Everybody's Doing It: Explaining The Country Club Plaza InterContinental Request For 'Blighted' Kansas City Tax Breaks
Here's the best comment from our blog community regarding a recent report that the elite InterContinental hotel on the Plaza seeks a "blighted" designation in order to benefit from tax subsidy.
While they should know better, real estate interests are only doing what they've been taught in KCMO.
And KCMO government (Mayor, Council, Schulte, TIF, etc.) have taught developers to NEVER do anything without subsidies.
If every time you went out to eat, you noticed all the other diners getting half off their bill by simply telling the wait staff "50 percent off please", you'd probably start doing it also.
Following Burns and McDonnell's example, maybe the Intercontinental should give donations to Mayor James and Council, and then have the city build them a new hotel.
You decide . . .