Monday, December 02, 2019
NEWSFLASH!!! KANSAS CITY AREA PLAN REDUX RUINS NEIGHBORHOODS!!!
Optimistic and hopeful residents believe that new Kansas City area plans will help to strengthen building codes and provide a comprehensive vision of how to build communities moving forward.
TKC reality check . . .
WE'VE HEARD BACK FROM NEIGHBORHOOD INSIDERS AND CITY HALL REWORKING 'AREA PLANS' BASICALLY BETRAYS DECADES OF WORK FROM VOLUNTEERS!!!
From infill double talk to laissez-faire biz practices . . . KCMO has always been an "OPEN CITY" for sketchy characters and their biz schemes.
Here's the money line and a great description of how this all works . . .
"The City has completed area plans for all of Kansas City and is now in the process of reviewing and updating them . . . The boundary issue was brought up at the first steering committee meeting and the planners said there would be time during the process to discuss it. Of course it hasn’t been discussed at any meetings and they’re even trying to say they didn’t know anyone wanted it changed, even though the Coalition and Center Planning sent letters in support. Knowing nothing seems to be one of their arguments for not doing anything. The other is that it would cause the planning department additional work. They’re all a bunch of bureaucrats without any sense of humanity.
"While I said the City is “updating” the plans, that’s actually a City term. What it means in real terms is that they’re scrapping the first one and simply using the new one. There will be no looking at the first plan to see what needs to be saved. Of course the planners, who are supposed to be guiding the process, say the community can keep whatever it wants as long as it makes the suggestions. Guess guidance only goes so far."
Read more about how this is process is screwing over Hickman Mills. Meanwhile, not much has changed at 12th & Oak despite the new administration . . . Political connections and influence are still the first rule of the development game whilst City Hall pushed gentrification and irrational exuberance for the downtown real estate bubble built mostly on sponsored content hype, tweets and public relations desperately seeking greater fools.
Developing . . .