Wednesday, February 22, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! HISTORIC NORTHEAST RESIDENTS RAGE TO PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOOD AGAINST KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MASTER PLAN!!!



Once again the topic of historic preservation confronts Kansas City as locals hope to prevent an iconic structure from becoming a parking lot . . .

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS PLEA TO CITY COUNCIL AGAINST KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY PLANS FOR HISTORIC NORTHEAST DEMOLITION!!!

Take a look:

KCU MPD Plan

Good morning Councilpersons

Last week PZ&E voted to pass an ill advised MPD (Master Plan District) for KCU (Kansas City University) without the recommendations put forth by CPC. This ordinance, if passed Thursday by city council will set a dangerous precedent. We can not allow and institution or corporation to bypass the processes that many people and organizations including KCU have spent a lot of time, energy, and money fighting for. This ruling not only affects Northeast but in fact will have consequences for the entire KC area. This MPD will remove the Independence Ave. overlay, BLVD standards and the Historic District Designation from all of their properties allowing them to proceed with wild abandonment. I know that we are in the final hours but I am hoping that you will consider the future hardships that KCU's MPD will create for other Kansas City neighborhoods and residents.

In addition to establishing a carte blanche approach to future development, the University’s MPD provides no detailed, long range development plans. It neither states a commitment to protect, preserve, and enhance the historic, aesthetic, and architecturally valuable properties KCU may acquire for future developments nor demonstrates an intention to abide by the historic district guidelines. The MPD plan originally submitted, on architectural character and the selection of materials (page 4) only promises that KCU will use anything “deemed appropriate by KCU for use on their campus.” We urge you to reinforce the protection and preservation standards granted to Pendleton Heights as a local Historic District and other existing overlays.

KCU’s attempt to operate outside of neighborhood standards is just one symptom of a larger disease. This MPD WILL create a cancer across all of Kansas City.
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You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Call Councilman Lucas. He's buying this garbage for KCU is in his best interest.

Gribbs said...

The building is great but it needs repair and maybe a redo as a condo. I don't want to see it destroyed but it's not exactly the bright shining light of northeast right now.

Anonymous said...

Northeast has been getting kicked around for years, they don't have any real representation on the Council.

That has always been the problem thanks to our gerrymandered council districts.

Anonymous said...

This should be a bigger deal. Shame on the Star and the pitch for ignoring it.

Anonymous said...

Bulldoze the entire Northeast and build shiny corporate big box apartments.

Weez a real zity now!

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on the $800 million bond issue.

Herm said...

^^^ Exactly. If Council is just going to tear down the best parts of Kansas City. Why bother to give them more money to do it!

Heather W said...

I have faith that Justus, Shields, Wagner, Reed, and Lucas will see the value of guiding KCU down the path of preservation where feasible.

Anonymous said...

If they don't, why would we vote for the GO bond, yo?

Watching KC said...

pay for play. Anybody who has taken a donation from KCU should be banned from this vote.

Anonymous said...

It's already been decided, it's coming down.

Anonymous said...

kc = hell hole. sad to watch it burn.

Anonymous said...

ICE needs to do their raids there before the project can start.

Anonymous said...

There is already a cancer across all of Kansas City. It saps our vitality, drains our resources, takes our wealth and kills our loved ones.

Yeah. It's the negro.

Why not extinguish that disease?

Anonymous said...

Why not you saltine.

Anonymous said...

I find it unbelievable that a single student can run up an education debt of $75,000 to $100,000 and these damn schools have to mooch more from the tax payers. Sounds to me like they need to implement some damn accountability, streamline and demand that the administration learn to manage.

Anonymous said...

It's a city!!!
If you want no growth move to rural south Missouri. Omg. We are the last city to finally get an alive inner city and all everyone wants is no f ing growth.