East Side Development

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 pm

For decades a dividing line, Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo., sees new hope

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna918851

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Re: East Side Development

Post by chingon » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:08 am

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:54 am

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/arti ... 21125.html
Reed’s constituents are not so jazzed, though, about the surprise aspect of the city’s plan to take $3 million of the money for 18th & Vine from the only $10 million a year in sales tax revenue that voters approved for the East Side.

And why even have a board to oversee how that money’s going to be spent if the city is planning how to use it without even consulting members?

Reed called the completely justified criticism he was hearing from the advocacy group “a gross misrepresentation” of reality.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by mykn » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:36 am

You just aren’t getting a clear picture, he told them. Same as when he was a kid, he had to move the TV antenna this way and that to get better reception. Then, when he could see his show at last, he’d say, “God bless Bill Cosby!”

“Because I liked that show,” he explained, when no one even smiled at his analogy.
Maaaybe not the best analogy to use right now

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Re: East Side Development

Post by flyingember » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm

That article makes the new sales tax sound like the Go Bond. Something for any pet project that comes up.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by beautyfromashes » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:00 pm

flyingember wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm
That article makes the new sales tax sound like the Go Bond. Something for any pet project that comes up.
You thought it was something else? I thought everyone knew when they voted it was a slush fund.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:01 am

Blue Valley Looks To Forge New Path

Can An East Side Area Be A Bellwether For Other Kansas City Neighborhoods?
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So today, Blue Valley is one of Kansas City’s most distressed (and overlooked) neighborhoods.

“We have been put on the backburner a lot,” said Dale Walker, 78, president of the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association.

So Kansas City PBS is zeroing in on Blue Valley and the surrounding area for its coverage of what promises to be a transformative election for the city this year. In June, voters will elect a new mayor and a slew of new city council members. Many of the mayoral candidates are current council members representing districts in and around Blue Valley.

Drilling down to a specific neighborhood spotlights issues that seem intractable and overwhelming in the abstract, such as when people ask how the city can revitalize the East Side.

Our coverage will focus on blight, street crime and economic development, using Blue Valley as something of a testing ground. Perhaps solutions hatched there can work elsewhere — and conversely, can answers in other neighborhoods work in Blue Valley?
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https://www.flatlandkc.org/who-will-lea ... ces-mayor/

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