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Old 02-17-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Population of urban cores of KCMO and KCK doing better than projected

Interesting graphic showing how MARC's 2010 forecast for metro area growth compares to reality. This is surprising considering urban KCMO was well into revitalization mode by 2010. It's interesting how the neighborhoods outside of the Downtown to Plaza corridor in both east KCMO and east KCK are doing better than expected. It also looks like MARC was way off with growth estimates in the newer KS suburbs.


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Old 02-20-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I find it interesting to note that there's a solid corridor of neighborhoods doing better than forecasted along Bruce Watkins Drive.

I'd love to know what's producing this outcome. Might the Green Impact Zone in Ivanhoe have something to do with it?
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I find it interesting to note that there's a solid corridor of neighborhoods doing better than forecasted along Bruce Watkins Drive.

I'd love to know what's producing this outcome. Might the Green Impact Zone in Ivanhoe have something to do with it?
I think it has more to do with the area stabilizing than growing. MARC (Mid American Regional Council) has always had a suburban oriented mindset too, so their studies and projections and regional planning are often done with some suburban bias.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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Although I'm glad to see urban areas outpacing expected performance, it's disappointing to see the fastest growing areas underperforming. That means the metro as a whole isn't doing well. I'm a huge downtown advocate, but if the metro can't grow, downtown will eventually suffer too.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Although I'm glad to see urban areas outpacing expected performance, it's disappointing to see the fastest growing areas underperforming. That means the metro as a whole isn't doing well. I'm a huge downtown advocate, but if the metro can't grow, downtown will eventually suffer too.
I agree, however, you can point to some good reasons why the suburbs are not growing as fast as projected, especially on the Kansas side and it has a lot to do with regional cooperation, or lack thereof. Kansas has spent the past 20 years poaching off of Missouri and while there has been some short term gain for the Kansas side, I think the entire metro area is starting to see the long term consequences of such practices.

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Old 02-20-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I agree, however, you can point to some good reasons why the suburbs are not growing as fast as projected, especially on the Kansas side and it has a lot to do with regional cooperation, or lor lack thereof. Kansas has spent the past 20 years poaching off of Missouri and while there has been some short term gain for the Kansas side, I think the entire metro area is starting to see the long term consequences of such practices.

Sure about that short-term gain?


I note with some interest that in the wake of losses for the True Believers in the most recent election, the Kansas legislature actually passed an income tax hike, though not by a veto-proof majority.

Whether from the left or from the right, faith-based governance usually fails to reward the faithful.
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