Stockton wrote:moderne wrote:The only things dt kck can attract is wyco government, courts, and public housing. When I was a child it was the #3 shopping district in the metro. When Debbie Barnes of OP became Miss America in 1965 her triumphal parade was not held in JoCo but Minnesota Ave.
Well, more recently it's attracted a rather expensive apartment development to a historic school building, as well as other loft development, townhouse condominiums, and quite a few new single family homes that average about $150,000 a piece, as well as an engineering firm and private development by Lamar Hunt. All of that stuff is a drop in the bucket, but should be acknowledged and may be seeding of what is to come. Minnesota is still a fairly busy shopping street, although it's very working class. Thrift stores, bazaars, ethnic food places, used appliances, etc.
Stockton, you and Justin can maybe offer some perspective on a question that rises with this proposal.
Downtown KCK has a community center that is free to residents and seems to be well programmed and used. The plan seems to be to demolish this center and replace it with a YMCA, that will require membership and usage fees from all visitors.
Is this correct? If so, it seems a disservice to KCK residents......no?
edit: Those $150,000 homes at 7th and Armstrong are pretty incredible. Great floorplans. Quality finishes. High energy rating.