The Netherland and Monarch on Main

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: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by earthling » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:27 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
earthling wrote:They can collaborate with MainCor CID as well to 'stabilize' 39th/Main.
Do we really have to say that Maincor has done anything big for Main Street?
Absolutely. 39th/Main used to be a major drug exchange. It still has its issues but has cleaned up significantly compared to before MainCor.

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59 am

From MainCor's Website
The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor) is the champion and leading community partner of Kansas City's Main Street Corridor working to support commercial, mixed use and residential progress and effective and responsible community, economic and aesthetic development that create and encourage the renewal and vitality of Midtown.

If they are basing it off of this then they have done absolutely nothing

As for the major drug exchange, it may have just moved areas within Midtown. I could see the area by the Plasma Center as being a major trade area.

I mean this was just on the news last week and they complained about dirty used needles near 36th/Central - http://fox4kc.com/2017/12/08/metro-man- ... lic-areas/

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by earthling » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:28 am

Fair to say that CIDs pushes things around but if you knew Main before MainCor, it has significantly improved (unless you like redlight districts that it used to be in the 80s). Before downtown CID formed, downtown streets were practically run by street people. MainCor is maybe not quite as effective but much better with them than w/out. An older close friend lives at 41st/Walnut and is glad to have them compared to what is was before.

Back to the new development... Given the significant investment, I could see them working with MainCor to help out with keeping 39th/Main 'stabilized'.

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:31 am

^ You’re claiming causation between Maincor and the change in the city from the 80s to today?? :)

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by earthling » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 am

Not entirely but a part of the bigger picture. And the answer is not kicking out troublemakers necessarily, mixing things up with a helping hand for order tends to improve the bigger picture, which is what happened to downtown. A combo on investments, various mixes of demographics and CID helping keep things inline.

Main has been better with MainCor than not and with these investments including streetcar, it could take it to next step and perhaps be as effective as downtown CID.

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:38 am

Here’s my main problem with Maincor then I’ll let it rest: It seems that everything they do is in their best interests and keeping tight with those who can fund them. It’s a kickback organization in that sense. They go along with Shields and Historic KC, don’t fight building tear downs happening as we speak, cash the check from the Fed and have a meeting to call it all good. They’ve done no good compared to the money and opportunity they’ve had.

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Re: The Netherland and Monarch on Main

Post by earthling » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:43 am

^Name any organization that is perfect, especially a city-related org. Such issues should be cleaned up but apparently the businesses along it agree Main has been better with MainCor than w/out or it would be gone by now.

So yeah, back to the development and Collison's piece...
https://cityscenekc.com/proposed-street ... n-midtown/

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