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Old Posted Feb 15, 2018, 3:56 AM
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Originally Posted by cjreisen View Post
Can someone explain to me why KC is so bad at attracting new people to live downtown? Or can someone please tell me an area where there's a lot of new multifamily residential occuring? I regularly study KC when new streetview comes out, and I'm regularly disappointed that for such a seemingly attractive city, nothing seems to be happening in downtown KC or nearby. Why? When Detroit/Denver/even St Louis see so much more development.
The emphasis on residential construction downtown is on renovations, rather than new construction. There has been a lot of new construction in the Quality Hill area and River Market, but elsewhere downtown it's mostly renovations of older office buildings, etc. So, when you look at downtown on Google street view and don't see anything "new," that doesn't mean there's no activity, it's just that there's no "new" buildings, per se, just renovations.
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