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Thread: Cedar Rapids Casino Vote on March 5th

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportEvolution View Post
    even though you gave no explanation, you have persuaded me to vote no just because of your awesomeness
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    I'll be voting yes. I can understand Derek being against it for personal reasons but as a Linn County resident there doesn't seem to be a good reason to vote no.
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    Is the casino black? I'll vote for it if it's black. You know, cause I don't want people thinking I'm racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkles View Post
    Is the casino black? I'll vote for it if it's black. You know, cause I don't want people thinking I'm racist.
    Wow. I didn't take this into consideration. I was going to vote no, but just like voting for Obama, I have to vote YES now so that I can prove to all of my white friends how not-racist I am. Besides, I have a friend that's a casino that's black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkles View Post
    Is the casino black? I'll vote for it if it's black. You know, cause I don't want people thinking I'm racist.
    It is black, which means you would have to vote for it regardless of any ideologies you hold so you don't look racist. Hold on to the last part of afro-american you have in yourself sparkles. Commit voter fraud by aligning yourself in Linn County for this one vote so you can help a 'brother' out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Build it, might help downtown actually look like something other a half empty flood damaged parking lot.. not to mention I wont have to drive all the way down to Riverside
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    I dunno what to vote. I like the proposed location, their is nothing around. but do we need another project right now? The downtown is a nightmare, it makes me angry every time I try to go eat or go to a bar with all the construction of the Cellular Center, Library, Parking ramp, Hospital, Fire Station, And others Their is some much shit and little parking. it makes me say fuck it after 10 min trying to find a decent spot and head back to the calm SW side.

    If their is plenty of parking and better on/off ramps for highway access it will do well. My concern is not enough parking. ever seen how much parking riverside, waterloo, or Tama have for the Casino? they dont have half that on the Proposed map. and traffic coming and going in that area could be a problem as well if they ever host any events/live entertainment.

    If it were me I would put it out off near highway 30 in the SW side of town, with the highway 100 extention going to be done, New Kohls area, New WestDale mall and shops coming in. Along with the biggest housing boom in Cedar Rapids being off the SW side (30% more population by 2020 Est.) plus easy access to major highways. it would be a better location and less mess.

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    I just checked out the proposed area, and agree there will be no where near enough parking.... I have personally seen the riverside parking lot 3/4 full... granted they do have a hotel attached but its not that large of a hotel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jappbox View Post
    I dunno what to vote. I like the proposed location, their is nothing around. but do we need another project right now? The downtown is a nightmare, it makes me angry every time I try to go eat or go to a bar with all the construction of the Cellular Center, Library, Parking ramp, Hospital, Fire Station, And others Their is some much shit and little parking. it makes me say fuck it after 10 min trying to find a decent spot and head back to the calm SW side.

    If their is plenty of parking and better on/off ramps for highway access it will do well. My concern is not enough parking. ever seen how much parking riverside, waterloo, or Tama have for the Casino? they dont have half that on the Proposed map. and traffic coming and going in that area could be a problem as well if they ever host any events/live entertainment.

    If it were me I would put it out off near highway 30 in the SW side of town, with the highway 100 extention going to be done, New Kohls area, New WestDale mall and shops coming in. Along with the biggest housing boom in Cedar Rapids being off the SW side (30% more population by 2020 Est.) plus easy access to major highways. it would be a better location and less mess.
    Thats weird the only time I couldnt find a spot to park close to my destination is on the 4th of july or st patty's day. but yeah Im very curious how they plan to map out the parking for this casino, only thing that crosses my mind is an extra parkade down there, underground parking or something of the sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Thats weird the only time I couldnt find a spot to park close to my destination is on the 4th of july or st patty's day. but yeah Im very curious how they plan to map out the parking for this casino, only thing that crosses my mind is an extra parkade down there, underground parking or something of the sort.
    If it were me doing it, I would have the Casino north of I380, parking garage on first level (due to flood risk). Secondary parking garage (for valet) south of I380 (the projected site is on the north and the south of I380. Then tunnel or have a shuttle back and fourth...Would be VERY easy to do.

    I suppose I could walk into the other room and go ask Pat (he's in the office today), but I'm pretty sure he's in meetings for the ZJF all day today. Plus, I would like to get the hell out of here soon and generally I walk out of his office with a task...
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