Nothing like taking NIMBY to the Kansas City star level. Sure, Incentives for a hotel of this kind are odd but the good outweighs the bad here.
Blockquote: The property currently generates about $1,500 in annual property taxes. Under the proposed TIF agreement, taxing jurisdictions would see that amount increase to $200,000 in the first year and rise gradually to $400,000 in the final year of the 23-year TIF Plan.
After the plan expires, the project would pay the full property tax of $1.3 million. Cross First Bank of Kansas City would be the private lender.
I know the mayoral candidates are trying to appeal people across town so it’s no wonder that they are seemingly against incentives for something like this. But after the election, I don’t believe they will be against incentives following the election. Quinton Lucas puts it the best…
Blockquote: It was mayoral contender and Councilman Quinton Lucas who pointed out that TIFs become massively unpopular every four years when candidates are running for office. This year will be no exception.
Personally, I want this to happen, but I hope the opposition doesn’t kill this before it gets the chance to promote discussion on what to do next.