Thursday, July 13, 2017
QUIKTRIP STAYS WINNING: IS KANSAS CITY KILLING WESTPORT?!?!
They call it a compromise but given a so many sketchy developments schemes without any real effort to address increasing crime . . . This Midtown Kansas City house of cards seems to have a shaky future.
Today's City Hall transcription . . .
The QuikTrip is one of a number of recent development changes proposed for Westport that have raised alarms about traffic, pedestrian and motorist safety, and crowding in the urban neighborhood.
The council unanimously endorsed a plan Thursday in which QuikTrip’s pumps will be on the west side of Mercier Street and the store on the east side of the street, with the company having control and maintenance responsibility for the street, which it said it needed for its parking lot and to keep the street to its standards.
But the plan provides public right of way on Mercier, and it will continue to function as a city street, addressing the neighborhood’s concerns about losing public access.
And so . . .
WILL SPECULATIVE KANSAS CITY DEVELOPMENT AND RISING CRIME KILL HISTORIC WESTPORT???
To be fair, the current and new QT features one of the better and most convenient restaurants throughout the entertainment district.
You decide . . .