SHAME!!! HISTORIC KANSAS CITY SELLS OUT ON KATZ BUILDING RESTORATION!!!

Speculative building along the upcoming toy train streetcar line once again pits neighbor against neighbor with the promise of development that has never quite lives up to expectations.

For those who don't know, Historic Kansas City is a group with good intentions who usually serve as a punching bag for amateur urban planners. We're uncertain if they've ever saved a single building but they're good for a quote and lamenting local progress.

Sadly, it seems they're getting tired of being metaphorically slapped in public and have recently submitted to the unstoppable, gerrymandered, toy train streetcar plan for massive gentrification that might or might not stop about two dozen violent hobos from gathering near 39th & Main every day. 

Here's a look at the group on their knees and swallowing inevitability . . .

"We don't usually endorse projects unless they are rather faithful restorations. And of course we can't always rely on what we are shown beforehand. Different outcomes do eventuate and require vigilance from all interested parties. Still, HKC felt inclined to recommend the proposed redevelopment of the Katz building and site with reservations as stated in our testimony and outlined in our letter to the City Plan Commission."

Even better, a retort was sent our way by KICK-ASS TKC READERS . . .

"Historic Kansas City endorses a plan that would turn the Katz Drug store in to an amenity center for apartment residents & put a pool on top? This is beyond laughable. Out of town developers once again are gaming the system to use historic tax credit to build luxury apartments. Wouldn’t it be nice if Historic Kansas City started endorsing projects that were rather faithful restorations?"

Developing . . .

Comments

  1. don't ever forget that developers really run kc.

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  2. 18th n vine needs the cash, didn't you hear it's falling apart.

    Blm more.

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  3. BIG deal.

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  4. Why not just build a porn video arcade with glory holes so the hipster fags can suck each other? That is really what they want.

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  5. So whatever happened to the affordable housing that was so dear to the liberals who run KC? If anyone has noticed they are running all affordable housing landlords out of the east side. All houses over there have gone up for sale due to the fact Lucas and the clown Sly James made it impossible for them to rent in KC. You want to riot??? Riot over that.

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  6. ^^No didn't noticed because it's not true and NOVBODY CARES.

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  7. Libtards ruin every U.S. city they touch. Weird.

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  8. ^^and yet those cities lead the country in economics, quality, of life, education and general health of it's population. Whereas red states, are mostly poor, obese & unhealthy, undedicated, crime rampant, and have an overwhelmingly shorter life span. Truth. Look it up. Sorry, not sorry.

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  9. I'm sure Q will find a hole to throw that $195 million he got from Sleepy Joe into.

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  10. ^^But then what will do after that Maude? How will you be able to go on? What new thing will you have to cry about after that? I'm sure you'll find something. Geezers always do!

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  11. If their are tax dollars involved in restoration it should be done according to the ordinances that already exist. When out of town developers are involved city hall needs to take a close look at the motivations they are using.

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  12. Didn't anyone read Tony's other story. Affordable housing is over at Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.

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  13. save the clock at katz, please.

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  14. It's probably this proposal or the building gets torn down, and Historic KC knows it. The application for historic tax credits due the buildings minor role in the new development is questionable, but hey, it's KC and they've rarely met an application they didn't endorse.

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  15. Finally some section 8 housing being built.

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  16. If they would run the streetcar out there, they could attract a quality tenant for the historic building; perfect for REI, Trader Joes, Whole Paycheck, etc

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  17. ^^^FAG ALERT! MAJOR FAG ALERT!!!

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