Monday, July 17, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CORPORATE WELFARE DOWNTOWN BUILDING BOOM COMING UP!!!



There was a recent conference of Kansas City d-bags touting big buildings with a hefty bit of subsidy from City Hall . . . I.E. Taxpayers.

To wit . . .

THANKS TO OUR BLOG COMMUNITY WE'VE INTERCEPTED EXCLUSIVE PIX OF UPCOMING DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY PROJECTS THAT ALL REQUIRE HEFTY BITS OF CITY HALL SUBSIDY WHILE NEIGHBORHOODS OUTSIDE THE LOOP ENDURE RISING CRIME!!!

Enjoy the pix, a look at where that GO BOND money is going, a reminder of irrational exuberance, speculation and a few fanciful schemes FIRST on TKC . . .


Condo village next to hobos down by the river . . . 



Another toy train station . . .



Twisty Dowtown space despite lack of job growth . . .



Main office tower for more eco-devo lawyers . . .



Possibly a better plan than hobo napping village . . .



High way scheme that's still not as profitable as Denny's . . .



Mandatory East Village attractions as a bridge to 18th & Vine . . .


And so, Kansas City residents have every right to be skeptical of these plans given that TAXPAYERS are providing a great deal of the financing.

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

And this is how Kansas City went bankrupt.

Go For KC! said...

I think it's best not to panic here or try to start a class war.

We need to think about job creation and all the good things we can do for Kansas City by investing in our community. We have the opportunity to create build a great city with bond money, subsidies and helping business grow so that they can help create good paying work for all people not just in downtown but all over KC.

We have to start somewhere and now that we have the momentum, it's time to get started. It's time to GO for KC!

Anonymous said...

Please GO walk in front of the streetcar naked.

Jerry M. said...

Hey, don't forget about that hotel when voters wanted to a say but the council and the mayor wouldn't even let people vote on it.

Anonymous said...

a thriving downtown is important to everyone.

let 'er rip!

Anonymous said...

A neighborhood where one can live, commercial areas where one can work and schools where kids can learn are more important than downtown to everyone excepts those making money off the taxpayer.

Crazy Clown said...

NOTICE :

I'm getting ready to build a LUXURY WHORE HOUSE in KCMO,,,,

and guess what the City of KCMO will NOT get to have a say in it what so ever !!

There'll be NO Permit requests nor rezoning requests either !!!

Hows that grab your Ass Mayor Sly and Mr. Schulte ????

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^
Sounds good, I think I'll do the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Some of these (like the twisty tower) are nothing more than spec designs for hypothetical projects that have been sitting on developer web sites for years

Anonymous said...

I gots no mo money's to gibs

Retro ROCKER said...

That $ 184.00 Ticket To Santa Monica via.L.A.X.SOUNDS GOOD ABOUT NOW.

Anonymous said...

Forget the pie-in-the-sky planning. You want a great city, you need great roads, neighborhoods free from crime and flooding, and great schools. Get back to basics you assholes!

Anonymous said...

11:12am offers some great adult supervision, but their suggestions take learning about what a city government actually is responsible for, getting out and about enough to know what's happening in municipal departments, asking tough questions and providing supervision and oversight, and holding people accountable.
In other words, in KCMO,
NOT A CHANCE.
Let's get that bond money flowing!

Northlander said...

Always have money for downtown but very little for the neighborhoods. Let's face the downtown council tells City Hall how to spend the money , while the neighborhoods decay around us .

Anonymous said...

If these projects are worth doing--and I hope they are--big private money will come in and make them happen.

If they have to be propped up with subsidies, they're very likely not yet worth doing.

Anonymous said...

The last BIG BIG building splurge downtown resulted in lots of mostly empty office buildings, some of which are now being "converted" into apartments by people trying to take advantage of the latest round of wild subsidizing for developers who simply have to say the words "millenial creative class" or better yet, "streetcar".
And all of this floats on a sea of largely public debt with only the hope that any of it will become economically sustainable.
The comments about basic city responsibilities, the importance of private investment, and PR hype are right on the money.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be so neat and cool!

Oh, little issue here. We have a huge murder spike and and uncontrolled crime problem.

No reason to be concerned right??

agentzero said...

You nailed it, hype and irresponsibility and hollow posturing does not equal good governance

Unknown said...

Please Mommy, I want to ride the train

Unknown said...

Schools? KCPS, are you for real? If you had a choice, you'd send your child to KC public schools?

Unknown said...

Or will sustain itself over time!