Saturday, September 09, 2017
TKC Saturday Night Playlist: Kansas City Downtown Development Agenda Crumbling
Trendspotting tonight for our weekly list of tunes . . .
Amid EPIC pushback from tax fighters, political infighting and corporate intrigue . . . The selfish effort to put downtown development above every other KCMO priority has stalled.
- Private financing for the hotel has yet to come to fruition as far as the public is concerned.
- The streetcar now confronts more substantial push back from the public after a vote demanding citywide approval of future building.
- A horrific crime rate throughout Kansas City has eclipsed the benefits of the Downtown luxury living space boom used to sell the illusion of "progress" to voters.
There are a few other factors at play like the simply law of supply and demand along with the sketchy fate of international markets impacting events inside the loop.
However, what's clear is that putting Downtown interests above the rest of Kansas City is now a losing strategy that won't garner a lot of support for the next class of political hopefuls given the current political climate.
And all of this inspires tonight's playlist comprised of songs about Downtown, etc. . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.