Originally Posted by StephenHero
It's still a fairly quiet city, but it's up and coming and it has one really major advantage for long term success: Because the downtown area was practically abandoned and neglected for development from 1960-2000, the city has very few pieces of concrete corporate brutalist architecture, which makes it much more attractive for renovation, street beautification, and urban renewal. It will take 20 more years, but it will happen if the KCMO local government can find some degree of competency.
I chatted with Mark Funkhouser a few times since he and I frequent the same local coffee house. I think the city management has the right idea, but there is too much in fighting to get things moving at a fast pace. The downtown has really changed ever since I moved here, which really impresses me. I think if this city had a few more major corporations besides hallmark, garmin, and sprint, more people would be attracted here.
I hate this city, but at the same time I am getting too used to it to move anywhere else.
. Also not enough Azns.