Hype for Kansas City corporate welfare defies reason and the current budget crisis as local suits continue pushing for their dream of downtown baseball despite the abysmal performance of the home team this season.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY DEVELOPERS ARE NOW PUSHING DOWNTOWN BASEBALL HYPE AS THE ANSWER TO ABANDONED OFFICE SPACE AMID THE PANDEMIC!!!
“All this office space doesn’t make sense anymore. You need more apartments as people move back into the cities.”
The financial help provided by historic tax credits has allowed Kansas City to save many of its architecturally significant buildings rather than demolish them, Phil Aftuck of Bernstein explained. The developer also said the improving downtown business climate is providing more jobs, making it a more attractive place to live. He cited the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to locate two agencies here and Waddell & Reed relocating its headquarters.
“If they ever bring baseball downtown it would be great,” he said. “It’s a healthy town.”
You decide . . .