TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS QUESTION: TIME TO END CITY HALL 18TH & VINE SUBSIDY?!?!
It's a cruel reality that nearly two decades worth of Kansas City subsidy for the 18th and Vine District has failed to spark any sustainable economic revival in the area.
In fact, after YET ANOTHER DOUBLE SHOOTING IN EAST SIDE PARTY DISTRICT there are some real questions circulating about the viability of this beleaguered project.
Accordingly . . .
TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ASK: IS IT TIME TO END CITY HALL SUPPORT OF THE 18TH AND VINE DISTRICT GIVEN THAT THE EXPERIMENT HAS FAILED TO PRODUCE A SELF-SUSTAINING DEVELOPMENT?!?!
A few supporting reasons . . .
- Again, after this weekend the only thing the area is consistently producing is violence.
- This isn't taking cash away from the disfranchised. These are middle-to-upper-class biz people who are the beneficiaries of City Hall support. The lower tier jobs they create aren't cost effective for City Hall to fund and bottom-rung employees can probably find the same work somewhere else.
- City Hall needs the cash for the current budget that's quickly spinning out of control.
The Top Echelon Insider told us this:
"How long can Kansas City carry this project? Really, this is one of the most longstanding subsidy efforts in the history of City Hall. It's no longer a development, it has turned into an entitlement. We just don't have the money to do this any longer. City Hall isn't creating new jobs in this area, we're holding back business from finding a new idea and innovating because so many people have become dependent on this steady steam of revenue."
Fun fact, Kansas City has spent more than $70 Million since the late 90s on the area in order to spark revitalization. And now, TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS are calling for the end of this City Hall funding.