Did you guys see this exciting story in the Kansas City Star over the weekend? If Rosedale Development Corporation is involved and the TIF district is already set up, I would think this is pretty much a done deal on the County’s part anyway. Let’s just hope Lane4 can come up with their funding. Any new development on the Wyandotte County side of the state line is only going to increase property values and help Wyandotte County properties compete with those across 47th into Johnson County, and across State Line into Jackson County. Right now, there is an obvious disparity between these values, and it would be great if they were more competitive.
Take Mission Cliffs for example. Mission Cliffs is a brand new housing neighborhood just west of Rainbow off of 39th Street. It has beautiful homes, reasonable prices, and some of the only new home construction close to the metro area. My clients just moved into a gorgeous new home there on the cliff with an amazing western view. It has Craftsman style architecture, three bedrooms, two baths, a large yard, and an attached garage. This home would go for much more if were across the state line into Johnson County. It’s great that we have this affordable option, but it just seems like such a secret and I hope that people keep buying there and that property values appreciate at a normal level over time. I think this new development will really be a benefit to residents of the Rosedale area if it happens.