Thursday, October 19, 2017

Will Speculative East Side Gentrification Solve Kansas City Racial Divide???

There's a faulty premise that MSM and tech media keep missing . . .

All of the angst over East Side "gentrification" assumes that these speculative projects will become successful. The reality is that businesses fail and the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

And so . . . All of the hype, debate and hand-wringing over this project is presumptuous at this point given an inability to capitalize on this part of town over the past half century despite an EPIC amount of public subsidy.

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Can a brewpub, retail and 670 housing units mend Troost's racial divide?

No turning back now, Ilan Salzberg said. "This is real," the Wonder lofts developer laughed, gesturing at the freshly installed kitchen cabinetry and hardware in a model apartment unit at 30th Street and Troost Avenue.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If it drives out the hood rats then it's a success.

Anonymous said...

They ll be robbed with in a month

Anonymous said...

OH don't worry the divide will be gone cause white people are moving the fuck out

Anonymous said...

NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE IN THAT GHETTO DUMP EITHER THEY HAVE TO CAUSE OF A JOB OR THEY ARE MOVING

Anonymous said...

Tony you are the only guy in the world who gives two shits about gentrification.

Dc said...

^^^ You don't read much and that's sad.

Anonymous said...

Tell me I've been making non-stop Bank since 2009 on the east side it was called the stimulus package would never quit you know all those ghetto apartment buildings going up for Parkway Cleveland yada yada there all over the hood I've been working on those since 2008 union wages and my uncle owns the company so some of us to thrive in the Inner City . Some of us live well now my talking doctor and lawyer money no but I'm a construction worker I am talking on a good day making 60 something dollars an hour or 10 hour day the rest of the days of thirtysomething an hour. So for being a union carpenter and having a fucking Dust Bowl come up on us and I'll guess I'll harass for a little while I haven't missed a lick since I weighed 09 All In the Ghetto every bit of it. Don't hate on me man I guarantee if it wasn't me and some other white boys down there doing it, it has to be some Mexicans and I don't know how the hell that would even work out cuz he's motherfukers can't speak with a shit not even the Top Dog on the crew can't speak English but one thing's for sure that we do know and black boys wouldn't be building these buildings and sheetrock in them, no we know that for sure, without a doubt

Anonymous said...

I do apologize for that gibberish I'm using this text to talk and trying to eat at the same time came out like fucking shit my apologies but I think you most of you can get the point but again my apologies that was downright hard to read my bad

Anonymous said...

Right now there are 670 younger people getting a little older wanting to move out of apartments and into a home with a yard then there are those wanting to live in an overpriced apartment.

Gray Back said...

Summing up TKC article in one word, "NO".

Retro ROCKER said...

You can't do business with someone who don't Have any money.

Anonymous said...

Gay-Back, serious question here: I know you like the dick, but do you also like trannies?

Anonymous said...

These Denver "investors" need to learn KC is a whole different animal. What worked there won't work in certain parts of Cowtown, this being one of them. They're going to lose their a$$.

Don Cardinal said...

Ugly buildings, those modernist are shite compared to what was there before, those great old brick and stone apartments, not these tuna can looking erector sets

Gray Back said...

11:35 I had you from a tranny. My sweet asshole child. BTY how's your mother?

Anonymous said...

These Denver "investors" need to learn KC is a whole different animal^^^

Yeah they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

??!?? Dude. Stop. You're really, really bad at this!

Anonymous said...


The four corners Armour and Troost??? Are they kidding, that's crack corner!
This is going to be funny to watch, they already have a parking problem in Central Hyde Park, 18th and vine is losing money, what makes them think this is going to go over as a success? This is going to be a disaster and no one is going to go there, just like Beacon Hill is not getting off the ground.

The property values in that area, Harrison, Armour, Campbell and beyond, should tank pretty bad.