KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS TOLD YOU SO!!! NOW DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT HOTEL DEMANDS EPIC RENOVATION TAX BREAK!!!
The slippery slope of City Hall hotel freebies inspired by a blight request from the InterContinental Country Club Plaza hotel has now been realized.
Here's the latest big money ask on the way . . .
KC BIZ JOURNAL: "The owner of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown wants to form a community improvement district to finance half of a $32.8 million renovation. Officials with Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group LLC are scheduled to discuss the request at Wednesday’s meeting of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority."
Supporters of hotel giveaways claim this doesn't impact anybody but guests . . . Critics remind us that big biz throwing around "blight" terminology and lining up to use tools intended to improve neighborhoods sets a dangerous precedent.
You decide . . .