Wednesday, August 20, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES CELEBRATES KANSAS CITY HIPSTERS AND CREATIVE CLASS!!!
Recently, the New York Times noted that Kansas City has been successful in luring the young and "creative class" back to town . . .
New York Times: Millennials Going to Kansas City, to Live and Work
"Like other urban centers, downtown Kansas City owes a large share of its residential revitalization to the millennial generation’s penchant for city living. This demographic group, ages 25 to 34, makes up 25 percent of downtown’s population, according to Cassidy Turley."
Most Kansas City residents have heard these stats before . . . Seriously, it sounds like NYT has been drinking the Downtown KC Kool-Aid . . . More often than not, locals lament so much spending on Downtown Kansas City at the expense of every other part of town in hopes of creating a "renaissance" that never really happened in terms of revenue and job creation. While the new hipsters are nice, Kansas City has also been stuck with a nearly $20 MIL annual bill for places like the P&L District . . . Meanwhile, politicos DOUBLE DOWN on more luxury living space as they chase the dream promised by so many real estate speculators.
Developing . . .