Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Should Kansas City Pay For Berkley Riverfront Park Development Scheme?!?!

The smarter denizens of our blog community broke this story and now urban planners across the nation are growing excited without much knowledge bout the sewer smell, dead bodies, hobos paths and other nastiness from throughout the area . . .

Kansas City officials unveil plans to redevelop the city's riverfront

The Kansas City Port Authority (Port KC) revealed its master plan to redevelop the city's riverfront into a live-work-play area last month. Despite roadblocks during the early phase of development, the 80-acre Berkley Riverfront Park redevelopment project plans to make the area into an attractive, high-density mixed-use destination.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Corporate welfare. Hell yeah we'll pay for it.

Anonymous said...

The good news is that PortKC finally found something to do than just spend millions of dollars from their casino revenue source to hire family and friends of insiders and to make believe that a few barges a year made KCMO a river city.
The bad news is that what they found to do is to make believe they're an "economic development" agency and give away more hundreds of millions in subsidies, tax breaks, and TIFs.
Why have just two or three unelected and totally unaccountable groups of people giving away the public's money when you can add to the list?
KCMO is on the move!
Hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

Too bad mayor Cleaver's old crew took those bribes and got busted or the old Flamingo Casino would have likely already had this job done and paid for.

Crazy Clown said...

River Front Park will soon be a Slum Hole in a few years, once that developer goes Bankrupt and those units end being SECTION 8 public housing and falling into dis repair, it'll come in about 3 to 5 years after its all built, watch and see,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

No, since they support gays. Use the money instead to round up the homos & throw them off the bridge

Anonymous said...

I'm fine with Port KC for once doing things they are supposed to instead of being a passthrough for incentives in non-port areas.

Anonymous said...

8:31: Already drunk this morning? Did the rain get into your trailer?

Byron Funkhouser said...

One day soon, you'll have to elect a mayor who knows how to say NO.

One day soon, you'll have to elect a mayor who doesn't spend money on luxury items.

One day soon, you'll have to elect a mayor who repairs the streets, the sewers, etc. - all that boring stuff.


As it is, you're being irresponsible parents because you're diminishing the quality of life for future generations.

Hyperblogal said...

Massive amounts of blah architecture thrown up in a hurry. With a little planning and imagination the Town of Kansas could be recreated with period architecture. I can dream can't I?

Anonymous said...

I have a unique idea for KCMO, let the developers pay for development instead of the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

PortKC is totally worthless. Shut it down and use the money to hire some policemen.

Bob said...

"...you're diminishing the quality of life for future generations...." 9:25, that's exactly what I say about letting the national debt rise to $20 Trillion and beyond, for our children and grandchildren to pay down, if they can. One of many reasons for that immense debt is our collective bad decision to pay disablity money to people who can see a computer well enough to post numerous comments but supposedly not well enough to do similar work for pay.

Anonymous said...

You been to other cities? We're probably the only one that hasn't developed its riverfront. If done right it can be great. Problem is we have the black grifters in charge that have no vision or how to do anything right.

Anonymous said...


yep...St Lou..most eastern cities..hell ...even Wichita has a nice river walk area..

would be nice to see KC build something worthwhile along the Mighty Mo.

Retro ROCKER said...

It may be a nice place to visit when the development is complete I would not like to live there.

Anonymous said...

It will be nice to see the riverfront developed....and then six months later have the city put a curfew on it due to violent crime. Gotta love Benghazi of the Plains.

Anonymous said...

Crazy Clown is right about this being a failure. Should we pay for it? Hell, no. Will we? Of course. Do we (the taxpayers) have any choice?

Anonymous said...

We got to have aToot Toot there so that investment will follow and millions will be spent in the new businesses that have NO PLACE to locate in Kansas City. I heard that since I started writing this comment that 45 Million $45,000,000.00 has been pledged for private investment, of course they need $160,000,000.00 of T.I.F. and other subsidy. Lets do it NOW.