In the wake of the NAACP’s travel advisory about the state of Missouri, Kansas City Mayor Sly James said in a blog post that all are welcome to the city.
In the wake of the NAACP’s travel advisory about the state of Missouri, Kansas City Mayor Sly James said in a blog post that all are welcome to the city. Kansas City Star file photo
In the wake of the NAACP’s travel advisory about the state of Missouri, Kansas City Mayor Sly James said in a blog post that all are welcome to the city. Kansas City Star file photo

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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.