Friday, September 30, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! EPIC TWIN CREEKS BUILDING BOOM UNDERWAY SHIFTS KANSAS CITY BALANCE OF POLITICAL POWER TO THE NORTHLAND!!!



Right now we want to share a look at Kansas City's future for residents who are really paying attention to population trends and local development beyond all the Downtown streetcar hype.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CELEBRATE THE HOUSING BOOM OUT NORTH AND CRUNCH NUMBERS TO REVEAL A SHIFT IN THE LOCAL BALANCE OF POWER NOW UNDERWAY!!!

Whilst everybody else is busy collecting consulting checks and spinning the company line about all the empty luxury condo, loft and apartment space in and around the loop . . . The Northland is building homes for families in better school districts . . .



A recent design competition for Twin Creeks inspired a second look from our blog community.



The winners have some interesting approaches to suburban life that's mostly about spending time trapped between a multitude of fast food options all while navigating through strip malls and gas stations.



Still, the bigger, better Northland taking shape inspires a moment of contemplation.

Here's the word . . .

"I'm assuming that there were no local winners because all of our local self-proclaimed, car-free urban planning "experts" were too busy taking selfies on the streetcar. Our scruffy hipster friends might want to wake-up . . .

They are projecting 25,000+ new homes in this area which will result in new council and legislative districts and will for at least a generation, shift the balance of KC power to the Northland.

"On the other hand, if there WERE several local entries as a result of the online begging for same from the city, then the Mayor might have some 'splaining to do with his shirttail groupies in the Crossroads."

Like it or not, hipsters moving into exposed brick wall overpriced housing subsidized by their parents doesn't compete with this ongoing mass exodus from urban life.



Accordingly, we await the new redistricting process and how local government will compensate for dwindling 3rd District population coupled with this mass movement of diverse communities throughout Kansas City desperately searching for the good life across the bridge.

Developing . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Northland > Midtown KC shooting gallery.

Anonymous said...

Once again, I'll remind your readers that Parkville is nice and at least they don't have a higher murder rate than Chicago per 100,000 people.

Anonymous said...

I thought everyone was going to move out south to be close to Cerner. That is what John Sharp, Scott Taylor and Kevin McManus keep telling everyone.

Anonymous said...

Gosh Tony you've been right about politics in the Northland for SO LONG I wonder why no one takes you seriously anymore!!!!

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Michael Burke is DEFINITELY going to be the next Mayor of Kansas City!!!

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2008/11/michael-burke-is-definitely-going-to-be.html

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MIKE BURKE IS THE NEXT MAYOR OF KANSAS CITY!!!

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2009/06/tkc-exclusive-mike-burke-is-next-mayor.html

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! LIKE IT OR NOT, RACIST KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL DELIVER THE MAYORAL ELECTION TO MIKE BURKE!!!

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2011/02/tkc-exclusive-like-it-or-not-racist.html

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Oh that's why. Now I remember why people think you're fucking delusional.

Anonymous said...

@12:27, all those Cerner employees will live in Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Raymore and Peculiar. Only someone with half a brain thought they would live close to 95th and Blue Ridge with small homes, crime and their kids going to the Hickman Mills District.

The only area in South KC those Cerner employees will live is maybe the Red Bridge area.

Anonymous said...

"scruffy hipster friends?"

"shirttail groupies?"

Other than some old bitter white guy (HI CHUCK, HI STUPOR DAVE), no normal adult talks like this. Come on. We're supposed to believe this?

We're not that dumb anymore Tony to know this is either you, or the $how-Me Institute.

Anonymous said...

Are there no local people capable of designing sidewalks and park space? Seriously. Where are the local firms?

Anonymous said...

KCPD HOMICIDES

YTD Homicides; North Patrol Division; Shoal Creek Division
2010 = 2; 0
2011 = 1; 5
2012 = 1; 2
2013 = 1; 5
2014 = 1; 1
2015 = 4; 1

Geez!! Why are folks moving into the Northland ?

The Northland doesn't have a streetcar, or a Smart City designation.

Bob said...

Look at the photo. Has anyone else noticed how approaching that bridge into downtown KC resembles driving into a vulva? I wonder what the designers were trying to suggest to the observant traveler?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is moving North because of the crime. If they were really smart they would become a separate city and take the airport away from KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Here we go with another 2008 housing bubble busting. The blacks will be up north buying houses and shit they can never pay for and as the political climate goes they will use the same excuse that they were suckered. Again they will not do the math when it comes to an $800.00 house payment and $600.00 in monthly entitlements. No sense in KC not fucking up the northland.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Not a bad analysis but Twin Creeks is a lot more expensive than 800 a month. You're talking big houses with a lot of up front investment. For our sake, let's home the mortgage requirements have tightened up.

Anonymous said...

^^^^not sure about balance of power but the Northland could eventually spin off into its own municipality. But not anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Right now there are 2 of 6 Council districts up north. One of which is represented by the only conservative on the Council. When Twin Creeks is built out, there will likely be 3 of 6. Moreover there will be retail and office development with it creating a similar situation to JoCo in the 80s. When you have everything you need north of Barry Rd. why go south? If you have no use for south of the river apart from the occasional ball game, why send all your money there? I'm not saying that's the correct attitude, but like we saw when everyone moved west of State Line, it's predictable.