Map Series: VIII. The Kansas City Streetcar and Tax Abatements
The map above shows the route of the Kansas City Streetcar (under construction), as well as tax abatements enacted by Kansas City from 2011 to 2013. As the map demonstrates, this area of downtown, and particularly the area around the proposed streetcar, has seen the ample use of these tax breaks. Although city leaders and news outlets claim the streetcar creates development, these tax abatements and a combination of other planning factors that favor this small section of downtown may be diverting development. Read more from the Show-Me Institute on the Kansas Streetcar and tax abatements here.