Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Will Council Save The Plaza???

It's unlikely given how much local politicos seem to kowtow to just about every developer in town. Still, scuttling building codes for the highest bidder risks further damage to a district that's already under siege by greedy corporations and gun-toting visitors.

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Kansas City Plan Commission Rejects Plaza Building Height Limits, But Council May Impose Them

A proposal to restrict the height of new buildings in the core of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, the so-called Plaza Bowl plan, was rejected unanimously Tuesday by the City Plan Commission as arbitrary and "political."

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha I seriously doubt it. Money talks.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Price wants the Plaza to look like the burbs! This is a good thing for everyone! You have to believe Mr. Price! After all he knows everything!

Anonymous said...

The Playza is are's.

Anonymous said...

I rest comfortably understanding Price will likely burn in hell for eternity at some point. He'll have plenty of company there.

Anonymous said...

"The Plaza has to be saved with density and diversity," said Douglas Price of Price Brothers.


Same old bullshit any developer who isn't going to live in the middle of this cocktail is going to pitch. It's all bullshit.

Anonymous said...

How the planning commission comes up with ‘arbitrary and political’ is amazing. Is that more reverse psychology or is ther another term for that like projection of reasoning?

Anonymous said...

Price bros on planning commission, lol, if they could be more objective that might be useful

Anonymous said...


Diversity really? The Price bros. are Jewish and didn't they know that on warm days the Plaza gets filled with rag heads who hate Jews? Take a look at the new Minnesota congress women Ilhan Omar who said she hates Jews hates Israel and wrote a letter to a judge asking for him to be lenient on some boys that were new ISIS members. So the Price Bros had better think twice before they go preaching about diversity, not to mention the little black panther flash mobs.

Anonymous said...

Never believe what a developer is stating. They are only looking out for themselves at the taxpayers expense.

Anonymous said...

The plaza has always been a shopping district and nothing more. There used to be gas stations and drug stores there and now this whole place is being canonized like it's some sacred ground. Build tall buildings there. The plaza's been a jumbled mess lately with ownership lately and I'm still not 100 percent convinced nordstroms will actually move down there. While the price guys do seem skeezy they're right about the density thing and I think they mean diversity in the variety of options, not the bring Jamal down here kind of way.

The people who want to limit the height restrictions (kathryn shields!?) are those who want to hold on to the monopoly of the land usage there all ready, but they're selling it as preserving.

Anonymous said...

This Council is dominated by the east side Agenda and they do not really care about anything to do with the Plaza. 18th and Vine, Linwood Grocery, Jazz Museum Welfare, MLK renaming of Paseo.

Anonymous said...

It is how and where and setbacks a and design. They want to leave a patch of green space and not go up to sidewalk on 47th and have some character so it does not look a big brown blob when tear down church, so be it. You can require design stabadrads, old saks had none. got none. Nor do the other high rise apartments on edge of plaza.
Your comment about gas. Stations and drug stores does not mean shit. They were not high rises and were in buildings that maintained the character of the place. Designing a outdoor mall after Seville Spain may not be everyone’s choice but that is what the plaza is.

Anonymous said...

They butchered the old halls building, ridiculous messing up the two story arches. An additional permit for plaza vicinity requiring design review would have prevented that.

Anonymous said...

I hate to see Price Bros turning the Plaza into a Little Lenexa. The beautiful old apartment buildings along Ward Pkwy are still stately and dignified, not unlike those in large cities (i.e. 5th Ave). But the sort of crap that Price Bros throws up is new and swanky for about 10 minutes and within 10 years they look like any of the menagerie of poorly aged “garden apartments” that litter parts of JoCo.

Anonymous said...

How about save The Plaza AND the airport?

Anonymous said...

9:53 AM ... +100 Yup there it is nailed it. Future slums and eyesores of Murcia.

Anonymous said...

The Price construction development family is Jewish? Huh! Who'd a thunk it!!!! I thought they were maybe your typical Midwest knuckle dragging neanderthal redneck gene pool who got lucky because they were here before everybody else.

Super Dave said...

Looks like maybe the planning commission may have been easily bought out.

Anonymous said...

Damn, you guys arguing against this aren't very smart but seem to think you are. You don't have to be a fan of the Price group to understand they have a much better plan and vision than the city council has. It was mismanagement that led us here in the first place...but by all means keep slurping the fetid city council cock

Anonymous said...

^^Gopher boi claims the city has great vision, momentum and is becoming a world class town. Apparently he is incorrect.