The Kansas City Council’s Finance Committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to taxpayer help covering half the Downtown Marriott’s room renovation cost. The measure goes to the full council on Thursday for approval.
The Kansas City Council’s Finance Committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to taxpayer help covering half the Downtown Marriott’s room renovation cost. The measure goes to the full council on Thursday for approval. File photo Jim Barcus
The Kansas City Council’s Finance Committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to taxpayer help covering half the Downtown Marriott’s room renovation cost. The measure goes to the full council on Thursday for approval. File photo Jim Barcus

Downtown Marriott gets preliminary approval for taxpayer help with renovations

October 05, 2016 12:04 PM

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  • Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools

    The Country Club Plaza sold for $660 million nearly two years ago. The Jackson County assessor’s office set its value -- minus intangibles, such as the Plaza brand, and other non-real estate variables -- at $375 million. Yet the shopping district’s 26 properties are now on the tax rolls at $145 million. The owner, Country Club Plaza JV LLC, won its protest of the higher value by claiming the increase was unfair because the values of neighboring properties went up by lower percentages in the 2017 countywide reassessment.