TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! WARNING OF KANSAS CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY EMPTY PROMISES FOR EMBATTLED MAPLE CORNERS SCHEME!!!
Recently, we've noted Kansas City Northland opposition against the Maple Corners Project given concerns about rising crime amid an increase in subsidized housing across the bridge.
But now . . .
KANSAS CITY CRITICS OF THE MAPLE CORNERS PROJECT OFFER INSIGHTFUL CRITICISM AGAINST THE EFFORT GIVEN A LACK OF SORCERESSES TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS OF THE UPCOMING DEVELOPMENT!!!
Like it or not, there are some legitimate concerns here that could impact the lives of locals living in subsidized housing and the surrounding community. Take a look:
Paseo Gateway Project/ Maple Corners
The area of Maple Corners, 48th St & Randolph Rd. in the Northland does not have the support services needed for the relocation of residents from the Paseo Gateway Project. There is lack of public transportation, lack of retail and grocery stores within walking distance. The nearest grocery store is 2.5 miles away. The elementary school and middle school has been deemed unsafe for walkers due to lack of sidewalks and hills and traffic so even students within a one mile radius have to be bused.
There is lack of employment as you have a tattoo shop across the street, Worlds of Fun which is seasonal and a few hotels. There is lack of medical care. Very few primary care doctors in the Northland accept new, Medicaid patients. There are no OB-GYN's in Clay county that accept Medicaid except Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center but you can't get to the location in Liberty as there are no buses that run to/from Kansas City & Liberty, and even if you could get to Samuel Rodgers in Liberty, they refer all maternal patients to their downtown location. The bus for that location leaves at 3pm and arrives at 6pm...one hour after they close. The Northland has no buses on the weekend.
The Housing Authority of Kansas City is making it sound like a golden opportunity to the residents. They would be getting brand new townhomes with washers and dryers. I'm sure this sounds wonderful to the many struggling families (it would to me if I was in that position) however, I'm afraid what they aren't being told is the truth of things.
You decide . . .