Tuesday, April 16, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! SOPHISTICATE ACTIVIST TRACY THOMAS REVEALS OVERLAND PARK MILLENNIAL TROLLEY SCHEME AMID COMMUNITY FIGHT TO SAVE THE GAZEBO!!!
Tonight we feature one of our favorite Golden Ghetto denizens spitting HOT FIRE in her crusade to rescue a bit of JoCo 1980s architectural history.
To wit . . .
TRACY THOMAS FEARS AN OVERLAND PARK TROLLEY TO RIVAL KANSAS CITY'S STREETCAR AMID THE RUSH TO TEAR DOWN THE OVERLAND PARK GAZEBO!!!
Here are the highlights from a recent note she sent our way . . .
Tracy Thomas: Save the Bandstand
Unless a few senior activists conduct a civil disobedience action, and chain themselves to the steel structure near 81st and Metcalf behind Matt Ross Center, the OP council will rush in and tear down the bandstand this summer--in a big fat hurry we believe--to put what's tantamount to a new bathroom there.
And closer to Matt Ross Center, a stupid "paper airplane sculpture" which will serve as a new place to sit. (It's not even an original work of art. It's a copy being peddled across the country to city councils by some lazy architects in Omaha!! They were paid $353,000 for this design, and then it will cost $3.7 million to build it and remodel the park and build a toilet as the centerpiece.
As activist Roger (the Plumber) Peugeot says, "I've been in every fine home in Johnson County, and NONE of them has their toilet at the front door!"
BECAUSE THE CITY IS DOING LIKE KCMO--AND PLANNING TO BUILD A TROLLEY UP AND DOWN METCALF!
Last night, the council refused to let 65 citizens speak in opposition to tearing down the bandstand.
Now council calling Thompson Park a "regional park" for millennials.
Something is very fishy here . . .
The bandstand is made of steel. GOOD FOR ANOTHER 200 YEARS, according to Pulitzer-prize winning engineer who solved the Hyatt collapse mystery, Wayne Lischka.
Whereas OP council claims its falling down.
The bandstand is a replica, build in the 80's to match the adjacent 1911 carriage house. Whereas OP council dismisses the bandstand as nothing special, BECAUSE it is an accurate replica! Frank Thompson and his wife are donating $1 million of the $3.7 million for the park, and say they do NOT approve of destroying the bandstand--because they lived for decades across the street from it.
The neighbors think of this as their neighborhood park.
Whereas last night the OP Council said this is some "regional park", and it's part of a scheme to run an independent trolley system up and down Metcalf so the millennials don't have to have a car.
The Downtown OP Chamber used to call the area Historic Downtown Overland Park. But recently deleted the word "historic" because some out-of-town consultant told them that millennials don't like that word!
This story mirrors the KCMO trolley fiasco. Elected officials who don't know anything selling out their constituents in service to developers and some amorphous "millennial lobby"
Developing . . .