Saturday, April 19, 2014

MUST SEE!!! NEW KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST THACHER SCHOOL DESIGN!!!



The VERY crew dedicated to saving the Thacher school from the wrecking ball is busy devising new plans for the beloved but still empty old school Kansas City building.

Now . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST DESIGN FOR THE KANSAS CITY THACHER BUILDING!!!

Neighborhood activists are hoping to convert the seemingly abandoned historic local schoolhouse into a multi-use facility and given the level of interest from the surrounding community, this could be the best chance to preserve this important piece of Kansas City history and turnaround the string of re-purposing failures from the KCPS.

Developing . . .

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks but everybody else's plans include a dump truck and a wrecking ball

Anonymous said...

these people need to get their head out of their ass and got on with their life and quit living in the past.

Anonymous said...

All this little group needs is about $15 million, a professional plan to rennovate the building, and some paying tenants to generate the operating, maintenance, and improvement costs of their rehabbed building and they'll be all set.
And they have around $2.15 among them.
Yet another group with great ideas about how to spend the taxpayers' money. No shortage of those in KCMO!

Bryan Stalder said...

A few million would be enough to save it and get the project started. We have plans to raise some money within the community. We plan to do our best to find private developers and NOT use tax payer money, although the tax credits that this is eligible for would be pursued, and if the city has a legitimate use or can make a profit off of leasing space within this building, I certainly don't see the harm in public support. BTW, the school district currently pays $0 in property taxes for this building.

Aside from the families who have children attending Northeast Middle in the fall, or the people who live across the street from the school, I'm really not sure why anyone outside this community has an opinion regarding what we'd like to see happen with this historic building.

Anonymous said...

WORLDS LARGEST TEXAS TOMS CONFIRMED, 20 mil in tax credits issued. (still better than streetcar)

Anonymous said...

Might as well draw a picture of the money you plan on paying for it with.

Anonymous said...

Local officials will provide tax abatements of extended periods to small-to mid-cap companies with shaky financials, only to find the abatement period outlasts the company. For large companies, local officials will acts like dogs, trying to outdo the dog in the next county in their barking contests, and placing school budgets and property-tax rates at risk. In all cases, abatements are often provided in return for present and future job growth, only the job growth promised rarely materializes and, to add to the pathetic, neither local nor state officials track the promised job growth not link abatements to outcomes.

Anonymous said...

If they put in a shower, Stalder, you'll stay away.