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Old 11-08-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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You can not make this stuff up.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascit...land-park.html

This project is again working its way through the Overland Park Planning process and if the people of KS (any part of the state) allow these types of incentives for a typical suburban greenfield development, then maybe the state really just deserves the economy it has now.

http://media.graytvinc.com/images/81...se+Economy.png
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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I guess some democracy still exists in Kansas:
"Before rezoning approval in June, an earlier rezoning request fell short of the supermajority City Council support required as a result of a protest petition filed by single-family neighbors to the west in Wycliff and north in Pinehurst Estates. The June request was approved after the project's boundaries were tweaked such that a successful petition effort couldn't be mounted. But the newly proposed boundary changes could reopen the door for another protest petition."

As usual, a proposed developer welfare project of hundreds of millions of dollars with the taxpayer holding the bag if and when it can't pay for itself. In the real world, private sector economics, if enough demand for such a project exists it would not need subsidies. This is COLLUSION between private developers and the city of Overland Park yet again. This means development interests are always more important than actual residents quality of life that live in the city limits- in neighborhoods that have been around for 40-50+ years. Extremely bad long-range planning and zoning are big causes of all these problems. Yes, this strikes nearby as I did in fact live in that vicinity of the new proposed development many years ago.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I guess some democracy still exists in Kansas:
"Before rezoning approval in June, an earlier rezoning request fell short of the supermajority City Council support required as a result of a protest petition filed by single-family neighbors to the west in Wycliff and north in Pinehurst Estates. The June request was approved after the project's boundaries were tweaked such that a successful petition effort couldn't be mounted. But the newly proposed boundary changes could reopen the door for another protest petition."

As usual, a proposed developer welfare project of hundreds of millions of dollars with the taxpayer holding the bag if and when it can't pay for itself. In the real world, private sector economics, if enough demand for such a project exists it would not need subsidies. This is COLLUSION between private developers and the city of Overland Park yet again. This means development interests are always more important than actual residents quality of life that live in the city limits- in neighborhoods that have been around for 40-50+ years. Extremely bad long-range planning and zoning are big causes of all these problems. Yes, this strikes nearby as I did in fact live in that vicinity of the new proposed development many years ago.
Well there are at least a couple of people in OP with brains (but they will likely be outvoted):

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Back in 2014, when the developer suggested that it might seek $600 million in incentives, including $27 million from the city, Goodman called $600 million "an audacious if not frivolous number" and said he would not support anything approaching that level of public support. He said he also would oppose the request for $27 million from the city's general fund.

On Monday, Councilman Curt Skoog added that he has consistently opposed the use of TIF for green-field development and probably won't support any for Brookridge. In addition, Lyons questioned whether the project, to be anchored by a 3,500-seat performing arts venue planned for its final phase, meets the definition of "major commercial, entertainment and tourism area" under which Curtin is seeking STAR bond financing.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:52 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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You can not make this stuff up.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascit...land-park.html

This project is again working its way through the Overland Park Planning process and if the people of KS (any part of the state) allow these types of incentives for a typical suburban greenfield development, then maybe the state really just deserves the economy it has now.

http://media.graytvinc.com/images/81...se+Economy.png
I'm only for it we get the Raiders too!



I doubt the neighbors will complain.
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