of carts and cars rolling around at all hours. Use the industrial strength room fragrance to mask all those heavy-duty diesel fumes from frequent back dock deliveries. Have soundproofing or boost your bass to drown the muffler-less marvels that circle endlessly waiting for slow shoppin' grannies. Oh, yep, there'll be all kinds of honkin' and hollerin', 'cuz it's WildMess!

Anonymous said...

Can it be that Mission is mirroring Wyandotte County politics? Yes is the answer. Shameless Ho's who couldn't tell the truth on a bet. Heads up Mission, Wyandotte is a hellhole for a reason.

Anonymous said...

If you want a glimpse into the future of Mission should that Wal-Mart ever go up, you need only go to peopleofwalmart.com