Sunday, October 07, 2012

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY VOLKER NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS PROTEST "8-PLEX" DEVELOPMENT AND EVEN MORE CITY HALL ZONING MISTAKES!!!



Immediately following the embarrassing Kansas City Chiefs loss, TKC zoomed over to the Volker Neighborhood in order to take a look at residents attempting to put up a more resilient fight against developers.

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Volker neighbors were out in force attempting to save the integrity of their neighborhood from a structure that they think looks like an "8-Plex" motel.

Following a stern but respectful letter to Mayor Sly and the City Council these neighborhood activists are out to draw more attention to what they feel is an encroachment into their part of town by a developer who doesn't respect character of this Midtown Kansas City enclave.

While the 8-Plex motel look offends residents . . . What it the development really resembles is more like a condo building. Sadly, anyone familiar with the Kansas City real estate scene realizes that condo speculation can easily damage property values and any semblance of continuity on neighborhood streets.



There are plans to continue protests and tomorrow there might even be another rally that should get more attention.



Activists have aimed their complaints at Doctor/Developers associated with KU but there's also some ire directed the way of City Hall.

To wit . . .

THESE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVISTS SAY THAT COUNCIL LADY JAN MARCASON HAS IGNORED THEIR REQUESTS TO MEET AND HASN'T REALLY GIVEN THEM THE TIME OF DAY!!!

On the other hand, 4th District At-Large Council Dude Jim Glover has met with the group and offered a bit of advice.



So, what's the plan?

A very helpful Volker neighborhood resident tells TKC that neighbors want the board of zoning to overturn the permit for developers.

Background . . .

PROTESTERS CLAIM THAT CITY HALL HAS FLIP-FLOPPED ON ZONING RULES FOR THESE DEVELOPERS AND VERY RECENT CHANGES HAVE ALLOWED FOR THE BIG CONDO "8-PLEX" THAT WAS RECENTLY ONLY ZONED FOR A DUPLEX!!!



Now what's really important and on background that no other newsies will report . . . Talking with a few residents . . . They seem to think this hot mess is part of an overall City Hall sellout of the Volker neighborhood that seems to support KU encroachment into the area at the expense of residents. Down the street City Hall TIF supports a massive project that will cram a shopping complex within walking distance.

One neighbor noted:

"We feel the City Hall has helped developers overbuilding and they have ignored the character of the neighborhood. It seems like they're only working with developers and not with residents."

DEVELOPING . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Glover responsive is good news.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until the apartment is section 8. Then you will see some protests. The city has a Spread The Misery approach to zoning.

Anonymous said...

Jan doesn't care about any neighborhood other than Brookside.

Anonymous said...

And on this day, not a single fuck was given.

Superdave said...

Yes 4:53 you may be right

Anonymous said...

Glover won't help anyone. They need to prepare to use legal action against the city that's what talks to City Leaders now. It's the City's Achilles heel.

Anonymous said...

Jan doesn't care about Brookside, either. She cares about Jan. She's nowhere to be found in the battle against the Bishop's dorm at St. Francis Xavier School.

Anonymous said...

The folks at 12th and Oak don't care about the neighborhoods or the residents who live in them. They view their job as elected officials as building things,anything anywhere, actually, or more accurately, subsidizing the people who do.
That's how you can can watch Marcuson talking about "Kansas City being on the move" when sh'e talking about the construction of two GROCERY STORES!
An endless of carnival of amateur nights!

Anonymous said...

Was that the extent of the 'protest'? That wasn't worth the gas you used to drive over there.

KC neighbors said...

Shame on you Sly! You sold us out.

Anonymous said...

niggerboy Obama don't care!

Anonymous said...

Tony a fat nun is going to rap your knuckles for posting this drivel on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Sly don't care.

City don't care.

Move out.

KC don't love you.

Anonymous said...

Aren't condos, even if technically multiplexes, generally nicer than duplexes?

Anonymous said...

This is a great neighborhood with a wide variety of housing stock and people. It's everything a smart city planner could want. But, density makes a difference and the density created by this plan is dangerous for the ecology of this neighborhood. Not a welcome development. Will the city listen to neighbors or to money?

Anonymous said...

4:43 - is there ever a day in KC that a single fuck is given? lol

Anonymous said...

oops meant 4:53 my bad

Anonymous said...

Cindy Circo won't save you. Escape Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

Neither Jan nor Glover give a shit. Jan will ignore you and Glover will talk you to death. And he has really bad breath so you don't want to get that started.

Anonymous said...

Volker will be fucked in the ass by Sly. Watch it happen, it's coming.

Anonymous said...

ouch.

EVERYONE said...

Dear 10:11 PM:

Shut up, Vickie Noteis ... always looking for a "consulting fee".

Anonymous said...

All Jan has done is give us $500 a month water & sewer bills...she's bought and paid for by Burns & Mac

Anonymous said...

Volker needs more density. Everywhere in KC does. Quit protecting urban neighborhoods becoming more urban, you fucking dolts.

Anonymous said...

If you think Volker needs more density, you don't live here.

It will be revealing to watch the construction. How in the hell they will get their equipment and workmen in on a street that already requires the civility of drivers to wait their turns until the single lane between parked cars opens up beats me.

Density is fine, up to a point. It's what makes urban living great. But every neighborhood has a tipping point when too much use is too much use. If you lived here, you'd know that.

Anonymous said...

Bwaaaaaahaaaaa!!!! Costco hipsters go Whaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Go sit on a Boulevard beer bottle! Welcome to the niggerhood!

Anonymous said...

Get used to this if there is a second Obama administration and there will be an 8 plex coming to your block soon.

Anonymous said...

CITY HALL WILL NOT LISTEN.

Anonymous said...

There's 6 plexes all over Volker already dipshits.

Dana said...

I am appalled by the immature trash talk. Keep your Cyber bullying in your own home. Furthermore, when you write trash and sign it anonymous, it has absolutely NO merit.

BTW: Yes, Volker has 4 and 6 plexes galore. They are consistent with the architectural integrity of the neighborhood though. The plans we have been shown for the Octaplex that the doctors want to build is hideous and does not fit the style of the historic Volker neighborhood.

Dana's sitting on my boner said...

Ohhhh...it feels sooooo GOOD!!!!!

Tom said...

12:50 A.M. is one sick puppy! It is time that his mommy take his computer away from him until he grows up and proves himself mature enough to use it responsibly. At the present time he is a menace, not only to himself but society. Please get help you desperately obviously need before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

Tom? faggy Tom???? Enjoy the view of your fucking nigger 8 plex!hahahahahaha!!!!!