By Keala Milles
Everyone is looking for a break these days: Big business; small business; non-profit companies,; regular citizens. And who can blame them? It’s really tough out there. But city officials in Kansas City aren’t sure its as tough as one company claims it is.
Recently the financial backers of a proposed biotech office park in Southern Kansas City have requested a set of tax breaks in conjunction with their construction of the 350-Acre project.
This new office park will be called Oxford on the Blue and will be bigger than Sprint’s headquarters or Corporate Woods in Overland Park, another area in Kansas. They architects plan to build the office park just north of 87th street, situated between Interstate 435 and U.S. Highway 71.
The local paper, The Kansas City Star has confirmed that Kansas City’s planning, zoning, and economic development committee(s) are all set to consider a property tax break for the project.
They will meet on September 10—so just next week—to discuss the deal and if they do, in fact, approve the plan then it will move onto a final vote at the Kansas City Council, the following day.