Kansas City Star Imagines Unlikely Downtown Airport Shut Down

Today's cover story from the newspaper was pretty much a sign that they've given up this Summer. 

To their credit . . . 

Even the newspaper admits this is an unlikely scenario that should demand some kind of pro-rate price break for the poor people who paid to read this kind of garbage.

The money line . . . 

That would be an unpopular move among the top Kansas City businesses that use the airport — busier, actually, than Kansas City International Airport — or the celebrities and well-heeled Chiefs fans who find its close-in location convenient on game days. And it would be hard to pull off, something the ambitious young city manager said that he recognizes.

“We haven’t run the numbers at a high level, but if it’s going to be a problem, if it’s going to be an ongoing, long concern and challenge for us with development in Kansas City, it’s something we’re going to explore,” City Manager Brian Platt told The Star.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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