Wednesday, December 26, 2018

COWTOWN HOUSING CRISIS 2018: THE YEAR KANSAS CITY LEARNED TO HATE GENTRIFICATION AND HIGHER RENT!!!



Rents spikes and higher taxes push the Kansas City middle-class into the same predicament as the working poor.

And so, like most cities across the nation. KCMO is considering the price of development.

This afternoon NYT offers a glimpse at the big picture . . .

New York Times: Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle Or Portland, Denver, Boston, Dallas, Houston or Los Angeles.

Interlude . . . It's a source of constant disappointment for locals that our politicos can't focus on life in KCMO rather than engaging in a losing economic subsidy battle with bigger towns in a self-perpetuating game that never benefits longtime residents.

Now, here's the tease and the main point in a missive that mentions Kansas City . . .

"Denver seemed to imply no obvious meaning until The Kansas City Star’s editorial board assigned it one last month. “Stop the Denverization of Kansas City,” its headline said. Befuddled readers in Denver realized their city was now a synonym for gentrification — at least, among cities not yet expensive enough to worry about San Francisco-ization."

The reality is that the column was actually about higher prices on the East side and the constant struggle for political control by Black leaders who feel threatened by new hipster neighbors and use urban planner code to disguise a racially motivated ploy for neighborhood control. Of course, MSM misses the bigger issue. It's not urban renewal in the urban core threatening inner city low-rent tenants which is moving the dial for locals.

Instead, EPIC prices boosted by downtown speculation have also spiked housing costs in Midtown, Plaza, Brookside, South KC and among middle-class homes that have been heretofore shielded from the sketchy real estate game.

The result . . . Otherwise conservative souls have shifted their views on affordable housing complaints and realize they too can be quickly priced out of their own market.

TRANSLATION: KANSAS CITY GENTRIFICATION ALSO THREATENS MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE PEOPLE!!!

This recent and late discovery inside the corridor threatens to further impact the real estate market in KCMO which we'll discover in our next feature set for tomorrow morning powered by EXCLUSIVE INSIDER INFO that will change the course of local home ownership history FOREVER.

Developing . . .

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can agree about higher rents in west plaza. Paying 3 grand a month just to see the lights is a bridge too far.

Dex said...

Kansas City has always loved a good con job. This town has been molded by some of the best scammers the nation has ever seen and now the good times continue. Just another day on the job for one of many schemes.

Anonymous said...

Westport needed the higher rents in order to get the gangsters out. It's a pain but just look at Morningside. Can you argue that higher rent wouldn't improve the problem?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ STUPID! I think that's the point here. KC loves it when the rent is raised on SOMEBODY ELSE but when it happens to them, then it becomes a crisis.

Anonymous said...

Build the wall. That will help solve the problems.

Anonymous said...

sLIE’s plan is working! To hell with you poor slobs, GET THE HELL OUT....... NOW! You people are doing nothing to support this town, sLIE is sick of you begging, whiny ass poor people, go away, your messing up sLIE’s utopia!

Anonymous said...

5:27 is dead on the money. Slie has been promoting removal of blight from the urban core. This blight, which comes in many forms, is definitely disfiguring Slie's utopia. Slie keeps pushing from all angles to accomplish this.

Local news claims KCMO has set a new murder record. If that is true it will be interesting to see how Slie covers that stain on his utopia.

The 25 million tourists will not be pounding down the door to get to KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Most people that live downtown are homosexuals. Very similar to Denver, although we also have the Plaza, which is also overwhelming homosexual too.

Anonymous said...

^^^ @5:43 - The original Kansas City closet queen. So obsessed with everyone else because they can't deal with their own problems.

Anonymous said...

STOP WELFARE for the rich. Stop subsidizing overpriced housing that will eventually sit empty.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +1

Glad to see some of the candidates are talking about affordable housing and want to limit this kind of garbage.

Anonymous said...

Bought me a brand new $800k home in Slys hood complete with 25 year property tax abatement. What's everyone else's problem?

Robertoe said...

“Stop the Denverization of Kansas City,”
Denver has a quarter of our violent crime rate per capita and kicks our ass in so many other areas. I'd love to see Denverization here!

Anonymous said...

5:50 you haven’t been to or been anywhere near the hood have you? There are thousands of empty affordable House there, you just can’t buy them if your white or you will be murdered by the racist blacks

Anonymous said...

^^^ Why don't you move to Denver 6:04

Anonymous said...

Funny. Liberal gentrification is so hypocritical. Move in to black areas, jack up the cost of living forcing blacks out. Put in high security fences and access points while calling everyone else racist.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Can’t be worse then killa shitty, Probably most anywhere would be better then killa shitty, I don’t know how or why you people put up with that shithole city and the stupid people running it.

Anonymous said...

We're taking over. So anyone who doesn't make $100K per year or more needs to leave.

Anonymous said...

+25,000,000 we don’t want to see poor scum ruining our drive thru visit!

Anonymous said...

The economy is great; Look at the streetcar, the scooters, the artisan donut shops, you can even get an uber like in the big citys!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Sez the dolt from Olathe

Anonymous said...

We see the replacement of traditionally affordable rental and residential housing by shoddily built "luxury" units here in KCMO.

Progress!

Anonymous said...

The people willing to pay etaxes and reside in KC for the future of their families are really getting the worst deal. I don't mind development but when all of it is paid for by taxpayers that is worse. There is no reason we should be subsidizing 10 downtown hotels.

Retro ROCKER said...

Great Comments What is going to Happen in a few years .When THE Recession OR Depression for some. When The Corporations can't afford to pay people Eighty-five Thousand dollars a year and start mass layoffs .Many of the apartments will be unoccupied .people will be upside-down in ther mortgage .inflation. The Big Wall Street Banks are Already insolvent .Many people across the country last week went on bank runs Too have cash .in case The Banks planed a Bank Holliday .THE Main stream media won't tell you .The smart money was out of the market months ago. And made their money shorting the market. The winners. Who will be the Loosers,

Anonymous said...

6:03 Why lie?

Anonymous said...

I believe that’s called sarcasm, but I do believe he’s doing well unlike the geezer hating soi boys and the whiny kids of today who think the gubmint should pay for everything, they’re so negative about people who make a good living and have a happy life. Sad that they can’t or won’t help themselves. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Breaking: ANOTHER oak park mall shooting. By the food court. Who wants to guess what the shooters look like?

Anonymous said...

41 Action Newz


Could density be the answer to greener, more accessible KC? City leaders say yes.
8:05 PM, Dec 26, 2018


LOL