Saturday, March 10, 2018

TKC OUTLOOK: WOULD YOU BUY INTO KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA?!?!



On this somewhat pleasant Kansas City Saturday we want to share some amazing footage and a local alternative perspective . . .

From Youtube creator Tom . . .

"A 4k aerial tour of the Country Club Plaza area using my Mavic Pro and Litchi. Gimbal needs to be calibrated, please forgive left side of video. It was a nice flight though. Music used with permission by Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. "Magic Fingers" off their 1992 album UFO Tofu."

Take a look:



And this KICK-ASS CLIP got us thinking about the big picture . . .

One of the harshest talking points after recent "Mayhem On The Plaza" involved some residents worrying about the value of their million dollar condos in the midst of ongoing violent teen flash mob crisis.

And this got us thinking about value, speculation and local investment overall . . . Consider:

Nordstrom is still slated to move to the Plaza . . . Boosters claim the new streetcar is on the way, Tesla biz is BOOMING in this embattled entertainment district and more than a few high-end restaurants like Rye continue to do not just brisk but ELITE biz.

And all of this begs the question . . .

WOULD YOU BUY INTO THE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA IF YOU HAD THE CASH?!?!

The question is sparked by so many po'folk living in the stix and suburbanites in shoebox houses expressing their overwhelming fear while Kansas City BIG MONEY continues to hold out and build in this part of town. In fact, last year was stellar for residential and office space developers on the Plaza in terms of earning City Hall subsidy.

And so we leave the question to our blog community and confront the tragic fact that fear & greed continue to dominate most decisions of humankind.

You decide . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice calm before the storm idea. The heavy security make it seem like somewhat of a sound investment. Plaza needs to find a way to keep the daytime crowd and cut down on weekend interlopers.

Anonymous said...

Cancel the plaza lights, the place is finished.

Go4KC said...

I think our 30 million tourists every year should be able to keep the district up to date and making a profit. You mention the subsidy for development like it's a bad thing but it's essential to keep our momentum going!

Anonymous said...

^^ Sly's team works Saturdays.

The Greater Kansas City said...

The elite in KC don't scare so easily but these aren't residents who go to community meetings. When they have complaints they get the mayor, their councilman or state representative on the phone and that is why you are seeing an increase in patrols this weekend. It's good that you people acknowledge who really runs Kansas City form time to time.

Anonymous said...

KC really does have the best government money can buy.

Super Dave said...

WOULD YOU BUY INTO THE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA IF YOU HAD THE CASH?!?!

NOPE!

Anonymous said...

“Mayhem on the Plaza” that’s putting it mildly!

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Nice and racism is the same thing. But it sells condos for those getting out of the stock market

Anonymous said...

Go4KC is fucking HIGH ! 30 million tourists? Not a fucking chance. Show me the facts ass licker.

Anonymous said...

I would buy in if they declared open season on hood rats

Anonymous said...

The Playza is an ape playground on week-ends, get use to it.

Anonymous said...

"If you had the case?" How absurd. It's all about leverage.

Anonymous said...

You get what you pay for

Anonymous said...

My aunt lives in Alameda Towers and we do not worry about her at all, thanks to the 24-hour doorman and highly secure building access. And like her building, most of the upper-end condos are just far enough off the Plaza to be out of the “mayhem zones.” That being said, she typically avoids Plaza restaurants on weekend nights and misses the days when the Plaza was truly a neighborhood shopping district and not a tourist draw.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn’t. I love what the Plaza used to be, but there are much nicer places for less money with very little diversity

Anonymous said...

It’s not just the hood rat punks and inability or unwillingness of the police to do anything, but have you noticed if you aren’t a homosexual or a tranny, you are a minority? This is an advantage in picking up some pussy, but faggots are everywhere.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't see any tourists.

Anonymous said...


They need to build that wall ... along Troost.

Anonymous said...

To do tomorrow: Wake up alive
Take care of stuff
Invent Drone Crasher Machine
Go get Coffee
Apply For tourist counter job,

Retro ROCKER said...

7:31 IS on the money. Visit the Plaza During the Day. Sunday through Thursday. And watch out in the parking garage.

Bowtied Silverback said...

does she fuck on the first date?

Anonymous said...

Nice comment, especially considering she’s an octogenarian widow. I’m sure your folks must be really proud of you.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Like yours were Byron

Bowtied Silverback said...

my mom was a Novemberian widow

Anonymous said...

Bait them to the Landing and then gas 'em.

Anonymous said...

Plaza is turning into a pretty dandy boon reserve. What more can you ask for in a high tech city like KC?