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:
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.