Investment in communities is nice but what our blog readers have noticed is that culture war politics backed up by a modicum of understanding about local history have been used to support sketchy investments that never seem to pay off for neighborhoods or taxpayers.
For better or worse, we share yet another reminder regarding this town's sordid real estate backstory and part of the reason why middle-class politicos & bureaucrats are so confused about urban development.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's a new generation of Kansas Citians working to reverse the negative effects of redlining on the city's eastside. James Watts has lived in the home his parents bought on 21st Street for most of his life. "It was a limited choice," the 71-year-old said.