Monday, January 27, 2020
KANSAS CITY WORKHOUSE CASTLE RENOVATION IS FAKE NEWS!!!
Every couple of years we have to fact check hype and desperate hope for the restoration of the Kansas City Workhouse Castle.
During urban exploring adventures, many locals simply can't believe that such a historic, beautiful structure is allowed to remain in ruins. What they don't know is that the building along 21st & Vine is only a stone's throw away from a district that already burned through more than $100-MILLION in KC taxpayer cash without the hint of profitability for the last 30 years.
In 2018 there was yet another round of hype for this effort that never materialized.
Local do-gooders want to rebuild it as a youth center, dance hall, creative space, urban garden or any number of schemes. Sadly, KC dreamers always start out with big plans BUT NO MONEY to fulfill promises.
And so the talk eventually evaporates and the ruins remain mostly untouched.
Developing . . .