Friday, October 06, 2017
Will More Kansas City Water Infrastructure Keep The Northland Winning?!?!
The theory is simple and longstanding for residents across the bridge:
Add water and the Northland will blossom.
Maybe and maybe not . . .
Not so long ago, Renaissance North had plenty of access to water but it turned out the suburban good life just didn't sell and the project was a bankrupt mess by the same local power player attempting to build a downtown hotel.
A few not so fun facts . . .
- Wealth inequality is only getting worse in the U.S. - The American suburban dream is becoming a cruel joke that's unattainable thanks to ruling class of greedy corporations.
- Big money is still moving Downtown and the urban core . . . The McMansion is now a sign of middle-class vapidity whereas locals with the big bucks want to pretend that the Crossroads is Midtown Manhattan NYC. And a lot of them have the cash to do it.
- The Northland needs more jobs . . . Working at a box store or strip mall isn't going to afford the suburban dream and the smart local economic players are working behind the scenes to bring more hiring to this often overlooked part of town.
And now back to the amateur urban planner porn where locals can pretend to understand population shifts and trend that are mostly beyond their control . . .
"KC Water recently completed the third phase of the Arrowhead Transmission Main project. This main will increase the reliability of water distribution north of the river by adding a 54” transmission main to supplement two existing water mains."
Take a look:
You decide . . .