Historic Building On Toy Train Streetcar Path Slated For Demolition

It turns out that the so-called "Folly Trolley" is still dependent on developers who are also, in turn, taking a great deal of taxpayer cash.

The cost, as always, is local history.

About one of the structures that's meeting with the wrecking ball . . .

"Built in 1915, the former Southwest Boulevard State Bank was included on Historic Kansas City's 2019 list of most endangered buildings. "

Here's just a bit more detail before the paywall ,. . .

"Kansas City planners last week issued demolition and debris hauling permits for the vacant properties at 1818-1822 Main St., which include the Southwest Boulevard State Bank building and abutting properties that supported nightclubs like Tootsies and Eighteen22 Ultra Lounge. The buildings now are fenced off, under a traffic control permit closing Main's western sidewalk through Friday. About 2,000 cubic yards of demolition debris will be hauled offsite through May 3."

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

Crossroads buildings will be demolished for $48M apartments along streetcar - Kansas City Business Journal

One of the buildings, formerly occupied by a bank, dates back to 1915. Developers say there was no practical way to incorporate it into the new apartment tower.