Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Police Crackdown On Kansas City Midtown Vacant Condos Overtaken By Squatter Hobos

Real life glimpse at the future of "affordable housing" in Kansas City and how screwed up civic tax policy gets in the way of efficient markets. Take a peek:

Inspectors, KC police sweep 'disgusting' Midtown condos, cited for many code violations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Residents have called one set of Midtown condominiums "disgusting." However, the owner of the Park Reserve Condos said he sees nothing wrong with them. On Tuesday, that owner got a surprise visit from inspectors and a police tactical squad.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Owner should be arrested and sentenced to six months living in this shithole!

Anonymous said...

I actually feel sorry for these homeowners. They bought into a condo that was supposed to have all sorts of nice amenities. At least that's what the old, tattered sign on the side of the building says. That owner is a piece of work, I hope you sue the hell out of him.

Anonymous said...

Only in vibrant diverse KCMO could a converted hospital building be considered a "luxury condo".
Just another scam and ripoff supported by nothing but big-time claims and hot air.
You have to feel sorry for the folks who fell for such a joke, but they could have easily seen this coming a long ways away.
Livin' large in the big town!
Hahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Or livin' small in Mommy's Basement!
Teeheeteeheeteeheeteeheeteehee!

Anonymous said...

Or livin' Chkmp style in the zoo! Lol

Anonymous said...

I do blame the City of Kansas City, in part. The construction isn't to code of any municipality. No inspector could state the condos were sound. Water poured down from the elevator shafts in rain. The storage in the basement flooded every rain. The HVAC units were installed incorrectly resulting in mass replacements after less than 5 years. And for $250,000! Yes the taxes are low but the HOA fees are not. The "penthouses" on the top floor were never completed despite the endless advertisements to sell the penthouses. The entire development was a built as you sell scheme.

Anonymous said...

I imagine the piece of crap 87 year old owner figures to delay things past his expiration date.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading stories about this place for the past few years. The owner is insane and needs to be sued into oblivion and even arrested. Problem is he's old and will most likely die first

Anonymous said...

Another example of just how much power developers have with the city.

Anonymous said...

White people just like this guy are behind 80% of the blight and unsafe living conditions on the Eastside of Kansas City. This is news because it made it across the racial dividing line. Its gone on for 10+ years. The place was never finished and at 87 might not ever be. White people... good grief.

Anonymous said...

How about all the negro murders? That's been going on forever!

Anonymous said...

Except we are talking about real estate. No denying that Blacks murder other Blacks at an alarming rate but that is nothing compared to the murderous rampage committed against every culture known to man by European, Anglo Saxons. White people are evil. Don't point your finger...there's three others pointing back at you. Stay on topic.