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 flyingember » Thu May 17, 2018 12:14 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:New grocery store on Prospect looking to hire dozens of employees during weekend job fair: http://fox4kc.com/2018/02/23/new-grocer ... -job-fair/
This is the first look inside the new 40,000-square-foot supermarket. Unlike the Aldi store, which opened just to the south on Prospect, this new store offers full service shopping, stocking more than 50,000 items.
https://twitter.com/JermaineReed/status ... 4882193408

June 16 grand opening

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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Thu May 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Between Kansas City's Troost And Prospect, Neighbors See A Green Future

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Re: East Side Development

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:33 am

I drove by something I didn't remember hearing about this week. A new project directly south of the Aldi's at ~9th and Paseo.

I think the sign said HUD Section 3 housing development.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 am

I believe that would be the Quinlan Place apartments. Part of the Paseo Gateway redevelopment.

https://cityscenekc.com/two-new-residen ... east-edge/

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Re: East Side Development

Post by chingon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 am

Does anyone know what’s going on with the east side development tax money?

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Post by rxlexi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:02 am

Does anyone know what’s going on with the east side development tax money?
There's an editorial in the Star about this. Evidently the moneys have been accumulating successfully but there hasn't been a solid consensus on how to spend.

Really hope this is used effectively and does not turn into a "too many cooks in the kitchen" type thing between various interests.

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/edito ... 99834.html

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Post by chingon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Thanks. I’m abroad and hadn’t seen that article. Not that I would have read something on the editorial page if I was in town. The Star’s new editorial board has taken a turn for the woke that I’m not interested in. Local muck racking and trolling of the Abouhalkah variety I could stomach, laugh at, even appreciate. The shit they are spewing now is the most basic bourgeois attempts to translate internet-ese that they can find. True cowtown shit.
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Re: East Side Development

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:10 pm

This committee should take their time and do it right. No one wants another Citadel or 18th & Vine Part 1. Between Prospect MAX and Smart City 2.0, there is already a lot of focus on that corridor in the near-term.

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Post by chingon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:17 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:This committee should take their time and do it right. No one wants another Citadel or 18th & Vine Part 1. Between Prospect MAX and Smart City 2.0, there is already a lot of focus on that corridor in the near-term.
I’m very excited about Prospect MAX. I know next to nothing about Smart City (1 or 2.0, fo that matter). I’ll reserve judgement on the center city tax: Show-Me time.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm

chingon wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:This committee should take their time and do it right. No one wants another Citadel or 18th & Vine Part 1. Between Prospect MAX and Smart City 2.0, there is already a lot of focus on that corridor in the near-term.
I’m very excited about Prospect MAX. I know next to nothing about Smart City (1 or 2.0, fo that matter). I’ll reserve judgement on the center city tax: Show-Me time.
Me, too! You'll see tangible evidence before end of 2018 at Petticoat & Main and 12th & Grand. Those will be the first completed stations, and both have level boarding!

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Re: East Side Development

Post by flyingember » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:This committee should take their time and do it right. No one wants another Citadel or 18th & Vine Part 1. Between Prospect MAX and Smart City 2.0, there is already a lot of focus on that corridor in the near-term.
The Star piece pointing out they decided to focus on jobs seems like a good one as long as it's not a Kansas-style jobs program where the money is given before jobs are made or a Full Employment Council program where KS businesses get incentives for hiring MO residents.

An eco dev program where a company must have a net increase in wages compared to the year before and the office must be based out of he impact zone to receive help could be a good one.

I would especially love to see a focus on jobs for teenagers (15-19). In terms of impact this age is where they're highly likely to commit to a life of crime and it directly helps this age group build up a positive job history. I can imagine a program where if a teen gets a job at partner businesses and keeps it and works a minimum number of hours both the business and teenager gets something extra (part of the incentive must raise their wage, part covers business cost).

A program where 1000 teens get $1 extra per hour could do a lot of good.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:00 pm

The new Sunfresh grocery store at Linwood and Prospect is open.

KC celebrates opening of new East Side grocery store
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The Sun Fresh Market in the Linwood Shopping Center opened to speeches by Kansas City officials, performances by local drum and drill teams, and gift card giveaways. The $13 million grocery store project is the anchor of a revitalized retail project on Prospect Avenue between 31st Street and Linwood Boulevard. Two other retailers, Gen X Clothing and Rainbow, also has been upgraded as part of the project.
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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:03 pm

Loan fund targets abandoned KC houses for rehab instead of tear down
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A new investment pool may help restore a lot more blighted homes in run-down neighborhoods.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri has helped create the first social investment pool to provide loans to rehabbers who are restoring abandoned houses in the urban core.
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https://fox4kc.com/2018/08/21/loan-fund ... tear-down/

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Post by snigglefritz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:14 am

FangKC wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:03 pm
Loan fund targets abandoned KC houses for rehab instead of tear down
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A new investment pool may help restore a lot more blighted homes in run-down neighborhoods.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri has helped create the first social investment pool to provide loans to rehabbers who are restoring abandoned houses in the urban core.
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https://fox4kc.com/2018/08/21/loan-fund ... tear-down/
This is awesome. I've done work for Legal Aid with the acquisition of some of these blighted/abandoned houses and having a investment pool to help with rehab funding is going to be a great additional tool in their shed.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:26 am

^ This is what we should be putting tax money to, not forcing high rise developments make some of their units ‘affordable’.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:26 am
^ This is what we should be putting tax money to, not forcing high rise developments make some of their units ‘affordable’.
We can do both.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by beautyfromashes » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:34 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 am
We can do both.
One is effective at providing affordable housing to the very poor in our community. The other just drops rent to make high end apartments accessible to the middle class. We need to get our priorities straight.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by snigglefritz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:12 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:34 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 am
We can do both.
One is effective at providing affordable housing to the very poor in our community. The other just drops rent to make high end apartments accessible to the middle class. We need to get our priorities straight.
Not sure how (if at all) this could work, but I'd love to see some language in the incentive agreements stipulate that x amount of revenue generated get siphoned off to a neighborhood revitalization program like this. Maybe through PILOTS or some similar mechanism. KC's tax incentives have been a net positive, I'd be more interested in having the City Council or TIF Commission pushing for this alongside mandates for more affordable downtown units.

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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:52 pm

KC Home Rehabber Loan Fund

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Re: East Side Development

Post by FangKC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Kansas City's ‘Revive The East Side’ Plan Moves Forward But Residents Are Still Skeptical

http://www.kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-r ... c#stream/0

The ministers are still demanding Paseo be renamed MLK Blvd--even after the recommendation came back to rename the airport.
The revised version would also put money toward renovation and reconstruction of homes on the city’s dangerous buildings list rather than demolishing them.

It would also change the name of Paseo Boulevard to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A committee appointed by the mayor to find ways to honor King recommended naming Kansas City’s planned airport terminal after King, but a group of religious leaders insist Paseo should be renamed.

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