Category: Blight

Condemnation by imputation: Part 5, Just over-played your part

29 April, 2014 (09:01) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4, and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith Maybe you had too much too fast. Maybe you had too much too fast. Or just over played your part. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street By now, yesterday’s Part 4 of this detailed post had examined (and […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 4, Maybe the dark is from your eyes

28 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Historic, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, rehab housing, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1  and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Maybe the dark is from your eyes, maybe the dark is from your eyes, You know you got such dark eyes! – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street Yesterday’s Part 3 of this post demolished any claim that the Bainbridge Apartments, which the […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 3, Nothin’ here that could interest you

25 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Nothin’ here that could interest you. Well, well, well, you can never tell. It’s not because you missed out on the thing that we had to start. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street In yesterday’s Part 2 we fled from the peril of ’social […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 2, You tell me this town ain’t got no heart

24 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, historic rehab, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Real estate taxes, Section 8, Urban Renewal |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street Yesterday’s post opened the story of three properties along Armour […]

Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?

23 April, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Blight, Crime, Development, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Historic renovation, Housing, Income mixing, Kansas City, Section 8, urban, Urban Renewal |

By: David A. Smith Nothin’ shakin’ on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street When it comes to flimsy cases to justify the state’s using judicial or police power to intimidate and punish private owners, I thought I’d seen everything – what with National City’s ‘lower-value use equals […]