Pushing Back Against Plaza Developers

A termed out council lady offers this community a bit of support in the eternal struggle to SAVE THE PLAZA from real estate speculators.

Here's a quick glimpse at the legislation . . .

Councilwoman Katheryn Shields is sponsoring the measure with backing from Block Real Estate Services LLC and advocacy group Friends of the Plaza. On Tuesday, the groups pointed to ongoing parking concerns at one Plaza property, Drake Development LLC's Jack Henry building at 612 W. 47th St., in underscoring the need for timely notice of such staff decisions.

"It doesn't do any good to say, 'Hey, you have the right to appeal, and here's the process for it, oh, but never mind, we're never going to tell you when the decision is made,'" Shields said Tuesday during a nine-hour City Plan Commission meeting. "That's the situation we're in."

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Amid surging Country Club Plaza parking debates, groups want more notice about city decisions - Kansas City Business Journal

New tenant signings at one Country Club Plaza building have prompted some business and neighborhood interests to propose a code amendment. The measure could let them more easily appeal Kansas City's internal plan decisions for properties within a 300-foot radius.