Thursday, December 27, 2018

Despite City Hall Propaganda: Downtown Kansas City Stays Losing Millennials?!?!

Our favorite local number crunchers share this alternative perspective on young people and their home buying habits. Apparently, EPIC rents and schools without accreditation haven't inspired a buy-in from people looking to start families. Take a look:

Millennials Are Buying in the Suburbs

Kansas City has been on a spending spree to try to attract millennials downtown, having been caught up in the now-discredited "creative-class" strategy originally promulgated by urbanist Richard Florida.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’m guessing the “cool” has worn off and its cheaper to buy a house then to live in sLIE’s utopia, get out poor people you are not wanted

Anonymous said...

Pass the sugar donuts.

Anonymous said...

Fads come and go, and hang around for shorter periods in the age of social media.
And renters have no skin in the game and can chase whatever they want.
But hundreds of millions in public debt drags on a community for many decades and makes it increasingly difficult to meet new challenges or take advantage of new opportunities that will arise in the future.
Sly's fantasies, hype, and fake glitz, all "funded" by debt and moving money from one account to another, will weigh on KCMO for many years to come.
Higher taxes and even worse basic services.
Of course, Sly will be long gone.
Dig deep KCMO taxpayers!
It never changes.

Anonymous said...

Well Pat has everything under control obviously so I don't need to do anything or lift a finger. Speaking of lifting a finger pass those dounts.

Anonymous said...

Not me. Mom and Dad are getting me a nice loft apartment in the big city. Be good to get out of Lee's Summit, and finally enjoy avocado and toast, scooters, free wifi, and the free streetcar.

Anonymous said...

^^ Definitely the way to go. While you are at it take some raw cookie dough mixed with unwashed avocado rolled in romaine lettuce and eat it while listening to Baby It's Cold Outside.

Anonymous said...

I’ll grow a beard and get some cool glasses and perfect my oral skills.

Anonymous said...

^^^Yet you still won't be able to pass for cool pop pops, you're still 400 lbs and old as shit!

Louie Wright said...

Hilarious Show Me Institute propaganda.... see you guys at the Three Light groundbreaking

Anonymous said...

Only suckers live downtown, what a waste, owning a house is cheaper and you don’t have to put up with all the hobos

Anonymous said...

Millenills are worthless, you can’t depend on them for anything, sLIE is starting to find that out now

Anonymous said...

^^^Just because your kids don't want anything to do with you nana, don't slag the rest of them. Maybe be a better person. How about that?

Anonymous said...

Zat where U and Kyle gonna meet up in the BathHouse after a dine & dash from P&L?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Oh look! The Russian Bathhouse bot is back! Zdrastvui!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, if KC sucks so bad, why does Touhey live in the city limits? He could easily move to Raytown, Grandview or Riverside and still write his hit pieces from there.

Talk about conflicted.

Anonymous said...

8:51 If she was a better person then she wouldn’t have contributed to making millennials.

Anonymous said...

Mr 6:53 am is up very early to make a very good point. This debt will be around a long time after these planners boosters politicians and developers and will stunt the city’s attraction of better more sustainable opportunities later.

Hey I love the sight of 26 year old white girls walking their little dogs in the river market or downtown as much or more as the next guy. But it’s madness to take on hundreds of millions of dollars of debt to chase after that demographic.

-Radish

Anonymous said...

Sure, millennials moving out is good, but more homosexuals are moving in and that’s not good.

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know Cletus, I bet your dad is happy about it. Now that shit on the bathroom floor isn't going to clean itself!

Anonymous said...

dismantle and sell for scrap a few large downtown limestone buildings. Coastal real estate needs that material, and the concrete of demolished terminal A, for sea walls, the extreme weather of climate change .