Monday, December 09, 2019

Kansas City Developers Demand Taxpayer Subsidy For High-Rise Luxury Living Space Across From Kauffman Center



Kansas City development schemes abound as the nation slouches toward election season recession.

Here's the latest downtown upscale flex stolen quoted from a hack developer promotional blog . . .

"The proposal calls for two residential buildings, one seven stories, the other 12 stories, totaling 220 units, and a 12-story hotel with 220 rooms to be built at 1650 Broadway. A parking garage would be located beneath one of the buildings"

As always, our blog community notes that if this was such a great idea, developers wouldn't need building exceptions and corporate welfare to accomplish it.

Meanwhile, the cabal of "creative-class" cheerleaders mistakes this kind of speculative real estate gamble as "progress" propped up by and increasingly overburdened tax base.

Developing . . .

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

if it has "affordable" units for the right people. It will win.

Anonymous said...

Eat the rich.

Anonymous said...

if it has "affordable" units for the right people. It will win.


"It"... Right across the street from Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts yes no doubt they planned this to attract the lower income folks who need affordable places to live.

Anonymous said...

Of course they'll get exactly what they want, since they run the town.

Smiling Selfie Shitty said...

Never fear Tweety Bird Q will stop this.

Anonymous said...

Will they accept vouchers?

Hyperblogal said...

KC must be the friendliest city, everyone has there hand out.

Anonymous said...

OoooooooooooooH. By all means. Let's hand out tax dollars to developers. That's smart. But free bus rides for the poor is SOCIALISM!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the vacancy rates on these condos. Downtown cannot support all these units, especially since the groups their targeting are at the age where they will begin having children. They really don't want KC to be a city for families

Anonymous said...

Smiling Selfies Q @QuintonLucasKC

4 hours ago

This warms my heart and is why the bus matters. We’re helping create opportunities and accessibility for people throughout our community. Looking forward to more ahead! (This is also a benefit of giving my cell number to most everyone in town... I get updates like this one)

Anonymous said...

@9:21, minor quibble - KCATA has had 'free rides for the poor" for decades, as you would know if you had ever ridden the Busses. The only difference is that now the "Free ride on Busses" policy will be expanded to include poor White, Hispanic and Asian riders as well.

Anonymous said...

Free bus rides for service workers going to work for cheap labor tax free billion dollar corporations setting up shop in town wow what a deal.

Now hiring janitors and housekeepers!

Anonymous said...

I hear that Puin Moscow tin has a nice place right next door to Steven Segal's house reserved for Trump when he "quits and splits".

Anonymous said...

10:34: And what makes you think I've never ridden the buses? You can't even spell "buses."

Anonymous said...

Holy shit you guys, the Russians are controlling the weather! Check under your bed for Putin!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Thanks for the suggestion. I wondered where the shirtless wonder was these days!

Anonymous said...

I’d like to see some section 8 go in across from Kaufman.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Overly friendly, social and sexual... they will mate with almost anything.