Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! HISTORIC NORTHEAST RESIDENTS RAGE AGAINST CONTROVERSIAL KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY URBAN 'FORTRESS' PLAN!!!



Gentrification and development controversy his the urban core in Kansas City once again and could force lower income locals from their home amid higher education expansion.

To wit . . .

CHECK HISTORIC NORTHEAST RAGE AGAINST AN UPCOMING KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY 'MASTER PLAN DISTRICT' THREATENING TO ENCROACH ON NEIGHBORS!!!

Insider scoop from the community . . .

"Kansas City University has proposed a MPD (Master Plan District) that would remove the Historic District from their properties in Pendleton Heights. This plan has been pushed through CPC (City Planning Commission) mostly under the radar to avoid public outcry. They have recently purchased many new properties that includes the Historic Colonial Court Apartments, a 1877 Victorian home, 1909 Craftsman, as well as others. These properties had tenants including many refugees living in them prior to the sale."

There is concern that a condition of the sale involves people and families be evicted; confronting only 30 days notice. Many of these people that were evicted have no where to go.

More local testimony and neighborhood reaction from an Ordinance sponsored by Councilmen Jermaine Reed and Quinton Lucas . . . 

KCU Encroachment

Ordinance No. 170109 was placed on the PZE Committee meeting agenda for February 15, 2017 with no forewarning or opportunity for public comment. It certainly appears that KCU and certain persons at City Hall are deliberately trying to push through an ordinance granting an MPD plan to KCU with very limited opportunity for public involvement.

The original MPD ordinance had a similar track record of lacking transparency. That MPD was developed and submitted by KCU with little collaboration from the neighborhoods in which it resides. KCU did meet with representatives from the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association; however, they did not inform the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association as required by its proximity to the plan.

KCU did not inform or solicit comments from the residents or their representative associations in adjacent Historic Northeast neighborhoods Indian Mound, Lykins, Sheffield, and Scarritt Renaissance.

Also, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District (CID) were given no consideration while developing the MPD plan . . .
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Read this anonymous note that has been sent far and wide this week . . . And hopefully will earn the attention of City Council

Developing . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

sad to see Reed & Lucas ready to tear down another community.

Anonymous said...

You can trust city hall. Vote yes northeast for that $800 million of bonds.

Anonymous said...

they did not inform the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association as required by its proximity to the plan.


Of course they didn't the developers and corporations don't give a shit and have been getting away with it for six and a half years!

Anonymous said...

Show your council person a pic of a shiny building with six figure income professionals going to and fro and they will bend over and say go ahead! Be my guest! Enjoy! Need incentives?

Retro ROCKER said...

Urban renewal

Anonymous said...

Anybody that uses moneytalksnews.com as a source probably should have their neighborhood bulldozed on principle.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when neighborhood associations by into City bullshit. Now, they are reactionary instead of defensive and they have already lost. See, its not hard to understand....full of refugees and foreigners or blacks means that their opinion does not matter. I'm surprised the term blight wasn't thrown around.

Anonymous said...

*buy in

Anonymous said...

It's quite simple: a black population is a liability, not an asset to any city.

Never forget: gentrification is just the reintroduction of white civilization to a community black people long ago - save for the buildings and hints civilization once flourished there - colonized and regressed to the black mean.

Cleaning up the neighborhoods where these jungle dwellers live is the real challenge. Blacks never fix their own. White wealthy businessmen come riding to the rescue of a black fouled city. Grateful? Hell no! Bitter ? Hell yes. Get off your ample black asses and fix the mess you made. Clean and rebuild the neighborhoods that you and your ilk ruined.

A prosperous white enclave in KC must be guarded 24-7-365. It is as a submarine or a space station, located in a perpetually hostile environment. One crack in the glass, one pinhole leak and the whole thing collapses and blows.

KC Voter said...

Quinton and Jermaine only care about their own piece of the pie!

Anonymous said...

Universities seldom make good neighbors.

Anonymous said...

The Independence Plaza neighborhood association also canceled their meeting for February that was to be attended by Councilman Lucas, which can only lead one to believe they don't want their residents to be made aware of this issue.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely an example of residential and civic bullying. KCUMB is not a friend to the Northeast Area, nor to Kansas City despite their self-imposed persona.

Anonymous said...

Is there a Sheffield area community group? It would be news to the majority of residents.

Anonymous said...

When you call out the city council, the mayor and the local university on point after point after point but then don't sign the memo that details your case, you're probably not going to gain much credibility in the the eyes of those you accuse. Maybe if someone had set a signature to it, it would be taken a little more seriously. As it stands right now, its just an angry manifesto from some invisible, angry individual that will be dismissed by powers that be.

Anonymous said...

What exactly do you suggest should be done to adress the displacement of the individuals, families, and businesses that will be effected negatively by these changes?

Anonymous said...

That was the most racist thing I think I've ever heard. Don't forget that suburbs were created (and also highway systems which conveniently bulldozed the most poor of neighborhoods) because white people left their communities instead of helping fix the problems in them. Now you want to act like 1) all black people are "jungle dwellers" and 2) that they aren't doing wonderful things in their neighborhoods within their own means. Just because everyone isn't capable of doing what a wealthy white businessman is capable of doesn't mean people don't care about their community. You're also ignorant as hell if you think the Historic Northeast isn't filled with white people too, both poor and wealthy. The "ghetto" isn't as black as you'd have yourself believe.

Anonymous said...

http://m.neighborhoodlink.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.neighborhoodlink.com%2FSheffield_-_Kansas_City&utm_referrer=#2619

Anonymous said...

Yes, see the link above

Anonymous said...

There are 285 signatures on it, we chose not to share them to this blog. City Council, CPC,and PZE, have the signatures.

Anonymous said...

IPNC was unaware of his plan to attend and cancelled due to Valentine's Day. Do not presume to speak for IPNC especially when you are uninformed.

Anonymous said...

To be clear, neither Councilman Lucas or Reed have EVER responded to the numerous Independence Plaza Neighborhood's invitations to attend our monthly meetings. They are both sent our e-newsletter including the February 10th notice that our 2/14 meeting was cancelled on account of Valentine's Day. Council Lucas replied, for the first time since he has been in office mind you, on 2/14 at 5:16pm, inquiring of when our monthly meetings are held. "One can be lead to believe" anything when they assume they know everything in the first place. Laura Remy, Secretary, Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council, Inc.

Anonymous said...

4:37, 4:38, that website was last used by the group in 2014.

According to folks in the neighborhood who have been active in politics in that community for years say the last real group operated out of an office by the old fire house by the old fire/police station.

Whatever passes as a "neighborhood association" is invisible there.

Anonymous said...

Does no one question how these colleges can scream bloody murder over their budgets and turn around and blow millions on pet projects?

Anonymous said...

11:37, We act this way because

1) They are, and
2) They're not.

Very liberal wealthy Whites see an opportunity to buy dirt cheap property, renovate, and rent to foolish young liberals, usually recent college graduates who are eager to show their friends and family how Open Minded and Tolerant and Not Racist they are. These gentrified areas are always swarming with cops and private security - required to protect the White people and keep them from leaving. They almost look like little military bases, cameras and guards EVERYWHERE you look. This is why the blacks resent it. When they start destroying the area, a guard or cop shows up and kicks them out, which outrages them because they are accustomed to never having any discipline enforced on them.

White people fled the cities that they built simply because black people moved into these cities. Is that simple enough for you to understand? There are no other reasons. Your dis function caused the mass exodus. Dirt, crime, mayhem, uncivilized behavior, and loud, loud, loud. As obvious as it is, you still can't see it. Having blacks in charge of a city is instant ruination. Having a black in charge of a country....ignorance on a larger scale. Fixable? Jury's still out on that one.

Anonymous said...

There are more than 300 signatures: https://www.change.org/p/save-historic-northeast-s-colonial-court-buildings/w?source_location=petition_show

Anonymous said...

I agree. Hardly self imposed, though. Teresa Loar and Heather Hall couldn't wait to sing their praises. Of course, neither of them resides in Northeast, but they were all too eager to speak for the people of Northeast.