MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD RE-VOTE WESTPORT MOVEMENT!!!
Here's another sign that the KCPS re-purposing effort has failed as developers set upon the district and neighbors are desperate for hope in order to save their property values from further blight decline.
Kansas City Marketing Blog Starting A Local Movement: ACT NOW and REquest a REvote for the WESTPORT HIGH SALE
"On April 4th, there will be a KCPS School Board meeting. At this meeting the emails, letters, and concerns about the decision to VOTE DOWN the sale of Westport High School will be presented to the board. I would like you to be one of the supporting voices who speaks out and REQUEST THEY RECONSIDER the sale and redevelopment of Westport High into the proposed market rate housing and a charter school. Many of you have already voiced your support over the two years in which the KCPS Repurposing Initiative has asked for your input and has now delivered it as their recommendation to the School Board. I would ask that you agree to voice a positive, but impactful plea for the School Board to RECONSIDER THE WESTPORT HIGH SCHOOL SALE and assist the citizens who supported the Repurposing Initiative Advisors, the Superintendent, the affected neighborhoods and communities, and the public school students in need of the high school facility."
Before readers get to "rah, rah, go team" it's important to remember: Just because a developer has a scheme, doesn't mean it will work.
Moreover . . .
There's always a possibility that redeveloping a blighted and shut down school could make things worse for a surrounding neighborhood. Think Section 8.
Sadly, local politics constantly proves to us that it's easy to fool voters, play upon their fears and hopes and make locals forget that it's really a legacy of failure from people like the school board and our current crop of politicos who have helped create the current desperate real estate situation.
Developing . . .