Monthly Archives: August 2013

WSJ covers Blue Hills development fiasco

Writing about the difficulties of urban retail development projects, the Wall Street Journal profiles the Citadel Plaza project on Kansas City’s east side as an example. Ten years after it was started, legal complications and the challenge of attracting tenants in an urban area with a falling population has prevented the project from even getting off the ground. The lot remains empty, a symbol of urban blight. 


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