BNIM was hoping to move its headquarters to this empty building at 1640 Baltimore Ave. But the firm abandoned its plans after parents in Kansas City Public Schools sought a petition initiative to reverse tax increment financing benefits awarded to the project. They took a dim view of awarding tax benefits to a wealthy developer when those incentives arguably affect the struggling school district.
BNIM was hoping to move its headquarters to this empty building at 1640 Baltimore Ave. But the firm abandoned its plans after parents in Kansas City Public Schools sought a petition initiative to reverse tax increment financing benefits awarded to the project. They took a dim view of awarding tax benefits to a wealthy developer when those incentives arguably affect the struggling school district. File photo by John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
BNIM was hoping to move its headquarters to this empty building at 1640 Baltimore Ave. But the firm abandoned its plans after parents in Kansas City Public Schools sought a petition initiative to reverse tax increment financing benefits awarded to the project. They took a dim view of awarding tax benefits to a wealthy developer when those incentives arguably affect the struggling school district. File photo by John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com

Will KC get a law to rein in development incentives? One councilman is trying

July 03, 2016 4:20 PM