Saturday, February 13, 2021

Kansas City Hipsters Takeover Troost Village

Call it investment or gentrification, Kansas City's racial dividing line is now a zone for real estate speculation.

If things go "right" then the last remaining longtime residents will be driven away by higher taxes. If the plan FAILS, this effort will be added to so many pricey redevelopment schemes that never paid off.

Here's hack hype promoting the project without any well-deserved skepticism:

Troost Village Plan Would Transform Heart of Historic Commercial District

A $162 million redevelopment concept that would energize the historic commercial heart of Troost Avenue by adding apartments, retail, office and an amphitheater is being pursued by Midtown Development Partners.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes . . . I'm sure this will end well. What could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Those lily-white hipsters will be running back to JoCo faster than a pack of striped-ass monkeys within one year.

Captain Obvious said...

This will be fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

These fools are going to get ripped off bigly!

Anonymous said...

Right, but if you believe something is true, then it is

Captain Obvious said...

Yup. There's no history in that area that would lead anyone to believe that this will be an epic failure LOL!

Anonymous said...

Will the have a Rob, loot and shoot store?

Captain Obvious said...

^^All of them LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hipsters are nothing but losers living in mommies basement. They have no money for crap like this. Plus I thought the city was broke. Stop this tax give away crap Lucas!

Anonymous said...

california dreamin on a winter's day

Anonymous said...

How much is this going to cost us?

Anonymous said...


So does this include the four corners that MAC Co. was suppose to start a year ago? I noticed it says all the way down to Armour Blvd. I'm assuming that's a yes. Can't wait to see this fail. They already tried further down Troost and those renovated buildings are now used for storage. That coffee shop never has anyone in it and the same people are hanging out same as before. Oh I get it. TAX write off. Of course.

Damn All Marxists said...

"...50-unit apartment building along Forest that would overlook a 1,200-seat amphitheater..." Maybe Didney will premier Song of the South for the first performance?

Anonymous said...

^^Get P. Diddy to do it instead LOL!

Anonymous said...

Bullet proof glass and double metal security doors. Like living in a bank, how fun !!!

D卐M☭CRAT til I die said...

We deserve this! That area is blighted.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

..”Historic commercial district “?
Is that what we called Beirut now?

Field of Pipe Dreams said...

If you build it they will come

AND LOOT

VANDALIZE

AND BURN IT

Anonymous said...

Sounds splendid. Will they have Bird scooters so I can wear my skinny jeans and ride up and down Troost to share my rainbow love with the locals?

Myles Hipster Millie

Anonymous said...

Breanna! I saw a real black! Is my lumberjack shirt buttoned right? Mom just washed it.

Anonymous said...

Their first marketing offer will be, "Shop Here and Get One Free Robbery and Assault On Us."

Anonymous said...

They've been takjung about this for 20 years.