Friday, August 16, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! EMBATTLED KANSAS CITY 18TH & VINE DISTRICT DEMANDS ANOTHER MILLION BUCKS!!!
Flashback for Friday and remember that the 18th & Vine District has garnered more than $100-MILLION worth of subsidy since the 90s yet has FAILED to develop a sustainable profit model.
More importantly, in recent years we've seen an uptick in gunfire and deadly violence in this urban core party place.
There have been three murders in the past year in the 18th & Vine District. If this happened in any other KCMO entertainment venue there would be far greater public outrage and attention. Instead, from both urban core leaders & City Hall there's a continued demand to throw away good money after bad.
Here's the latest "suggestion" placed quietly into a "housing" committee to avoid much attention and create the illusion that propping up this venue helps "access" for local residents . . .
Resolution #190644: Accepting the recommendation of the Central City Economic Development Tax Board to fund the economic development project proposed by UA KC EVE, LLC and 18th and Vine Redevelopment Corporation, generally located within the 2000 blocks of Woodland and Vine Streets in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri in the amount of $1,205,231.00 and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate a Funding Agreement for that purpose.
And so we ask our blog community . . .
HOW CAN NEW MAYOR & COUNCIL ENCOURAGE BETTER RESULTS FROM 18TH & VINE WITHOUT WASTING ANOTHER MILLION BUCKS?!?
You decide . . .