Friday, March 20, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS: DEVELOPER DAZE DONE!!! KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE FINISHED AS LEADERS MUST FOCUS ON CORONAVIRUS FIGHT!!!
Once again we offer a quick review of Kansas City "priorities" which have now been dramatically shifted in the midst of this pandemic.
We reached out to KICK-ASS ECONOMIC INSIDERS on a variety of topics and here's a collection of their insights . . .
Stop Kansas City Streetcar Expansion
Federal funds need to help people stay in their houses, eat and live whilst locked down. The streetcar has proven ill-equipped to respond to disaster and has cut back hours while buses are still on the move. Once and for all, readers of our blog community claim this mode of transit should obey the will of voters and allow CITYWIDE input regarding its future.
Coronavirus Could Kill Mission Gateway and Movie Theater Anchor Before It Starts
This JoCo ideas has always been sketchy and as theaters across the globe shutter, the top-ranking multiplex tenant of this local development might think twice about this plan given that another wave of Coronavirus is rising in Asia once again.
Check it out:
Kansas City Downtown Hotel Confronts Grand Opening Amid Evolving Industry
2020 will be the worst year for conventions in the modern era and in the future this crisis might have taught us that so much can be accomplished by way of Internet conferencing and online messaging. The reality is that there hasn't been a successful taxpayer funded convention hotel in Downtown KCMO for 50 years and this plan was pushed through by way of politics and not biz savvy.
The bright side . . .
Local kindness and a focus on giving and helping the community is the new hotness for 2020 in Kansas City right now.
The conclusion of just about everybody we asked . . .
THE KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE IS FINISHED!!! COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS REALITY IS NOW THIS TOWN'S ONLY REAL CONCERN!!!
Accordingly, here's the most important news link of the day:
Food drives scheduled for Friday throughout Kansas City to help families impacted by COVID-19
Developing . . .