Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Downtown Kansas City Living Overpriced???

The housing market inside the loop is propped up by tax breaks and now City Hall hopes to continue their real estate meddling which has excluded the working-class. Take a look at a vicious cycle of 12th & Oak social engineering:

Officials discuss carrot, stick approaches to downtown affordable housing - Kansas City Business Journal

Incentives for downtown apartment projects such as ARTerra and Two Light - which are expected to fetch top-of-the-luxury-market average rents of $2.30 a square foot - may become a thing of the past. On Wednesday, Kansas City Council member Quinton Lucas, chairman of the Housing Committee, briefed the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority on the city's efforts to develop an affordable housing policy for Downtown.

6 Comments:

Retro ROCKER said...

Eventually the apartment renters will get married. START A FAMILY AND MOVE,TO THE SUBURBS WHERE THERE ARE BETTER SCHOOLS. AND WHEN THE POTENTIAL RENTERS REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BEING HOOD, WINKED, THEY MAY HAVE AN OCCUPANCY RATE OF 60 PERCENT,

Anonymous said...

And then the "developers" will be back at KCMO city hall looking for more cash, subsidies, hand-outs, and other goodies because "the numbers just don't work.
All this breathless rah rah at the front end of "development" ignores the fact that most of these projects aren't financially sustainable and downtown will end up with newer buildings that turn out to be just as empty as what was there before.
But the "transactional" folks like attorneys, developers, land flippers, PR flacks, and others who cash in on each transaction will be just fine and back for more.
And with the empty vessels who occupy KCMO city hall, the perpetual motion machine will grind on and on.
And all at YOUR expense.
Frosty.

Anonymous said...

unsuspecting Whites love Quinton Lucas. Meanwhile, he constuients hate him. He is a transplant sellout and we don't want him.

Anonymous said...

Lucas is a Troy Nash wanna be, purdy boy with no brains

Crazy Clown said...

Wouldn't live DOWNTOWN KCMO ever, with all those pathetic Commie' Hipster Degenerate Clueless Douche Bags !!!

Nothin' down there but Degenerate Weirdo's and Fruitcakes anyway !!

and they won't be down there for any length of time, NOT even 5 years from now or 10 years from now as they'll move out to other cities and states.

Its nothin' but an illusion, a smoke screen !!

Eventually soon enough it'll turn into the HOOD and be renamed HOODRAT'Ville in the coming years, just around the corner !!

watch and see !!!

Anonymous said...

Affordable housing means what? Affordable for whom?