Saturday, August 16, 2014

Celebrate The Latest In A Long Litany Of Kansas City Urban Core Eco-Devo Schemes

Dead Tree Media reports the talking points of pipe-dreamer politicos who mistakenly believe that freebies and not real opporunity and security will create prosperity: Supporters see a charter school, new housing and more jobs in a roughly 200-block area between Troost Avenue and U.S. 71, from 22nd Street to 52nd Street.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You could buy out and bulldoze an entire block for a couple hundred thousand.

If it was profitable to do so, it would have been redeveloped.

Anonymous said...

I don't see that a carwash is a part of the plan.
They really shouldn't allow that kind of expertise to go to waste.

Anonymous said...

Will white people be able to move in or will there be restrictive covenants?

Anonymous said...

Sure white people can move in. Just have no job, qualify for a half dozen government entitlements, belong to a gang and have lots of bastard kids.

Anonymous said...

This has all the appearances of Green Impact Zone II.
Has anyone ever figured out just what really happened to THAT $16 million?
Fill the trough with public money; round up the usual suspects; money disappears into thin air with no accountability.
Repeat.

Anonymous said...

City will need to flush and run out all the gangsta's, swisher homies and Ferguson looting supporter types before that area even stands a chance.

Anonymous said...

In truth, the area includes some very nice enclaves, including Squier Park, which has been "discovered" by those priced out of Hyde Park.

The Green Impact Zone improvements can be seen in Marlborough, although some of them are admittedly dubious, like the parking areas on 79th St. I guess all ideas can't be winners.

Anonymous said...

$16 million parking areas might be good investments in New York City, but seem a bit pricey for KCMO.
And as long as there is no accountability or oversight for how other people's money (your tax dollars) is spent, there'll be way more losers than winners in these "economic development" scams.
Been to 18th and Vine or the P&L District lately?

Anonymous said...

Is that why they need record settin tax breaks to develop strip malls to replace their 30 year old dying subsidized strip malls in Johnson county?

Fucking sub-rubes.
Head in sand entitlement culture knows no bounds.

Anonymous said...

Green impact zone worked excellently and did exactly what it said it would.

Doesn't fit your narrative though, so carry on with your misinformation, ignorance and silly childish internet howling.

Sergi said...

Here is a novel idea, let other communities deplete their tax base with strip malls and car washes and when they have to raise taxes to maintain government services KC will look like a bargain when it comes to taxes. Most economic development is nothing more than an income transfer from the poor and middle class to the wealthy developers.

Where is real capitalism when we need it? There is a demand in certain areas of our community not being met because of the welfare kings in Armani suits holding out for a hand out.