Here's the rub for denizens of the urban core . . .
Neighborhood improvements only pave the way for big money investment that inevitably, and despite constant assurances, drives away stakeholders and longtime residents.
Sadly, this state of affairs is longstanding. The eternal divide between rich & poor is something that, according to archeologists, even troubled ancient Romans . . . So many high brow historians don't like to mention this but pornographic images and signs of class-warfare frustration from those on the low end can found on old, old school graffiti adoring ancient ruins.
But I digress . . .
Here's a glimpse at how KCMO communities are trying to confront the problem . . .
"Since its inception in 2019, the Marlborough Community Land Trust has sold three renovated houses. Each was sold below market rate, in an effort to avoid gentrification."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
There are hundreds of houses for sale right now in Kansas City. Only one of them - a blue, three-bedroom ranch in the Marlborough neighborhood in southeast Kansas City - is priced below market value and is only available to people whose income is 80% or less of the area's median family income.