Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kansas City Development Fact Check: Westside Blight Wouldn't Stand In Brookside



Gotta be careful with this one . . . In the cutthroat Kansas City real estate market, asking for development is kind like summoning Beetlejuice.

Making a really good case could drop a toy train station right on top more houses just like it was that dumb-ass coffee plane.

So . . . I'll simply share this insight and the first photo that were KINDLY SENT OUR WAY from one of the most AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .



"TKC, you like the Westside a lot more than Sly. Folks in the Brookside wouldn't have to look at this mess year after year."

Possibly, however I guess the Westside is lucky given that we have more than a few gentrification advocates comprised of the petite bourgeoisie but so far no corporations throwing around patronage jobs and campaign donations that really spark almost all Kansas City development. Natch.

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Let them eat crap seems to be city halls mantra these days.

A few neighborhoods aren't willing to eat crap obviously.

Anonymous said...

The toy train acolytes are still busy tweeting.

Anonymous said...

That blight has had several proposals to fix it shot down by the nimbys and casual racists of the neighborhood.

You got that blight because you asked for it.

Anonymous said...

That's not blight. We call it Hipsterville.

Anonymous said...

That garden sits on a site that was a former thermometer factory and is contaminated with mercury.

Would you want to develop there?

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest your 'neighborhood' is hardly a neighborhood since they built that I-35 spur through the heart of it. Frames the downtown, and you are outside of the frame vato.

No stadium downtown said...

hipsters are racist.

Anonymous said...

The Westside needs a trolley.

Anonymous said...

Public Health issue, rats living in there the size of small dogs.

Anonymous said...

You think the Westside would be very clean. What is that term for clean? Spic n' span. Well at least they got half of that.

Didja catch the game last night? said...

Hipsters: Anyone seen wearing anything other than gear representing professional or college sports.

Also, anyone who creates anything and is not consuming mainstream fare 24/7.

P Bear said...

Hipsters are strange looking lil dudes....

Anonymous said...

TKC, that there in that photo is a community garden. They'd even welcome that in Brookside. In fact, we even have our own version of this at Border Star. And we love it.

Anonymous said...

If you ever get a chance, you should kill yourself tony. You are a moron. Take that tony bone broad with you, please.