In an ongoing commitment to destorying Downtown Kansas City, we highlight the latest horrible idea from the courthouse.
To wit . . .
CHECK THE PLAN TO PUT HOBOS IN THE OLD JACKSON COUNTY JAIL AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE!!!
Downtown developers and activists have long wanted the building converted but we're not sure if turning the facility into a homeless mecca is what they had in mind.
To be fair, since the new jail is kicking so many po'folk to the curb. This almost makes sense.
Check the pitch and realize that this is kind of HORRIFIC planning is what politicos come up in their spare time now that COVID has limited interaction with voters .
"I have my own ideas. The building is probably worth about $8 million. The problem is it would take about $8 million to tear it down. Why not give it to the city, have a nonprofit run it and have it house homeless people? It has showers, it has beds, it has a big kitchen so they can get meals. You could put services in there for mental health and other things like drug addiction that a lot of the homeless people need. You would have 700+ beds you could put people in. With a little money, remove the bars and make it apartment-style."
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