Friday, June 16, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN DENIZENS FEAR MIKE BURKE CONVENTION HOTEL WILL BLIGHT THE ICONIC KANSAS CITY SKYLINE!!!
At the risk of being far too sentimental, it's not boastful to acknowledge that Kansas City hosts a world-class skyline where skyscrapers stand like mountains in a carefully crafted landscape that is nearly majestic and a point of pride for all residents.
Developer Mike Burke plans to build a big box hotel in front of it.
Judging solely from the designs we've seen presented to Council, the plans have shifted from something that was a slightly architecturally impressive to a drab and boring exterior that looks like a Trump hotel from the late 80s.
And while plans change in much the same way that the hotel has been delayed at least three times and now promises a groundbreaking sometime in the Fall . . .
GIVEN THAT KANSAS CITY IS THE LARGEST KNOWN INVESTOR IN THIS DEAL WITH $35 MILLION WORTH OF CITY HALL FINANCING ON THE TABLE . . . AT THE VERY LEAST, TAXPAYERS SHOULD DEMAND THAT THE STRUCTURE DOESN'T RUIN THE SKYLINE!!!
Meanwhile, tax fighters are still working diligently to put this thing back on the ballot as we simply suggest that consideration of the skyline is also a big concern that has been overlooked so far.
Developing . . .