Thursday, December 31, 2020

Katz Comeback Thanks To Streetcar?!?!

Local developers imagine that the Kansas City economy will bounce back after COVID and the streetcar extension will serve as a driving force for a midtown economic boom. 

That might or might not happen . . . Sadly, taxpayer cash will be used to speculate on the economic revival despite underlying concerns about low-wage employment and the weakening dollar.

Deets . . .

KC Biz Journal: "The vacant former Katz Drug Store building last year was denoted as a historic structure at possible risk for demolition but now will be preserved as part of Katz on Main, a 192-unit planned multifamily community."

Developing . . .

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL.

Anonymous said...

More tax exempt apartments? So far all the streetcar has brought are taxpayer subsidized apartments, restaurants, & bars. Where are the jobs???

Anonymous said...

A multifamily community! How absolutely precious!

(screeching tires, gunshots)

Anonymous said...

Jesus Fuck the brutalism movement was more soul enriching than this lego design hellscape.

Anonymous said...

All of these "developers" know that all they have to do is to utter the word "streetcar" and the clowns at the TIF Commission and especially at 12th and Oak will wet their pants with excitement and give them anything they ask for.
It's as sad as it is comical that this empty ploy continues after all this time.
But hey, it's KCMO where everything is up to date.
What a joke!

Anonymous said...

^^You can always move. Or die. Either one would be fine.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Bike/walk lanes will be created around the complex for the mujlti-family gays to ride in never-ending circles around it. A spandex outfitters kiosk will be just inside the entrance. Of course, we will need to expand the special taxing district, but the increased traffic and sales in the area will offset.

Anonymous said...

the concept sounds great.

as does a revitalized westport neighborhood.

however, on has to ask whether corona has changed housing wants near-term.

Anonymous said...

I hope Mel Vila dont get busted from DUI

Anonymous said...

The demoncrats use to be known as tax and spend. Now they exempt and spend. Not going last much longer.............

Anonymous said...

No tax, section 8 and welfare. Gosh the world is free !!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeez! More apartments? There’s already an enormous apartment building complex on Broadway/Westport Road; and the City has install stop signs by the Post Office over there. Traffic will be a nightmare over there. They’ve eliminated nearly all on-street parking. It’s too much in such a small space.