The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, April 16 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Shop

Resource ID: #22471
Subject: Housing
Source: New Times (Kansas City, Mo.)
Affiliation: 
Date: May 26 - June 1, 2005

$0.00

Description

Kansas City offers an array of tax breaks for housing developers. This story questions whether the city has been too eager to provide assistance. Incentives that have saved historic buildings and provided affordable apartments in the past are now applied to condominiums that cost $700,000. In the case of one luxury condominium, the city suspended property taxes despite the fact that taxes had fallen 73 percent in recent years. The story also describes instances in which a city agency granted incentives to a developer with a criminal past and to a "historic" building built in the 1970's.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   info@ire.org   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenuwarning linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram