Thursday, July 07, 2016

Would You Visit Kansas City Beacon Hill?!?!

Tax subsidy and City Hall help build yet another urban core development that can't stand on its own and faces an uncertain future with private industry AND neighborhood skepticism. Take a look at the plan to build a Best Western on Troost that may or may not benefit anybody but developers: Hotel Plan Advances For Beacon Hill Neighborhood

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

At least this time, they applied incentives to a blighted area for a reasonably sized project.

A first!

Anonymous said...

Gather the list of shell corporations and you will find the same familiar names of those who have already made millions for no work results on these "East of Troost" projects. Once again, residents of the East side do not benefit at all from this project, which will sink City and Federal funds into this. Was there an open bidding process for development plans where various Kansas City concerns could complete with plans, or as usual, were these players hand picked to appease the political power "community leaders". Were various KC architect firms allowed to submit plans, or was this firm the hand picked firm of certain politicians? Why such secrecy about how taxpayer money is just being "handed out"?

Anonymous said...

The only way this type of project succeeds is if it pushes blacks further away from the area. So the city might point to some little white area of Troost with pride but how has that really helped minorities?

Anonymous said...

7:54am asks all the right questions and of course, those same issues apply to most of the taxpayer-subsidized "projects" in KCMO, particularly those east of Troost.
What most of these proposals have in common is that the insiders make their money on the transactions and construction of the buildings, which are then unable to financially sustain themselves and become either blights on the neighborhoods, drains on the general fund, or both. But the front men walk away having done just fine.
Also, where are the "architects" who design these monstrosities coming from? Looks like some old Soviet designers found a home.

Anonymous said...

Just what we need. Another cheaply built hotel promoted as "exceptional quality".

Anonymous said...

Great place to build a hotel. It will keep the crime right in the neighborhood and will save on gas.

Anonymous said...

Will the hotel charge in 15 min increments?

Anonymous said...

24th and troost are you kidding me ?

Anonymous said...

Best Western? More like a crackhead haven. Who in their right mind stays at a a best Western?

Anonymous said...

I stayed on Troost and got mugged on the way out. I'm feeling smarter already!

Anonymous said...

That is one ugly piece of shit.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

That is the same design for grade schools back in the 1950's and 60's
Couldn't they find someone with some originality?

Anonymous said...

Full of win!

Anonymous said...

It is an eye sore. It is ugly. Cheap and shoddy looking. If it falls through, you got project living quarters. What?, no pool? Cheap bitches. If and or what? But for the life of me do they really give a fuck about people, hell, no!