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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

KC-MO City Plan Commission Shoots Down Polsinelli-Shughart Plaza Building - For Now

By a 3 to 2 vote - the KC-MO City Plan Commission  said no to a proposed building on the Country Club Plaza for a local law firm.

The Polsinelli Shughart group had planned a new- 8-story headquarters at the northeast corner of 47th Street and Broadway in the historic retail area.

Intense opposition to that plan caused the law firm to make several changes in the original plan that included dropping the height of the proposed building to seven stories and retaining the facade of an original Plaza building that was to be razed for the new construction.

According to The KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR- Polsinelli Shughart hopes to have the Plan Commission's recomendation overturned by a City Council motion introduced by a yet-unknown councilperson.

That piece of potential political suicide will probably be held-off until after the city elections in March.



Anonymous said...

I am not sure the term political suicide holds true in the city of mass mistakes.
A more probable scenario will be that a sum of money will exchange hands and amazingly the City Council will overturn the Planning Commission’s recommendation and construction will start.
Then when the real issues start with tax dollar decline in the Plaza area the then present circus show will have moved on to other pastures to ruin.

Anonymous said...

One also has to wonder if the Polsinelli Shugart law firm following the approval of their new home will then ask the taxpayers to front the money to build it. I mean why not! Several large corporations in the city have done the same already.
Or maybe they will get a tax abatement for the next 25 years as we hear pleads of how good for the city it is.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Heh- they CLAIM not tax breaks- etc. but who the Hell can you believe anymore?