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City Council PassesTax Relief for Artists

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, MO – The issue of tax relief for the Crossroads Arts District is expected to come under review again today at the City Council meeting. Past president of the Crossroads Community Association Suzi Aron says property taxes began to go up significantly in the area about five years ago and creating a new development plan was viewed as one solution.

Suzi Aron: "Change happens, obviously, and we are trying very hard to keep our neighborhood as stable as it can be. This project I think will work."

Under the proposed Crossroads Arts PIEA General Development plan, owners using properties for arts-related activities, such as studios, film companies, and galleries, would see their taxes frozen for 10 years.

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