As coronavirus worsens in Kansas City and around the world, an urban neighborhood is facing a hasty decision by local organizations that has neighborhood leaders crying foul.
More to the point . . .
NORTHEAST KANSAS CITY OPPOSITION BUILDS AGAINST HOMELESS TENT CITY!!!
There's a lot to unpack in this story but today this community newspaper did an excellent job of providing the essential deets . . . Check-it:
Northeast News: Northeast residents push back on Chouteau tent camp
"The Downtown Council, an organization of downtown business and property owners, is looking to the City and Jackson County to fund a proposal to establish a camp for unhoused people on the site of the former Chouteau Courts housing project, which was demolished earlier this year, northwest of Independence Avenue and the Paseo. The Downtown Council is estimating $250,000 would build out the physical camp with 25 tents and two staff on-site around the clock for the full proposed timeline of the project, according to Jared Campbell, CID Resident Engagement Project Manager for the Downtown Council. Additional funding would help provide better resources on-site, including for extreme cold weather conditions."
Money line . . .
Residents of the Northeast neighborhoods, and nearby Columbus Park, have a laundry list of concerns. At the top of that list: Nobody asked them.
Developing . . .