Will More Kansas City Taxpayer Funded Development Save 18th & Vine?!?!

Of course not.

Stop being silly.

However . . .

From so much city council slap fighting on the topic, what we suspect is that the main concern isn't the public trust . . . But unfounded fear of gentrification.

And so, on this late night in the dark winter, allow us to reassure our East side friends . . .


Look closely . . . 

The only real progress for this district has come by way of small biz operated by crafty locals who can operate on razor thin budgets and circumvent the dangers of urban core commerce. 

Meanwhile, once taxpayer funded biz after the next has FAILED and required a seemingly endless pool of cash to replace.

And so . . . 

Today's "developments" signal the same losing strategy at work again . . . Only this time the Mayor sold out a few of his east side allies in order to push through the development. 

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .

18th and Vine redevelopment plan sparks reaction in historic district

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Thursday, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council meeting delivered significant news to one of city's most famous neighborhoods. Council members voted to approve a redevelopment plan that will provide more retail and living spaces in the Historic 18th and Vine District.

'A good day for Kansas City': 18th & Vine will finally land a new place to live, play

A new development in Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz District has finally been given the go-ahead. After nearly two years of conversation, a proposal for apartments and retail space that comes with promises of revitalization in the historic area was approved by the Kansas City City Council with an 11-1 vote on Thursday, including a yes vote from a council member who previously opposed the proposal, citing concerns about gentrification.

KCMO City Council approves redevelopment project in 18th and Vine District

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approved a redevelopment plan Thursday that will provide more retail and living spaces in the Historic 18th and Vine District. The development will be in an area bounded by East 18th Street on the north, Vine Street to the east, East 19th Street to the south and The Paseo to the west.

Developing . . .