A proposed Kansas City ordinance addressing development incentives in part is meant to curtail efforts by activists to derail or alter subsidized developments with the threat of referendums or petition initiatives. A recent example of proposed incentives that drew a flurry of opposition was a project of the BNIM architectural firm, which suggested renovating a building (picture taken from its roof) at 1640 Baltimore Ave. for its headquarters. Tax incentives were sought for the renovation, but delays in the process eventually spurred BNIM to cancel the plan and look elsewhere.
A proposed Kansas City ordinance addressing development incentives in part is meant to curtail efforts by activists to derail or alter subsidized developments with the threat of referendums or petition initiatives. A recent example of proposed incentives that drew a flurry of opposition was a project of the BNIM architectural firm, which suggested renovating a building (picture taken from its roof) at 1640 Baltimore Ave. for its headquarters. Tax incentives were sought for the renovation, but delays in the process eventually spurred BNIM to cancel the plan and look elsewhere. File photo by John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
A proposed Kansas City ordinance addressing development incentives in part is meant to curtail efforts by activists to derail or alter subsidized developments with the threat of referendums or petition initiatives. A recent example of proposed incentives that drew a flurry of opposition was a project of the BNIM architectural firm, which suggested renovating a building (picture taken from its roof) at 1640 Baltimore Ave. for its headquarters. Tax incentives were sought for the renovation, but delays in the process eventually spurred BNIM to cancel the plan and look elsewhere. File photo by John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com

Tax incentive reform ordinance to be heard Wednesday by Kansas City Council

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