Those 3 are target cities, not peers. Those 3 are much much stronger real estate markets and growing faster. 2 are far larger players in general. All 3 have much more national investment, construction, and movement.Rabble wrote: ↑Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:56 pmFrom Kevin Collison's 1/18 column referencing a letter in support of the legislation: "Kansas City is behind the curve when it comes to implementing affordable housing policy," the letters continue, adding several peer cities including Minneapolis, Nashville and Denver have set-aside policies for affordable units.
Has anybody checked to see if any of this is true? It's popular to distrust ethnic-urban politicians, but I'd be a little skeptical of the data provided by the development community, it all sounds about 30 years old.
For reference, I believe Nashville's current single day condo sales record is $80 million+. No way that KC has ever sold more than the single-digit millions. How did they get the ball rolling? They leveraged incentives to attract development and jobs. Q already cut the EDC budget and let large prospective firms known that he couldn't care less if they invest in the core. He is letting off the gas on every front.