Friday, June 01, 2018

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TOP ECHELON INSIDER EXPLAINS HOW THE KANSAS CITY HOUSING CRISIS IS KILLING OVERLAND PARK!!!



Not all but many suburbanites believe that the problems confronting low-income residents of Kansas City, Missouri are nothing more than systemic social ills confined to the urban core which can be easily dismissed due to demographic bigotry or because middle-class American life is inherently detached from any real meaning.

However . . .

A TOP ECHELON INSIDER MAKES AN IMPORTANT CONNECTION AND REVEALS HOW KANSAS CITY GENTRIFICATION IMPACTS THE GOLDEN GHETTO!!!

Here's the word:

"Some of your commenters have it right. When they discuss rising crime in Overland Park they often deride low-income apartments and housing -- But they're skipping a step. Where do you think the need for more low income housing emanates??? Why are their more people desperately searching for housing in the suburbs? 

"Answer: They're being displaced because rents and mortgages for decent dwellings in Kansas City proper are simply becoming unattainable for the working poor. Right now, it's cheaper to live modestly in an Overland Park apartment complex than struggling to pay some of the insane costs for an equivalent dwelling in KC proper. Meanwhile, Kansas City is adding higher income residents, compounding the drain on Overland Park which is now a full-on inner-suburb OR let's just call it a ghetto that's not so 'golden' any longer. 

The final ingredient, of course is that the new lower-income residents are bringing their problems to the suburbs where authorities don't have the resources or experience of urban police departments which is unfortunate given the uptick in homicides, violence and theft we've seen in Overland Park over the past few years."


It gets worse and there's also a connection to gunplay at Oak Park Mall last night.



"The migration caused by the Kansas City housing crisis is obviously taking hold at the mall which is just one element of their problems in the age of Amazon and the death of brick & mortar retail. Look the average shopper: The consumer profile has dramatically shifted over the past 10 years along with the stores. Nordstrom's leaving for The Plaza is one just one example of the consumer shift at play. This trend has taken hold previously in the metro . . . At Bannister Mall. And the consequence is clear: 

"The death of the mall drags down the entire community surrounding it."



"It's not just blight and certainly not strictly a racial dilemma given the increasing number of poor whites in OP as well. Instead, the dire situation is emblematic an economic factor at the root of the problem - The dearth of affordable housing. Also , I think it's important to point TKC readers toward research that offers more evidence which compounds the threat: Places with pronounced income inequality are more likely to have high rates of violent crime. So, again, citing the low-income resident influx and rising crime which correlates with the trend isn't something mentioned to encourage intolerance but merely a pattern of population study that has been proven.


"So, the KCMO housing crisis along with several other factors connect the metro in the midst of a low-income migration at the root of more violence at the mall and throughout Overland Park."


Of course it's inevitable that people are going to attach their politics or prejudices to this consumer and housing study. But the underlying lesson FROM THE TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDER is one of unity. The information confirms that the metro is more interwoven than many residents believe and a problem in one part of town quickly becomes a growing concern throughout the entire community.

Developing . . .

42 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Really unfortunate situation here because that's really the last viable mall in KC. Independence Center is on the verge of shut down and probably won't last much longer. I guess we'll be a city without a mall, something that was unthinkable just 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Not really, retailers should have seen this coming. Most of them have horrible websites and don't really engage with their customers much beyond traditional social media clap backs.

Tiffany S. said...

Way too negative TKC, there are some decent efforts underway to try to get a new clientele to the mall that include bringing in high end fashion and shops from KCMO. You say all KC is interconnected but that doesn't just apply to the bad things like crime, a lot of commerce and professionals also move back and forth across the state line.

Anonymous said...

I guess Brownback isn't here to blame anymore, too bad. He made a perfect scapegoat. Now we're left Kobach who is out for revenge against JoCo because it's such a liberal place anymore.

Debbie Gibson said...

R.I.P. Overland Park. You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

My depends can't keep up!! If only any of this mattered in the least!!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand the point of the article but black people have been ruining Shawnee Mission since the 90'S. SM North and South have improved but in the late 90'S were bad. SM school district was number one in the country when I attended, now it's not even top 100 in kansas.

Anonymous said...

Essential reading for those interested in how this problem has come to be: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/american-murder-mystery/306872/

Anonymous said...

Even the black people are scared to live in killa shitty, why do you think they are leaving so fast?

Anonymous said...

I think they’re moving out we’re all the libs with money are so they can bleed them dry!

Anonymous said...

This is not just an OP problem. Every one of the KC suburbs is dealing with the same problem and they are not prepared to deal with the results.

Anonymous said...

We can’t ship enough of KCMO shitheads to Johnson Co.

Godzilla said...

Once again, take time out away to sociologically explain why negroes cant stop resorting to ruin. Because the values passed down thru bastards junk food culture raised and broiled in tv specials and strait outta cpt as cornerstones. The ones shooting 119th st apt townhomes dont even kno why they do why they do, but they damn sure do it. Let me clear my intent, many elements in this blurb raise my ire... Clueless suburbanites, sly and the people buy buy into these chicken shit luxury horseshit whilr we havr a populous that cant do simple arithmetic

Anonymous said...

Everybody out! Overland Park is done! Take her off the grill, folks -- she's cooked! OP is a crap hole from hell! Don't dare try driving through OP or let alone LIVE IN OP! Don't do it. Run and run as fast as you f'ing can!

Anonymous said...

Overland Park is so dangerous I'll drive miles out of my way to avoid OP and not have to drive through it. If I find myself in OP for any reason, I steer with one hand and hold my 9mm in the other -- and of course put on my crash helmet. Press the magic button in my car that brings up the bulletproof glass, and transforms my car into a Mad Max vehicle!

Anonymous said...

The poor have been migrating to the suburbs for years. KC is so small that we're just now seeing the first effects of this.

Anonymous said...

This is all bullshit. Overland Park ranks (year after year) as one of the best places to live and raise a family. Yes, Overland Park continues to add residents and it's becoming a fairly large town in itself, which brings in lower income folks. Plus, most new jobs being added in KC are in JoCo which is also another reason folks move to OP.

If you want to live with ONLY people of a certain income level, with a certain racial identity, then you need to find that little town or wherever and move there. What's happening to OP is not anything exceptional or unusual.

Settle down, Beavis.

GOOD FENCES AND FOLLOWING THE GOLDEN RULE MAKES GREAT NEIGHBORS said...

Often, it is more of a culture clash than it is a color conundrum. Po' trash and troublemakers of any race in enough density is certain hoodsville. Modest and lower middle income households of truly decent people aren't dangerous, dirty, and dumbasses. Good neighbors who range in ages, races, religions, incomes, family sizes, and smallish to a bit above average dwellings all on a half acre up to three times that,
in my west Dotte area DO NOT cause discord here. The comfortable environs and relationships ARE NOT MAGIC. It works well that the residents and visitors are MIND YOUR MANNERS types with a balance of MIND EACH OTHERS' BIZ ENOUGH TO BE USEFUL WATCHDOGS, BUT NOT TO BE GLADYS "CRAY" KRAVITZ.

Anonymous said...

2:32

You couldn't be more wrong! Overland Park has been going downhill for some time now and it is because of certain races and certain income levels. Overland Park has been growing further south to get away from what's now their bad and crime riddin areas that are fast becoming blighted. Leawood is the same way and has even caused Martin city "a small town or whatever as you said" to become listed as a High crime area.

Anonymous said...

Leawood is the same way? Hahahahahahahahaha. What in the fuck are you talking about? The average home price in Leawood is $300,000+ and there are very few rentals and the rentals they do have are $2500 and up a month not exactly poor people enclaves.

That said, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate OP and other areas with non-white people. I hope you make it. Hang in there, amigo. It's a nasty world in Johnson County.

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget about Olathe. Plenty of section 8 in Olathe to promote diversity.

Anonymous said...

Da CIBIL WAR'S A COMIN'

Anonymous said...

Tony - you should change your blog from Tony's KC to "Why We Hate Black People"

These shut-ins who've never ventured far from momma's house, can't imagine a black person or latino with a regular job and a mortgage and kids who behave themselves. It's hilarious and so sad!

This blog used to be pretty good, but now it's just a place for people type out their fantasies of removing black people from existence.

Retro ROCKER said...

I stated a number of years ago ,K.C.MO.WAS IN the urban renewal stages YOU Drive Rents and home prices, up,and you eliminate the Some of the criminals. And the single mothers with many children there is a chance they will be involved in selling drugs, crime ,Having a beef with a rival drug dealer .and in the future there will be more crimes in the suburbs .That's where the money is for the drug dealers customers. Look at the police drug,bust .the tons of drug,someone is buying.

Anonymous said...

Remember the good old days when we didn't have to mess with black people? They did their thing on their continent and we did our thing on our continent? Oh, wait a minute...

Saudi Prince said...

All of the hot bitches can come live with me!

Anonymous said...

Would still rather live in my shitty-bitty JoCo hood than any part of KCMO.

Anonymous said...

3:22 that’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY INSIDER REVEALS TRUTH!

"Grow the fuck up you pussies. Everyone in KC is such a candy-ass," said TOP ECHESCHLONG INSIDER.

Anonymous said...

Your best play is to buy a home in western KCMO because in twenty or thirty years KC proper will be more desirable than many of the suburbs. Poor people moving out of the city, and higher income moving back to city i.e. gentrification. Happening much, much more slowly here than other cities but it's happening. But I wouldn't buy a downtown condo. Those won't maintain their value but homes in Volker, Midtown, Waldo, Brookside, etc., will have much higher values than counterparts in much of JoCo.

Anonymous said...

Mixing
Low-income
Kills

Anonymous said...

Multiculturalism
Lost
Kansas

Another Midtown Mom said...

Absolutely agree with @4:11. There are still some affordable options for people in KC who aren't really struggling but aren't poor either. The higher crime is dangerous but investing in some hone security or a loud dog is usually all the precaution KC residents need to take beyond basic safety measures. It's not easy living in KC but way more fun than that long, long commute for the suburbs to work everyday.

Anonymous said...

Should make gun sales in Joco pretty good. Shoot to kill.

Katie said...

Take cover! ^^

Anonymous said...

Overland Park has been turning into a real life dump for quite some time. Glad somebody isn't afraid to say it.

Anonymous said...

I think the “top insider” is missing some points. Blacks are constantly told by libs that if they had good schools, etc. they could be rocket scientists and neurosurgeons, so they drag into the rundown parts of the burbs for better schools. Unfortunately, it makes little difference when DeyShawn and Quineesha are still raised with black ghetto values. The likelihood of their ever breaking the cycle is small. Another reason more of them are coming to once-nice burbs is because it makes them feel like they’ve “arrived.” Blacks have long tried to look more accomplished than they really are. That’s why a black would rather drive a 10 year old Mercedes with 200k miles than a new Honda. Same for living in places like OP. Even though they live in some HUD hut, they think they’ve made it. What they don’t realize is that the more older areas they take over in JoCo, the more blocks suburbanites will move south to avoid them. It’s a concept that has been going on for years and will continue.

Anonymous said...

Section should be abolished. Let the free market handle rent. The current shitholes in JO would be rented by kids working there way up not kids on welfare having kids.

Anonymous said...

American cities are becoming like our European counterpart.
Whites with money live in the cities. They are expensive and high rent. The darkies and the poor live in the suburbs where crime is high and and services are poor. Times are a-changing and we must change with them.

Anonymous said...

My parents moved to JoCo in 1947 from around Independence Ave in KCMO because they wanted to build a new house, and the lots in what would become Prairie Village and Overland Park were cheaper than the ones around Fairyland Park around 75th and Prospect. Housing in Kansas City was much more expensive then, compared to the developments scattered around the cornfields and cow pastures just over the state line in Kansas. I don't think this is particularly a new phenomenon, just one we haven't seen for a while, even though it has been occurring in other cities for a number of years. Everybody talks a good game, but when the kids get to be school age, those families head out for the boondocks, just like my parents did.


Another factor is that in Johnson County, any new apartments must include some Section 8 apartments. Although there is a shortage of them in Johnson County as well, the planning and disbursement seems to be more even and rational.

I love free speech said...

Some good comments and a lot of stuff that people don't really want to admit in public. Don't agree with everything there but it is what people think and tall their friends.

Anonymous said...

I disagree, I would take Barry Road or N. Congress any day over Metcalf or 119th